Top things to do in Northern Route

Top Choice Barbecue in Northern Route

Busters Barbeque

After the original location burnt down, owners Mike and Natalie started a food truck in Fort Vermilion, which has a kid's play area. The ribs are probably the most famous in the region, having been featured on the F…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Northern Route

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company

Located in an old firehouse, the Lake of the Woods Brewing Company taproom is an imposing figure in Kenora and has drastically improved the local food and drink culture. There's a rotating selection of seasonal beer…
Village in Northern Route


The biggest and best place to pause along the northern route from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg is Kenora, the unofficial capital of the striking Lake of the Woods region and tourism hub for local summer cottages and fish…
Museum in Northern Route

Lake of the Woods Museum

This small museum covers the indigenous, industrial and gold-mining history of the area, with a particular focus on the last 100 years when Kenora changed rapidly.