Ontario Backcountry Canoe Symposium launched the #paddlethanks initiative, to give people an opportunity to say thanks for the wonderful things that make paddling such an important part of life. The Quetico Foundation submitted a video by Abigail Laulman, Trustee. Laulman’s first canoe trip was sponsored by the Quetico Foundation, a paddling trip for new Canadians that began her love for the paddling life.
During this season of giving and sharing please generously donate to help support the Quetico Foundation!
The Quetico Foundation is dedicated to the protection of wilderness with a particular focus on Quetico Wilderness Provincial Park since 1954. The Quetico Foundation primarily has two focuses; conducting ecological research and supporting academic studies to help protect the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park, and helping students and young leaders connect to the beauty of Quetico’s wilderness, lakes and rivers through the joys, merits and benefits of wilderness canoe trips.
Please donate today to help the Quetico Foundation support protecting wilderness, connecting young leaders and students to Quetico via wilderness canoe excursions and wilderness research.
2019 Fall Quetico Foundation Dinner
This very popular dinner will be held at the University Club of Toronto. An exciting speaker has been booked. Adam Shoalts, author and explore-in-residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is our speaker on Wednesday October 30th.
The Trustees are eager for you to SAVE the evening of Wed. October 30th in your calendar.
To reserve a seat at the 2019 Fall Quetico Dinner on Oct 30th email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Shoalts, Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and #1 national best-selling author of Alone Against the North, will join us to tell us about his brand new book, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, which tells the story of his solo canoe journey across nearly 4,000 km of arctic wilderness. Shoalts will also share pictures from his adventures at the dinner and his new book will be available for purchase and signing.
A picture is always better than words so Adam’s publicist has provided me with this photo of him.
I just tried to check in with Adam, but his email account replied with “I’m in the wilderness at the moment with no access to email or phone until I return in the first week of September”. We hope he is safe and enjoying his time exploring an uncharted river in the far north!
Check out this interview of Adam by David McGuffin. Even listening to the first few minutes of this interview will leave you committed to attending the 2019 Fall Quetico Foundation Dinner.
Quetico’s wilderness has been the focus of conservation action, backcountry exploration, engaging leadership skills and local environmental studies by Quetico Foundation for 65 years and advancing!
Please email us your favourite experiences with the Quetico Foundation with us or your favourite Quetico wilderness memories at email@example.com or post them with this blog.
The yuletide holiday season has begun!
Days we can be grateful for wonderful on-the-lake memories under the sun.
Days when we reflect on the gorgeous portages, hard won.
Days when there will be lots of fun in the snow under the pines to come!
Wishing a merry, joyous, inspired and happy festive season to everyone!
Happy Festivus from the rest of us at the Quetico Foundation
We are Canada – United by Canoe photo album
A growing portfolio of participant bios
French Lake to Lac LaCroix 6-day canoe trip launch, August 21 2017
21 diverse Canadians paddle together for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow on August 26th. The trip brings together students from Quetico Foundation’s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and is being led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!