BWCA and Quetico Park History

BWCA and Quetico Park History

BWCA History
With over 1,500 miles of canoe routes, nearly 2,200 designated campsites, and more than 1,000 lakes and streams waiting, the BWCA is visited by over 200,000 people a year. Here is a brief look at the history of the BWCA.

Quetico Park History
At 1.2 million acres (4,758 square kilometers), Quetico Provincial Park is Ontario's second largest wilderness park. 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. Here is a brief look at the history of Quetico Park.

Geology and Natural History of the BWCA and Quetico Park
Both the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico Park offer scenic vistas of sheer rock cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. Here is a brief look at the geology and natural history of the BWCA and Quetico Park.

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