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There's a Reason We Call it Sunset Country

Sun setting after a summer storm has passed on Lake of the Woods

Epic 2013 sunsets from across the region

With over 70,000 lakes, we do sunset right up here. This article shows you the best of the best from 2013.



Check out this list of the best sunsets we posted or shared on Facebook. You'll see why we are called Ontario's Sunset Country.

This sunset was taken over a frozen Lake of the Woods in Kenora. Even though it was taken with just an iPhone, it's a great winter sunset. Winter sunsets can be just as nice as the summer ones.

2013-Sunsets-January-lowsEven without the reflection on the water, sunsets can be beautiful

 

This stunning photo of a sunset makes the sky look on fire. Such beauty! 

The sky looks like it was on fireThe sky looks like it was on fire

 

While this popular photo was posted in March, it's actually a summer sunset. Sometimes we need to dream of the hot summer evenings.

Sunset over open waterSunset over open water

 

 In 2013, we could easily still fish on the ice in April. This silhouette of a fisherman was taken on the south end of Lake of the Woods at Harris Hill Resort.

An ice fisherman at Harris Hill Resort on a frozen Lake of the WoodsAn ice fisherman at Harris Hill Resort on a frozen Lake of the Woods

 

Ihor Kor photographed this beautiful sunset and asked the question of whether it was a sunrise or sunset. One savvy fan quoted that "well, it's setting in the west, the snow is melted on the South side of the hill.....". Good observation, definitely a sunset.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise or sunset?

 

The clouds make for a beautiful reflection on this lake in Minaki

Beautiful reflection on the sunset in MinakiBeautiful reflection of a sunset in Minaki

 

A guest at Eagle Lake's Sportsmen's Lodge took this stunning photo of a sunset on Eagle Lake.

Peaceful sunset at Eagle Lake Sportsmen's LodgePeaceful sunset at Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge

 

The Wood party at Northwest Flying's Ajax Lake Outpost enjoyed a great evening sunset. For more photos of their trip, visit the Ajax Lake Album.

Guests at Northwest Flying were treated to an exceptional viewGuests at Northwest Flying were treated to an exceptional view

 

 Tom LaRock, a guest of Pickerel Arm Camp took this photo at their Fawcett Lake outpost.

Great colours on this sunset on Fawcett LakeGreat colours on this sunset on Fawcett Lake

 

Watch this beautiful sunset over Agimak Lake sent in by Ignace Outposts.

 
 

Red Ball of fire in the skyRed ball of fire in the sky

 

Ryan Zdrill photographed this stunning sunset at Laughing Water Lodge on Lake of the Woods. The colours are simply amazing.

Ryan Zdrill took this photo at Laughing Water Lodge on Lake of the WoodsRyan Zdrill took this photo at Laughing Water Lodge on Lake of the Woods

 

This is actually a sunrise, not a sunset on Wabaskang Lake. The lucky guests at Peffley's Canadian Wilderness Camp were treated to this great sight first thing in the morning. 

August sunset at Peffley's Canadian Wilderness CampAugust sunrise at Peffley's Canadian Wilderness Camp

 

The Blueberry Festival in August is jammed packed with over 100 events and keeps Sioux Lookout bustling for days. At the end of the busy day it sure is nice to sit back and enjoy a sunset like this.

Nice sunset at the end of the day at the Blueberry FestivalNice sunset at the end of the day at the Blueberry Festival

 

Here's another sunset from Sioux Lookout, this time from Fireside Lodge. Thanks to Scott and Sam for taking this untouched photo. Oh to be there right now...

Another gorgeous sunset from Sioux Lookout at Fireside LodgeAnother gorgeous sunset from Sioux Lookout at Fireside Lodge

 

This incredible shot was photographed on the backside of the island at Rowan Lake. Spectacular! 

Unbelievable sunset at Nielsen's Fly-in LodgeUnbelievable sunset at Nielsen's Fly-in Lodge

 

Everyone should spend at least one night watching the sunset over the water. With 70,000 lakes and rivers, it's not hard to do in Northwest Ontario. Thanks to Ignace Outposts for this image. 

Watching the sun set over water at Ignace OutpostsWatching the sunset over water at Ignace Outposts 

Have you driven over the Sioux Narrows bridge? It's a great view at any time, but this sunset image that Karen Kearney-Andrews took is fabulous. 

 Sunset from the Sioux Narrows Bridge taken by Karen Kearney-AndrewsSunset from the Sioux Narrows Bridge taken by Karen Kearney-Andrews 

I have almost the exact same photo as this one taken by Marcella Gawryluk on the Noden Causeway over Rainy Lake in Fort Frances. I had to stop and get out too when I saw the sunset. So pretty. 

Sun setting over Rainy Lake at the Noden CausewaySun setting over Rainy Lake at the Noden Causeway

 

We were treated to an exceptional sunset in October in Kenora. By the time I turned the car around and got out to take the picture, it was a little too late, however, it still is a good sunset photo. It was like the sky was on fire. This sunset photo was taken at the Discovery Centre in Kenora overlooking Lake of the Woods.

2013-sunsets-October-22-lowsSun setting over Lake of the Woods in Kenora 

While we shared this photo of Crow Rock Lodge's in November, as you can tell by the open water, it's a summer photo. We need some summer memories to keep us warm in the winter.

Summer sunset at Crow Rock Lodge on Lake of the WoodsSummer sunset at Crow Rock Lodge on Lake of the Woods

 

Red Lake Outfitters sent in this photo of Red Lake beginning to freeze in Mid-November 2013.

Red Lake is starting to freeze overRed Lake is starting to freeze over

 

We are lucky that our office parking is right on the Harbourfront in Kenora, giving us the opportunity to see many winter sunsets. In the photo below you can see the MS Kenora frozen into Lake of the Woods waiting for open water in the Spring. 

The MS Kenora sits frozen at the Kenora HarbourfrontThe MS Kenora sits frozen at the Kenora Harbourfront

 

That's certainly not all the Northwest Ontario sunset photos that we've shared, but this gives you an idea of just how spectacular our evenings are. I invite you to like  Ontario's Sunset Country on Facebook to see other beautiful photos of our wilderness area. 

Check out these other articles in this 2013 roundup series about Ontario's Sunset Country:

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