Quetico Provincial Park Regulations

Quetico Provincial Park

Quetico Provincial Park is unique in that it operates a visitor Quota system. The quota system ensures that the wilderness qualities that the park is known for are protected.

Below you will find a highlight of the rules and regulations that govern how visitors need to follow. This is not a comprehensive list of rules regulations but a guideline for visitors

  • Can and Bottle Ban: Any trash that cannot be burned must be carried out. 
  • Mechanized Use: No motors of any kind. Note: The members of the Lac La Croix Nation have use outboard motors on selected lakes for tradition harvesting and guiding services.
  • Party Size:  Nine people per campsite.  
  • Fishing: Use only artificial bait and barb-less hooks within Quetico Provincial Park. No live or dead organic bait is permitted. Barbed hooks must be pinched prior to use. Purchase you fishing permits here
  • Pets:  Pets must be leashed. 
  • Firearms:  No firearms of any kind are permitted in the park.
  • Litter: Pack out all non-burnable garbage
  • Closed Campsites: You may not camp on sites that are closed to camping. 
  • Reservations: A reservation is not an entry permit. You must register at one of the ranger stations during business hours. Note that on busy days, the registration process can take a while. Working with an outfitter who is certified to pickup your permit on your behalf and have it ready when you arrive is a great way to save time. (Certified Outfitter)
  • Quota System: Quetico Provincial Park is unique in that it operated on a quota system that protects the wilderness feel of the park. Each entry point has a defined number resident and non-resident permits. Your certified Canadian outfitter has access the resident quota as well as the non-resident quota. 
  • Vegetation:  You are not allowed to remove, cut or damage any vegetation. For fuel wood, use only fallen dead wood collected from the shoreline or far from your campsite.
  • Historical Sites: You may not remove, damage or deface any relic, artifact or natural object or any site of archaeological or historical interest.
  • Pictographs: Leave pictographs untouched.  The Pictographs in Quetico are spiritually sacred for Anishinabe People.  Approach all pictographs respectfully and DO NOT take anything.
  • Campfires:  Use existing fire rings. Make sure your fire is completely out and cold to the touch. Avoid having a fire on the morning that you are leaving and when it is windy. Respect any fire ban that is in place. (Fire Ban Info)
  • No fireworks.
  • Equipment Caching:  No boat or gear caches of any kind.
  • Campsite Structures: Do not build structures at your campsite. 
  • Noise: Respect your fellow campers by keeping noise to a minimum. 
  • Drones: Requires permission from the park superintendent.
  • Stanton Bay Parking: Stanton Bay parking is restricted to residents of Canada only.

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