Our specialty is being your Boundary Waters Canoe Area outfitter! The most important piece of canoe equipment in your wilderness outfit is your canoe. It will be your only means of transportation in this vast two million acre wilderness of forested lakes and streams throughout the Ely, Minnesota BWCAW. Your personal safety and comfort are the criteria we use in selecting canoes and kayaks for our outfitting fleet. We feature three of the most prestigious names in the canoe industry – MAD RIVER, BELL and We-No-Nah! There are no finer canoes made! Royalex, produced by Uniroyal, is ideally suited as a hull material for lightweight, impact resistant canoes such as the MAD RIVER Eclipse weighing only 57 pounds.
Kevlar is the lightest weight material used in the manufacture of canoes, and Canadian Waters canoe outfitters offers more models of Kevlar canoes than any outfitter in the BWCA canoe country. Because every party is different and every trip is different we are able to select the type of canoe you paddle to suit your exact needs. Since no single manufacturer makes the perfect canoe for all occasions, we use canoes from the top three companies in the country.
In addition to your canoe, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness requires specially designed canoe trip gear and equipment: