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Canadian Quetico Outfitters

Outdoor Adventures, Guide or Outfitter

Quetico Provincial Park is recognized as one of the world's premier paddling destinations and is one of Ontario's larger wilderness Provincial Parks encompassing 469,456 hectares. It lies adjacent, north of the U.S. Boundary Waters Canoe Area which creates over two million acres of wilderness canoe tripping in National Geographic's designated geotourism area The Heart of The Continent

Canadian Quetico Outfitters is one of the oldest outfitting operations servicing trips into Quetico Provincial Park since 1955. Doug and Ruth Chapman have been providing high quality adventures for almost 30 years

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

"Canadian Quetico Outfitters is the Best!
If you are looking for an outfitter who will go out of his way to make sure you are happy, Doug is the man. We have been going through CQO for about 10 years, and have never been disappointed. We primarily use the shuttle service nowadays, and Doug is ALWAYS early for pickup. Having been in the business for quite a few years, his knowledge and storytelling is second to none. You will come as a customer and leave as a friend. If you are looking for that personal touch, CQO is the place."

"Best Outfitter For Back Country Quetico
I've been doing canoe trips in the Quetico for the past twenty years....Doug Chapman has been coaching, supporting and providing his expertise to these adventures...making these trips not only great but safe and deeply enjoyable. His knowledge of this magical place i.e. water levels, portage trails and their difficulties tips on camping and so much more have made our trips beyond wonderful. His company is a throw back to the days when attention to detail and service was the norm not the exception. My travel companions range from my 80 year old mom to the young and sturdy...Doug has tailored his outfitting perfectly for this diverse group of adventurers....Thank you Doug"

Areas of Service and Expertise

  • Trip planning, consultation and maps
  • Full Outfitting
  • Partial Outfitting
  • Souris River lightweight kevlar canoes with padded yokes, PFD's, safety kit
  • High quality camping/canoe tripping gear
  • Shuttles to French lake, Nym Lake or Lerome / Sue Falls
  • All your needs including permits and if needed accommodations can be arranged
  • Quetico Provincial Park entry permits
  • Free parking and camping at our outfitting center
  • Snacks, cold drinks and a smile on your pickup day
  • Happy customers

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Canadian Quetico Outfitters have been serving Quetico paddlers since 1955 and for almost 30 years Ruth and Doug have been sending people into Quetico, creating smiles and long term friendships.

Web site - Canadian Quetico Outfitters

Accessibility Notes

2.5 miles from Quetico Provincial Park's main entry point - Dawson Trail Campgrounds and Heritage Pavilion

Shuttle services to all Quetico Entry Stations