Kenora Recreation Centre
The Kenora Recreation Centre is a state-of-the-art recreation facility. Recently renovated in 2005, the facility has an NHL-size hockey rink, swimming pool, fitness centre and walking track. There are a wide variety of swimming programs for individuals of all ages, from swim and play classes for toddlers to national lifeguard courses for persons aged 16 and up. The fitness centre offers a variety of instructional workout classes and personal training lessons. Outside the facility there are tennis courts, baseball fields, skate park, basketball courts and volleyball courts. In the summer, the Kenora Recreation Centre offers the Awesome Adventures Day Camp for children aged 7-11 engages campers in a variety outdoor and indoor activities.
For more information visit: http://kenora.ca/getting-active/kenora-recreation-centre/
Lake of the Woods Museum
The Lake of the Woods Museum was established in 1964 and seeks to promote understanding of and respect for the cultures and heritage of the Lake of the Woods area, and to engage a diverse community in discovery and learning. Today, the collection numbers in excess of 25,000 articles. Many displays are changed annually and feature First Nations and pioneer artifacts, natural history, minerals, textiles, pictorial and archival materials, all illustrating the history of the Lake of the Woods and the surrounding area.
For more information visit: http://www.lakeofthewoodsmuseum.ca/
Kenora’s downtown, often referred to as ‘harbourtown centre’ due to its position of the shores of Lake of the Woods, recently underwent a series of downtown revitalization projects in order to bring life back into the city’s core. Since 2006, almost $30 million in public sector investment has been made in major capital projects to build Kenora’s tourism infrastructure, along with an additional $61 million in private sector investment between 2007 and 2012. Major projects undertaken during the period include: revitalization of downtown infrastructure and streetscape, gateway signage and Hwy 17 infrastructure, the Whitecap Pavilion and Lake of the Woods Pedestrian Plaza, and the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre. The harbourtown centre is now a bustling tourist attraction with over 100 restaurants and shops to dine in and explore.
For more information visit: http://www.explorekenora.ca/
Kenora and Keewatin Public Library
There are two libraries in the Kenora area: the Kenora branch and the Keewatin branch. The collections, consisting of more than 67,000 books, magazines, as well as audio and video tapes, can be viewed online or at the libraries. Other services include interlibrary loan of materials to and from other libraries, access to a fax machine and word processing software, along with a variety of special programs for children and adults. Both branches also provide internet access to patrons as part of the Community Access Program of Industry Canada.
For more information visit: http://www.kenorapubliclibrary.org/
The City of Kenora has 5 public beaches: Anicinabe Beach, Garrow Park Beach, Keewatin Beach, Norman Park Beach, and Coney Island Beach.
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods is the principal amenity in Kenora. This is reflected in Kenora’s brand promise: ‘Kenora is North America’s Premiere Boating Destination, we are the connection to Lake of the Woods and its 14,522 islands. We love our lake; we are its stewards and we nurture its pristine environment’. During the summer months Kenora’s population doubles from cottagers and tourists who come to spend time on the lake.