We encourage you to plan far in advance to book your BWCAW canoe trip-by mid January or earlier-to assure the best options for permit availability. All BWCAW permits for summer 2024 canoe camping trips become available on a first-come, first-served basis on Jan. 31, 2024, at 9am CST. It’s truly never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2024 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an easily accessible price of $220 per day/per adult we provide all necessary trail gear, gourmet food, permit reservation & user fees, and your professional female wilderness guide. So plan those fabulous canoe trip dates EARLY because reservations for the summer season fill quickly. No kidding. Don’t delay! Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery today. We’ll be happy to email you the necessary Registration & Planning documents right away!

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!

*** Our 2024 ‘JOIN ON’ Canoe Camping BWCAW Adventures ***

We’ll be happy to email you the necessary Registration & Planning documents for the trip you choose to join. The group Orientation & Packing meeting for your trip, led by your guide, is scheduled the day before the trip departure date. Please plan to arrive in Ely, MN the afternoon before your trip.

**Join On Trip prices listed are per adult. Refer to our ‘Cost’ page for youth pricing.**

MAY | Wed 15-Sat 18, 2024  $880 (7 spots available)

MAY | Wed 22-Mon 27, 2024  $1,320 This trip has filled.

MAY | Thu 30-JUNE | Mon 3, 2024  $1,100 (6 spots available)


JUNE | Thu 6-Tue 11, 2024  $1,320 (8 spots available)

JUNE | Tue 18-Thu 20, 2024  $660 (3 spots available)


JULY | Tue 9-Sun 14, 2024  $1,320 (6 spots available)

JULY | Wed 17-Sat 20, 2024  $880 (3 spots available)

JULY | Mon 29-AUGUST | Fri 2, 2024  $1,100 This trip has filled. 


AUGUST | Wed 7-Mon 12, 2024  $1,320 (8 spots available)

AUGUST | Tue 20-Fri 23, 2024  $1,100 (7 spots available)


SEPTEMBER | Thu 5-Tue 10, 2024  $1,320 (8 spots available)

SEPTEMBER | Thu 12-Sun 15, 2024  $880 (6 spots available)

Group limit is 8 campers and includes fully outfitted gear, customized food plan, all USFS user fees, and your professional guide. 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 2024 summer canoe season is already booking… Contact us today!