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December 17, 2018

Boundary Waters for Beginners

  • May 11, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan and carry out your own Boundary Waters canoe trip this summer!

You will walk away from this class with the practical knowledge to safely and effectively travel through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You will learn what to bring, what to leave behind, and a sense of what would be the best type of trip for you, in the 1,000,000+ acres that makes up the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The class will be equal parts hands on demonstration and practice, classroom style lecture, and small group discussion. By the end of class, you will have selected some possible entry points, and will know what to pack and how to travel on your first trip to the Boundary Waters!

Registration Includes

The practical knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently carry out a Boundary Waters Canoe Trip this summer. You will also receive a 24″ x 36″ waterproof comprehensive map of the Boundary Waters and Quetico region.

Skill Level

No prior experienced required

Best for Ages…

18 and up

You should bring…

Dress for the weather, because we will be outside! Wear shoes you don’t mind walking into the water or rubber boots. Bring something to write with, and an idea of what sort of canoe trip you are interested in going on. Some examples might include:

  • Easy one or two night trip
  • 3-5 nights using a base camp
  • Show me the fish
  • Small circle tour
  • Challenging circle tour
  • and much more


This class will take place at Chamber’s Grove, Duluth’s most southern park, in the Fond du Lac neighborhood. Meet at the pavilion.

[side note: This class takes places at one of the few places in Duluth, and during the short period of time when you might see American White Pelicans, as they migrate north for the summer!]

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1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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