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Imagine your group growing in faith together while paddling in the pristine border lakes. Hear the cry of loons, breathe the crisp air, be mesmerized by the dancing firelight, and relish the good feeling of your body after a day’s paddle. It's an experience you will remember for a lifetime!

This trip allowed me to see a new side of my relationship with God, that I hope to continue.
— Canoe Country participant

The information below will give you a basic idea of how your trip with Voyageurs Canoe Country will unfold.  Interested in a longer or shorter trip?  We can do that, too!  Be sure to connect with Grant to talk about your options - email or phone 218-780-2696.


Typical Week-long Canoe Trip Itinerary (7 days)

Sat/Sun: Arrive at Camp Vermilion by 2:00 pm for orientation, dinner, and opening campfire.  Lodging that night is typically in our Bakk House retreat center.

Days 2-5: Experience Voyageurs Canoe Country by paddling, portaging, fishing, swimming, camping, and growing in Christ.

Day 6: Return to Camp Vermilion for clean up, sauna, dinner, closing campfire, and one more night in the Bakk House.

Fri/Sat: Depart for home after breakfast.


Typical Weekend Canoe Trip Itinerary (5 days)

Thurs: Arrive at Camp Vermilion by 2:00 pm for orientation, dinner, and opening campfire.  Housing that evening is typically in our Bakk House retreat center.

Days 2-4: Experience Voyageurs Canoe Country by paddling, portaging, fishing, swimming, camping and growing in Christ.

Mon: Return to Camp Vermilion for clean up and a sauna before departing for home.

(Five day trips can also start on a Saturday or Sunday with your group departing for home on Wednesday or Thursday.)


During your first night at camp, each group will work with their guide to plan their exact route and plan for the week.  Our staff will work with you to plan a trip to meet your group's goals and needs, whether it is challenging yourselves to do more or taking a more relaxing approach to your week.  No matter what you decide, your time in the BWACA will allow you to:

  • Stand where wooly mammoths once roamed and where bears, moose, loons, otters, and many other creatures continue to thrive
  • Explore some of the oldest rocks in the world
  • Paddle and portage along fur trade routes once used by French voyageurs
  • Sleep under the stars
  • See God’s glory in the northern lights dancing across the sky
  • Develop a stronger relationship with your group and with the God of these wonders
I will always remember getting to see God’s untouched creation on the canoe trip.
— Canoe Country participant