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Recommended Links

Browse through our Recommended Links section. All Recommended Links are external pages and are intended to provide information for various groups within the City of Kenora. Remember that the content of these pages are for infomation purposes only.


General Resources:

  • 47 Alternatives to Wikipedia (

  • Best Free Reference Web Sites 1999-2016 RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section

  • Canada Site- Gateway to Canadian Information. Government Site.                         

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia Online

  • Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York.
  • Internet Public Library Pathfinders guides written by IPL staff to help get you started doing research on a particular topic.
  • iTools brings you several language tools like dictionaries and translation tools, biographical and quotation resources, maps, stock quotes
  • by StartSpot Mediaworks, developer and publisher of a family of information sweet spots designed to make finding the best category-specific information on the World Wide Web a quick, easy and enjoyable experience.
  • Since 1995, Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources
  • The Virtual Reference Library  The VRL is a subject-based, reliable, Internet information source with special focus on Canadian and Ontario information. The Virtual Reference Library offers access to librarian-selected websites, self-guided research support, library information.
  • Wikipedia Web-based, multi-language


Addresses and Telephone Numbers



  • Animal Diversity Web 
  • PetStation The guide to natural and enlightened pet-keeping. Directory of information about all types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, horses, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, aquarium fish and more.
  • Species at Risk  Environment Canada


  • National Anthems: links to a variety of Web sites that offer the music of the anthem (as au, wav, or midi sound files) as well as the text in either the native language or English or both


  • Worth Point Research prices and the history of your antiques, art, and vintage collectibles
  • CurioScape  the largest antique, collectible, art, and speciality online resource
  • Ontario Antique Dealers  Favourite links for buyers and sellers



  • Artcyclopedia: the guide to museum quality art on the internet. Browse/search by artist, links to museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
  • Inuit Art Portal to Inuit art in Canada








  • All About Birds (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) A really excellent resource for birds, which includes species from all over the world with range maps, songs, colour photographs, etc. And it's easy to navigate, too. I use this a lot for people who are getting interested in birdwatching, or wanting to identify birds in their backyard.
  • Birds Canada Birds Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization built on the enthusiatic contributions of thousands of caring members and volunteer Citizen Scientists. 
  • Electronic Resources on Ornithology 







  • Early Canadiana Online  (ECO) is a collaborative research project to provide Web access to a digital library of primary sources in Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of literature, women's history, native studies and the history of French Canada.
  • Multi Culti Canada Welcome to Multi Culti Canada. We are your online source for everything you need to know about the past, present, and what the future may bring to Canadian culture and arts. We began our journey in early 2014, and we continue to provide a niche for everyone who shares the same love and interests in the Canadian arts and culture.



Consumer Information


See also Geography

  • Altapedia Online Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
  • Background Notes: full text US State Dept. Background Notes, history, geography, government, politics, economy, etc.
  • Country Profiles  (BBC News) Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
    They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives.




  • Le grand dictionnaire terminologique  Bilingual Canadian dictionary containing 3 million terms in French and English covering 200 areas of activity.
  • OneLook Dictionaries, the Faster Finder Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
  • Visual Dictionary Online (Merriam-Webster) When you know what something looks like but not what it's called, or when you know the word but can't picture the object,The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.
  • Word Search: Search Dictionaries, Thesauri and Encyclopedias





First Nations Content

First Nations Political Organizations

Fashions / Costumes

  • Fashion Era  Contains 615 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History
  •  Period Clothing 101  (The Children of Fort Langley web site) Links page to Web sites of interest to re-enactors

First Aid



  • Flowers By The Lake Kenora's local flower shop! Help spread some joy by sending a bouquet today!
  • Canada Safeway  From beautiful floral arrangements to single blooms and potted flowers for the home, Safeway's floral team has something for everyone.




See also Countries

Government information

  • Bill Tracker  Status of legislation (bills) before the federal Parliament.
  • Canadian Representatives Abroad  information by countries and regions
  • Goverrment Electronic Directory Services  (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • How Canadians Govern Themselves  (Library of Parliament) Excellent readable source
  • Rulers This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
  •  This user friendly resources is aimed at new immigrants but will be useful for all Ontarians wanting to access government information relating to employment, schools, health, etc.




  • Archives of Ontario 
  • Brittanica Guide to Black History Free interactive website
  • Archives Canada  In homes, schools and libraries across Canada, people are looking for evidence of what it means to be a Canadian. is a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada--it's your gateway to Canada's collective memory!
  • Ontario Time Machine Project This innovative educational tool for Ontario students and their teachers features a digital collection of 19th century almanacs, yearbooks, school readers, and pioneer guides that come to life with an interactive, page-turning user interface and fun facts about each item.          

House and Home:



Job Search





  • Media Awareness Network  offers practical support for media education in the home, school and community and provides Canadians and others with information and "food for thought" on our fast-evolving media culture. It's also a place where educators, parents, students and community workers can share resources and explore ways to make media a more positive force in children's lives.



  • Digital Museums Canada We invest in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build
    digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere. 
  • Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Store
  • The Canadian Stamp Collection Experience the Canadian story through an outstanding collection of more than 3,000 stamps - every stamp that Canada has ever issued! Housed in a new gallery, the exhibition includes behind-the-scenes stories and unique artifacts.

Music Resources

  • Instrument Encyclopedia 
  • Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection  The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music is part of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University. It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. 
  • Worldwide Internet Music Resources. William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music. The William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University is ranked among the top academic music libraries in the United States. The Electronic Music Resources Librarian maintains the Music Library's Website and the Worldwide Internet Music Resources Directory.




Political Parties

Postal Services









  • contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their
    graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.





Trade Directories


  • Fodor's:  guide books and website offers current and discerning shopping, dining, hotel, and culture recommendations, as well as compelling features and articles that convey the essence of each destination
  • Mapquest:  interactive atlas and map, driving directions, planning travel and much more.
  •  (Canada. Dept of Foreign Affairs) For travel advisory, updates, tourist visas requirements
  • Travelocity Canada 
  • Via Rail Canada 




Thanks to Ontario Library Services - North for the provision of the above list.