Boundary Waters Outfitters

Boundary Waters Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Ely, Minnesota

Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a majestic and awe inspiring wilderness just waiting for you to explore. Home to abundant plants and wildlife, included threatened and endangered species, the BWCA wilderness is a real treasure. Call us taday and set up your own Boundary Waters vacation.
Boundary Waters moose
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area
BWCA info, wildlife, trip routes, photos...

Canoe Trip Outfitting
all our packages, rates, menu...

Non-Profit Groups
discount packages for scouts, churches, schools, clubs, High Adventure Scout Trips, and more...

Boundary Waters Fishing
trips, tips, tackle & more...

Guided Trips
the best way to go...

Quetico Trips
information on trips into Canada...

About Us
who we are, directions to our base...

Contact Us
talk to our outfitting staff

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Good to Know...
It is important to note that BWCA entry permits are reserved on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you reserve your trip the better chance you have of securing the best entry point.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Ely Minnesota is the home of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), a wilderness encompassing over 1 million acres of woodlands and waterways in the heart of Superior National Forest. Located along the Canadian Border, the Boundary Waters is the largest wilderness preserve east of the Rockies. As the Boundary Waters main launching point, Ely Minnesota offers many canoe trip options from over 20 different entry points and over 1,500 miles of canoe routes and 2,000 solitary campsites.

There is a delicate balance here. As you plan your trip to the Boundary Waters, remember that the steps you take today to preserve this area will benefit not only you, but also future generations. Please enjoy and take good care of this precious resource.

Information on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area:

How to Plan a Boundary Waters Trip
Helpful step-by-step tutorial on planning your Boundary Waters vacation...

Boundary Waters Permits & Entry Points
Information on Boundary Waters entry permits and all the different BWCA entry points (locations) you can choose from to start your trip...

Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Routes
Canoe routes
Boundary Waters Fishing!
Everything you need to know about fishing in the BWCA. Information on the species of fish found here, tackle suggestions and more...
Area Wildlife
Information on many of the creatures who make the Boundary Waters Canoe Area their home, such as, moose, wolves, bears, deer, eagles, loons and more...
Boundary Waters Photo Gallery
Enjoy pictures we have collected over the years from canoe trips into this magnificent wilderness...
Boundary Waters Rules & Regulations
Things to know before you go.  The Boundary Waters is a wilderness area and it is important to use "leave no trace" ethics...


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BWCA Info:

1,000,000+ acres
1,200+ miles of canoe routes
2,000+ solitary campsites

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How to Plan a Trip
Step 1: What to see and do
Step 2: When are you going
Step 3: Plan your route
Step 4: Reserve entry permit
Step 5: Outfitting Needs
Step 6: Transportation
Step 7: Accommodations
Step 8: Final Touches

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Boundary Waters Outfitters in Ely Minnesota home page About UsContact Us
Boundary Waters Canoe AreaHow to plan a TripBWCA Entry PermitsBoundary Waters Canoe RoutesFishingWildlifePhoto GalleryBWCA Rules
Canoe Trip OutfittingOutfitting SpecialsKevlar Explorer Package Ultra-Light Canoe PackagePartial OutfittingNon-Profit Group Packages Family Canoe TripsFishing TripsGuided Trips
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A word from Boundary Waters Outfitters

Thank you for visiting our website. We at Boundary Waters Outfitters are dedicated to our mission and to providing quality Minnesota Vacations to all who visit us here in the Northwoods. It is our pleasure to serve you in anyway we can, whether it is planning a BWCA canoe trip, arranging a stay in one of the lakeside cabins at our full-service resort or helping you purchase just the right piece of gear for your next adventure. Ely Minnesota and the Northwoods is our home and we are eager to share it with anyone who has the desire to experience all it has to offer. With so much to see and do...from fishing, to exploring, to sunsets, the wildlife, to all the little canoeing and camping tips we have picked up over the years, we are here to help you make the most of your Boundary Waters vacation. Thanks again for visiting our website and please let us know how we can help you with your Boundary Waters needs.
-Boundary Waters Outfitters owners and staff.