The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) Schools Program

People carry a canoe to the river.
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About the UWCA
The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) program provides active outdoor learning experiences for youth and families on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities area. The UWCA is a partnership of Wilderness Inquiry, the Mississippi Park Connection, and the National Park Service with support and involvement of many additional groups. Large voyageur canoes offer safe paddling experiences for up to ten persons per canoe and 150 persons or more at one time. NPS Park Rangers lead educational activities on the nature and history of the river and provide teacher support services, while Wilderness Inquiry staff coordinates trip logistics. Both Rangers and Wilderness Inquiry staff stern the canoes. See Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures to set up a field trip for your school or other group, or to register for a public paddling trip. You may also contact Ranger Jim Ford at 651-293-8454 or by email.

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Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1-2 days.

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