Ok, Quetico Provincial Park is not in Manitoba. So does a trip report about Quetico belong on a page called Manitoba Adventures? I say: yes, yes it does. Because it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away, right? (Alright, it’s a good 6 hour drive to its nearest entry point.) Plus, I lived in Northwestern Ontario for several years, and this area was, in fact, my literal backyard during that time. And it’s hardly the first Ontario trip report that I include here. 🙂
Maybe I should change the name of the site… perhaps Adventures from Winnipeg? A Winnipegger’s Adventures? We’ll see.
We decided to make our “big trip” this year a Quetico trip. Ten years ago, we were living in Northwestern Ontario and the three of us (Tim and I, and our son Dominic, who, at the time, was 7 years old) took a four-day canoe trip in Quetico. We have fond memories of that trip, and still talk and laugh about some of its most memorable moments regularly. Partially out of nostalgia, Tim & I decided a 10-year anniversary trip was exactly what we needed. One of the reasons we’re feeling so nostalgic these days is that Dominic just graduated from high school. And the other, I turned the big four-oh, a few days before we departed on our big trip to Quetico.
It’s one of those moments that made me take stock of the time that’s passed. And realize that as I get older, time seems to pass faster.