Boundary Waters Outfitters2022-03-02T13:35:38-06:00


Your go-to BWCA outfitter for canoe trips in Ely, Minnesota since 1984

For over 35 canoe trip seasons we have been one of the leading Boundary Waters outfitters  in Ely, Minnesota.  We outfit BWCA canoe trips with top-quality gear and meals for both the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota and Quetico Park in Canada. Trips may start or end from our lakeside Ely, Minnesota, outfitting base or the dozens of unique starting locations we serve by van or towboat. Let us know your dates and some other details and we will send our 10-page brochure with everything you need to know!

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In addition to outfitting private parties, North Country Canoe Outfitters arranges High Adventure youth group canoe trips for hundreds of Boy Scout troops, church youth groups, high school classes, and sport teams each summer into the northern tier of lakes through the Boundary Waters Canoe area of Minnesota and Quetico Park of Ontario Canada. Our files contain dozens of thank you letters from the satisfied adult leaders and youth members of these trips. Give us a call today so we can help you plan a trip of a lifetime! (We’ll do all the heavy lifting.)

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We are experts on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and Quetico Park, canoe trips, canoe camping, outfitting, canoeing, fishing, routes, entry points and group camping trips.


BWCA history, weather, plants and animals, what to bring, fire information, rules and regulations, how to choose a campsite, best routes, and more...


We arrange High Adventure youth group canoe trips for hundreds of Boy Scout troops, church youth groups, high school classes, and sport teams each summer.


We want to hear from you.  Call 218-365-5581 or fill out our contact form so we can send you a brochure.

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