Quetico Permits (RABC) are required to camp in the Quetico Provincial Park

A permit is signed by a ranger.
As your Quetico canoe outfitter, we can get your permit for you if desired; however, early reservations are a must to ensure that you may travel in the area that is best for you.

We are now taking Quetico Park reservations for trips this summer. Call us today to book your canoe trip and allow us to help you order your Quetico Park permits! This can be done online. 

Quetico Permits and Fees

  • Quetico Park has an $11 reservation fee when we initially reserve the permit; and at the Cache Bay Ranger Station, you will pay $21.50 per adult per night Canadian fees and $8.50 per child (under 18) per night Canadian fees. You will be given the current exchange rate. The Cache Bay Ranger Station accepts your Visa and Mastercard for these fees. In addition to the $11 permit reservation fee, at the time of booking your Quetico permit you will also be required to pay $43.00 which will be applied to your camping fees in the Park. 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 the first few groups for each day.
  • Party size in the Quetico is limited to nine (9) persons; however, there is no limit on the number of canoes in the party.

RABC (Remote Area Border Crossing) Permit

Two women stand on the dock at Cache Bay in Quetico Park, Ontario, Canada.

R ABC (Remote Area Border Crossing) Permit are only available in advance, by mail. You cannot get one locally. Download the mail-in form from the Canadian customs website. Note: some guests have reported problems accessing this site. You’ll need the free Acrobat plug-in; if you don’t have it, click here to go to the Adobe Acrobat site. We recommend applying for this permit at least 45 days prior to your trip. The RABC will cost about $30.00 Canadian and covers your spouse and any dependent children under 18 and is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Saganaga Lake Customs Station – Permanently Closed

As of 1998, the Customs Station on Saganaga Lake was permanently closed. To cross the border into Quetico Park, you must have an R A B C Permit in your possession.


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