The Happy Camper takes on the Quetico Portage Challenge

The Happy Camper takes on the challenge
Paddlers are encouraged to “Portage, Snap and Share” to raise awareness and funding for Quetico, the iconic wilderness class park. Lots of great prizes, including a special addition The Happy Camper paddle. To participate in the challenge, choose a Quetico portage route and complete that same distance closer to home. Snap a photo or record a video and share it through social media using
#QueticoPortageChallenge with a challenge to others to show their support.

By |March 30th, 2021|Foundation News, Fundraising|0 Comments

Cool Contests For 2021

The Happy Camper - Quetico Contest Info - Win a paddle

It’s that time of year again. Lake ice is melting, birds are singing and social media is alive with a frenzy of cool outdoor contests for us to enter.  The newest contest, and a very unique one at that, comes from the Quetico Foundation. It just launched the #QueticoPortageChallenge.

By |March 29th, 2021|Foundation News, Fundraising|0 Comments

Quetico Foundation Launches #QueticoPortageChallenge

Photograph of a woman portaging a canoe in the park and through the city streets
Quetico Foundation Challenges Paddlers and Nature Enthusiasts to “Portage, Snap and Share” to Raise Awareness and Funding for Quetico, the Iconic Wilderness Class Park

Amid the ongoing global pandemic, Quetico Foundation is encouraging all paddlers and nature enthusiasts to participate in the first annual #QueticoPortageChallenge in support of ongoing stewardship.

To participate in the challenge, choose a Quetico portage route and complete that same distance closer to home. Snap a photo or record a video, and share it through social media using #QueticoPortageChallenge with a challenge to others to show their support.

By |March 23rd, 2021|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|0 Comments

International Women and Girls in Science Day 2021

Photograph of Katie Tripp and Kelsey Atatise, Quetico Foundation Research Team working in the forest, collecting data

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Katie Tripp and Kelsey Atatise, Quetico Foundation Research Team

With the support of the Quetico Foundation, Kelsey and Katie have been involved in a number of research and monitoring projects important for the management of Quetico Provincial Park.

By |February 11th, 2021|Foundation News, Park News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artist in residence looks back at her experience

Beautiful landscape painting byJennifer Caieart

That pretty much sums it up! It was probably the best two weeks of my life… – Jennifer Caieart

An artist in residence program, what is it?

I had the best opportunity at Quetico Provincial Park, to be their Artist in Residence, the last week of June and the first one of July 2019.

By |December 29th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

Meet The Trustee – Noah Cole

Noah Cole and a photograph of a loon he took

“In work and life, I’m inspired by nature, wilderness, the environment, insight, dedication, healthy natural systems, mentors and acts of altruism.” – Noah Cole

Why Quetico?

Quetico’s backcountry wilderness camping and canoe routes are unique Canadian locations in the province of Ontario where you can experience old growth forest, drink straight from many lakes, see eagles, moose, loons, songbirds, wildflowers, Canadian Shield, beaches and sunsets all within the same day – and develop leadership, bonding and memorable experiences while you’re at it.

By |November 24th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

Digitizing Oral History

Collage of photos of some of the voices heard on the tapes.

Quetico’s oral histories have been locked away on archival cassettes at the John B. Ridley Research Library — until now. Courtesy of history enthusiasts from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, they have come out of the vault and into our ears.

By digitizing our 400 (yes, 400) interviews, we hoped to preserve and share Quetico’s stories, in order to build connections to the people who travel here. Also, magnetic cassettes have a finite lifespan. As many of the interviews were conducted in the late ’70s and early ’80s, digitizing became a priority for the archive.

By |November 3rd, 2020|Foundation News, Park News|0 Comments

Local Youth Awarded the Shan Walshe Bursary

2020 Shan Walshe Bursary recipient, Bjorn Van Der Loo

Quetico Foundation is pleased to announce Bjorn Van Der Loo the winner of the Shan Walshe Bursary.

Bjorn is an aspiring student who is pursing environmental sciences studies.

By |October 31st, 2020|Foundation News, Local news|0 Comments

Red Pine History Display

Red Pine Display at Quetico Provinical Park Visitor Centre

Construction is almost finished on an interpretative display that will focus on educating visitors about the role of forest fires in traditional indigenous culture and in sustaining the red and white pine populations. The exhibit will update an aged interpretive display at the Dawson Trail Campground. The Friends of Quetico and the Quetico Foundation are working together to financially support this important project.

By |October 15th, 2020|Foundation News, Park News|0 Comments

First year of Lakehead University and Quetico Foundation Research Partnership

First year partnership Lakehead University and Quetico Foundation

by: Dr. Michael Rennie, Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries Assistant Professor

Quetico Provincial Park has been described as a ‘natural oasis’; with all the things going on in the world, in Quetico, you can get in a canoe, traverse a few portages, and the outside world quickly melts away leaving just you and nature. Unfortunately, even in this relatively untouched oasis, unwanted visitors have begun to appear. Several aquatic invasive species now inhabit various lakes in the park, with the most prominent and widely distributed likely being the spiny water flea (or Bythotrephes to us scientists, which is the genus that these organisms belong to).

By |September 21st, 2020|Foundation News, Local news, Park News|0 Comments