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There's a reason we call it Sunset Country

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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 • Credit: Erin Rody

23 epic photos that prove why this is the best place to catch a sunset in Northern Ontario

With over 70,000 lakes, we do sunsets right up here. We tracked down the best of the best.



Sunset Country is called that for a reason. It's the home of some of the best, most beautiful sunsets in the world. With wide open skies, and plenty of lakes to reflect the gorgeous late evening light, it's the perfect place to relax, take some photos, and enjoy everything the region has to offer. Here are some of the best sunsets we've ever seen. 

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

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

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

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

3. 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 water
A sunset over open water

4. 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 Woods An ice fisherman at Harris Hill Resort on a frozen Lake of the Woods
 
5. Ihor Kor photographed this beautiful sunset and asked the question of whether it was a sunrise or sunset. One savvy fan pointed out, "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?

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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
 
10. 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

 

11. 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
 

12. 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
 

13. 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
 

14. 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
 

15. 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
 

16. 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

17. 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 

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

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

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

22. 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

These 23 sunset photos gives you an idea of just how spectacular our evenings are. I invite you to like Ontario's Sunset Country on Facebook to see more beautiful photos and get updates on what's going on in our region. 

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