Boundary Waters Outfitters

Boundary Waters Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
Kevlar Explorer Package

What's in your Pack?

a journey to the bottom of a
portage pack...

See what's in our
Kevlar Explorer Package

Click on the following links for more information:

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.

Portage PacksPortage Packs
our favorite pack...and sure to be yours!
we sell our gear too...
Buy this Pack for Only $100.00
Portage Packs
Custom made here in Ely, Minnesota, our packs are born for trips. With all the bells and whistles of a backpacking pack these portage packs will get you in and out in comfort...and they look cool too.

example trip: for a group of 2 people we use 2 packs. One pack for your gear & clothes (ie. tent & underware) and a second pack for your kitchen equipment and food (ie. stove & s'mores). Additional packs are available at no charge should you need them.

We offer several types of tents depending on the size and make-up of your group but one thing is for sure - you will have a super-light, spacious & easy to use Boundary Waters home while you are here.


We sell our gear too - Buy this tent for Only $125.00

Sleeping BagsSleeping Bags
super light and pack super small

Sleeping Bags
Light, comfy, and packs oh so small.  We pack all our sleeping bags in compression sacks to reduce the amount of space each bag takes in your pack.

Sleeping Bags

We sell our gear too Buy a sleeping bag for Only $75.00

Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads
sleeping pads in action & yes,
you can bring your pillow...
and your puppy dog.

Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads
We use full-length (L) sleeping pads in our Kevlar Explorer Package...not the short ones that leave your knees and ankles to fend for themselves.
Family Camper
(just unroll, open the valve and let it fill)

We sell our gear too Buy a sleeping pad for Only $25.00

Camp Chairs
It's all about comfort. Give your back a rest...these chairs are great for lounging around camp or as a back rest while paddling.  Once we discovered these I haven't taken a trip without one!
Kevlar Canoe
This may not be in your pack but it will get you where you're going. Weighing in at only 42lbs. these sleek methods of transportation are sure to get you there efficiently and in style.

Kevlar Canoes...
Fast, Light, Quiet and oooh so cool.

Kevlar Canoe

We sell our gear too - Buy a canoe for Only $1100.00

Cooking pots and utensilsCook stove
tarptarpFolding saw

water jug, rope, griddle, toilet paper, matches, water bottles, dish soap...

and some really good grub!
Check out our trip menu - click here >>

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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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Farm Lake Cam

View of Farm Lake

web pages:
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
Trip MenuOvernight Accommodations ▫  Transportation ▫  Reservations & Deposits
Quetico TripsRABC Information ▫ Links

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.