Rainy Lake Area Programs and Tours

Voyageur Tour Boar at the Kettle Falls Dock
The Voyageur Tour Boat at the Kettle Falls dock
 
A old wheel remnant from the gold mining era.
A remnant from mining activities that can still be seen on Little American Island.

Voyageur Tour Boat Schedule

All Voyageur and Amik tour boat reservations are handled by Recreation.gov and can be made, starting April 15th, annually, in advance either online or by telephone. Please see the Voyageur National Park Boat Tour Reservation page for more information about this system.

*All programs subject-to-change, please check back for the most up-to-date program schedule.

Grand Tour (accessible)
Board the Voyageur Tour Boat and navigate Rainy Lake in search of active eagle nests, view a commercial fishing camp from the boat, and watch for abundant wildlife. A short stop at Little American Island (1/4 mile accessible walk) explores the 1890's Rainy Lake gold rush. Adult $30, Child $15, Toddler (2 and under) $3. (4-passenger minimum)

June 25-September 2, 2017
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
2 pm- 4:30 pm


September 6, 8, 9, 2017
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
2 pm- 4:30 pm

Kettle Falls Cruise (accessible)
Voyage to the historic Kettle Falls Hotel. Spend 2 hours on land to dine at the hotel, enjoy a picnic lunch, or explore the hotel and nearby dam. Tour fees do not include meals. Adult $45, Child $22.50, Toddler (2 and under) $3. (22-passenger minimum)

September 3, 10, 17, 2017
Sunday
10 am- 4:30 pm

 
Visitors paddling in a North Canoe
Do you have what it takes to be a voyageur?

Canoe Tours

North Canoe
Paddle back in history aboard a 26-foot North Canoe. Learn the voyageur paddle salute and explore the life of a voyageur. Minimum age is 5, paddling required, and weather dependent. Reservations recommended. Call the visitor center at (218) 286-5258. Free.

June 26- August 16, 2017
Monday, Wednesday
10am-11:30am

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Beaver Lodge Canoe Trip
Get a close up view of a beaver lodge while paddling the water of Black Bay. Minimum age is 5, paddling required, weather dependent. Reservations recommended. Call the visitor center at (218) 286-5258. Free.

June 27- August 19, 2017
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
10am- 12noon

 
A wild rose flower
Wild Rose is one of many plants found in the Ethno-botanical Garden

Other Naturalist-led Programs

Ethno-botanical Garden Tour (accessible)

Join park staff and walk through Voyageurs' diverse ecosystem. An Ojibwe Indian camp awaits at the heart of the native plant garden (accessible 1/4 mile walk). Free.

June 25- September 3, 2017
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
1 pm- 1:30 pm


Discovery Table (accessible)

Join a park ranger along the walkway between the visitor center and the tour boat dock for a short demostration about a resource found within Voyageurs National Park (accessible walk). Free.

June 28- August 30, 2017
Wednesday
1 pm- 1:30 pm

September 3- 9, 10, 17, 2017
Sunday, Wednesday
1 pm- 1:30 pm

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218) 283-6600

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