• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

Sister Sites Agreement

Knife Lake
USDA Forest Service Superior National Forest / Kris Reichenbach

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Date: July 4, 2012
Contact: Superintendent, Grand Portage National Monument, 218-475-0123

Hands reached across the international border between Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA to sign a 'Sister Sites' arrangement on September 20, 2011 to further mutually beneficial cooperation for the purpose of conservation, preservation, recreation, and public education. Managers from Ontario Parks Branch's Quetico and La Verendrye Provincial Parks, USDA Forest Service's Superior National Forest; and USDI National Park Service's Grand Portage National Monument and Voyageurs National Park were signatories to this historic agreement.

View USDA Forest Service's Superior National Forest 'Success Stories' press release

View Sister Sites Arrangement

Did You Know?

Drawing by C.W. Jefferys of David Thompson in Athabaska Pass 1810.

The great geographer David Thompson mapped most of Canada and the northern U.S. west of Grand Portage (1794-1821) a tribute to the exploratory achievements of the Nor’westers.