Packing list

We want to make sure you enjoy your adventure to the fullest. Part of that is making sure you dress for the weather. Weather near Lake Superior can change very rapidly, so even on the warmest of summer days it's a good idea to have a warm layer handy. For a winter tour remember that you will produce your own heat, so layers are key! Layering your clothes is key to maintaining a balanced body temperature. Lastly, cotton holds onto moisture; we recommend wool and/or synthetic fabrics as they wick moisture to help you dry and more comfortable.

Scroll down to view our recommended list of items to bring that will help keep you comfortable during your tour. We have a few extra items on hand for use in case you forget something, but please remember to bring what you will need. You can always swing by The Ski Hut for any gear you might want to grab before or after your tour.


Summer tours

Foggy Kayak with 2 ships.jpg

Kayak 

You Provide:
- Sunscreen
- Camera/phone in waterproof case
- Change of clothes for after tour
- Hat/Visor/Sunglasses
- Long underwear for cooler months (wool/synthetic, advise against cotton)
- Raincoat or windbreaker
- Rash guard/UV protectant shirt
- Snacks of personal preference
- Swimsuit or tight-fitting clothing for under wet-suit
- Towel for afterwards
- Water bottle
- Water shoes or other footwear that can get wet


We provide:
- Dry bag
- Kayak
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Paddle
- PFD (life vest)
- Wet suit
- Extra water

FullSizeRender 10.jpg

Bike

You Provide:
- Bike apparel (bottoms with chamios or tight-fitted athletic bottoms, jersey or tight-fitted top, gloves)
- Bug repellent
- Camera or phone for pictures
- Long sleeve shirt and/or a light coat (depending on weather)
- Stiff-soled athletic shoes or bike shoes (with pedals)
- Sunglasses/Sunscreen
- Water bottle

We provide:
- Bike
- Backpack or dry bag
- Head lamp
- Helmet
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Extra water

 

 

Voyageur_canoe.jpg

Canoe/SUP 

You Provide:
- Sunscreen
- Camera/phone in waterproof case
- Change of clothes for after tour
- Hat/Visor/Sunglasses
- Long underwear for cooler months (wool/synthetic, advise against cotton)
- Raincoat or windbreaker
- Rash guard/UV protectant shirt
- Snacks of personal preference
- Swimsuit or tight-fitting clothing for under wet-suit
- Towel for afterwards
- Water bottle
- Water shoes or footwear that can get wet


We provide:
- Dry bag
- Canoe/SUP boards
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Paddle
- PFD (life vest)
- Wet suit
- Extra water

North Shore Autumn Hike.jpg

Hiking

You Provide:
- Hiking boots
- Day pack
- Comfortable walking clothes (varies by season)
- Raincoat or light jacket
- Sunscreen/Hat/Sunglasses
- Bug repellent
- Camera or phone for pictures
- Water bottle


We provide:
- Headlamps (during evening tours)
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Extra water

 


Winter Tours

Aerial Hawk view photoshop.jpg

Fat Bike

You Provide:
- Bike apparel (bottoms with chamios or tight-fitted athletic bottoms, jersey or tight-fitted top, gloves
- Change of clothes for after tour
- Warm gloves or mittens
- Light-weight wind resistant jacket, pants, or tights
- Long underwear
- Stocking hat
- Sunglasses/Sunscreen
- Water bottle
* We like to layer when we bike. You will work up a sweat. It's good to be able to remove clothing as needed. We recommmend against using an insulated jacket (may be okay if its sub-zero outside)
 

We provide:
- Bike
- Backpack or dry bag
- Head lamp
- Helmet
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Extra water

XC Skiing

You Provide:
- Change of clothes for afterwards
- Gloves or mittens (temperature appropriate please)
- Hand warmers
- Long underwear (wool/synthetic, advise against cotton)
- Snow pants/Winter jacket
-Lightweight wind-resistant pants/jacket
- Stocking/ski hat
- Wool or heavy winter socks


We provide:
- Boots/Poles/Skis
- Headlamps (during evening tours)
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Extra water

showshoe jump.jpg

Snowshoeing

You Provide:
- Change of clothes for afterwards
- Gloves or mittens (temperature appropriate please)
- Hand warmers
- Long underwear (wool/synthetic, advise against cotton)
- Snow pants/Winter jacket
-Lightweight wind-resistant pants/jacket
- Stocking/ski hat
-Winter boots
- Wool or heavy winter socks


We provide:
- Snowshoes
- Headlamps (during evening tours)
- Lunch (depending on tour option)
- Extra water