Canadian welcome sign at Quetico Park

Quetico Provincial Park

Quetico Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s finest wilderness canoeing parks. With over 1.8 million acres of protected land and thousands of interconnected lakes, rivers, and streams, Quetico truly offers a lifetime of canoe tripping opportunities. Quetico Park shares its southern border with Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Quetico is renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes, fishing and incredible wildlife viewing- and, along with the BWCA, for 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 called Prairie Portage which can be reached directly from our dock at Williams and Hall.


The hundreds of lakes and rivers are linked by 550 maintained portages averaging 400 m and provide a wide range of canoeing opportunities from one day to several weeks.
Some areas of the park are more easily travelled than others. Portages and campsites are not marked with signs


Quetico’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. Live or dead organic bait is not permitted in the park(examples include: leeches, worms and salted minnows).