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Getting Here

The Lake of the Woods Museum is located at 300 Main Street South in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Kenora is located in Northwestern Ontario and is the last major community in Ontario before entering Manitoba. The city, nestled on the north shore of beautiful Lake of the Woods, is easily accessible by highway. In fact, the Trans Canada Highway runs right through the middle of town, heading 200 kms west to Winnipeg, and 500 kms east to Thunder Bay. The Canada-United States border is about a 2 1/2 hour drive to the south.

Map of Northwestern Ontario

If you’re coming in from the west, follow Highway 17 right into town. Stay on Main Street until you’re almost in the lake. You’ll see the museum — a red-brick, stone-faced edifice — on your right.

If you come in from the south or east, follow Highway 17 into town. Turn left on Main Street, and you’ll see the Lake of the Woods Museum on your right.

Map of downtown Kenora

Metered parking is available on the street in front of the museum (Main Street) and the street backing the museum (Water Street). There is no parking charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays.

Do Not Miss

Our Town Talks
Presentations by Braden Murray
February 21 @ 7pm
March 23 @ 2pm
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What is fun, interesting, delicious and held at the Lake of the Woods Museum?
We Are What We Eat 2019!!!
Saturdays, Feb 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2
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2050: our lakes, streams & climate
with Scott Higgins & Michael Paterson
March 5 @ 6:30 pm
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

An Exhibit of Large Scale
Rat Portage/Kenora
Town Images
January 17 - March 30, 2019
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On display are scales, helmets, lanterns, miners' lamps, long-handled iron buckets, and gold nuggets -- all remnants of the Lake of the Woods gold rush. In the late 19th century, this area was referred to as the most promising gold region in America.