Situated in the Lake of the Woods region of Ontario, Kenora was originally known as Rat Portage. Derived from a poor translation of the Ojibwa name “Waszush Onigum” which meant “portage to the country of the muskrats. In 1905 the name was changed by taking the first two letters of its own name as well as the neighbouring towns; Keewatin and Norman. Making Ke-No-Ra.
Campgrounds • Places to Eat • Things to Do • Next Stop
- Wide range of amp service sites
- Fish cleaning service
- Golfing, fishing, and swimming
- Full hookups
- Free WiFi
- Access to beach, tennis courts, and trails
- Full service sites
- Hot tub & sauna
- Private beaches and playgrounds
- Pull-through sites
- Kayak rentals
- Biking, hiking, horseback riding
- Pull-through sites
- Outdoor movie theatre
- Fish pond, mystery pond
- Full hookup sites
- Private beach
- Shower and laundry facilities
Food and Drink in Kenora
Situated in the Lake of the Woods, you can expect the best freshwater fish on local menus. Indulge in small businesses with passion for their province.
Bars, Pubs, and Distilleries
Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
Their Limited Edition Belgian Tripel is lagered 20 feet under ice for 6 months! If that’s not worth a stop I don’t know what is.
Baked Goods and Cafes
You’ll never run out of options here! Ho Joe’s holds an extensive menu of mouthwatering treats and delicious coffees. Hungry for more? They have paninis, wraps, soups, salads, and gluten free items!
The perfect pit stop. Start off with gyoza, poutine, or crab less cakes. Then move on to an impossible burger or a wrap to finish off the tasty visit.
Chocolate. Made. From. Scratch. Need we say more? We will anyways. Not only do they craft their own sweets, they spread the local support by carrying products of other small businesses in the area!
Voted the best burger in Kenora! Owner, Bob, also runs his company of Turtle Beach Clothing which he started in 1985. A portion of all clothing purchases goes towards preserving Ontario Lakes. Have a tasty bite and save the lakes!
Dine by fireside near Rabbit Lake. Opened in 1952, Log Cabin Tavern brings intimate dining and casual vibes together for a perfect, fuss-free meal.
Explore a mouth-watering range of options on their lunch or dinner menu. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by an off-menu special like the Tahini Chicken while enjoying the sunny patio.
Opened in 1957, they offer Canadian sourced potatoes cooked to crispy, gluten-free perfection. Pair them with a burger, hotdog, smokie, or poutine for a satisfying meal.
Fresh, authentic, and local. What else can you ask for? Dino’s has been bringing Greek favourites to Kenora since 1982. Delve into a crunchy greek salad and finish with sweet and flaky baklava. Everything in between is a Greek-lover’s dream. Ya mas!
Things To Do in Kenora
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