Atikokan, ON Base

The following is a list of required paperwork, a selection of optional trip choices, and a wide variety of useful information. Please read very carefully.

Step 1: Financial Planning

Step 2: Park Selection, Permitting, and Border Crossing

Step 3: Canoe Rentals

Standard outfitting at Northern Tier includes Kevlar canoes (less than 50 pounds). For a discount of $30 per canoe per day, Aluminum canoes (75 pounds) can be rented.

  • Lightweight Canoe reservations are handled through the online registration system.
    View your confirmation email for details or contact Northern Tier directly. or (218) 365-4811

Step 4: Preparing for Northern Tier

Step 5: Required Documents

The following documents must be absolutely complete upon arrival on base:

  • Health and Medical Record – Every participant must have an up-to-date "Health and Medical Record." They must meet all health restrictions to be permitted to go on trail.
  • Swim Classification Form – Leaders and participants must complete a swim test prior to arrival at a Northern Tier base. Each leader and participant must be rated a "Swimmer" using the BSA swim text.
  • Crew Roster – Must be submitted prior to arrival
  • Wilderness First-Aid Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of BSA approved Wilderness First Aid training. Minimum WFA course length is 16-hours.
  • CPR Training – At least one adult advisor must have proof (completion certificate) of CPR Training
  • BSA E-certifications – At least one adult advisor must have proof of training (completion certificates) in each of the following BSA E-certifications: Hazardous Weather, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense. All Adult Advisors must have proof of training in Youth Protection.
  • Fishing Licenses – If your crew wants to fish you will need to purchase the appropriate license.

Step 6: Trip Planning Resources:




About Northern Tier

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.