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Northern Tier Guide

From the Northern Tier Voyageur Handbook:

We hope you are dreaming of your wilderness canoeing adventure and that the thought of traveling the canoe country excites you. Are you ready for the challenge of paddling and portaging your canoe and gear across the same lakes and portages as the historic voyaguers did?”

Northern Tier operates three high adventure program bases located in Ely, MN; Atikokan, Ontario; and Bissett, Manitoba. From these facilities millions of acres of sky-blue lakes, meandering rivers, dense boreal forests and wetlands are available for paddling and portaging. The mystique of the wild outdoors and historical features will lure you to explore, to learn and to seek new challenges.”

This page contains information and resources useful for preparing for a Northern Tier excursion.


In the left navigation column, there is a section that contains important links pertaining to Northern Tier. The official Northern Tier medical form is there, as well as a Northern Tier resource page and a link to the Northern Tier trading post. Click the ‘Northern Tier Packing List’ link to navigate to a page with the “suggested personal gear for canoeing treks.”