Quetico is an internationally recognized wilderness paddling destination. An extensive system of maintained portages throughout the park allow for a mix of short, easy trips, or extended routes that require skillful outdoor living techniques and rigorous paddling and portaging skills.
With over 450,000 hectares of protected land and thousands of interconnected waterways, Quetico Provincial Park offers a variety of wilderness travel experiences. Nowhere else in Ontario can you visit a remote ranger station on the international border as you paddle from the USA into Canada or vice versa.
Quetico’s backcountry is open year-round. During the winter, backcountry campers must use self-serve permitting which is available at each of the park’s entry stations. Limited electrical and non-electrical campsites are available at the Dawson Trail Campground from January to March by reservation only and can be booked online or by phone.