Boundary Waters Trip Packages

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), is a 1,090,000-acre wilderness area within the Superior National Forest in the northeastern part of Minnesota.  There are a lot of similarities to Algonquin, but the permit process, route selection, and navigation are a little different.  We’ve partnered with a seasoned (25 years!) local outfitter to facilitate and serve nonprofit group trips at discounted rates.

Package Details

We offer one package for Boundary Waters trips, which is similar to the Deluxe Canoe Package offered in Algonquin — but with some serious upgrades!

Ultralite Kevlar Canoe Package


Per Person/Day

Ultralight We-No-Nah Kevlar Canoes (42 lbs)
Bentshaft Paddles
Vest-Style PFDs
Superlight North Face or Kelty Tents
Superlight Sleeping Bags
Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads (Full-Length)
Compression Sacks
Maps w/Map Case (incl Trip Route)
Utility Cord (50 ft)
Cook Kit w/ Cleaning Kit
Stove/Fuel (if needed)
Bear Rope
Collapsible Water Bucket
Lightweight Folding Saw
Base Camp Overnight (Bunk House)
Showers (Post Trip)
Wilderness Food Package (+$10 pp/day)

Permit Costs

  • BWCA Permit: $20/Group (up to 9)
  • USFS Camping Fee
    • $8 per youth (17 and under)
    • $16 per adult

About Permits

Permits in BWCAW work a little differently than in Algonquin.  Rather than reserving a route, groups will reserve an entry point.  The number of groups per entry point is metered/limited.  Once inside the wilderness area, your route can be flexible.

This can be liberating, but it becomes more important to secure the appropriate access point for your planned route as early as possible.

NOTE: Permits will be secured by our outfitting partner on your behalf, paid by us, then billed on your final invoice for Boundary Waters trips.

FAQ (Other Details)