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Here are some tips on the best Boundary Waters outfitting and trip planners for your BWCAW adventure. Canoe outfitters, Boundary Waters guides and suppliers will help you plan your canoe trip.

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Boundary Waters Outfitting in Ely

We strongly recommend that you consider using a Boundary Waters outfitter if it is your first canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Your route to the Boundary Waters will likely be out of either Ely, Minnesota, which has the largest number of entry points to the Boundary Waters, or Grand Marais, Minnesota. Several Ely area outfitters include:

You can, of course, do your own trip planning if you have the resources to do so. We recommend this trip planner as a starting point: Exploring the Boundary Waters: A Trip Planner and Guide to the BWCAW
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Grand Marais Boundary Waters Outfitters

Grand Marais is another popular starting point for your trip into the BWCAW. Grand Marais, Minnesota outfitters include:

Find lots more information about both of these amazing Minnesota vacation spots on our pages about:

Minnesota Boundary Waters outfitters offer many options for your wilderness canoe trip. These include: 

  • Completely outfitted trips
  • Partially outfitted trips
  • Fishing trips
  • Remote area fly-in trips
  • Guided trips
  • Family trips
  • Special packages for non-profit groups including scouts, churches and schools

Detailed Boundary Waters Maps are a must.

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There are many reasons to use Boundary Waters outfitting and guide services:

  • You will be provided top notch equipment.
  • Your guide will help you prepare meals, including helping you cook the fish you catch.
  • A fully outfitted BWCAW trip allows you to "just show up."

Prepare By Reading about the Boundary Waters

Let author,Greg Breining, and photographer Layne Kennedy inspire you with Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters-Quetico Wilderness

You will get lots of tips about camping in the Boundary Waters with Canoe Country Camping: Wilderness Skills for the Boundary Waters and Quetico

There is nothing like a Boundary Waters canoe trip to renew your spirit and get you back to the basics of life.

Please remember to "Leave No Trace"

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Crane Lake - BWCA and Voyageurs Area Vacation Rentals - You get the whole house!

Boundary Waters outfitters are dedicated to providing you with the best equipment, best food and the best trip they possibly can for your wilderness vacation.

You can also do some "pre-preparation" for the Boundary Waters by reading about the wilderness area and beginning to purchase equipment you know you will need.

Related Pages:

Voyageurs National Park

Ely Minnesota Vacations

Grand Marais Minnesota Vacations

Camping Equipment Checklist

Camping List

Camping Kitchen

Easy Camping Recipes

Food to Take Camping

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