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Kenora is North America’s Premier Boating Destination.  We are the connection to Lake of the Woods and its 14, 522 islands.  We are cottage country for Winnipeg, Manitoba and the mid-west US.

Kenora is strategically located on the Trans-Canada Highway only 200 kms from Winnipeg and its population of 750 000.

Business opportunities include tourism and services businesses, recreation, cottage building and services, value added forestry, mining and mining services

Kenora’s population is over 15,000 and growing as cottagers make Kenora and Lake of the Woods their permanent home.  The summer population doubles with summer residents.  The service area has a population of 25, 000.


Lake of the Woods Development Commission

The Lake of the Woods Development Commission (LOTWDC) was created by the City of Kenora to implement the City's Economic Development Plan. The Commission is an incorporated not for profit agency led by an independent Board of Directors comprised of local business and community leaders.

Locate & Expand

We help businesses interested in expanding an existing operation, developing a new location or relocating or redeveloping in Kenora by providing Business Planning Assistance - We help you access local resources for (free) professional business planning assistance.