BWCA & Quetico Park Resources
BWCA, Quetico Park and Ely, MN Weather Conditions and Forecast
Current conditions and weather forecasts for the BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN area.
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide. Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Minnesota DNR is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
Ontario Minsitry of Natural Resources - Non-Canadian Residents Fishing Licence
Non-Canadian residents need an Outdoors Card to fish in Ontario if they are 18 years of age and over. Non-residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from requiring a licence. The sportfishing licence tag (one year or eight day) or the conservation fishing licence tag (one year or eight day) accompanies the plastic Outdoors Card. More information on the Outdoors Card and fishing licence tags are available on this site.
Quetico Provincial Park
Quetico Provincial Park is a protected, pristine wilderness retreat of international acclaim west of Lake Superior on the Canada-U.S. border. The park's tangled network of lakes once formed water routes travelled by Ojibway and fur traders. Now it is primarily the destination of experienced canoeists seeking solitude and rare glimpses of wildlife by cascading waterfalls, glassy lakes and endless forests.
Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC)
The CANPASS RABC program is delivered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and facilitates the border clearance process for individuals wishing to cross the border into Canada (and needed for trips into Quetico Park) in the following remote areas:
- from Pigeon River through to and including Lake of the Woods
- the Canadian shore of Lake Superior
- Cockburn Island
- Sault Ste. Marie (upper lock system)
You must have the RABC permit in your possession when you cross the border into Canada at the remote locations identified above, and and may not be used to cross the border into Canada in any other location than those locations. Further information and a link to the form itself can be found here. If you have questions regarding the RABC permit or general border crossing information please contactthe Canada Border Services Agency at (807) 624-2162 or the website www.cbsa.gc.ca.
Superior National Forest
The Superior National Forest was established on February 13, 1909 by President Theodore Roosevelt. One of the largest Forests in the national forest system, the Superior boasts a unique and rich legacy that has been largely influenced by its boreal forest ecosystem and glacially-carved landscape with myriad inter-connected waterways.