Our Wilderness Canoeing Experience on the Poplar River has become a guest and staff favorite. Guests meet at Bluefin Bay Guest Services and take the resort shuttle to the Poplar River in Lutsen, then hike about a quarter of a mile to the canoes, and paddle two miles along the beautiful Poplar River. No past canoe experience is needed and children as young as five can participate. The trip is leisurely, scenic, and within the whole family’s capabilities.
For those who love to stay at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts but have always wondered what a Boundary Waters Canoe experience would be like, this 2.5 hour trip gives you a flavor for the BWCA but is shorter and closer to home. Plus, we provide all of the equipment and an expert guide.
Because our Wilderness Canoe Experience is so popular, it fills quickly. To reserve your spot, be sure you sign up online by visiting our Resort Activities & Events tab and clicking on the date and time you prefer. This activity is quite popular in the summer and fall months.