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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…
Join us for snowshoe hiking day trips during winter months over pristine lakes.
Design Your Own Trip
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….
Join On Trip
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 Wilderness Guided Camping Trips, Canoe Day Trips, Winter Snowshoeing Day Trips & Workshops
Located in Ely, Minnesota, Women’s Wilderness Discovery provides fully-outfitted and guided Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) canoe camping, canoe & hiking day trips, and, in the winter months, snowshoe hiking day trips and a variety of wilderness skills related workshops 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 on a Day Trip by paddling a canoe, or hiking a wilderness trail? Perhaps a winter Day Trip hiking by snowshoe? 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!”
Our wilderness guides are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID19. Women’s Wilderness Discover requires that each of our campers must also be fully vaccinated. Please complete your COVID19 vaccinations before you come to Ely. Let’s make sure to keep everyone safe out there!