Named as one of Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, Quetico is the place to connect with nature and restore your soul. Fly in to a lake bordering the park then paddle for 6 days in tranquil wilderness.
Adventures in Quetico Provincial Park
World-renowned for its rugged beauty, sheltered lakes, majestic waterfalls and virgin pine forests – backcountry canoeing at its best.
You’ll find plenty of wilderness here, as except for family friendly campground Dawson Trail, the park is only accessible by water. What’s more, a complete mechanical ban has helped preserve the park’s natural quiet and remote splendour. It is even wilder now than when it was formed more than 100 years ago.
Named as one of Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, it is a place to restore the soul. Expect to swim in crystal clear waters, portage into remote areas, paddle routes used by the Voyageur original explorers, discover Aboriginal pictographs and see the stars as never before.
Some areas of the park are more easily travelled than others. Portages and campsites are not signed so trip planning and wilderness navigation skills are necessary.
Adventure companies offer all-inclusive packages for your self-guided or guided adventures including ultra-light canoes, complete camp kits, pre-packed meals, as well as trip and route planning advice.
Start your holiday with a delicious dinner and overnight stay at an eco-friendly lodge where you will get a professional orientation and be fully outfitted for your self-guided canoe adventure.
Or begin your adventure with a float-plane ride to a lake bordering the park then paddle into this world-class wilderness destination.
While you are here:
Thunder Bay is located on the shore of the Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. It has everything you need to get outfitted properly for your adventure and all the urban culinary and cultural attractions to complete your memorable epic adventure. While in Thunder Bay, explore back in time to the year 1815 to experience the fur trade at Fort William Historical Park. There are 42 authentic, reconstructed buildings on the site and actors in period dress to bring it to life.
For more outdoor adventure and gorgeous panoramas, head east on Highway 17 and visit the cliffs of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park via its hiking trails.
Try sailing at Lake Superior Marine Conservation area.
Fly to Thunder Bay International Airport. Rent a car and drive 2 hours west to Atikokan and Quetico Provincial Park. Airport pick up can be arranged with an Adventure Outfitter.
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Immerse yourself in the wild, untamed spirit of Quetico Provincial Park, world-renowned for its tranquil backcountry canoeing and angling. Start and end your 5-day wilderness paddling adventure at Voyageur Island Ecolodge.