Canoe camping in Quetico Provincial Park
and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Solo Canoe in the Boundary WatersThe Boundary Waters Canoe Area:

At over a million acres in size, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness contains 1200 miles of canoe routes, 15 hiking trails and approximately 2000 designated campsites. Its 150 miles of wilderness (running adjacent to the international boundary with Canada) endears itself to nearly 250,000 visitors annually making the Boundary Waters the most popular wilderness area in the US and the best part is, it's a canoe camper's paradise.

The cost of a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trip, beyond outfitting if you need it, is minimal. That may be one reason the Boundary Waters is so popular with families and group canoeists. Another reason may be the large number of entry points.

Quetico Provincial Park:

Covering over 4750 square kilometers and having only 2,200 backcountry (interior) campsites scattered on over 600 lakes, it's no wonder Quetico Provincial Park is considered a world class wilderness canoe camping destination and that doesn't come cheap. Expect the cost of a Quetico canoe trip to be far more then the neighboring wilderness areas. Canoeists can only enter Quetico Provincial Park via six ranger stations, of which, only two or three are accessible by road. Most are canoe, fly or tow in only.

Together, Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area comprise over two million acres of the world's best flatwater canoeing. The Boundary Waters, AKA the BWCA, is located in the Superior National Forest of northern Minnesota. Quetico lies just across the border with Canada in northwestern Ontario. While each offers a unique canoe camping / tripping experience, the character of the wilderness is basically the same. Quetico-Superior— full of loons, eagles, moose, beaver, otters, timber wolves, black bear and lots of really, really stupid fish.

Be it the fishing tips, portage descriptions, camping recipes, wilderness canoeing information, ... whatever draws you here— QuietJourney is here to help people share knowledgeable, first hand information about Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters.

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Quetico Park Pictograph

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