The Lake Adventure

Experience Lake of the Woods and everything it has to offer. Visit a beach, go fishing, take a tour by water or air, or grab your favourite vessel and go paddling.


Kenora boasts five maintained beaches within the city. Relax and have fun on the scenic shores of Lake of the Woods, the Winnipeg River and Rabbit Lake.


Get out on the water—or even the closest dock—and enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in Canada. Kenora’s waters are home to a diverse range of fish species. Catch walleye, northern pike, and lake trout, as well as small and largemouth bass, muskie, perch, sauger and whitefish. And while the fishing on Lake of the Woods is incomparable, the Kenora area is home to over 10,000 other fishable lakes and rivers.

With your bait and tackle in hand, rent a boat or hire one of Kenora’s many fishing guides to take you out to the hottest fishing spots. No experience on Lake of the Woods is complete without a full day of fishing.

A couple lands a catch with a net while fishing on Lake of the Woods.

Lake Tours

Travellers come from all over the world to experience Lake of the Woods and its 14,542 islands. You don’t want to miss out on a tour of the lake while you’re here. Whether by boat or by air, you’ll see Kenora’s scenic waterfront, Coney Island’s beautiful public beach, and thousands of miles of shoreline. Passing around (or above) hundreds of islands through unspoiled, rugged Boreal wilderness you’re sure to see a wide range of wildlife. Hop on the iconic MS Kenora and watch for eagles, deer, herons, bears, even the occasional moose or wild cat.

Visitors walk along the boardwalk on Kenora's Lake of the Woods harbourfront.


Whether you prefer to canoe, kayak or paddleboard, thousands of inter-connected lakes in the Kenora area makes this one of the best places in North America for flatwater paddling. Bring your own vessel or rent one from a local outfitter, and choose almost any body of water to start your adventure. Propel yourself along shorelines, through channels, into bays and onto beaches. You’ll likely come across plenty of wildlife—including turtles, loons, herons and more—and not too many people.

For seasoned paddlers looking for overnight adventures, the Kenora area includes six published paddling routes (in addition to hundreds of unpublished routes) through Dogtooth Lake, Ena Lake, Kakagi Lake, Kenora to Minaki, Lake of the Woods and Stewart Lake.

Canoers experience Lake of the Woods at sunset.