Plan Your Visit

Mount-Rose & Buildings

Good places to explore the Monument are (L-R) the Heritage Center and Historic Depot. Foot trails near the buildings climb to the top of Mount Rose.

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Are you coming up the North Shore of Lake Superior?

We want to help you plan your visit to Grand Portage National Monument!

Get ready for:

  • Eagles and woodpeckers.
  • Butterflies and dragonflies.
  • Forests, lakes, rivers and streams.
  • A North West Company fur depot reconstructed on its original site.
  • Hiking a portion or all of the Grand Portage footpath.
  • Meeting Ojibwe people from Grand Portage Indian Reservation who's ancestors donated the historic lands to the federal government enabling the creation of the Monument in 1958.

Grand Portage offers many opportunities for discovery and challenge. We hope your visit is fun, leaves lifelong impressions and develops deep connections to this special place.

Histoic Encampment

During Rendezvous Days and Powwow, Grand Portage comes alive!


Basic Information
Hours, permits, and pets.


Blueberries ripen in mid-summer.


Directions & Transportation
By air, land or water travel to the park.

The Gap

The Grand Portage goes through the gap in the distant ridge.


Things To Do
Explore in and outdoors.

Meeting Rendezvous Days

Partners meet in the great hall during Rendezvous Days and Powwow.


Park Ranger programs and special events.


Lichens and moss grow on crossbedded sandstones on the Mount Rose Trail.


What to know before you visit

Heritage Center parking lot.

Heritage Center parking lot.


Activities when accessibility is on your mind.

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