Summer 2022 Canoe Trips

It’s never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2022 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an incredibly reasonable $190 per day/per adult you’re covered with all trail gear, gourmet food, permit reservation & user fees, and your professional wilderness guide! BWCAW entry permits are required and become available to reserve beginning the last Wednesday of January 2022. So plan those fabulous canoe trip dates EARLY because reservations for the summer season fill quickly. Don’t delay! Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery today.

BWCA camping outfit ready to paddle

Let us create the canoe trip you’ve been dreaming of with dates that work for you and your group of friends or family members. Don’t have a ready-made group of your own? You can kick-off a Join On trip! Just choose your trip dates, then let us know you’d like to open the trip for other women to join. What a great way to meet new friends! Or simply book one of our Join On Canoe Trips listed below. Each Boundary Waters wilderness trip is limited to 8 campers plus your guide.

Click the ‘Cost’ tab for more details and feel free to contact us to book or ask questions.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified of future trips and other news!

THANK YOU to each and every one of our wonderful 2021 canoe campers! So many great adventures despite the challenges of drought & wildfires. Women’s Wilderness Discovery persisted in delivering memorable wilderness trips time after time. Please join us again in 2022!

***JOIN ON Canoe Camping Adventures in the BWCAW***

MAY/Mon 16 – Sat 21, 2022. $1,140 per adult, (8 campers max). Spring in the Boundary Waters is bursting with new life! On trail for 6 days/5 nights you’ll experience abundant birdsong, early blooms, budding hardwoods, and full moonlit cool nights by a crackling campfire to compliment the warming days of spring.

JUNE/Fri 24 – Tue 28, 2022. $950 per adult, (8 campers max). Summer Solstice has arrived with lovely, long daylight hours for plenty of paddling, portaging, swimming and exploring canoe country. Wild flowers are in full bloom. Loons are tending to their new chicks. 5 days/4 nights is time enough to embrace this sweet part of summer.

JULY/Mon 11 – Sat 16, 2022. $1,140 per adult, (8 campers max). This 6 day/5 night trip is greeted by a full moon midweek. July is famous for delivering the heat of summer…sunshine, swimming, hammock time with your book or journal. Plenty of awe-inspiring canoe country to explore!

JULY/Thur 21 – Sun 24, 2022. $760 per adult, (8 campers max). Soak up the sunshine as we travel the BWCAW on this 4 day/3 night getaway. Enjoy a lazy campfire as the evenings cool the heat of the day. Perhaps enjoy ripe blueberries along the way. Savor the haunting calls of loons as you drift off to sleep after a day well-lived in the wilderness.

AUGUST/Tue 2 – Sun 7, 2022. $1,140 per adult, (8 campers max). Looking for that sweet spot in summer for a canoe camping adventure? This 6 day/5 night trip just might be the ticket. Sunny, warm days, lingering ripe blueberries, a relaxing swim in the pristine lakes along the way. Time to relax and enjoy the peace and solitude that surrounds you.

AUGUST/Mon 22 – Tue 23, 2022. $380 per adult, (8 campers max). Too busy for a canoe trip? We hear you. So, here’s a quick 2 day/1 night teaser to wet your appetite for more! August is a splendid month in canoe country. Brevity does not diminish the beauty of the Boundary Waters experience.

SEPTEMBER/Wed 21 – Sun 25, 2022. $950 per adult, (8 campers max). Welcome the Fall Equinox during this 5 day/4 night trip. The rich colors of autumn will greet you with every paddle stroke. Dark night skies filled with countless stars…and maybe even a glimpse of the aurora borealis if we’re lucky. Delightfully bug-free, and with cooling nights, that campfire is a wonderful way to end the day.

Our group limit is 8 campers and includes fully outfitted gear, customized food plan, all USFS user fees, and your professional guide. Refer to our ‘Cost’ page for youth pricing. Boundary Waters entry permits are required and become available to reserve the last Wednesday of January each year. Book your trip early for the best selection of wilderness entry points! These permits are reserved on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

CANOE SEASON 2022: All of our guides are fully vaccinated, and we hope that you are too. Be sure to complete your COVID19 vaccinations before you come to Ely. Let’s make sure to keep everyone safe out there! 

It’s easy to choose your own dates for a multi-day canoe trip with friends or family members. We’re always happy to custom craft a trip! Or perhaps booking a day trip better fits your schedule while visiting Ely, MN. Call or email to discuss the possibilities. Our 2022 summer canoe season is already booking… Contact us today!

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