Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre

Tourism Kenora welcomes you to our neck of the woods! We are here to help you plan your trip and find things to see and do. Start here to find the perfect outdoor adventure to experience all the City of Kenora and northwest Ontario has to offer. The Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre explores the many aspects, which make Kenora so unique—come discover for yourself!

Located at 931 Lakeview Drive, the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre is the home of Tourism Kenora.

Hours open to discover

Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Inside the Discovery Centre explore the two permanent Science North Exhibits. Check out North America’s Largest Outboard Motor collection upstairs with over 40 motors dating from 1911 to 1960. From time to time, we host temporary exhibits including local art displays.

While visiting the centre learn about the fish species in Lake of the Woods through our freshwater fish exhibit or teach yourself one of the many nautical knots at our knot tying station.

Outside the Discovery Centre, you can experience the Discovery Forest. Take a short walk through the interpretative forest to learn about the uses of these natural species by our Indigenous communities.

Along the lake, we have built a model shoreline to show what is needed to prevent erosion and support healthy a shoreline on the Lake of the Woods.

Life size models of freshwater fish on the exhibit at the Discovery Centre.
A group of kids interact with the Knot Tying exhibit at the Discovery Centre.
A view of sunset on the Lake of the Woods.