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Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and Quetico Provincial Park Canoe Outfitters, Ely, Minnesota

For over a quarter century North Country Canoe Outfitters, Ely, Minnesota, has been one of the leading Boundary Waters canoe outfitters for high adventure wilderness experiences into the BWCA in Minnesota and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

Our BWCA canoe trips feature fishing, camping, and fly-in adventures from Ely Minnesota. Our BWCA canoe trips are designed for groups of friends, business partners or clients, honeymooners, families, and Boy Scout Troops or other youth groups. Our canoe trip parties explore the Boundary Waters for wildlife and see fantastic scenery of lakes, rivers and streams, waterfalls and forests.

Learn more about Minnesota canoeing and canoe camping, and join us for the adventure of a lifetime!

We look forward to assisting your canoe trip with our knowledge of the area, our top quality equipment, and convenient BWCA outfitters services.

Read our blog for the latest news, camping and fishing tips and recipes from the north country.

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Boundary Waters canoe trip planning
Outfitting the North Country Way: We use the lightest and best canoe and camping equipment, pack the highest quality and most delicious food we can find, and provide personal planning for each canoe camping trip we outfit. We know the best entry points and will transport you there. Located lakeside conveniently close to Ely, MinnesotaPackages to fit every budget and need.
Boundary Waters and Quetico Park Area Information
BWCA Information: Everything you need to know about the Boundary Waters Quetico Wilderness Area, including its history, tips on canoe trip routes and entry points, news, including fire news, weather, wildlife, plants, fish -- even the bugs. Interested in eco-travel? A BWCA canoe trip is the ultimate. More here....
Scouting canoe trips
Boy Scout Youth Group Outfitting: We specialize in High Adventure canoe trips for Boy Scout Troups, church youth groups, high school classes, and sport teams. Find out why many come back year after year and years later bring their families back to North Country. Discount packages for youth canoe trips.
Boundary Waters outfitters DVD
FREE Video Brochure  on the BWCA:If you haven’t yet, click play on the video above and sample just a portion of our beautiful and informative video brochure narrated by Bill Kurtis. This 25-miinute award-winning movie will give you a feel for the north country and for our services.  Click here to order your own free copy.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA)

The pristine territory of Ely Minnesota, surrounded by the Minnesota boundary waters lakes, has been preserved through the cooperative efforts of the US and Canadian Federal governments, along with Ontario Provincial and Minnesota State governments and outfitters as they respectively administer the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and Quetico Provincial Park. The portages, paths winding between lakes, once used by the French trappers and voyageurs of the Hudson's Bay Company, remain unchanged over centuries of use. Canoe trip fishing in the Boundary Waters centers around smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.

Within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness the ageless sights and sounds and smells of emerald pine forests and sapphire blue lakes are now awaiting your arrival here in the BWCA Wilderness. We are looking forward to assisting your canoe trip with our knowledge of the area, our top quality equipment, and convenient BWCA outfitters services.

Read our blog for the latest news, camping and fishing tips and recipes from the north country.

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This video was shot and edited by NCCO customers Sarah & Jeff Hood.