Paddling Quetico Park
A world class destination for adventure, Quetico Provincial Park is a paddlers haven. On the Canadian side, Quetico Provincial Park borders the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the U.S.A. Together they make up one of the world's largest managed green spaces with enough lakes and rivers to keep you visiting for a lifetime, and many do. Follow the same routes of the Voyageurs in the world's finest pristine, and yet accessible, wilderness paddling meccas.
"I could carry, paddle, walk and sing with any man I ever saw. I have been twenty-four years a canoe man, and forty-one years in service; no portage was ever too long for me, fifty songs could I sing. I have saved the lives of ten voyageurs, have had twelve wives and six running dogs. I spent all of my money in pleasure. Were I young again, I would spend my life the same way over. There is no life so happy as a voyageur's life!" Unknown Voyageur...early 1800's
One doesn't need to commit to a life of a voyageur or take on twelve wives or husbands, but with over 2000 pristine lakes and 460,000 ha of remote wilderness in Quetico, paddlers can dip their paddles into the same lakes, pitch their tent on the same sites, carry over the same portages, experience the same smell of the pines, hear the call of the loons and feel the adventurous spirit of the coureur des bois.
"A sanctum of international acclaim"
Visit Quetico and feel the adventure