Area Activities

Boreal Bay Lodge

The drive or flight to Boreal Bay Lodge features a winding highway route with splendid picturesque views of skies, lakes, rock formations, and green wilderness. We recommend having the camera handy because you may encounter a bear, moose, elk, deer, fox, and even a timberwolf. Guests are encouraged to stop along the way to take a closer look at all the things which make the boreal forest such an amazing place.

Boreal Bay Lodge is a resort located on a bay on pristine Kakagi Lake. The water is crystal clear and the air is freshly scented by pine trees and forest flowers. It is a place of peacefulness and solitude.  While relaxing and enjoying the view of Kakagi Lake you may see loons, eagles, seagulls, a variety of ducks, and the splash of a fish. You may hear the bugle of an elk or the baying of a momma moose calling to her calf. Even the playful otters might hop out of the water or blue heroin may land close by as the busy kingfisher scouts for fish in the bay.

The glaciers from long ago left this area with beautiful rock formations.  The tiny pebbles to rock walls extended hundreds of feet toward the sky.  On the north side bay of Boreal Bay Lodge, we have a solid rock point with an old log cabin on top.  This makes it a pleasant place to find some solitude and have a great view of the whole resort and bay.

On the waterfront, Boreal Bay Lodge has a beach and 6 docks.  The beach offers a great place to swim and cool off in the clear refreshing waters of Kakagi Lake.  The docks all have benches on the ends.  Small children to elder adults like to sit and even fish from our docks.  It’s always interesting to find out what fish are around the docks.  There are bass, perch, sunfish, northern, and the mighty Muskie.  One of our guests has proved that the mighty Muskie can be no match for the small kiddie pole as the line broke and the fish swam away.

Ideas and games for traveling with children are listed at the end of Attractions.

Kakagi Lake

Kakagi Lake is always a 28,000-acre adventure waiting for you. There are many islands and chains of islands that range from the lone boulder to one of the biggest known as Two Mile Island.  The smaller islands offer children a wonderful adventure to be able to walk the whole island. One guest even discovered the rare prickly pear cactus. There are great crops of blueberries on some of the islands.

It is a good idea to keep your eyes open for the wildlife while on the lake. There are many loons on the lake and they seem very comfortable with boats sharing their lake.  Bears have been seen swimming from island to island. There are often deer in the area and they frequently appear on the shorelines. One group of guests was surprised as a bull moose surfaced from an underwater dive near their boat while they were out fishing. Unfortunately, the fishermen were too amazed to capture this magical moment on film.

Numerous portage lakes offer our guests adventures and lifelong memories of hiking through the north woods trails to see and fish a lake, which you might have all to yourself for the day.

We have a private dock and launch access to world-famous fishing on Lake of the Woods. The historic legends, fishing, and wilderness scenery on Lake of the Woods make it a great place to visit, while at Boreal Bay Lodge.

As the day winds down, we offer many areas to enjoy an evening campfire to share tales with friends and view the night stars. Without city lights in our area, the stars are much more visible and feel very near. If luck is with us, we often encounter sightings of the fabulous northern lights.

On Hwy 71 just north of Boreal Bay Lodge, there is an overlook of Lake Kakagi.  This is a nice spot to take pictures or just relax and enjoy the view.

Nestor Falls, Ontario

Boreal Bay Lodge is about 5 miles north of Nestor Falls, Ontario.  Nestor Falls is 65 miles from Fort Frances, Ontario, and International Falls Minnesota.

Nestor Falls is a small town on Sabaskong Bay along the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods.

The Falls – is located right under HWY 71.  There is a small park where you can easily see the falls and get some great pictures.  Pelicans frequent the Falls currents and offer an entertaining sight as they fish.

Gift/Souvenirs – Nestor Falls offers several places to go shopping

Sports Stores – There are a couple of sports stores that can help you with fishing licenses

Mini golf – right by the lake and a small restaurant that offers ice cream cones

Flightseeing – there are float planes available for rides to see the area from above

Click the following link for a movie from a drive down an old logging road.

Autumn Boreal Drive

Emo, Ontario

Emo is 45 miles from Nestor Falls.  This town is located right on HWY 71 and the rainy river.

On the riverfront, there is a beautiful park that is great for kids.  The park is the Lions Park and there is also a dock onto the Rainy River.

Stock Car Racing – Emo has a speedway that offers stock car racing during the summer season.

Norlund Chapel – is one of the smallest churches in the world and is located right in Emo.

The Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum – offers an interesting insight into the early settlers and pioneers in this area.

Sioux Narrows, Ontario

Sioux Narrows is 25 miles from Nestor Falls.

Gift/Souvenir Stores – several are located in this small town to check out.

Golfing – there is a 9-hole golf course north of Sioux Narrows

Kenora, Ontario

On your scenic drive to Kenora, check out Rushing River which is located right on HWY 17.  It is a beautiful spot to take pictures and view the Rushing River rapids.

Kenora is 70 miles from Nestor Falls.  It is located on the northern shores of Lake of the Woods.

Shopping – Kenora offers several interesting stores to shop including gift and souvenir stores.

Kenora’s Harbourfront – is truly beautiful with a breathtaking view of Lake of the Woods.  There is a very nice park for the children to play in right next to the Thistle Pavilion (a tourism building).  You can get maps, and walking tour guides from knowledgeable staff. Also in the Harbourfront area are outdoor restaurants and food vendors to satisfy your hunger.  Right in the bay of the waterfront is a huge water fountain.

MS Kenora – is also docked on the Harbourfront.  You could enjoy a dinner cruise on this ship.

Huskie the Muskie – is Kenora’s informal mascot and is located on Kenora’s harbourfront.  You can’t miss Huskie the Muskie as it stands 40 feet high.

History of Kenora Murals – are on buildings throughout the downtown area.





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