Cross Quetico Lakes Tour


It is still melting during the day and freezing at night helping to create the nice crust conditions we are hoping for. Skiing on the lakes yesterday we were able to stay on top most of the time classic skiing, but very challenging skate skiing. If we don't continue to get good melting and freezing we may find that this year is an all classic tour...I will post again mid week. Keep your classic boards handy. Bring both sets. Skate skiing may still be an option. Be sure to register at the bottom of this page if you haven't already. Tour will be cancelled due to too few pre-registrations.

The only reason you won't have a beautiful fun filled day in Quetico will be because you didn't come.

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"

To help in planning for dinner please click link below

***A link to registration at the bottom of this page***

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

Friday March 16th 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

-option of 1 of 2 routes (roughly 35km., 45km.

-4:30 p.m. shuttle bus return to town. Participants are expected to be back to Pavilion at 4pm


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Latitude: 48.752623 Longitude: -91.592408 Elevation: 1300 ft
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Event Dates

3/17/2018 – 3/17/2018

Admission Fee (if any)

$55 includes a light breakfast, shuttles to the trail-heads and return and a dinner/social  -also included


This year we have high quality professional films hosted by Path of the Paddle for evening entertainment 

For folks unable to ski that day they can still come for dinner $20 and films $12

Celebrate skiing and paddling and support the Beaten Path ski club as well as the Path of the Paddle Association. Ski the Path of the Paddle 


Participation Requirements (if any)

There can be up to 3 lengths of routes 35km -60km depending on conditions. Participants must be able to ski all day over varied terrain, much of it in a non-groomed wilderness park

Participants have all day to finish

To see a clip from 2015 event check out video by Chris Evavold - Black River Photography Cross Quetico Lakes Tour 2015

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed but must be able to behave with people and other pets and physically up to the task. Pets are not allowed on the bus so for those wanting to bring their dogs they will have to find their own transportation.

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