Permits but not Passports
The recent passport laws have added some confusion to groups wanting to paddle in the Quetico Park. Although a number of permits must be obtained prior to a Quetico Canoe trip a passport is not one of them this year. If you were flying into Canada via a major airline then you would need a passport but paddling your way into Canada from the border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness without a passport is fine in 2007.
The uniqueness of this wilderness area allows a person to cross into Canada without checking into Customs. A Remote Area Border Crossing Permit allows a person to travel into Canada in this remote area and these applications can be downloaded from this website. The permit must then be mailed to Canadian Immigrations where it can take from 3-6 weeks to process.
An entry point permit is required to enter into the
The Quetico is a great place to paddle and Voyageur would love to be a part of your trip. Our location on the
We can reserve your permit for you if you know the start date of your trip, desired entry point, and have a credit card ready for the $112.00 fee. You may also reserve your own permit by calling the reservation line at 877-550-6777. We hope to see you at Voyageur this summer.