The beautiful city of Kenora
(population 16,500), originally
named Rat Portage, is a small city situated on the Lake of the Woods in
Northwestern Ontario, Canada, close to the Manitoba boundary, about two hours drive east of Winnipeg and five
hours west of Tunder Bay on the Trans canada Highway (#17). The town is the seat of
Kenora District and close to the geographic
centre of Canada.
The town of Kenora was amalgamated with
the towns of Keewatin and Jaffray Melick in 2000 to form the
present-day City of Kenora.
Diverse in its geography and culture, the
city's location provides the perfect setting for year round festivals
Expansive stretches of recreational shoreline and the
abundant wildlife account for the popularity of the area. Kenora's annual tourist visitations exceed
800,000 and events cover all seasons. There is such a variety of events
in Kenora that everyone can find something to see and do in this
wonderful and friendly community. Don't miss Harbourfront Seasonal
Concerts performed weekly during the summer months. CLICK
HERE to check Kenora events calendar.
Town's symbol "Husky
the Musky" that stands proudly in McLeod Park, along the Harbourfront
Green Belt, has gained national prominence. Built in 1967, this
favorite landmark rewards walkers with a great view of the lake.
Standing 40 feet in high, the construction included one ton of steel,
36 sheets of playwood, 3,500 bolts, 700 lbs/500 square feet of
fiberglass matting, countless tubes of colour pigment and many, many
hours of labour.
When you are in this
unique blend of unspoiled beauty of urban and
likelife culture fill free to enjoy scenic splendor and outdoor
activities of islands and forests on one of
the world's finest freshwater lakes. With over 14,500 islands and more
than 65,000 miles of shoreline, Lake
of the Woods is a first-class
wilderness recreation area for anglers, hunters, boaters and nature
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