As soon as you know the starting date of your canoe trip! There are a limited number of permits available, and they are confirmed on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Early reservations are especially important for groups, due to the fact that your group may be large enough to require more than one Permit. Because of Permit quotas, it is never too early to make your reservation! Many groups make their Outfitting reservations with us about a year in advance of their actual trip.