Summer 2023 Canoe Trips

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 2023 canoe camping trips become available on a first-come, first-served basis on Jan. 25, 2023, at 9am CST.

It’s truly never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2023 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an easily accessible price of $200 per day/per adult we provide all necessary 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. 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!

CANOE SEASON 2023: Our wilderness guides are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID19. We trust you’ll do the same and keep everyone safe.

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

We’ll be happy to email you the necessary Registration & Planning documents for the trip you’re interested in joining.

AUGUST/Wed 16 – Sun 20, 2023. $1,000 per adult (8 max). This trip has filled. Savor & celebrate the end of summer as you paddle the BWCAW with us. Bugs are gone, nights are cooling rapidly, and those glorious fall colors are beginning to pop. This trip ends on the first day of autumn.  What could be better?!

SEPTEMBER/Mon 18 – Sat 23, 2023. $1,200 per adult (8 max). Only 2 spots still available. Summer is waning and there’s a hint of fall in the air by this time in our canoe season. You may see the start of the leaves turning color. Cooler nights are great for campfires and star gazing. Join us!

SEPTEMBER/Wed 27 – Sat 30, 2023. $800 per adult (8 max). 3 spots still available. This is it folks! We close out the ‘summer’ canoe season as it officially ends upon our return. You’ll be surrounded by brilliant foliage, the smell of autumn in the boreal duff, and no swatting mosquitoes, and far fewer travelers to cross paths with now. This is a time of warm sun and cool air. The perfect blend to the end of summer & start of early autumn. Don’t wait!

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 2023 summer canoe season is already booking… Contact us today!