Lake of the Woods Vacation Area Guide

Lake of the Woods Vacation Area Guide
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Kenora

Kenora

For those who have traveled in the rugged and beautiful country that surrounds the Lake of the Woods, the City of Kenora can come as quite a surprise. Nestled in a glorious sweep on the north shore of the Lake of the Woods, Kenora is a vibrant slice of city life, culture, and bustle that has somehow, almost miraculously been transported into a pristine wilderness setting.

Kenora is rich in history and culture. From the voyageur fur trade routes, a frontier village known as Rat Portage (reference to the muskrat) sprang up. The voyageur canoe routes were followed by a network of land trails that developed into roads and in the mid 1880’s, the railroad. This brought industry to Rat Portage including logging, saw mills, gold mines, and flour milling. In 1905, the village fathers decided a name change was needed as more businesses arrived – and they chose the name KENORA – KE from their sister town of Keewatin, three miles to the west, NO from the village of Norman also just west, and RA from Rat Portage. Kenora’s unique past is narrated through 21 murals painted on buildings, many of which are historic, throughout the city’s core.

For the visitor who wishes to experience the natural beauty of the area in comfort and style, Kenora offers accommodations and amenities to fit any budget or desire. Kenora provides visitors a variety of activities to experience. The weekly farmers’ market abounds with garden veggies, home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, and crafts. Enjoy the live entertainment under the tent on the Harbourfront. The Canada Day celebrations, Harbourfest, and the antique car show are crowd pleasers. To keep the shopper happy, a myriad of unique shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs and restaurants await you.

Kenora is a sportsman’s dream …walleye, muskie, northern, small and large mouth bass, duck, deer, moose, bear … they are all here waiting for you. Kenora offers “top notch” fishing and hunting services including lodging, fly in services, bait and tackle, and guides. Experience the succulent taste of a “shore lunch”.

Explore the Lake of the Woods and the many surrounding lakes in a rented boat, canoe or kayak. An aerial tour in a float plane is a thrill! Challenge the Canadian Shield – go camping, hiking, or biking. For the golfing enthusiast, Kenora sports two 18 hole courses. To learn more about local history, visit the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Railroad Museum.

And did we mention winter – the best “snow on earth” for ice fishermen, snowmobilers, down hill and cross country skiers. The possibilities are endless! Visit Kenora and make your adventure a lifetime of memories!

For Kenora travel information:
www.kenora.ca
1-800-535-4549

Minaki (Kenora North)

North of Kenora, on the shores of the Winnipeg River, lies Minaki – the place the Ojibway call the beautiful country (mee-naw-keeg). The village of Minaki with its surrounding lodges and campgrounds is a vacationer’s dream, and yet in the breast of this comfortable stillness beats an untamed heart that belongs to the wilderness.

Leave your cares behind and prepare to feast your eyes on the clearest skies you have ever seen. Plan to hike, cycle, ski or snowmobile a network of breathtaking trails along placid lakeshores or rocky ridges. Ready your self for some of the best fishing to be found anywhere – Minaki’s nearby waterways abound with walleye, muskie, northern pike, and bass. For the hunter or watcher of wildlife, the northern woods promise a sizeable population of deer, black bear, and moose.

Accommodation is available year-round, with facilities and services ready to take care of adventurers, families, or casual tourists. Whatever your vacation goals – whether you’re flying in to a secluded lodge, or boating or driving up from Kenora – Minaki is a place as friendly as it is captivating, as welcoming as it is adventurous, a place to which you will want to return again, and again.

For Minaki travel information:
www.lakeofthewoods.com
1-800-535-4549

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Kenora Airport

The Kenora Airport is close to more quality lodges and outfitters than any other airport in the region. So, if you want to get out there and catch your limit without wasting valuable time, the Kenora Airport is your only choice. From 737s to one seaters – we get you fishing fast.

Kenora Airport
Contact Information
  • Email :
  • Fax : 1-807-548-1460
  • Phone : 1-807-548-5377
  • Phone other : Customs: 1-888-226-7277
  • Website : http://www.kenoraairport.ca

Crow Rock Lodge

First Class Boat-In Lodge on LOWS. World Class Fishing for Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Pike, and Trout. Private Waterfront Cabins and Superb Dining. Comfortable 18’ Bass Style Boats. For Housekeeping Plans check out our Private Island Chalets on LOWS. For the Ultimate Fly-In Fishing experience visit our Rowdy Lake Camp.

Crow Rock Lodge
Contact Information Amenities
  • Store
  • American Plan
  • Fly-in/Boat-in
  • Guides
  • Licenses
  • Public Restaurant

Andy Lake Resort & Conference Centre

Andy Lake Resort & Conference Centre. Escape with us in quiet luxury. Lakefront log cottages with fireplaces and hot tubs, traditional Finnish sauna, beach, campground, and family rates starting from $1000/week to $1600/week. Located 25 miles south of Kenora on Highway 71.

Andy Lake Resort & Conference Centre
Contact Information
  • Email :
  • Phone : 1-807-543-4051
  • Toll Free : 1-888-543-7533
  • Website : http://www.andylake.com
Amenities
  • Boat/Motor Rentals
  • Handicap Access
  • Housekeeping
  • Camping and RV
  • Outfitting/Hunting
  • Sand Beach
  • Guides

Overdrive Design Labs Inc.

Overdrive’s custom design solutions are inspired by your individual needs and objectives. Instead of using pre-fabricated templates and clip art for a temporary fix, we look at the long-term approach to success, keeping your reputation in mind. Each design is unique, and will catch the attention of your customer. We specialize in brochures, rate sheets, business cards, web design and hosting, stock and assignment photography.

Overdrive Design Labs Inc.
Contact Information

Lake of the Woods Cemetery Historical Walking Tours

REGULAR FRIDAY TOURS

July & August – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ($5.00 per person)

ROTATING SUBJECTS INCLUDE:
Pioneer Men of Rat Portage
Extraordinary Women of Rat Portage
Red Hot History – The Great Fires

A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE
Friday Night Walking Tour
“Criminal Activity & Ghosts Among Us”
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.  $5.00 per person
June 20th, July 18th & August 15th

No need to register, just show up. Cancelled if raining.

Lake of the Woods Cemetery Historical Walking Tours
Contact Information
  • Address : http://www.overdrivedesign.biz
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Province : ON
  • phone : (807) 467-2044

Tyc’s Blindfold Lake Resort

Tyc’s Blindfold Lake Resort is a peaceful housekeeping resort with seven cottages on Blindfold Lake with access to Lake of the Woods. Located just 20 minutes southeast of Kenora near beautiful Rushing River Provincial Park. We offer fishing and family vacations. Visit our website at www.tycsresort.ca

Tyc’s Blindfold Lake Resort
Contact Information
  • Address : (807) 467-2044
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Phone : (807) 548 -1650 (year round)
  • Postal Code : P9N 3X1
  • Province : Ontario
  • Website : http://www.tycsresort.ca
Amenities
  • Boat / Motor Rentals
  • Housekeeping
  • Camping

Golden Eagle Bingo Hall

Golden Eagle Bingo Hall is located at the end of Golf Course Road, Kenora. Open 7 days a week April thru September. Closed Mondays October thru March.  Restaurant specials on Friday/ Saturday.  $5000 in prizes every session. Offer Monthly Monster Bingo, Progressives, Twoonie Pot, Nevadas and more. Concession open for all sessions. Call for times and prizes. 1-807-548-1332

Golden Eagle Bingo Hall
Contact Information Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed Gaming

Green Adventures

Green Adventures strives to provide a fun, safe, and convenient method for people of all abilities and experiences to learn while exploring Northwestern Ontario.

Green Adventures nature-based tour company offers top of the line equipment, guided outdoor trips and instructive lessons by skilled guides. Our services range from simply providing rental equipment for your individual / group trip, to deluxe all-inclusive guided trips that include transportation, meals and all required gear. Trips vary in skill intensity in order to appeal to all different levels. Most importantly, we provide knowledge, experienced guides- guaranteeing your trip to be both safe & memorable.

Green Adventures
Contact Information
  • Address : http://www.bingokenora.com
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Phone : 1-807-407-8683
  • Postal Code : P9N 1J8
  • Province : ON
  • Website : http://www.greenadventures.ca
Amenities
  • Boat/Motor Rentals
  • Guides

Halley’s Camps

Halley’s Camps offers all-inclusive lodges, drive-in housekeeping cabins, and 10 fly-in remote outpost camps. We also offer day trips at our Kettle Falls Lodge. Our lodges are located on the English River, north of Minaki, and our outposts are farther north by 20-100 miles. We offer excellent fishing with little to no fishing pressure. Whether your fishing passion is to land a trophy northern or musky, a panful of sizzling walleyes for shore lunch, or to catch so many smallmouth bass in one day that your reel threatens to overheat, you will get what you want from a vacation at one of our locations. Give us a call and let’s go fishing!

Halley’s Camps
Contact Information
  • Email :
  • Phone : 1-807-224-6531
  • Toll Free : 1-800-465-3325 Halley's Camp; 1-800-617-1906 The Outpost Campany
  • Website : http://www.halleyscamps.com
Amenities
  • Boat/Motor Rentals
  • Handicap Access
  • American Plan
  • Housekeeping
  • Fly-in/Boat-in
  • Outfitting/Hunting
  • Air Service
  • Guides
  • Licenses
  • Open Year Round

Portage Lodge

At Portage Lodge let yourself go! We offer some serious fishing, relaxation in comfort, family fun and nature galore.

Portage Lodge
Contact Information
  • Address : http://www.halleyscamps.com
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Phone : 1-807-548-5156
  • Postal Code : P9N 3W8
  • Province : Ontario
  • Toll Free : 1-800-565-6474
  • Website : http://www.kenora.net/portagelodge
Amenities
  • Boat/Motor Rentals
  • Housekeeping
  • Sand Beach

Anicinabe Park

Over 500 ft of sand beach on Lake of the Woods. Full service campground offering: laundry facilities, firewood, store, guided sport fishing, boat launch, boat docking, modern hookups available, big rigs welcome, minutes to downtown, golf course and driving range.

Anicinabe Park
Contact Information
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Province : Ontario
  • Website : http://www.anicinabepark.ca
Amenities
  • Store
  • Camping and RV
  • Sand Beach
  • Pets Allowed

Smith Camps

Come play in our backyard at Smith Camps on Big Stone Bay, Lake of the Woods. Ask about corporate team building and conferences.

Smith Camps
Contact Information
  • Address : http://www.anicinabepark.ca
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Phone : 1-807-548-5764
  • Postal Code : P9N 3X3
  • Province : Ontario
  • Toll Free : 1-888-416-6628
  • Website : http://www.smithcamps.com
Amenities
  • Boat/Motor Rentals
  • American Plan
  • Housekeeping
  • Fly-in/Boat-in
  • Outfitting/Hunting
  • Sand Beach
  • Guides
  • Licenses
  • Public Restaurant
  • Open Year Round

Cabin Country Realty

We Sell Cottages!

Cabin Country Realty
Contact Information
  • Address : http://www.smithcamps.com
  • City : Kenora
  • Email :
  • Fax : 1-807-468-4676
  • Phone : 1-807-468-3541
  • Postal Code : P9N 1S9
  • Province : Ontario
  • Toll Free : 1-800-528-8848
  • Website : http://www.cabincountry.com