Voyageurs National Park Tours

Voyageurs National Park

Due to COVID-19 precautions, 2021 boat tour programs will be offered in a limited format with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers per tour. Capacity may change as local health indicators allow.

This is to protect the health and safety of visitors and employees. Voyageurs National Park remains accessible year-round and encourages people to get outdoors. The public is welcome to enjoy park areas while being mindful of CDC guidelines for social distancing.  

Voyageurs National Park, in northern Minnesota, is a water-based park where you must park your car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islands, and shorelines of the park. Today, motorboats, houseboats, canoes, and kayaks are all used here.

The park is a mosaic of land and water; an environment of great beauty. It has exceptional natural and cultural resources, and abundant recreational opportunities. The park's complex system of waterways includes an important segment of the transcontinental highway traversed by French-Canadian voyageurs during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Voyageurs is a place where the southern tip of the Boreal forest meets and mixes with the northern edge of the hardwood forest. The area is comprised of fire-dependent forests, hardwood forests, peat lands, fens, marshes, rocky outcrops, and lakeshore environments. Throughout the forests, visitors can see Eastern timber wolves, bald eagles, moose, and black bears.

Many scenic and naturalist-led tours are offered at Voyageurs. Visitors can enjoy learning about the cultural and natural history of the area on tours ranging from a short 1.5 hours to a full-day 6.5-hour cruise.








Due to COVID-19 precautions, 2021 boat tour programs will be offered in a limited format with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers per tour. Capacity may change as local health indicators allow.

This is to protect the health and safety of visitors and employees. Voyageurs National Park remains accessible year-round and encourages people to get outdoors. The public is welcome to enjoy park areas while being mindful of CDC guidelines for social distancing.  

Voyageurs National Park, in northern Minnesota, is a water-based park where you must park your car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islands, and shorelines of the park. Today, motorboats, houseboats, canoes, and kayaks are all used here.

The park is a mosaic of land and water; an environment of great beauty. It has exceptional natural and cultural resources, and abundant recreational opportunities. The park's complex system of waterways includes an important segment of the transcontinental highway traversed by French-Canadian voyageurs during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Voyageurs is a place where the southern tip of the Boreal forest meets and mixes with the northern edge of the hardwood forest. The area is comprised of fire-dependent forests, hardwood forests, peat lands, fens, marshes, rocky outcrops, and lakeshore environments. Throughout the forests, visitors can see Eastern timber wolves, bald eagles, moose, and black bears.

Many scenic and naturalist-led tours are offered at Voyageurs. Visitors can enjoy learning about the cultural and natural history of the area on tours ranging from a short 1.5 hours to a full-day 6.5-hour cruise.








Need to Know

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Tickets become available on April 15th of each year for that summer's tours. 

Boat tours offered in the 2021 summer season:

Changes and Cancellations

Contact Information

Mailing Address

VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK 360 HWY 11 EAST International Falls MN 56649

Phone Number

(218) 286-5258

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