Successful Boundary Waters Canoe Trips for Friends and Families

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Complete Boundary Waters Outfitting Packages

Our specialty! We provide the quality ultralight canoes, camping gear, and delicious camp food for your canoe trip!

Partial Boundary Waters Outfitting Packages

Consider a canoe and deluxe food package, a deluxe food-only package, or a canoe and camping equipment package.

Canoe Rentals and Camping Equipment Rentals

Already have your own gear? Just need to rent a canoe or a few things? We rent ultralight canoes and camping equipment.

Trip Planning

Successful trips start with good planning. See our step-by-step advice and tips for planning your Boundary Waters trip.

Trip Routing Form

Share your trip interests and we’ll email you great route options with interactive maps, route descriptions, and trip highlights.

Guided Canoe Trips

Our guides are experienced outdoor educators, savvy anglers, and just plain fun people to have along on your trip.


Ely, Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Outfitter

At Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service, sharing the wilderness is our passion. We are committed to ensuring you and your friends and family have the best possible Boundary Waters canoe trip!

Our friendly, trail-wise staff provide personalized canoe trip outfitting, expert advice, and quality guided trips so that families and friends of all backgrounds and experience levels may enjoy the rejuvenating spirit of the outdoors in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park.

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See What Our Guests Have To Say

The crew at Ely Outfitting Co. helped make our first trip into the BWCA an excellent experience that we plan to make an annual event. From start to finish the service we received was top notch.

– Barry Eckhoff

Amazing time in the Boundary Waters thanks to the spectacular crew at Ely Outfitting Company. Spent five nights out camping/canoeing/fishing and had everything we needed thanks to the team here.

– Jeremy Crisp


See the Boundary Waters Experience

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