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About the Conference
The 55th North American Moose Conference and workshop will be held May 22-26, 2023 at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino in Grand Portage, Minnesota, hosted by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. There will also be a virtual attendance option.
About the Area
The Grand Portage Lodge & Casino is owned and operated by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and sits on Grand Portage Bay on Lake Superior. The venue is located centrally within Gichi Onigaming (the Grand Portage Reservation), at the northeastern tip of Minnesota, bordering Canada. Learn more about the Grand Portage Anishinaabe and Gichi Onigaming on their website.
Gichi Onigaming in the Ojibwe language means “the great carrying place,” indicating the importance of the “Grand Portage” transportation route used to travel between Lake Superior and interior waterways for centuries. The portage route itself is now a designated National Monument with a Heritage Center and historic depot located on the Grand Portage Bay. Learn more about the monument on the National Park Service’s website.
The Grand Portage Reservation covers 75 square miles of rugged terrain on the shore of Lake Superior. This area is home to a robust moose population that has been studied for the last 15 years by tribal biologists.
How to Get to Grand Portage
The nearest airport to Grand Portage, Minnesota is the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada airport (YQT). This airport is served by major airlines with connections through Toronto. There are a number of rental car companies at the Thunder Bay airport. The drive from Thunder Bay to Grand Portage is approximately 42 miles and crosses the international border from Ontario, Canada into Minnesota just outside Grand Portage.
The nearest commercial U.S. airport is located 150 miles away in Duluth, Minnesota. The Duluth International airport (DLH) is served by daily flights from Minneapolis (MSP) and Chicago (ORD) by Delta and United airlines. The Duluth airport also has numerous car rental companies to choose from, and the scenic drive up the north shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage takes about 3 hours.
The nearest major airport to Grand Portage is the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport (MSP), which is served by all major airlines with flights from across the US and Canada. The MSP airport is located 300 miles southwest, which is approximately a 5-hour drive. There is also a commercial shuttle service from the MSP airport to the Duluth airport with multiple trips daily. https://groometransportation.com/minneapolis-st-paul-airport/duluth/
Unfortunately, there are no public transportation options that serve the Grand Portage area. Conference shuttle services may be available for attendees to/from the Thunder Bay and/or Duluth airports, on request. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also consider car-pooling with other conference attendees with similar travel plans.