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MINAKI & LAKE OF THE WOODS AREA EVENTS

March 2017

Saturday March 4 (Tentative)

Annual Minaki Fish n Fun Derby

Minaki Bay - Minaki Ontario

Details to be Announced

A Great time for the entire family. Great fishing, great prizes, great friends.  Burgers, hotdogs and refreshments available.

Door Prizes - 50/50 Draw

"All Ontario Fishing Regulations Apply"

April 2017
May 2017

May 5 - 7 (to be confirmed)

Annual Home and Leisure Show - Kenora

The Annual Home & Leisure show is hosted by the Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce. The show takes place at the Kenora Recreation Centre and average attendance is around 2,000 people.  The show displays many new exciting leisure products as well as offering advice and ideas.

Details will be made available on the Chamber website www.kenorachamber.com

Saturday May 20

Sunset Point Minaki Opens for the Season

Welcome to all returning guests and to the many new friends we will make this summer.  We look forard to meeting you all and making this your vacation experience of a lifetime.

Saturday May 20

Walleye Fishing Season Opens in Minaki (Zone 5)

The race is on to catch those whopper walleyes!

2016 LIMITS: (2017 limits will be posted when available)

Sport Fishing License: 4; not more than 1 greater than 18.1 inches (46 cm)

Conservation Fishing License: 2; not more than 1 greater than 18.1 inches (46 cm)

Click here for Ontario Fishing Regulations

 

June 2017

Late June through Mid July

Saskatoon Berry Picking Season

Saskatoons are some of the very best berries for pies and jams.  The best time for picking is in the morning or late evening when it is cooler.  The fruit should not be harvested after a rainfall or when there is heavy dew.  Handle ripe berries carefully as they are quite soft.

For more information about Saskatoons, visit the Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America.

 

Saturday June 17

Musky Season Opens in Minaki (Zone 5)

Musky season is finally here!!

2016 LIMITS: (2017 limits will be posted when available)

Sport Fishing License: 1; must be greater than 40 inches (102 cm)

Conservation Fishing License: 0

Click here for Ontario Fishing Regulations

 

Wednesday June 21

National Aboriginal Day

Visit the Whitecap Pavilion in Kenora for the Annual Aboriginal Day Celebrations.  Check out the vendor booths, listen to music and learn about the culture and history of the First peoples in the area.

Click Here to learn more about National Aboriginal Day and its History

Wednesdays Mid July - Early October

Matiowski Farmers' Market

Located at the Whitecap Pavilion in Kenora, the Matiowski Farmers' Market is one of the largest in Northwest Ontario with over 100 vendors.  For more details visit Matiowski Farmers Market

July 2017

Saturday July 1

Canada Day in Minaki

Join us as we celebrate Canada's Birthday with food, friends, fun and fireworks.  Details will be posted when available.

Saturday July 1

Canada Day in Kenora

Celebrate Canada Day on the Harbourfront in Kenora. There will be fun events all day long culminating in a huge firweorks dsiplay. More details to come.

Early to Late July

Blueberry Picking Season

Blueberry season typcally runs from early to late July but it is largely dependent on the weather.  Cool weather tends to reduce the season.  Wild blueberries are sweet, nutricious and delicious.  

Picking is best done during the cooler mornings and later evenings, especially when the sky is overcast.  Wild blueberries can often be found in open areas and along the edges of roadways and powerline cuts.

For more information about wild blueberry picking visit Northern Wilds - The Joy of Blueberry Picking

Saturday July 1 - Sunday July 2

Kenora Walleye Open

This annaul catch and release fishing tournament is one of the largest in the region with great sponsors and incredible prizes.  For more information go to kenorawalleyeopen.com or click here for a registration form.

Late July through Mid August

Gooseberry Picking Season

Gooseberry picking typically runs from late July though to the middle of August but the season is highy dpendent on the weather.  Gooseberries are great for jams and jellies but beware - the bushes are quite prickly!

Friday July 28 - Sunday July 30

Kenora Harbourfest

Kenora's biggest summer party takes place each August long weekend along the Kenora waterfront. There are all kinds of activities for young and old alike and always a tremendous lineup of music and entertainment. More details to follow.

See kenoraharbourfest.ca 

Sunday July 30

Coney Island "Maybe Annual" Music Festival in Kenora

The 'Maybe Annual" music festival is a small festival on beautiful Coney Island in the north channel of Lake of the Woods.  It is a great day for the entire family.  For more info vsisit Coney Island Music Festival. 

Address: Coney Island Ontario

Rowing - Canada Summer Games Kenora

July 31 - Aug 4

Canada Summer Games - Rowing

The Rowing Events of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be hosted at the Kenora Rowing Club located at 110 Birchwood Crescent in Kenora. Rowing was first included in the summer games in 1969.  Each province and territory will be sending up to 30 of their top young athletes under the age of 21.

For more information on the Canada Summer Games click here: 2017 Canada Summer Games

August 2017

Thursday Aug 10 - Saturday Aug 12

Kenora Bass International

This event on Lake of the Woods offers up to a $30,000 first place prize.  Anglers here have the opportunity to fish for largemouths or smallmouths.  The winning weight for this three day event will be in the 45-50 pound range.

See the KBI website for more information.

September 2017

September - Date TBA

5th Annual Peter Aitchison Gooseneck Club Climb

Meet fellow climbing enthusiasts and enjoy some of the best climbing in Northwest Ontario.  Details to be announced.  Visit the Alpine Club of Canada

September - Dates TBA

Direct Lake Rock Climb Weekend

Direct Lake is home to the largest rock climbing face in the Minaki and Kenora area.  A canoe or small boat is required to access the climbing area.  Details will be posted as they become available.  Click her for info on the 2016 Direct Lake Weekend.