Reservations - Ontario Parks has a provincial reservation service 1.888.ONT.PARK phone number for reservations or 1.888.668.7275.
Once your reservation has been confirmed, a computerized printout will be sent confirming your reservation for entry into the interior of Quetico Provincial Park. Please read it and check your approval entry date, ranger station and entry point. You must upon entry to the park purchase a park permit, and you must go through your entry point.
If you need assistance, please call or write the park headquarters at:
Quetico Provincial Park
Ministry of Natural Resources
108 Saturn Avenue
Park Information: 807.597.2735
Open: 8:30am to noon, 1pm to 4:45pm
Monday to Friday
Interior camping permits are necessary for all overnight trips. NOTE: Separate reservations and permits are required if your party plans to split up for the purposes of camping or if someone in your group is entering after or leaving before the rest of you.
Permits for entry points controlled by Beaverhouse, Atikokan and Dawson Trail Ranger Stations can be purchased at any one of these stations. For Lac La Croix, Prairie Portage and Cache Bay Ranger Stations, you must purchase your permit at the ranger station that controls your entry point. The Lac La Croix Ranger Station was relocated in 1998 to the First Nations community of Lac La Croix. It is located 2km (1.2 mi) east of the community on Lac La Croix. For day trips, you require a daily vehicle permit. A copy of your park permit must be carried with you at all times. NOTE:
Visa, Master Card & American Express are accepted for all park-related fees except for daily vehicle permits. Personal cheques cannot be accepted.
Park business hours (May 16 to August 31 for Atikokan Entry, Lac La Croix and Beaverhouse and till Sept. 7 for Dawson Trail, Sept. 14 for Cache Bay and Sept. 21 for Prairie Portage.) are 8:30am to 12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 4:15pm "Central Daylight Time" for all ranger stations. Dawson Trail hours vary throughout the week as posted. During busy time periods please expect to wait.
If you wish to make a trip during the off season, please refer to the self-serve section in the Wilderness Guide, under "Current Park Information"
Late Arrivals -
Entry cannot be guaranteed after office hours. Without 72-hour advance notice, a reservation may be considered a "no-show" and appropriate fees charged. Note:
Allowances will be made for paddlers help up by high winds. You must stop at the Ranger Station to purchase your permits.
These must be made at least seventy-two hours in advance of entry date. The reservation fee is non-refundable.
No-shows - A "no-show" fee
of $22.50 will be charged to you if you do not phone and cancel your reservation at least 72 hours in advance. Your reservation fee is non-refundable.
Park Maps -
Maps of the park, with ranger stations, portages and other information, are published by the Quetico Foundation. (www.queticofoundation.org
). They are available at the ranger stations. Check the fee schedule for current prices. You may also obtain it by mail from the park office in Atikokan.
Station Displays and information -
Each ranger station has displays on wilderness, travel tips, campsite living, plant communities, wildlife, geology, history and points of interest. As well, the park staff are well versed on all aspects of the park and will be glad to help you with trip details.
If you are entering Quetico from outside Canada it is your responsibility to clear Canada Customs. If you are traveling via water or aircraft to Lac La Croix
a seasonal customs station is located at Sand Point Lake (north of Crane Lake, MN, and 47km from the Lac La Croix Ranger Station. Approximately a 3 to 4 day trip by canoe).
Canada Customs requires
that you have: identification proving your citizenship plus a second piece of identification; vaccination certificates (tags will not do) for any animals entering Canada; no firearms of any kind; and no fireworks. Other customs and immigrations laws apply and should be understood prior to starting your trip.
When entering Canada at a remote location, where a Customs/Immigration service is not provided, (Cache Bay and Prairie Portage)
pre-clearance to Canada must be arranged well in advance of your trip. (At least 6 weeks)
You may apply for and purchase a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit
from the office listed below. Youth group members under the age of 18 are exempt from the requirements of the RABC permit, if accompanied by a guardian or counselor holding a permit. The guardian/counselor must also complete a Youth Group Manifest Form.
For Information on Remote Area Border Crossing Permits, please contact:
Canada Immigration Center
Suite 108, 221 Archibald St. N.
Thunder Bay, ON