Atikokan, ON Base


Atikokan will be offering standard 8-night and 10-night trips departing on regular intervals throughout the summer.  You can see the full schedule here:

When reading the schedule note the following:
  • You will arrive at Northern Tier on the date designated on the schedule
  • Your first night will be in a cabin on base.
  • Your final night will be in a cabin on base and you will depart for home on the date noted on the schedule. 
  • All nights in between will be spent on-water.

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 2020 – Must be submitted prior to arrival
  • Crew Roster 2021 – 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.
    • Ontario Licenses- 18 years of age and older are required to have an Ontario fishing license. These will need to be purchased prior to arriving at Northern Tier. Scouts under the age of 18 can fish under a licensed adult. LEARN MORE

Step 6: Trip Planning Resources: