The Lake of the Woods is one of the most sought after lakes in Canada for recreational enjoyment. Whether you own a motor boat or rent for the afternoon, the lake is definitely an experience you can’t miss! Kenora and Lake of the Woods is the Premier Boating Destination in North America and was featured in “Boating Life” magazine in 2002.

Built upon the pristine shores of the Lake of the Woods, Kenora offers a starting point for a variety of boating adventures – motor boats, houseboats, sailing, kayaking, canoeing. There are many knowledgeable, experienced outfitters and operators that can you assist you in planning your boating adventure to remember.

Seeing the Lake of the Woods and its 14,522 islands by boat is a unique experience enjoyed by both our citizens and visitors. Boat operators should be aware of the licences required when discovering the waters of the Lake of Woods.



Fishing in the Kenora area is a year round activity. During summer months you may enjoy some catch and release or perhaps enjoy fresh fish for dinner. No matter what your pleasure, Kenora, and the surrounding area, have rich opportunities for fishing. Lake of the Woods is the most well known body of water and popular for fishermen, however, guides sometimes know of secret hot spots that will have you bringing in the big ones.

If you do not own a boat, a guide is a great option. This is especially true if you don’t have a pleasure card operator license or do not want to go to the expense of boat rental. There are many high quality fishing guides in Kenora.



Kayaking is a popular sport in Kenora whether you are paddling around Lake of the Woods or the many smaller lakes in the area. If you don’t have your own kayak consider renting where the owners of the businesses can give you great advice for where to start your adventure. Kayak Rentals Want to enjoy the lake in a more environmentally friendly way?

Kayaking might be just the thing for you! It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced kayaker or have never even held a paddle; lessons are available for people of all skill levels. You can rent and explore the lake on your own or even have a guide take you out to some of the most incredible locations!