Water Activities

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing the lakes and rivers of the Lake of the Woods region is exciting and picturesque with a multitude of nature and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Kayaking on Lake of the Woods is challenging. For the seasoned pro it offers adventurous, fast-moving rapids.

Detailed routes for 6 areas are available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF) or email Tourism Kenora.

Canoe Routes Index

Featured Individual Routes:

Dogtooth Lake-Highwind Lake-Dryberry Lake-Lake of the Woods-Blindfold Lake

Route A

Dogtooth Lake-Stewart Lake with an Alternate to Winnange Lake and Manomin Lake

Route B

Dogtooth Lake-Little Dogtooth Lake

Route C

Dogtooth Lake-Hawk Lake–Kilvert Lake

Route D

Dogtooth-Kilvert-Kushog-Little Dogtooth & Dogtooth Lakes

Route E

Kakagi Lake-Cameron Lake

Route F


    For visitors interested in sailing, the Lake of the Woods International Sailing Association (LOWISA) offers an annual one-week tour of the lake. For more information, please contact:LOWISA Sailing
    Web Site: www.lowisa.org
    Phone: (807) 543-1085
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club
    The yacht club offers sailing lessons for youth from White to Bronze Sail levels, plus Optimist classes for younger sailors. There are combination dinghy and windsurfing classes, tennis lessons plus a junior program of arts and crafts for youngsters. There is a club racing series held on Sunday afternoons in July and August, plus the Kenora and Gage cup regattas. For more information, please contact Commodore Don Konantz at:

    Phone: Yacht Club: (807) 543-2184
    Sailing Office: (807) 543-7245
    E-mail: [email protected]

  • Zig Zag Yacht Club
    Phone: In Town: (807) 468-9543
    Toll Free: (888) 561-0115

Lake Tours

  • MS Kenora
    The MS Kenora can host 125 visitors and will take your group on a guided tour of the Lake of the Woods showcasing grandeur cottages, bald eagle nesting sites, abandoned gold mines and other exciting features.
    Website: http://www.mskenora.com
  • Grace Anne II
    Follow expansive water trails, wind around and through inland pathways that make Lake of the Woods the ultimate place to experience nature’s offerings. Peeking into the surrounding forests as you cruise by should offer up some treasures of the wild. Majestic forests filled with red, jack and white pines, spruce, and poplar trees serve as the stage for wildlife adventures. Hidden in amongst the trees, you might just see the rustlings of moose, deer, black bears, wolves, and the occasional lynx. Follow the tip of the arbour straight up to the sky and view some of nature’s most creative aviators soaring bald eagles, hawks, white pelicans and unending songbirds. Fishing poles and cameras alike will have an appreciation for the creatures of the deep: lake trout, bass, walleye, northern pike and muskellunge create the final element in the 360 degrees of nature that surround you.

    232 Water Street
    Kenora, Ontario, Canada
    Phone: 204-987-3857
    Toll Free: 1-800-987-3857
    (Winnipeg, MB)
    Fax 204-788-1410
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.GraceAnne.com


Built upon the pristine shores of the Lake of the Woods, Kenora offers a starting point for a variety of boating adventures – motor boats, houseboats, sailing, kayaking, canoeing. There are many knowledgeable, experienced outfitters and operators that can you assist you in planning your boating adventure to remember.

ESCAPE (Exciting Scenic Canadian American Powerboat Excursion):
Runs annually in July – for more information visit www.lakeofthewoods-escape.com