Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Kenora, Ontario. If you have further questions about visiting Sunset Country such as crossing the US/Canada border, items you can or can't bring into Canada, fishing & hunting licenses and types of accommodations, please visit the Sunset Country FAQs page. If you have further questions about traveling in Kenora and Northwestern Ontario, please contact us at the Ontario's Sunset Country Travel Association. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-665-7567 or locally at 807-468-5853 or you can email us your questions.
Sunset Country is located in the Northwest corner of Ontario, Canada. We are bordered to the south by Minnesota and to the west by Manitoba. Our eastern border is just west of Thunder Bay.
Kenora is located at the north end of Lake of the Woods just off the Trans-Canada Highway (17). Kenora is about 200 km or 125 miles from Winnipeg. Just head east out of Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1 in Manitoba and Highway 17 in Ontario) and after about 2 hours you'll come across the Kenora Bypass. Veer right onto Highway 17A which will take you into Kenora.
If you are coming from the United States, the quickest way to reach Kenora is through the International Falls, MN/Fort Frances, ON border or the Baudette, MN/Rainy River, ON. If you cross at International Falls, go west on Highway 11 from Fort Frances until you reach the Highway 71 junction. Go north on Highway 71 past Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows until you reach Highway 17. Then turn left (west) on Highway 17 and drive a short distance until you reach the Bypass intersection. To head into the City of Kenora, make a left onto Highway 17A which will take you directly into the city. As you enter Kenora be sure to stop at the Tourism Information Centre on your right. If you are coming through Baudette, go east from Rainy River until you reach the Highway 11/71 junction. Make a left and go north on Highway 71 and follow the directions above.
Sunset Country is less than a day's drive from many US Midwest cities. All main highways and roads in Sunset Country are paved. From the United States, there are three border crossings - at International Falls, Minnesota, Baudette, Minnesota and at Pigeon River. If you are flying, you can fly into Winnipeg, MB or into the Kenora Airport by Bearskin Airlines or private aircraft. If you fly into Winnipeg, you can rent a car or van or use a shuttle service to get to Kenora.
Bearskin Airlines has scheduled air services to the Kenora Airport with convenient connections to, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, WestJet and Jetsgo. Charter and personal flights can also land at the Kenora Airport. Kenora has a 5800' paved runway. Contact the Kenora Airport Authority at 807-548-5377 for more information. Visit the CANPASS website for information on Canadian customs and immigration or call 1-888-226-7277.
You can order a Free Travel Guide & Map of Sunset Country, which has a large pull-out map that shows all of Northwest Ontario (Accommodations & Lodging are dotted on the area map.) You can purchase maps of the area at www.canadamapsales.com. Hydrographic Charts, Angling Maps and Topographical Maps are available. You can also phone Canada Map Sales 1-877-627-7226 to find out which maps are available for the lakes you will be visiting.
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