The museum was established in 1964 to illustrate the founding, settlement, and development of Kenora and the Lake of the Woods area. Today, the museum is home to a varied and rich collections of artifacts and local history. There are both permanent exhibits as well as temporary exhibits. Please call 807-467-2105 for the museum hours. They are located at 300 Main St. S.
The Lake of the Woods Railroad Museum is an educational, interactive and safe learning experience for both young and old. Static displays, books, artifacts, videos, safety displays, a user friendly model railroad and ex-CP Rail railroad equipment open to the public, all support the mission statement. Grab an ice cream next door at the Dairy Queen and sit one of the benches facing a caboose or an engine.
Take a day trip to Rushing River Provincial Park. explore hiking trails rent kayaks, play at one of the many beaches, take a dip, or have a picnic.
There are a variety of ways that you can tour Lake of the Woods. You can rent a boat or houseboat in Kenora and cruise the lake yourself, or let someone else do the work and take a tour on the MS Kenora, the Grace Anne II or a sailing charter. The MS Kenora can host 125 visitors and will take your group on a guided tour of the Lake of the Woods showcasing grandeur cottages, "Devil's Gap", bald eagle nesting sites, abandoned gold mines and other exciting features. The Grace Anne II is a luxury yacht with three night charters on Lake of the Woods. Reflections Sailing Charters offers day trips to the general public on a walk-up basis. However, reservations are recommended.
The Aquatic Centre features a 6 lane pool, 25 metres in length, a leisure pool, waterslide, tot pool, hot tub, tarzan rope, sauna, diving board, lots of toys and water features and changerooms. The centre is accessible to people with disabilities. There is also a spectator area. Please visit the City of Kenora website for hours of operation, schedules and pool rentals.
The Fitness Centre is a state of the art facility with equipment ranging from treadmills to free weights to nautillus machines. There are over 30 workout stations, 18 pieces of cardio equipment, free weights ranging from 1-100 lbs and a separate stretching and abdominal area. It is wheelchair accessible.
There is an arena that hosts hockey tournaments, figure skating lessons, public skating, and open hockey. The arena schedule does not include ice time that has been booked by a league or team. It is ice time that is open for the public to utilize during the week.
The Walking and Jogging Track is located around the rink. 5 times around the rink is one kilometre. Eight times around the rink is one mile.
The Skate Park is being built beside the Wellness Centre. The 14,000 square foot park is being made possible through rewarding partnerships with KMTS and the City of Kenora as well as generous support throughout the community.
Kenora Recreation Centre Baseball Fields are located next to the arena. There are two lit ball diamonds. outdoor washrooms are availlable in the summer months. There are also ball diamonds at Kenora Central Park, Millennium Park (beside A & W), Co-op ball Diamonds in Jaffray Melick and at the Portage Bay Recreations area in Keewatin.
Many of the lodges and resorts in the area cater to families. You'll find sandy beaches, playgrounds and sometimes waterslides at the resorts. Some even have a floating water trampoline (even adults will love this). Soak up the fun in Sunset Country and enjoy all the outdoor activities there is to offer in Kenora. Below are the accommodations in Kenora that cater to families. Please link to their websites for more information on families vacationing in Kenora. For more information on things to do in Kenora, go to the Attractions & Activities, Parks, Special Events or Winter links.