September 14 – 19, 2022

Read what the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote about this trip. CLICK HERE.

Layne Kennedy Paddle North BWCA PhotosCanoe the Boundary Waters with award-winning photographer Layne Kennedy. Layne is the photographer for the popular book, PADDLE NORTH Canoeing the Boundary Waters – Quetico Wilderness.

Woven through four days and three nights canoeing and camping in the Wilderness, you will seek out unique photos of wilderness paddling, camping, fishing, night stars, and wildlife. Layne’s 30 years of experience photographing the wilderness with an artistic eye while using a strong editorial style offers new visual techniques for every photographer.

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a point-and-shoot beginner, you’ll come away from this trip with outstanding photos of your wilderness experience and a host of new photographic skills. The evenings are filled with fun campfire banter with Layne on such topics as the history of photography, tips for getting your images published and how to use the latest photo technology tools.

Boundary Waters Photography Workshop Canoe TripThis three-night wilderness canoe trip is completely outfitted with the finest lightweight canoes, specialized camping equipment (right down to your comfy, freshly-laundered sleeping bag), deluxe trail food, and an expert Wilderness guide.

Whether this is your first time in a canoe or you’re an experienced paddler, the only requirement is that you want to have fun while adventuring with other good folks! You will make new friends and meet interesting people. Our guests respect each other as individuals and work together and learn with one another as a team on this trip.

Photography Workshop in Boundary WatersDuring four days on the water, expect days of both travel and camping at one or two wilderness campsites. In addition to paddling and learning photography skills, there will be opportunities to relax, explore and, if you’d like, fish. Each day will bring new experiences and sights, that could include waterfalls, wildlife, towering old growth white pines, and beautiful Northwoods surroundings. Sign up by yourself, or bring along a companion. We look forward to heading out into these beautiful woods with you!

Visit Layne’s website (workshop page) and enjoy his wonderful photos at



Dates: Sept. 14 – 19, 2022
Cost: $1,395/person
(based on double occupancy hotel room; single occupancy hotel room is add’l $100)
Maximum group size is seven participants.  Minimum group size is four.

Group orientation is the afternoon of September 14. Your first included local lodging stay has check-in on Sept. 14 and check-out on Sept. 15. The morning of Sept. 15, a shuttle will drop you and your canoes and gear at a Boundary Waters entry point near Ely, MN. The group will get off the water mid-afternoon on Sept. 18. Your second included local lodging stay has check-in on Sept. 18 and check-out on Sept. 19. Included meals are lunch on Sept. 15 (first day on trail) through lunch on Sept. 18 (last day on trail).

Click here for convenient online trip registration. When registering online, indicate your entry point is the Layne Kennedy Photo Workshop, and provide your name in the Trip Leader field. Once we receive your registration, we will email you a deposit invoice. The deposit requirement for this trip is half of the trip price. Due to the extremely limited group size, the deposit is not refundable and not transferable to a different year. We suggest considering independent travel insurance due to the nonrefundable nature of this deposit. Final nonrefundable payment is due 30 days before the trip.

Photos from Prior Photo Workshops

Photo by Aaron Scott

Photo by Angie Sullivan-Carol Guapp

Photo by Angie Sullivan

Photo by Carol Gaupp

Photo by Steve Dedrickson

Photo by Jean Burns

Photo by Jean Burns

Photo by Layne Kennedy


Photo by Carol Gaupp