Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
April 28 – 30, 2017

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Appreciation Night:

Thursday  5 – 9
Pre-Event Sale
All Are Welcome!

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Meet Exhibitors at the Expo

Please note that this list represents the organizations and manufacturer's representatives that you will be able to meet in person at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in a designated booth space – be sure to pick up an Expo floor map upon entering.  There will be many other product brands present, and there may be other manufacturer's representatives present (but not in a dedicated booth space).

The Expo is a great opportunity for you to get assistance with your next purchase, or creating your next adventure.  Have fun, and enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

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Outdoor Adventure Expo Exhibitors

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Access 2 Tanzania

Tanzania offers the most extraordinary array and concentration of wildlife in Africa; it also has some of the world’s warmest and friendliest people.  We are proud of Tanzania and we love sharing it with others.


Follow your own route and go where only you can go. You´re a creator.  You´re a believer.  You´re always ready to challenge and shake up the norm.  You live in the moment.  You live without limits.

Alaska Wilderness League

We lead the effort to preserve Alaska's wilderness by engaging citizens, sharing resources, collaborating with other organizations, educating the public, and providing a courageous, constant and victorious voice for Alaska in the nation's capital from all 50 states that work together to keep Alaska's wild places protected for future generations.


The mission of this organization is to provide community education and information about long distance hiking to the public; teach environmentally responsible backcountry skills and etiquette; promote fellowship; recognize and encourage the trail angel network; inspire people to experience the outdoors through long distance hiking.

American Alpine Club – Twin Cities Chapter

Despite Minnesota being known for 10,000+ lakes there is an ample amount climbable rock across the state.  The new Twin Cities Chapter is amped to connect with local climbers, gyms, clubs, and businesses, as well as continue building and supporting our climbing community!

Anchor Labs

We're a group of entrepreneurs with a passion for all things outdoors.

Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter

Established in 1925, Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is one of those destinations where families, couples, lovers and friends return year after year to create memories and relive traditions.  Once you have been to Bearskin, you will fall in love with it.

Bell Museum of Natural History

The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world.  It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark destination.  The Bell Museum has nearly 4 million specimens – mammals, birds, fishes, plants, mollusks and insects.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota.  The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.

Big City Mountaineers

We offer participation in youth development programs with a dramatic learning experience to under resourced teenagers.  The focus of the B.C.M. program an 8 day trip (5 days backcountry backpacking or canoeing) during which 5 teens are matched with 5 volunteer adult role models.

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee was founded as an advocacy organization where as the Kekekabic Trail Club focuses on trail maintenance.  We aim to save the historic hiking trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Brilliant Reflective

Brilliant Reflective isn't piping or cording;  it’s strips of highly reflective, colorized material that you are able to take and customize your favorite gear and clothing for maximum visibility and protection as well as a completely unique look - no two will be alike.

Cache Lake Camping Foods

Camping food so good you'll want to eat it at home!  The ideal food for camping or vacationing at the cabin, resort, RV, or condo.

Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race

June 14th and 15th, 2014 (10th Anniversary Race).  This is a 26-mile two-day marathon canoe race on the historic headwaters of the Wisconsin River.  Paddlers can paddle a whole marathon, half marathon, or short "Paddle For a Cure" race. 

Camino Bike Guide

You've dreamed about biking the Camino de Santiago but don't know where to start.  You've come to the right place.  Trip planning and guide service is what I do.  Every step of the process is taken care of:  packing, training, logistics, preparation, transportation, translation, and navigation.


The ultimate online guide to canoeing – where to go and what to buy.  Plan your next trip, shop for canoes and gear, learn new skills, join the paddling community – and much more!  Stop by the Canoeing.com booth and enter to win a Mitchell paddle!

Cedar Falls Tourism

Home to the University of Northern Iowa, there are lots of great reasons to visit Cedar Falls!

Charles City Whitewater

Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park is Iowa's first WhiteWater park built for river enthusiasts.

City Pages

Get all of your local news and entertainment news including movie and restaurant reviews.  While you're reading us, take a look at our calendar of local happenings.

Conservation Corps of MN and IA

We provide hands-on environmental stewardship and service opportunities to youth and young adults in conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work.  We help people from diverse backgrounds become connected to the environment, engaged in conservation, involved in the community and prepared for future employment.

Cook County Bikes and Beer

Fireweed Bike Coop:  a community invested, locally owned, full service bike shop.

Voyageur Brewing Co.:  Adventurous Craft Beers.

Superior Cycling Association:  We promote cycling of all kinds throughout Cook County.

Cooke Custom Sewing

The best in canoe packs, canoeing accessories, custom tarps and canoe camping equipment.


Dagger produces the highest quality and performance whitewater, recreational, and touring kayaks in the industry at a great value.  Wherever there's water.

Destination Tanzania Safaris

We offer scheduled, custom and unique African wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, culture and historical site visits, beach holiday vacations and adventure trekking safaris exclusively in Tanzania.

Diamond Hawk Unlimited

We have 20+ years of adventure travel experience.  We help you select the unique travel adventure that will provide you with the memorable moments you are looking for.  Whether you're an experienced traveler or it's your first trip, get in touch with us!  We'll interview you to match our unique travel adventures to your needs.

The Duluth Experience

Duluth Tours:  Outdoor Adventure, Epic Storytelling and Locally Crafted Beer.

Far & High Adventure Travel

Far & High Adventure Travel (formerly Highland Asia Travel) specializes in small group, custom tours and private trips to Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and the Indian Himalayas.  We also offers custom trips to Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Mongolia.

Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau

We are proud of Fort Dodge and want to help you spread the word!  We can provide you with photos, story ideas and resource information.

Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Our mission is to promote an appreciation for and preservation of the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Our mission:  To protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.

Friends of Wabakimi

Friends of Wabakimi is an Ontario not-for-profit corporation created to support and eventually assume responsibility for the volunteer conservancy efforts of The Wabakimi Project to rehabilitate and document canoe routes in the Wabakimi Area.

Frost River

Our rugged backpacks and bags have enjoyed a rich history in the discovery and exploration of this unique area.  Traditional canoe packs have been a part of this North Country wilderness for more than a century and our Frost River line of heavy duty backpacks, and canvas and leather bags have been designed and tested to perform in this rugged environment.  All Frost River products are made in our workshop in northern Minnesota.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national organization that engages and ignites the activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.  Broads gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to protect public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations.

Hub Bike Coop    Booth: 17

We are a worker-owned and democratically-run workplace focused on providing excellent products and services for all your biking needs.

Ice Age Trail Alliance

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer and member based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Established in 1958, it now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Inland Sea Kayakers

Inland Sea Kayakers (ISK) is an organization of sea kayaking enthusiasts who enjoy sharing trips, sharing information, and improving their skills.

International Wolf Center

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.

Keweenaw Adventure Company

Keweenaw Adventure Company ... your headquarters for outdoor adventures in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale National Park since 1994!

Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventures is your specialist in customized private and small group trips to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.  Whether visiting South America’s finest vineyards and charming colonial cities, exploring Machu Picchu, or hiking through stunning Patagonia, Knowmad Adventures works closely with travelers so that their South American vacation exceeds all expectations.

Leave No Trace MN

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands.  Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world.

Living Adventure

We specialize in sea kayaking trips, instruction and rentals in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  In the winter they are hosts to a full program of sea kayaking adventures to Mexico's Yucatan peninsuala.

The Loppet Foundation

The mission of the Loppet Foundation is to promote and support nordic skiing in the Minneapolis area – especially among inner-city youth.

Midwest Outdoor Resorts

We provide affordable, quality and family oriented vacation facilities, consistently delivering fun and memorable vacation experiences!  Through affiliations with some of the top national vacation networks, Midwest Outdoor Resorts has established reciprocal use relationships which allow its members access to hundreds of resorts nationwide.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).  MBOTMA is a 501c3 nonprofit, volunteer-based organization serving Minnesota and the Midwest.  Our mission is to preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time string band music in Minnesota.

Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails

Our mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.

Minnesota Rovers

We are a diverse group of people drawn together by a common appreciation of the outdoors.  We enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, sight-seeing, and we take an active role in the preservation of the wilderness with which Minnesota is so well endowed.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS takes students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions and teaches them technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.  We offer courses from ten days to a full semester in the world's most spectacular wilderness classrooms.

Nordic Waffles

Nordic waffles are different from American and Belgian waffles.  Ours are thinner, softer and resemble the texture of a crêpe, and can be served with both sweet and savory toppings.

North Country Trail Association

We're the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base

Located 20 miles east of Ely, MN, just a short paddle from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, this wilderness tripping camp offers completely outfitted canoe trips.  Girls ages 12-18 -- and adults -- come on 3, 5, 7, and 10 day canoe trips.  Participants come from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States.

Northstar Canoes

Northstar Canoes was born of obsession.  Founder Ted Bell's love of canoeing spans decades, continents and companies.  A former champion racer and builder extrordinaire, Ted knows precisely what makes an enthusiast's heart pound.  Today, after a 6-year hiatus, he's back to producing the finest composite canoes ever made.

Northwoods Volunteer Connection

We connect volunteers with natural resource and recreation projects in northeastern Minnesota.

OUT There Adventures

We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to explore their identity in a positive and affirming environment.

Pukaskwa National Park

Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest.  The only wilderness national park in Ontario, Pukaskwa protects 1,878 km² of an ecosystem that features boreal forest and Lake Superior shoreline.

Rapids Riders Canoe and Kayak Club

Rapids Riders seeks to promote the responsible enjoyment of whitewater canoeing and kayaking.  We provide American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instruction; coordinate informational activities and competitions; work with local agencies and private concerns to promote river stewardship and ensure the future of whitewater paddlesports in the upper Midwest.

Real Time Pain Relief

Our company’s motto is “Ingredient Based Therapy” because we know it takes more than just a few of Nature’s Ingredients to get Extraordinary Results.  Even better, it smells great and won’t leave you smelling like medicine.  Formulated and packaged in the Heartland of America.

Red Lake Outfitters

Red Lake Outfitters is a full service canoe and backcountry outfitter located in the heart of the Boreal Forest in Northwestern Ontario.  The town of Red Lake serves as our gateway community to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, featuring over 1.2 million acres of wilderness for paddlers to explore.

Right Path Adventures

Our niche at Right Path Adventures is small fun groups - hand-picked individuals who make up our 'team members'.  Imagine group travel where you know the group is a great one and that they will be a lot of fun.

Save the Boundary Waters

You only have one chance to save a national treasure.  One of America’s most important wilderness areas is threatened by sulfide mining — a toxic mining practice never before allowed in Minnesota.

Seven Sundays Muesli

We love breakfast.  And not just the food, but all that encompasses “breakfast time” — fresh coffee, the newspaper, a wholesome breakfast, the moments before the day takes hold.  Our inspiration for Seven Sundays muesli came to us during a trip to New Zealand.

Sierra Club

America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The North Star Chapter recently celebrated it 35th anniversary of helping to preserve and protect the environment in Minnesota.  We do this through both educational programs and political activism.

Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters

Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitting and Outdoor Store is located on the east end of Ely, Minnesota.  We are centrally located to service all Ely area Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit entry points.  Our guests find us an easy one-stop shop before they head into the BWCAW or Canada’s Quetico Park to the north.

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the human and financial resources to build, promote, maintain, protect and preserve a hiking trail along the ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Thrive Adventures

Do Somethin' Crazy!  The Thrive Adventures motto says it all.  Our vacations are one of a kind, custom, fully-guided adventure vacations.  The world is full of rare beauty and activities that most travelers will never see or experience, and our aim is to check those boxes on your bucket list.

Trailtopia Adventure Food

Our meals are created with two things in mind – convenience and taste.  Travelers don’t want to mess with space-stealing packages and dirty dishes.  All our food needs is water, just cook in the bag and eat from the bag.  You’ll wonder if it was cooked in the wild or the comfort of your own home.

U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure

The Center for Outdoor Adventure (COA) provides participants with alternative recreation experiences revolving around the great outdoors.  Each semester, COA offers a full schedule of Trips and Clinics to introduce participants to the fundamentals of outdoor adventure skills and environmental ethics.  Activities range from backpacking to ice climbing, both locally and nationally.

Visit Cook County Minnesota

Whatever the season, let Cook County take your MN getaway to the max.  Get back to nature along the Gunflint Trail.  Experience the charm of Grand Marais and casino action in Grand Portage.  Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the 200-mile Superior Hiking Trail, accessible from many points including Lutsen-Tofte trailheads.

Visit Natural North Florida

Natural North Florida is home to the largest collection of natural springs in the world, amazing gulf coast sunsets, world-class fishing, pristine rivers for paddling excursions and peaceful trails to hike.

Voyageurs National Park Association

Our mission:  To protect and promote the natural, recreational and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park.

Voyageur Wilderness Programme

Based on our Voyageur heritage from secluded Voyageur Island, Nym Lake, Northwest Ontario, Canada – whatever your level, our comprehensive services, extensive knowledge and dedication to the environment & love of paddling will get YOU out to Experience Wilderness and Waters less traveled!

Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters

Wabakimi Wilderness Park is larger than BWCAW and Quetico combined … and only visited by 700 paddlers a year!  We are the only full service outfitter for Wabakimi Wilderness Park.  Floatplanes, Trains, Shuttles, Maps, Permits, Trip planning.

Wabakimi Project

The Wabakimi Project is a not-for-profit volunteer effort to explore and document the historical and traditional canoe routes of Wabakimi Provincial Park.  Since its inception in 2004, the scope has been expanded to include the canoe routes that lie on Crown lands adjacent to the park.  They provide vital access to Wabakimi as well as strategic links to nearby provincial parks and the conservation reserves.


WaterLegacy is a grassroots citizens' group organized to protect and enhance Minnesota's precious freshwater resource and to ensure effective public participation in government and regulatory processes that impact the quality of fresh water and the health of communities dependent on that water.

Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts

Wild Wales Tours are created for people who hate tours.  With us, you will not have huge buses, name tags, large groups or hurried stops.  What you will have is a wonderful personalized experience full of the best scenery and culture that Wales has to offer.

Wilderness in the City

Offering a genuine sense of wilderness so close to the Twin Cities, we support Lebanon Hills Regional Park for it's beauty and variety of nature-based recreation and educational opportunities.

Wilderness Inquiry

Travel the world with Wilderness Inquiry!  We provide great outdoor adventures for adults and conduct award-winning programs introducing youth, families, and people with disabilities to the natural world.

Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems remains committed to the core values established by founders Andy Zimmerman and John Sheppard: build the most innovative product and make this fabulous sport accessible, safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Wintermoon Summersun

Wintermoon Summersun Adventures offers affordable dog sledding and kayaking trips for women.  We are located 50 miles north of Duluth in the Superior National Forest and easily accessible from the Twin Cities and Duluth International Airport.

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum is a non-profit museum located in Spooner, Wisconsin.  We are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic canoes, and to the education of our visitors on the influence of canoe craft on the art and history of North America.

Women's Wilderness Discovery

Discover your inner strength outdoors.  Outfitted/guided canoe & winter camping & much more for women, girls, families.  BWCAW & surrounding areas of NE MN.

Yellowstone Expeditions

Our package excursions include ski guides, all meals, lodging (includes bedding and linens) at the yurt camp, and all snow-van transportation within the park.  Yellowstone Expeditions also offers backcountry snowshoe excursions and scenic snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.

YMCA Camps of the Greater Twin Cities

Welcome to the Y.  We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


Yumbutter makes Organic Superfood Peanut, Cashew, Sunflower, and Almond Butters.  Packed with superfoods like chia, hemp, and goji to give you 2X the Omega 3's as regular nut butter, and a complete protein.  Our resealable go-anywhere pouch is made for people who want real nutrition on the go.

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