Let us help
plan a great Boundary Waters vacation for you. Please fill in as much
information as you can so we can suggest an expedition that's right for
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial
Park straddle the US/Canadian border, they are distinct. We can
advise you on the area best suited to your interests.
Which areas do
you think you'd like to travel through?
The maximum number
of persons that can travel together is nine. We suggest keeping
your group to no more than six. If you're going to bring young
children, we suggest having at least one adult per young child.
How many adults
are in your group?
Age category of
18 to 34
35 to 55
56 to 64
65 and up
If you travel
with children, you already know that they see the world
differently than you do. Their attention span is shorter and
they have less endurance. We've been voyaging with our children
since they were babies. We have special routes and activities
that give children an enjoyable (and educational) wilderness
How many kids
You'll have more
space to yourself if you start during the middle of the week.
Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day are the busiest
When would you
like to start your expedition?
Although you can
enjoy the BWCAW or Quetico during a day trip; sunsets,
campfires, and coffee perking in the morning are among the great
experiences of an expedition. We suggest allowing a minimum of
three days and two nights. Most of our guests spend four or five
days exploring the Boundary Waters.
How many days
would you like your expedition to last:
Throughout all the
years that we've been enjoying the Boundary Waters, we've found
routes that satisfy any interest. Just tell us what interests
you and we'll show you how to get where you want to be.
you during an expedition?
Plan to make your
expedition fun. No one's going to be proud of you for covering
15 miles in a day when eight is more reasonable. If you have a
route in mind, remember to add up the water distance plus three
times the portage distance. Not many of us can carry our canoe
and gear in just one trip across a portage. You'll have to come
back empty-handed to pick up the rest of your equipment.
Two miles an hour
is a good estimate for your overall paddling speed. Remember to
think about staying close to your take-out point on your last
night in the Boundary Waters.
do you want your expedition to be:
Do you want to
Have you done canoe
Have your ever
been in the Boundary Waters before?
Will you be
bringing any of your own camping equipment or canoes?
If yes, please specify
Voyageur North Outfitters, Ely, Minnesota. Call us at 800/848-5530.