La Verendrye Provincial Park

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For the similarly named park in Quebec, see La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve.
La Verendrye Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Thunder Bay, Ontario
Coordinates 48°06′15″N 90°22′02″W / 48.10417°N 90.36722°W / 48.10417; -90.36722Coordinates: 48°06′15″N 90°22′02″W / 48.10417°N 90.36722°W / 48.10417; -90.36722
Area 182.80 km²
Governing body Ontario Parks

La Verendrye Provincial Park is a waterway provincial park located in Ontario, Canada, on the border of Minnesota, USA. The park stretches from Quetico Provincial Park through Saganaga Lake, up the Pine River, across the Height of Land Portage, then down the Pigeon River to Pigeon River Provincial Park on Lake Superior. The park is named after Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye an early explorer of Canada.

The park is a "non-operating" park, meaning no fees are charged and no staff is present with only few services offered. As part of the international boundary, the portages, lakes, and waterways along the border are open to the citizens of both nations.

La Verendrye Provincial Park is part of the historic voyageur fur trade route from Lake Superior to Winnipeg, and features several scenic diabase-capped mesas, as well as several types of rare and unusual plants.

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