Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is an organization dedicated to sharing the outdoors with others. As you will see by exploring our website, we provide all kinds of outdoor adventures for a wide variety of people. We offer canoe, kayak, hiking, horsepack, dogsled and raft trips throughout North America and the world. Each year we conduct over 250 events serving more than 15,000 people. Our trips are designed for everyone from novices to seasoned outdoor veterans. Over the years, we have found that attitude is far more important than experience or ability. By their very nature, WI experiences have a way of fostering positive attitudes. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WI has 12 full-time staff, 60 part-time staff, and a volunteer board of directors. We are not a subsidiary, nor are we officially affiliated with any group or organization. We do partner with many organizations, and our trip participants come from all 50 states and from around the world. Our passion is making high-quality outdoor experiences accessible for everyone, including those who do not typically get out and enjoy the wilderness. In addition to trips, we have a variety of programs and activities that help fulfill our mission. We provide training for other organizations and outdoor skills workshops at many community events. We also raise money to provide scholarships to make our programs financially accessible to everyone.
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm