A Quetico- Superior Plaque as seen on the shore of one of Quetico's many lakes.

The plaque reads, “Quetico-Superior. A wilderness area of unequaled scenic beauty, Quetico-Superior has long been a focal point for recreationists and conservationists. At the turn of the 20th century, public concern about outdoor recreation and wilderness protection in the Rainy Lake watershed led to the designation in 1909 of the Superior National Forest, the Minnesota Game Reserve and the Quetico Forest Reserve. four years later, Quetico became a provincial park. Since that time the governments of the United States, Minnesota and Ontario have worked to cooperatively to ensure the preservation of Quetico-Superior as one of the world’s largest international wilderness areas. Quote from the, Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario.”

Below is everything you need to know about Quetico Canoe Trips including: fishing, bait restrictions, maps, canoe routes, camp information and permits information all in one spot.

RABC (CanPass) Information

  • Download a copy of the RABC permit and follow the instructions.
  • Visit the Canadian Customs Website for more information about the process.

Quetico Canoe Routes and Maps

RABC Permits

Quetico travelers 18 years of age and older must apply for and receive their own RABC permit. Dependents 18 years of age and older traveling with a parent or legal guardian are no longer allowed to be covered by their parent’s RABC.
RABC permits are only valid for one year after the date in which it was issued.

  • Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for processing—the earlier the better! If you do not have an RABC form upon arrival you will have to drive to the border and get it approved, a delay of at least six hours.
  • Children under the age of 18 not traveling with their parents or legal guardian must have their own RABC permit.
  • We highly recommend visitors bring passports as their form of picture identification when checking in at Cache Bay; it is the fastest and easiest method of verification.
  • If you have had a DUI in the past five years, you will likely be denied an RABC permit.
  • Penalty for traveling without an RABC permit has dramatically increased; the fine is now $1,000 for first-time offenders.
  • For more information call Canadian Immigration (807) 964-2095


Quetico canoe trips provide great fishing and camping. Canoe Quetico with Seagull Outfitters.

Quetico Fishing

Looking forward to Quetico fishing? We would be too. Make sure you review the rules about fishing in Quetico Park and the requirements to obtain a Canadian Fishing License. If you haven’t been here in a while, take special care to review updated information, for example the use of live bait and leaded jig heads are NOT allowed in the Quetico Park and barbless hooks are required. Below are popular links about fishing in Quetico Park and Ontario. We highly recommend you study the information, regulations and specific requirements for fishing in Zone 5.

Camping in Quetico

Quetico Provincial Park offers camping like nowhere else. Quetico Permits are explained in detail with prices on our permits page. Highlights include:

  • Quetico Park has an $11.00 permit reservation fee when we initially reserve the permit; then at the Cache Bay Ranger Station you will pay per adult per night fees ($21.50/adult) and per child under 18,($8.50/child) per night. At the time of booking your permit, you will be required to pay $43.00 which will be applied to your total camping fees.
  • Quetico entry permits may be reserved as early as five months in advance of your arrival date. Book early; the available permits are limited to only a few groups for each day.
  • Party size is limited to nine (9) persons; however, there is no limit on the number of canoes in the party.