Canoe camping treks are our bread and butter here at Northern Tier. With the thick Boreal Forest making trails difficult to navigate and maintain, canoes are the preferred mode of transportation in the Northern Forest. Northern Tier equips each crew with the necessary outfitting needed and a private interpreter to ensure their trip is a success. The Interpreter works alongside the crew and its youth leadership to make it a youth led experience and teaches them the skills they need to succeed in the wilderness.
Canoe camping is an experience similar to backpacking but instead of using backpacks, crews use specially made packs that fit the canoes they use for transportation. Crews from Northern Tier have the option to visit one of our 3 canoe bases located in North America’s canoe country. From there they travel deep in the wilderness exploring and learning along the way