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About Kenora and Area

Kenora is located in northwestern Ontario near the border with Manitoba. It has one of the lowest population densities in Ontario.

  • Kenora District is the largest division of land in Ontario at over 400,000 square km. This is almost 40% of the entire province.
  • About 65, 533 people lived in Kenora District in 2016.
  • The largest cities are Kenora and Dryden.

The area has many lakes and visitors enjoy fishing, boating, camping and cottaging. The top tourist attractions in Kenora include Rushing River Provincial Park, Husky the Muskie, Lake of the Woods Museum, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre, Mather-Walls House and Anicinabe Park.

Kenora’s top industries include tourism, mining, health care, agriculture, retail, education, manufacturing and construction. Main employers include Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Keewatin Patricia District School Board, District of Kenora Home for the Aged, Trus Joist Weyerhaeuser, Canadian Pacific Railway, Firefly, City of Kenora, Kenora Catholic School Board and Canada Safeway Inc.