AFTER DARK: LAKE OF THE WOODS CEMETERY WALKING TOURS

Presented by the Staff of The Lake of the Woods Museum, in Association with the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Take an evening walk in Kenora’s silent city— the Lake of the Woods Cemetery. With over 14,000 burials it is the largest cemetery in northwestern Ontario. The tour looks at Kenora’s history through the famous, and infamous, stories of the people buried here. From true crime tales and murder mysteries, to the Ontario-Manitoba border war, sickness and disease in early Rat Portage, and one of the most famous (and grisliest!) bank robberies in Canadian history. These true stories of real people will give you a view of the history of Kenora like you’ve never heard before.

  • Tours start at 7:30PM throughout the summer months. Check back here for exact dates and times.
  • Meet at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery Garage (enter the main gate and go right at the fork, up the hill, to the northeast of the cemetery)
  • $10.00 per person
  • Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and involves walking on paved paths and grass
  • Not recommended for children under 12

 

REGISTER FOR A TOUR

Contact the Lake of the Woods Museum for more information.  Call 807-467-2105 or email [email protected].

 

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE

Many companies, organizations, and special interest groups have taken private tours of the cemetery as team building and orientation events.

You can request special group tours by contacting the Lake of the Woods Museum at 807-467-2105 or [email protected]

Special Rates for Schools and other Muse Institutional Member organizations — please contact us for more info.

Private tour fee:
$100.00 + $10.00 per person

 

Did you know?

Some names that were originally considered instead of Kenora were— Sultana, Island City, Norman, Pequonga, Lakeside, Imperial, Portage Falls, and Goldwater.