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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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Healthy Parks Healthy People July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Entire Park

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. All visitors to Quetico will be issued a complimentary day-pass at one of our six Entry Stations.

Shinrin Yoku – Guided Nature Walk July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Teaching Trail- 10:00AM-11:00AM

Why is spending time in nature so important? Shinrin Yoku or “forest bathing” aims to reconnect us to nature by engaging and becoming aware of all of the senses. It is recognized as a form of therapy, as well as preventative medicine, and is a great way to feel good in the mind, body, and spirit. This simple, but effective nature-based activity is not only beneficial to physical health, but mental and emotional well-being as well. Through a guided meditation, trail walk, and debrief, we will begin to explore how spending time in nature helps to create a better understanding of a healthy body, environment, and community. This event is in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People. 

Meet the Author- Martha Greene Phillips August 9, 2018 August 9, 2018 John B. Ridley Research Library, Dawson Trail Pavilion 7:00-8:00PM

Quetico is thrilled to be hosting author of Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene 1906-1916, Martha Greene Phillips. Come for a presentation by Martha and explore a selection of reproduced photographs, maps, and journals from Howard Greene and “The Gang”. 

Astronomical Weekend August 10, 2018 August 12, 2018 Dawson Trail Campgrounds

Presentations from the Thunder Bay Chapter of the RASC along with telescope viewings of the planets and Perseid Meteor Shower during the evening and a solar telescope viewing during the afternoon.

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.