Summer 2022 Canoe Trips

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!

So, you see, 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! 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!

CANOE SEASON 2022: 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 and boosted. Please complete your COVID19 vaccinations before you come to Ely. Let’s make sure to keep everyone safe out there!

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

MAY/Mon 16 – Sat 21, 2022. $1,140 per adult, entry point Hog Creek (8 campers max). Spring in the Boundary Waters is bursting with new life! On trail for 6 days/5 nights, with your guide Martha McPheeters, 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. 7 spots remain for this trip.

JUNE/Fri 24 – Tue 28, 2022. $950 per adult, entry point Little Indian Sioux River North (8 campers max). Summer Solstice has arrived with lovely, long daylight hours for plenty of paddling, portaging, swimming and exploring canoe country, led by your guide Anna Heil. 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. 4 spots remain for this trip.

JUNE/Thu 30 – JULY/Sat 2, 2022. $570 per adult, entry point Lake One (3 camper limit) SOLO CANOE camping experience! This special offering is for women who own their own solo canoe and would like to hone wilderness packing & camping skills for future solo adventures. Guided by Peta Barrett, we are limited by the USFS rule of 4 watercraft per group in the Boundary Waters. One spot remains for this trip…don’t delay!

JULY/Mon 11 – Sat 18, 2022. $1,520 per adult. This 8 day/7 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! Trip has filled – closed to registration. Please consider other dates below, or contact us to create your own trip.

JULY/Thu 21 – Sun 24, 2022. $760 per adult, entry point Moose River North (8 campers max). Soak up the sunshine as you travel the BWCAW on this 4 day/3 night getaway, led by your guide Anna Heil. 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. Trip has filled – closed to registration. Please consider other dates below, or contact us to create your own trip.

AUGUST/Tue 2 – Sun 7, 2022. $1,140 per adult, entry point Lake One (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, led by your guide Zoe Senecal. 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. 3 spots remain for this ‘sweet spot of summer’ trip.

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

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. Trip has filled – closed to registration. Please consider other dates, or contact us to create your own trip.

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.

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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