Canoe Country consists of the BWCA-Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota (in green) and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada (in tan).
More than two million acres of International border lakes
that are interconnect by portages, and canoe trails, which Voyageurs crossed hundreds of years ago. Today,
"you" the modern day Voyageur, can paddle one of the most incredible places. The
pristine lakes and spectacular sunsets will bring you back every year. Opportunities also exist for
hiking, kayaking, fine freshwater fishing,
winter camping, dogsledding, cross country
skiing, or snowshoeing. Most importantly this place
will help us realize that we must preserve this phenomenal resource of
"Wilderness." Entry points into the
BWCA are established to help regulate the flow of visitors and increase
your solitude experience. How
much do permits cost?
All visitors to Canada who enter "remotely," without crossing into Canada at a Border Crossing Station must be in possession of a Remote
Border Crossing Permit(RABC,) the permit is easy to get. Detailed instruction and the application can be found at: www.queticopark.com/rabc
See Native American pictographs in the BWCA and Quetico Park.
For general assistance with
canoe trip planning, canoe or hiking entry points, regulations and route information from
the most experienced canoe outfitters Click
Here. For information
about cabins and lodging Click
Purchase your Boundary
Waters and Quetico Park Maps here
Quetico Provincial Park Web Site
The Boundary Waters is part of
the National Wilderness Preservation System, maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. The
Quetico Provincial Park is operated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.