The Boundary Waters-Voyageur Waterway has been important for wilderness recreation since the turn of the 20th century. Less than 1% of the shoreline has been developed, leaving the landscape much as it was in the days of the VOYAGEUR. It is one of the busiest wilderness canoe routes in North America today. The waterway was designated a CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER in 1996.
Author MAXWELL W. FINKELSTEIN
Links to Other Sites
Hudson's Bay Company: Heritage
This colourful HBC website documents over 300 years of company history. Features illustrated biographies of prominent personalities, an online art collection, e-books, historical games, timelines, interactive maps, and much more.
The Quetico Foundation
The website for the Quetico Foundation, an organization that supports the effective management and preservation of natural resources within Quetico Park, Ontario's second largest wilderness park.
Boundary Waters – Voyageur Waterway
A brief overview of the Boundary Waters – Voyageur Waterway. Modern voyageurs can trace this route composed of a string of rock-rimmed lakes, narrow river channels and portages that once formed a main fur trade route to the west. From the Canadian Heritage Rivers System website.