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Canoe Trip Outfitters for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)
and Quetico Provincial Park, based in Ely, Minnesota

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Ely, MN

On the list of National Geographic Traveler’s  “50 Places In The World To See In Your Lifetime”   The Boundary Waters Canoe Area – BWCA.

North Country Canoe Outfitters, Ely, MN, 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, for over 30 years.

Our Boundary Waters  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 clientshoneymooners, families, and Boy Scout Troops or other youth groups. Our canoe trip parties explore the BWCA 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.

Ready to start planning your Boundary Waters Canoe Trip?

If you like our web site information and are ready to start planning a possible trip to the North Country, phone us to discuss your ideas and needs or just request our free 42-page brochure booklet and free DVD.

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 bassnorthern pike, and walleye.

Within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness, the ageless sights, 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 you on your canoe trip with our knowledge of the area, our top quality equipment, and convenient BWCA outfitters services.   Request a brochure.