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There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance,
adventure, solitude and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost
forgotten, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfaction.
– Sigurd Olson
Guided and fully outfitted canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) near Ely, Minnesota.
Fully Outfitted Guided Boundary Waters Canoe Trips for Friends and Families
Fully Outfitted Guided Boundary Waters Canoe Trips for Friends and Families
During four days on the water, expect days of both travel and base-camping. On an optional layover
day, we will rest, relax, explore and, if you'd like, fish. Each day will bring new experiences and
sights, that could include waterfalls, wildlife, towering old growth white pines, and beautiful
Northwoods surroundings. Sign up by yourself, or bring along a friend, too. We look forward to
heading out into these beautiful woods with you!

You will make new friends and meet interesting people.  Our guests respect each other as
individuals and work together and learn with one another as a team on this trip.  
If you're a woman and intrigued by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness, this is your chance to experience the adventure. Whether this is
your first time in a canoe or you'd like to improve your wilderness skills as an
experienced paddler, the only requirement is that you want to have fun while
adventuring with other bold ladies! This four-day fully outfitted and guided
canoe trip is open to all women. You'll be geared up with all the best canoeing
and camping equipment, including extra thick Therm-a-rest sleeping pads for
a good night's sleep and comfy trail chairs for lounging at camp.
This unique trip is guided by Kate Ford.  Kate
is one of the most experienced (and fun!)
female guides in the region. She has a
background in guiding all-female groups and
values the empowering nature of womens'
trips. She's a great storyteller with wonderful
wilderness experiences that she's happy to
share. She's even known to bring her violin on
trail for an unforgettable wilderness serenade.
Nitty Gritty Details:
Dates are Sept. 13 - 17, 2016.
Cost is $655/person.
Maximum group size is eight participants.  Minimum group size is four.

Group orientation and packing will be the afternoon of the 13th. Early the next morning, a
shuttle will drop you and the canoes and gear at a Boundary Waters entry point near Ely,
MN. The group will get off the water mid-afternoon on Sept. 17.  Affordable lodging is
available in our bunkhouse for $25 per person, or we can recommend local hotel options.

To register, please call 218-343-7951.
Women in the Wilderness
Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
Sept. 13 - 17, 2016
Picture yourself here!
Our guide Kate portaging a canoe from Wood Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)