Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation, also known as Big Trout Lake First Nation, is located approximately 377 miles north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada or 270 miles north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. KI is a Wasaya owner community. Its coordinates are 53 58' North Latitude and 90 00' West Latitude, Northwestern, Ontario. The community is accessible by air year round via Wasaya Airways and winter road during January, February and March. Ice freezes up in late October or early November with ice breakup in May. The temperature this far north varies widely. The warmest temperature recorded is 45 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and the coldest temperature was - 40 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.
KI is located next to the largest lake in Northwestern, Ontario, Canada. Big Trout Lake is 36 miles long and 18 miles wide. There are lots of islands, rivers and sandy beaches around the lake for fabulous swimming, canoeing, fishing & camping. Many of these specular sandy beaches are found on the south shore of Big Trout Lake. You are encouraged to visit the KI community and enjoy their vast unspoiled wilderness region with its many Eco-Adventure opportunities.
While in the region you’ll see abundant wildlife such as Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Timber Wolf, Red Fox, Beaver, Otter, Muskrat, Wolverine, Rabbit, Marten, Mink, Lynx and Red Squirrels. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Scooters, Loon, Grebe, Mallard, Bluebills, Golden Eye Hens, Pintail Hens, Ring Neck Duck, Mergansers, Green Wing Teal, Partridge, Swans, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Bald Eagle, Fish & Bird Hawks, Crow, Raven, Gulls, Robin, Owl, Gray Canada Jay, Sparrow, Night Hawks, Kingfisher, Black Birds, Snow Birds, Heron & several kinds of small birds make world class bird watching a dream come true.
If you are coming to fish, then you’ll find huge Lake & Brook Trout, Speckled Trout, fighting Walleye, trophy Northern Pike, White Fish, Ling, Sturgeon, Red & Brown Suckers and Perch. The forests around KI are filled with Black & White Spruce, Jack Pine, Evergreens, Poplar and Birch. There is a community store that’s part of a small business centre which also houses the Post office and CIBC Agency Bank. There are other family owned stores that carry fuel and a full stock of daily needs and wants both in the suburb section of town called the Y or centrally located in the heart of K.I.’s downtown core. Staying over in the community? Then bunk in at the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Kapayshewekamik Motel which is within walking distance to shopping/banking services and is also near the Medical Centre facilities and local KI First Nation Government Offices.