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Boating Adventures


The Lake of the Woods is one of the most sought after lakes in Canada for recreational enjoyment. Whether you own a motor boat or rent for the afternoon, the lake is definitely an experience you can’t miss! Kenora and Lake of the Woods is the Premier Boating Destination in North America and was featured in “Boating Life” magazine in 2002.

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.

Seeing the Lake of the Woods and its 14,542 islands by boat is a unique experience enjoyed by both our citizens and visitors. Boat operators should be aware of the licences required when discovering the waters of the Lake of Woods.

Boating Licences

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

The Canadian Government requires all boaters to carry proof of competency while operating a powered watercraft. This is proof that the boater has a basic level of knowledge required for safe recreational boating. The most common form of this proof is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. To obtain the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, you may consult with a Transport Canada accredited course provider, found on Transport Canada’s website.

**Be sure to know the regulations regarding licensing and competency with owning and operating a pleasure craft. Contact Transport Canada for more information:

Phone: 1-866-995-9737 or 613-990-2309