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Voyageurs National Park has 3 Visitor Centers: Rainy Lake, Ash River, and Kabetogama. On our recent trip, we visited all three. Each of the park’s visitor centers are accessible by land or lake. The main visitor center is located near International Falls on Rainy Lake.
As with most national park visitor centers, you’ll find the the park movie, educational displays, and a gift shop in all three.
Voyageurs Visitor Center Trip Tip
Be sure to make a stop at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. This is the largest visitor center for the park and is open year round.
While at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, you’ll want to check out the exhibit area! It pays tribute to the Voyageurs, the park’s namesake.
The Voyageurs were French Canadian fur traders who paddled endless miles in canoes to transport their valuable cargo, beaver pelts. Eventually, these furs made it back to Europe to satisfy demand for felt.
The Voyageurs developed their own style and culture. They were known for singing as they paddled not only for entertainment but also to synchronize paddling.
Voyageurs typically wore colorful sashes. They were functional as well as colorful with pouches to store personal items.
Be sure to chat with park staff about what to see and do while in Voyageurs National Park.
At the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, you’ll also find hiking trails, picnic tables, and a boat launch. In addition, ranger guided boat tours are also available. So, be sure to allow time to enjoy what this national park visitor center has to offer!
If you are traveling to Voyageurs National Park, be sure to pick up a good paper map! We Here is an affiliate link to the National Geographic map we used. Not surprisingly, there were several locations in the park where we had no cell signal!