The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Sioux Narrows in Sunset Country
Sioux Narrows, situated on Hwy 71,
south of Kenora is located on the eastern border of beautiful Lake
of the Woods. The area abounds with native lore and artifacts.
Around the 1750’s, the Ojibway defeated a Sioux war party and the
narrows played an important part in the defeat. Today, the highway
crosses the narrows at the battle site. Pictographs are still in
evidence all over the region. For the fisherman, walleye, northern
pike, muskie, lake trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass, pumpkinseed,
bluegill, crappie and perch are plentiful. Imagine sitting in a boat
on a calm morning. The loon cries out. You look up and there, on the
shoreline you see the majestic moose. Maybe you see a deer or a fox.
Wildlife is abundant in the area.
There are many resorts and lodges in the
area and a variety of camping accommodations. Rent a house boat and
navigate through the many waterways connecting the many islands close to
Every August, Sioux Narrows hosts an Arts
Festival. Artisans from all over the area, even from the States, come to
Sioux Narrows, displaying paintings, pottery, woodworking and other arts
and crafts. In September, you’ll find the majority of the people on the
lake participating in the Bassin for Bucks Fish Tournament.
Sioux Narrows – home of the longest single span bridge.