The Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Shoreline

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is a million acre area in northeastern Minnesota with about the freshest air and purest water in the country, one of the few places left in the world where a unique Minnesota Canoeing experience is still available.

What's special about Minnesota Canoeing

Canoeing In Minnesota

"The vacation of a lifetime" and "the most relaxed I've been in years" are just a few of the comments of people who have come to Ely for a Minnesota canoe trip. Experience nature in a way that is rare anymore, do it with family or friends and come out enriched, relationships enhanced, and you healthy and happy.

Why Use an Ely, MN Outfitter?

Minnesota canoeing in Ely, MN

For the best possible Minnesota canoeing experience, the most appropriate equipment, guidance on routes, entry points and the right locations for fishing or photography, to get more than expected out of your trip, save money and stress, hire an Ely Minnesota Outfitters to outfit your Minnesota canoe trip to the BWCAW.

Ely MN: Your Jumping-Off Point

Designated "Coolest Small Town in America" in 2010, Ely, Minnesota, is both the destination and jumping-off point for the "coolest vacation in America." It's also home to the International Wolf and Bear Centers and an elite group of wilderness trip experts.