The US Forest Service has announced a major reduction of BWCAW quota entry permits for 2022 which means it becomes extremely important that you book your canoe trip ASAP for best permit availability. All BWCAW permits for summer 2022 canoe camping trips become available on a first-come, first-served basis on Jan. 26, 2022, at 9am CST.
How significant is this change? It will effectively exclude thousands of people from visiting the BWCAW annually. Do not delay! Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery ASAP to plan your 2022 Boundary Waters trip!
Our definition of heaven: a canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Design your own trip or join an existing one. Read more…
Experience cozy, hot-tent camping in the peace and solitude that winter brings to the Boundary Waters. Trek across pristine snow-covered lakes and wooded trails, as your gear toboggan glides along behind you. Read more….
Choose dates, invite friends or family, and create your own trip. Traveling solo, or just a couple of friends? You can still choose your own dates. Then, let us know if you’d like to open it as a “Join On” trip. Read more….
We make wilderness travel easy by offering monthly “Join On” trips year-round. These are perfect adventures for women traveling solo, or with just a friend or two. Join on and meet new friends! Read more…
Summer and Winter Wilderness Guided Camping Trips, Canoe Trips, X-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Treks
Located in Ely, Minnesota, Women’s Wilderness Discovery provides year-round, fully-outfitted and guided Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) canoe camping, hike camping, day canoe trips, day hikes, and hot-tent winter camping by snowshoe or ski trek, and day snowshoe hikes or cross-country ski treks especially for women. We provide a safe, positive model for women and girls to enrich their lives through the wilderness experience and outdoor adventure. A fully outfitted/guided wilderness experience emphasizing teamwork can build confidence, strengthen courage, and cultivate leadership qualities in women and girls. Teaching respect for the land and the gear used in wilderness travel is inherent to the wilderness ethic “Leave No Trace.” Trips can include other areas of the Superior National Forest outside of the BWCAW. Women’s Wilderness Discovery customizes trips for each group, discussing potential routes and making suggestions based on your group’s skill level. We listen to your expectations and goals, and lend our expertise in planning your wilderness adventure. All BWCAW entry points are taken into consideration when planning client trips, based upon availability. Want to “try out” the BWCAW for the day by canoe or on foot on a wilderness hiking trail? Perhaps a winter day trek by snowshoe or ski? We can discuss a date and sights you might like to see and experience. We’ll be happy to help craft a perfect day of exploring the woods and waters, lunch included. Our prices are inviting! Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery to discuss the possibilities.
- Just you and/or a friend? Check out our Join On trips
- Read more about Peta, her passion and experience
- Meet our Guides
- Discover our more than reasonable prices
- Read some testimonials by past clients
- Check out our downtown Ely Guesthouse to comfortably book-end your trip
- Enjoy Peta’s BWCA Blog
- Contact us for more information or just to say “hi!”
WINTER SEASON 2021 – 2022 ~ Women’s Wilderness Discovery sets a winter maximum group size of 6 campers for all of our professionally guided Boundary Waters overnight and day trips. Our wilderness guides are fully vaccinated/ boosted, and we hope you are vaccinated and boosted too. Please complete your COVID19 vaccinations before you come to Ely. Let’s make sure to keep everyone safe out there!