Do Not Miss

We're Hiring!
Join the Lake of the Woods Museum's Team as an
Art Centre Programmer
For job details and how to apply Click Here

Our Town Talks
Presentations by Braden Murray
March 23 @ 2pm
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A Community Conversation
About the Bridge Art Pieces
Hosted by the City of Kenora & the Lake of the Woods Museum
March 20 @ 7pm
Learn how you can participate here ...

In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

An Exhibit of Large Scale
Rat Portage/Kenora
Town Images
January 17 - March 30, 2019
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Learn more about Kenora’s new Art Centre – The Case for Support …

Make a donation to The BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN …

The BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN – Framing a new Art Centre for Kenora – Campaign Video …

THE BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN – Fundraising Goal Progress …

 Welcome to the Lake of the Woods Museum

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The award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum, one of the finest small museums in Canada, is located in the City of Kenora, Ontario, the gateway to Canada’s west. The 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

Today, this well-established museum is home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and thematic displays and special events.

Come and visit the museum to learn more about the intriguing history of Lake of the Woods.

More about us…

Our Vision is to contribute to a stronger community by inspiring a passion for our history, diversity, and pride in our heritage.

Plan Your Visit

Getting here, Hours and Admission, Tours, and Accessibility. more...

Get Involved

Memberships, Giving, Volunteering, Sponsorship, Thanks and Acknowledgement. more...

Collections and Research

Museum Collection, Research Facilities, Archives, Historical Timeline, Stories. more...


Current and Upcoming Exhibits, Permanent Exhibits, Virtual Exhibits. more...


Find out what's happening at the museum. more...


School Programs, Teacher Resources, Plan a School Visit. more...


Meeting Facilities and Rentals. more...

Gift Shop

Books, Stationery, Giftware, Children's Books and Toys. more...

Kenora is the smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup. A photograph of the winning team and a hockey stick used in the game are displayed to commemorate those players who, at the time, were described as that speedy bunch of scintillating puck chasers.