In short, Canadian Waters Canoe Outfitters are highly qualified in the field of canoe outfitting and wilderness camping, and we would be delighted to share our knowledge with you. When you make your first portage through our doors you will understand what we mean about being America’s Finest Canoe Trip Outfitter in Ely Minnesota. Our Canoe Outfitting Headquarters covers half a square block in downtown Ely, Minnesota, and is home to both our BWCA canoe outfitting business and our retail store. We carry a large selection of outdoor clothing, gift items, camping equipment and fishing tackle. If you find you have forgotten something at home or want a memento of your trip to Ely, you’ll probably find what you’re looking for in our store.
Your first portage will transport you into our world – the world of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip outfitter; a world of specially designed camping equipment, fishing tackle and outdoor clothing; a world of canoe country maps and charts, routing tables and trip briefing areas complete with “How To” videos on fishing, camping and canoeing. Here you’ll meet the people of the canoe country – we have personally paddled almost every square mile of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness! If there’s anything we know, it’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip planning! We know precisely how to pack your canoe gear and equipment for your greatest convenience and comfort.