The Friends of Quetico Park, established in 1984, is a community based not-for-profit charitable organization whose primary goal is the preservation of Quetico Provincial Park as a unique wilderness area. The Friends are comprised of a dedicated volunteer board of directors, general membership, and a staff that serves administrative and sales needs.
Quetico Provincial Park, one of Ontario’s largest and oldest parks, encompasses 469,456 hectares of rugged Canadian Shield with numerous lakes and streams which makes it one of the world’s finest paddling destinations.
Through the profits generated by merchandise sales, membership, and donations, the Friends of Quetico Park work toward the enhancement of the interpretive, educational, and recreational objectives of Quetico
Provincial Park. Summer staff members work with park employees in the Natural Heritage Education Programme and library.The Friends of Quetico Park operate a store at Dawson Trail Campgrounds at French Lake within Quetico Provincial Park. Visit our store for kayak or paddle board rentals, park literature, or check out our merchandise at the remote entry stations. Proceeds go directly to current projects the Friends of Quetico are working on in and for the park. We’re closed for the season but rest assured we’ll be spending the winter preparing for next year to ensure that visitors are able to pick up some last minute items like bug spray or sunscreen, learn more about the parks history and ecology with a variety of books, or share their love of the park with a new t-shirt!