BWCA and Quetico Park Canoe Trip Tips

BWCA and Quetico Park Canoe Trip Tips

Let CBO make your canoe trip the best it can be. Here we provide information on everything from how best to paddle a canoe to how to handle a wilderness emergency.

Choosing a Campsite
If you've ever been on a BWCA or Quetico Park canoe trip before, you undoubtedly have one, if not several, favorite campsites. What was so special about it? Was it the tall pines, the spectacular view, or the ease of finding an ideal tent site? Maybe it was because of great fishing right from the campsite! There are, however, certain criteria that should be considered when selecting a site. Here are a few items that you should consider and look for in a campsite.

Family Canoe Trip Tips
The BWCA and Quetico Park offer a vast variety of camping and canoeing opportunities for all ages and skill levels. This page lists tips that will help maximize the ejoyment of your BWCA or Quetico Park canoe trip.

How to Portage a Canoe
When taking your canoe trip in the BWCA or Quetico Park, there are times you're going to have to portage, or carry your canoe from one lake or river to another. Here we've provided illustrations to demonstrate the best way to portage your canoe.

Protect Your Food and Property From Black Bears
The best ways to prevent food pilfering while on your canoe trip in bear country.

Water Purification and Campfire Cooking
While exploring the woods and waterways on your canoe trip through the BWCA or Quetico Park, you need to keep in mind the importance of eating healthy. To help with this, here's some tips on healthy foods, water filtration, and campfire cooking.

Wilderness Emergency Procedures
A common concern for those who take a canoe trip in the BWCA and Quetico Park is what to do if there is an emergency. Here are a few procedure to help you in the event of an emergency while on your canoe trip.

Wilderness Ethics
Although visitors are drawn to the BWCA and Quetico Park for different reasons, each person doing their part can create an atmosphere that is enjoyable and appreciated by all. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," is an old motto with a very real message for today's wilderness travelers. Here are some recommendations to make your visit more enjoyable for everyone.

Wilderness Terms and Definitions
Here you'll find a dictionary of wilderness terms and definitions to know when planning a canoe trip into the BWCA and Quetico Park.

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