Quetico Provincial Park: Beaverhouse Lake to Your Lake Loop (5 days / 70 km)

Quetico’s interior is set up as a wilderness paddling area, without signed camps or portages it allows you to channel your inner tripper and challenge your skills. With multiple access points, the large system of lakes can be reached from both Ontario or Minnesota (USA) and borders the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (USA). The Beaverhouse Lake loop will give paddlers the opportunity to experience sandy beaches, great fishing, solitude and killer sunsets. A true Ontario gem just a two-hour drive from Thunder Bay.

Trip Completed: July - August 2020

Trip Summary

Starting Point: Beaverhouse Lake

Ending Point: Beaverhouse Lake

Total Distance: 70 km

Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights

Difficulty: Intermediate (requires strong wilderness and navigation skills)

Location

The entire route is located within the Quetico Provincial Park boundaries. Beaverhouse Lake access point is located 22km off of HWY 11. The dirt road turn-off is located between HWY 11B (to Atikokan) and Mine Center. Once you get off Highway 11 you will see signs for Lac la Croix First Nations. This means you are on the right track, but make sure to take a left at the fork approximately 8km down the road to Beaverhouse Lake parking lot. If you miss this turn you will end up in Lac La Croix First Nations.

Note: There is little to no reception in the area, make sure you have the location saved on a service you can use offline. I used topographic maps I had downloaded ahead of time with the Avenza Maps app on my phone.

Traditional Territory: This route is located in the traditional territory of Anishinabewaki and Michif Piyii (Métis) (source).

Maps & Resources

Guidebook: N/A

Map: Chrismar Adventure Maps - Quetico Provincial Park and Area (2018), Avenza Maps

Campsite Reservations: Yes, you need to book your trip through the Ontario Parks Reservation System. For Quetico backcountry, you just need to reserve your access point, not specific lakes you will be...

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