Kenora straddles multiple climate zones, Between E in the West and I in the East. Its Southwest occupies zones E and F, G and H North of Thunder Bay district, and I in the area that sits north of Cochrane district.
In the May-October period of 2014, Kenora experienced 1360-1532 growing degree-days, 2242-2473 crop heat units, and 170-561mm precipitation. There is a growing season of approximately 170 days.
The southern section of Kenora District is largely Dystric Brunisol soils, with tracts of Gray Luvisol. Soils are deep in the area surrounding Dryden. Acreages of agricultural land occur near Kenora, in the Birch and Whitemouth river valleys, and in the Piney-Sprague-Middlebro regions.
Agriculture is not in widespread practice in Kenora. Existing farms are predominantly based on animal production, of which cattle farming compose a substantial number. 3361 hectares were in use as pasture in 2011, with a total of 2343 cattle and calves.
Kenora is the largest city in Kenora district, with a population of 15,348 in 2011. Forestry, tourism, and mining are the three largest sectors of Kenora’s economy. Temperatures in Kenora range from a mean of -16 in January and 19.7 in July. There are 144 frost-free days, with the average last spring frost occurring on May 11 and the first fall frost occurring on October 2. The area receives on average 563.3mm rain annually, falling over 89.5 days, with a peak mean monthly rainfall of 118.6mm in June. It is located in the Central Time Zone.
Dryden is the second-largest city in Kenora District, with a population of 7617 in 2011. Temperatures in Dryden range from a mean of -16.8 in January and 18.9 in July. There are 127 frost-free days, with the average last spring frost occurring on May 16 and the first fall frost occurring on September 21. The area receives on average 555.8mm rain annually, falling over 91.2 days, with a peak mean monthly rainfall of 115.2mm in June. It is located in the Central Time Zone.