Quetico Backcountry
Canoe Trips and Outfitting

For over 60 years, Voyageur Wilderness has been providing full or partial canoe outfitting services and authentic wilderness adventures at Voyageur Island Lodge on Nym Lake.

All backcountry adventures begin and end with a stay in rustic comfort at Voyageur Island Lodge. Learn about best practices for backcountry canoeing and camping trips and get outfitted with all the gear, equipment and meals you need for a safe, enjoyable and responsible adventure.

To help you choose an adventure that is right for you, we have carefully planned and evaluated each canoe trip based on its physical demands. Choose from Easy, Classic, Demanding or Challenging trips.

Find A Canoe Adventure That’s Right For You

All trips can be customized for your needs.

5 days, 4 nights

2 nights lodge
2 nights camping

May - September

RATING: Classic, Self Guided

Quetico Classic Family Canoe Trip & Lodge Adventure

This all-inclusive 5-day wilderness canoe, camping and lodge package is perfect for the active family. You and your kids will love paddling, swimming, fishing, discovering the wonders of nature and sharing stories around the campfire.

7 days, 6 nights

2 nights lodge
4 nights camping

May - September

RATING: Classic, Self Guided

Discover the Spirit of Quetico

You’ll be immersed in authentic Canadian Canoe Culture where local experts will share their insight and knowledge of this special region. It’s the perfect vacation for reflecting, gaining cultural understanding and renewing your spirit.

9 days, 8 nights

2 nights lodge
6 nights camping

May - September

RATING: Challenging, Self Guided

A Quest for Adventure – Journey to Chatterton Falls

Canoe to a magical place that not many can go. This adventure challenges you to paddle and portage deep into Quetico’s wilderness to a series of spectacular and majestic waterfalls. Strong wilderness canoe and camping skills are needed.

9 days, 8 nights

2 nights lodge
6 nights camping

May - September

RATING: Demanding, Self Guided

It’s Time to Experience Quetico Again

Remember when you were a newbie on a group trip with Voyageur Wilderness Programme? You cherish those life-long memories, skills and ever-lasting bonds with others and connection to nature.

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Voyageur Wilderness is my go-to for wilderness adventure! Their park knowledge and canoe-camping expertise has helped me navigate planning trips with groups of friends and even built confidence in my solo-trip ambitions. The care and attention they give to my preparedness and safety on trail makes me feel like family.
- Maddy S

Canoe Rating System

Challenging (7+ day canoe trips, serious portaging)

  • 7+ days paddling with 8 to 10 easy to difficult portages
  • 6+ nights at different campsites
  • Suitable for good to excellent fitness levels
  • Suitable for intermediate to advanced canoe tripping skill level
  • Great for avid adventurers, families with teenage children, couples and small groups

Demanding (5 to 7+ day canoe trips, moderate portaging)

  • 5 to 7 days paddling with 2 to 7 easy/moderate portages
  • 4 to 6 nights at different campsites
  • Extended: add extra nights at a base campsite
  • Suitable for average to good fitness levels
  • Suitable for intermediate to advanced canoe tripping skill level
  • Great for avid adventurers, families with teenage children, couples and small groups

Classic (2 to 4+ day canoe trips, easy portaging)

  • 2 to 4 days paddling with 1 to 2 easy portages
  • 1 to 3+ nights at easy access campsite(s)
  • Extended: add extra nights at base campsite
  • Suitable for most fitness levels
  • Suitable for all canoe tripping skill levels (no experience to advanced)
  • Great for families with young children, multi-generations and new canoe trippers

Easy (day canoe outings)

  • Day canoe outings from lodge/cabin
  • Suitable for most fitness levels
  • Suitable for all canoeing skill levels (no experience to advanced)

Note: All trips can be customized to meet your needs. Don’t know what level you’re at? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.