Quetico Provincial Park
Quetico Provincial Park, one of the first parks established in Ontario, is a wilderness sanctum of international acclaim. Encompassing 469 456 hectares of lakes and rivers carving the Canadian Shield, the park is revered by paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts who desire the tranquility and challenges of a true wilderness experience.
French River Rapids by Paul Kane courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum (©ROM)
Update May 18.
Information on station opening:
May 18 - Atikokan Entry, Dawson Trail Entry, Lac La Croix and Prairie Portage stations are open.
Beaverhouse and Cache Bay stations remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted when available.
Ice conditions are variable and travel could be limited. Most lakes are open, however, large northern lakes currently still have ice cover. There are no penatlies for changes/cancellations at this time.
The Dawson Trail Campground will be open May 17 but there may be no water. Even if there is water a boil water advisory will be in effect .
Click Here for photos taken during a flight over the park on May 16th. The photos mainly show ice on the deeper lakes but most of the park is ice-free. Hopefully after the rain this weekend the ice will be gone!
The photo below, taken on May 18th, is of Nym Lake. As you can see, there is some ice left in the middle of the lake!
The photo below, of French Lake, was taken on May 17th. The ice has vanished from most of the lake, there was still a strip of ice off to the right of this picture. Even so, the ice-out has arrived, and not a moment too soon!
What is the Q100 Stewardship Project
The Q100 Stewardship Project was launched in celebration of the Centennial anniversary of Quetico Provincial Park and its American counterpart, Superior National Forest.
The project celebrates outfitters and businesses who promote best service and environmental practices to Quetico Park visitors.
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Become a member of the Q100 Stewardship Project today and enjoy the many unique learning, networking and marketing opportunities.
Join us in 2013 as a Partner or as a Supporter and show your commitment to the future of Quetico Provincial Park.
Click here to download the 2013 Q100 Information Package
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