|City Population (2011)||7,617|
|Population Density||115.7/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Elevation||371.90 m (1,220.14 ft)|
|Land Area||65.84 km2 (25.42 sq mi)|
Dryden is the second-largest city in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, located on Wabigoon Lake. It is the smallest community in the province of Ontario designated as a city. It and Kenora are the only two cities in Ontario located in the Central Time Zone.
Dryden is entirely surrounded by Unorganized Kenora District.
The Dryden area is part of the Ojibwe nation, which covers a large area from Lake Huron in the east to Lake of the Woods and beyond, bordered by Cree from the north, and Sioux from the south. The Ojibwe are a nomadic culture, groups from family to village size moving over the land with the seasons and the availability of game or the necessities of life, so lasting settlements were not made.