The city of Kenora is located on beautiful Lake of the Woods and is known for its natural beauty and outdoor splendour. The western gateway to the province of Ontario. Kenora is located 2 hours east of Winnipeg Manitoba and 5 hours west of Thunder Bay Ontario. As a year round tourist destination, the estimated annual number of visitors to the area is more than 800,000… quite an accomplishment for a city of only 16,000 residents.
Kenora has an opulent historic background that makes it a natural tourist destination. Kenora was settled in the late 1800’s as a fur trading post and grew quite dramatically after the induction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Trapping, mining and forestry have all played a large role in the cities development and have helped create what some call the ‘gem of the north’.