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2019 Lottery Entries for Northern Tier Wilderness Canoe Trips and Okpik Programs can be submitted online between 9:00 AM CST Tuesday January 2nd 2018 and 11:59 PM CST Tuesday January 9th 2018.
  • Entry in the lottery is online only. Register at
  • Please make sure only one person per unit enters the lottery, duplicate reservations from units will not be considered.
  • Crews selected for their first or second choice of treks will be notified via email by February 1st 2018.
  • All reservations are considered tentative until the deposit is received.
  • The $800 per crew deposit will be due February 15th 2018 for all crews selected in the lottery.
    • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Any Crew not selected will be notified by February 6th 2018 and given first chance at remaining treks on alternate dates of availability. Deposit will be due three weeks from date alternate trip is booked.
  • Remaining available trips will open on a first come first served basis beginning March 1st.
Summer and Winter trip fees are available!

Updates to the 2018 Okpik program.

Click Here for 2018 Reservations

Information Needed To Make A Reservation

  1. Contact information for the adult point of contact.
  2. Program Choice
    Summer: Which base? Atikokan, Bissett or Ely.
  3. Arrival Date at Northern Tier (Trip Availability 2018)
  4. Departure Date from Northern Tier
  5. Number of Crews
  6. Estimated Number of Participants
  7. 2018 Resources


About Northern Tier

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.