Quetico Provincial Park
Quetico Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s finest wilderness canoeing parks. Also, it has over 1.8 million acres of protected land. Thousands of interconnected lakes, rivers, and streams are here. The Park truly offers a lifetime of canoe tripping opportunities. Furthermore, the Park shares its southern border with Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Quetico features rugged beauty. Towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes, fishing and incredible wildlife viewing are found here. And, along with the BWCA, Quetico offers the best wilderness canoeing in the world.
Access to Quetico Park
The park includes over 2000 unofficial, unimproved wilderness campsites spread throughout more than 600 lakes. Canoeists require permit reservations and in-season may only enter the Quetico via six Ranger Stations. One of the main entrances into Quetico is Prairie Portage. Prairie Portage is reachable directly from our dock at Williams and Hall.
Five hundred fifty maintained portages link hundreds of lakes and rivers. These portages average 400 m and provide a wide range of canoeing opportunities from one day to several weeks. Some areas of the park are more easily traveled than others. Also, portages and campsites do not have marking signs. It is a true wilderness canoeing experience.
Furthermore, the Park's many lakes and rivers support an exceptional fishery of walleye, Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. To maintain the health of Quetico’s lakes, Ontario fishing regulations require the use of artificial bait and barbless hooks within Quetico Provincial Park. In addition, you can not use live or dead organic bait in the Park (examples include: leeches, worms and salted minnows).