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August 16, 2018
There are currently 8 active wildfires in Quetico Provincial Park. No backcountry travel routes are impacted at this time. Please consult with a park ranger when you pick up your park permit for up to date fire information, or call the park information line at 807-597-2735. An interactive map with up to date fire conditions can viewed at:

A Restricted Fire Zone in effect for this Provincial Park due to extremely dry forest conditions. Check the Alerts tab on this web page for details.

What You'll Like :

  • Quetico is an iconic wilderness class park renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes
  • World famous destination for backcountry canoeing with over 2,000 lakes and 460,000 ha of remote wilderness. You can explore the heart of the park for two days or two weeks.
  • Adjoins the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the Superior National Forest in Minnesota
  • Great family camping at the Dawson Trail Campground with facilities for all types of camping equipment and 35 km of hiking trails
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and angling
  • Summer Artist in Residence Program
  • Year round Rustic Cabin rentals at Dawson Trail campground
  • Winter cross-country ski tours
  • John B Ridley Research Library located inside the Dawson Trail Heritage Pavillion
  • Adjacent the southwest corner of Quetico is the Anishinabe community of Lac La Croix. The lac La Croix Park Entry Station, the gateway to many of the parks most beautiful lakes, is located here. This friendly small community is rich in culture. A traditional Pow Wow and other public events happen throughout the summer.

General Information

Size: 471942.00 ha
Year established: 1913
Park Classification: Wilderness
108 Saturn Ave.
Box 2430
P0T 1C0

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Quetico - Dawson Trail May 18, 2018 to October 9, 2018
Quetico January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
Canadian Heritage Rivers System
Northwest Wilderness Quest