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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Northwest Wilderness Quest May 1, 2016 October 15, 2019 Backcountry wilderness areas of Quetico Provincial Park

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Quetico, Woodland Caribou, and Wabakimi Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! 

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Sawmill Lake Classic Tour 2018 January 27, 2018 January 27, 2018 Dawson Trail heritage Pavilion - Meet at 9am Eastern time - tour starts runs form 10am-4pm.

In January when the lakes and rivers of Quetico Park have frozen over and the paddling season has taken a hiatus skiers will venture out into the pristine wilderness of the frozen snow covered paddling mecca

Hosted by The Beaten Path Nordic Trails and Quetico Park staff, The Sawmill Lake Classic Tour is an old time traditional ski tour within Quetico Provincial Park. The narrow twisty trails will have skiers meandering through mixed forests along side the Pickerel River over creeks and through lowland bogs to a half way point at Sawmill Lake. The tour is not a race and if you carry your lunch and drinks on your back, you can enjoy them around an open fire before the last half of the loop back. Once past Sawmill Lake the tour follows what was once an old logging road and now a narrow trail with longer flat sections and gradual hills. A bonfire beside Baptism Creek is the final warm up fire before the last stretch back. Refreshing beverages and a fire will be waiting at the Heritage Pavilion (Visitor Centre).

12km and 24 km options

For more information please visit: or contact Chris Stromberg at  

Cross Quetico Lakes Tour 2018 March 17, 2018 March 17, 2018 Registration is at Little falls community center in Atikokan, ON - Friday Mar 16th at 7pm Eastern Time. Bus departs from Little falls Community Center in Atikokan on the morning of Mar 17 to start eve

The Cross Quetico Lakes Tour is hosted by the Beaten Path Nordic Trails in collaboration with Quetico Provincial Park

It is an all day ski tour on the frozen lakes and portages of pristine Quetico Provincial Park, on the Trans-Canada Trail and the Path of the Paddle

"The world class paddling destination becomes a  wonderland in the winter"

Return to the roots of cross country skiing - Come ski the canoe routes of Quetico

There can be up to 3 lengths of routes 35km -60km depending on conditions. Participants must be able to ski all day over varied terrain, much of it in a non-groomed wilderness park

Participants have all day to finish

Friday March 16th 7pm Little Falls Community Centre - Manditory safety briefing and final registrations

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Participants must register ahead of event by contacting Chris Stromberg at:

Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend August 31, 2018 September 3, 2018 Dawson Trail Campgrounds

August 31- Sept 3: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Come out to Quetico's Dawson Trail Campground this Labour Day weekend to meet and learn about the Lac La Croix Pony. Ponies will be visiting from Grey Raven Ranch at Seine River First Nation . Join experts from Grey Raven Ranch at the Grassy beach Day use area throughout the weekend to meet these magnificent ponies and learn first hand about this rare indigenous breed of pony that once lived throughout the area.