Routing and Orientation
As part of our service, we help you plan the best route for your trip. We know the BWCA and Quetico Wilderness well and can help you choose the route to best meet your needs. We then make sure you are completely familiar with your equipment before you leave our dock on your adventure.
The Canoe Country is a vast area, and from our post on Moose Lake, near Ely, Minnesota, you can strike out in any direction. It is important that you choose the route that is best for you. You may desire a challenging or more relaxing circular route, or you may prefer to set up a base camp, one or two days out, and make side trips from there. Whatever the case, we will help you make the final selection of your route. We will go over the route in detail on large-scale waterproof maps, marking the best campsites, fishing holes, and points of interest, such as Indian pictographs and waterfalls. We stock all of the maps that you will need on your trip.
Based upon your need, we provide a very thorough orientation program prior to your departure. We will familiarize you with your canoe and teach basic canoeing skills that will insure a safe and more enjoyable trip. We will show you how to select a tent site and erect a tent. All of our camping equipment will be reviewed. The techniques of outdoor cooking and your personalized food menu will be discussed in detail. This orientation coupled with our extensive and detailed map routing of your trip will thoroughly prepare you for a memorable experience.