It’s time to plan a trip to on of Northern Ontario’s most notable cities. Kenora is a vibrant city with a sweet, quaint downtown core, float planes in the harbour, and even some roadside attractions. Here’s what to know.
Though slightly larger than a town, the city of Kenora welcomes all with open arms and that local charm we tend to adore in smaller nooks across Ontario.
The city is about a 20-hour drive from Toronto and is practically at the border of Manitoba. Though it’s not day trip worthy, it is one of those getaway destinations you have to experience at least once.
For those nature enthusiasts, the city is lakeside to Lake of the Woods, a series of picturesque islands and long white sand beaches.
With over 14,500 islands sprinkled across its vast expanse, you could visit a different island every day for 39 years, says Northern Ontario Travel.
Lake of the Woods is said to have some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America.
As for the city of Kenora itself, it offers a mix of freshwater adventure, outdoor activities, and fun, according to the city’s site.
And, it’s home to some side attractions like Husky the Muskie, Devil’s Gap Rock, and Loonie Bear, just to name a few.
According to the city, Husky the Muskie is a local landmark of a large outdoor sculpture of a muskie fish in McLeod Park. While you’re there, you may as well snap a pic of the James Mcmillan Tugboat that is located directly across from Husky the Muskie.
As for the Devil’s Gap Rock, it’s a prank that dates back to the 1890s. It’s a face painted onto a rock that has since been repainted by local residents.
And good ol’ Loonie Bear is a large bear statue located along the Harbourfront in Kenora. It has a donation back to go back to local children’s charities.
Needless to say, besides the local restaurants, small shops, outdoor adventures, trails, parks, and memorable attractions, Kenora has a lot to offer.
So get ready for the drive or hop on a plane this fall – adventure is calling your name.