Is a BWCA Wilderness canoe trip right for you? Well this guide will cover all the important points in making the that decision. Whether you’re a total novice or a seasoned pro, we can find the right kind of trip for you.
Consider the people you are going with; do you have a large group? Is there just 2 of you? The first thing you must know before planning out your epic camping trip is that BWCAW permits only allow up to 9 people, per campsite. If you have a group larger than 9, you must travel and camp separately for the entirety of the trip. This is why we suggest smaller groups; it is easier to get around and to find the perfect campsite.
What kind of experienced do I want to have?
Whether this is your first wilderness camping trip or you are a seasoned pro, we can find the right route for you. Trips anywhere from 2 nights to 20, we’ve got you covered. We see things a bit differently around here and believe that to make your trip the absolute best, a visit on the phone to discuss your needs and ambitions. Our expert staff will then find 2 or 3 route choices that fit your vision and talk through them until you find the perfect fit.
What do I want to see and do?
While time seems to move slowly when you are out in the BWCAW, making sure you get to do all the things you want to do can be hard. If your focus is on fishing, make sure you take that into account when you are selecting your routes. Planning your activities sounds silly, but you don’t want to leave and not have done half of the things that you were thinking of doing.
How long do I want to stay?
Trips should be based on what you’re comfortable with and how much experience you have. We can outfit you for just 2 days or up to 20 days. Longer trips will allow you to cover more water, and reach a more secluded base camp. Make sure you plan enough time to include your camp set up and take down. The length of your trip is ultimately up to you and what you want to do while out exploring.
When can I come?
The BWCAW is open year round! From May 1 – September 30 permits are required for overnight trips. We are open for summer outfitting from early May to September 30 and can get you ready for your trip, weather permitting.