Date for 2019 - Ski tour March 23rd
Lake conditions are looking really good as of Mar 16th - With the melting during the day and the freezing at night the lakes are getting better each day and the tour should be great for either skate skiing or classic
This year we are including an additional tour route within the Dawson Trail Campgrounds for those that would like a shorter distance but can still meet up with the other group at the end of the day, take in a ski, meal and REEL Paddling Film Festival. For all routes please register at the bottom of this page.
Recognized by EXPLORE MAGAZINE as one of the coolest adventures in Canada
Ron Bergin, editor of Cross Country Skier magazine: "this event is worth checking out - for it's uniqueness and challenge, the wild beauty of the region and to experience the Nordic ski enthusiasm and culture of this region"
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The Cross Quetico Lakes Tour is hosted by the Beaten Path Nordic Trails in collaboration with Ontario Parks
It is an all day ski tour on the frozen lakes and portages of pristine Quetico Provincial Park, on the Trans-Canada Trail and the Path of the Paddle
"The world class paddling destination becomes a wonderland in the winter"
Return to the roots of cross country skiing - Come ski the canoe routes of Quetico
Typical Annual Agenda
Friday 7pm Little Falls Community Centre - safety briefing and final registrations
-7:00 Fri. night safety briefing (CENTRAL TIME) , route, briefing- at the Little Falls CC last chance registration
-Doors are open at 6:15 a.m. Sat. morning at the LFCC for a light breakfast (coffee, juice, fruit/muffins and yogurt)
-7:00 a.m. Shuttle bus to trailhead
-optional routes may vary each year with conditions of 1 to 3 routes (roughly 35km., 45km. 60km) This year a shorter route is included in Dawson Trail Campgrounds. Distance for the shorter routes are yet to be determined.
-4:30 p.m. shuttle bus return to town. Participants are expected to be back to Pavilion at 4pm
-6:00 pm dinner and films to follow