Canadian Waters Inc. canoe outfitters is owned and operated by the Waters family. We founded our Ely, Minnesota Boundary Waters outfitter business in 1964 because we love Boundary Waters canoeing! Canadian Waters canoe outfitters has remained under the same continuous ownership and management longer than any other Boundary Waters and Quetico outfitter!
Canadian Waters is ideally located in Ely, MN to take advantage of all BWCA and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trip entry points. Select one of the canoe trips from our many alternative canoe trip routes in the Boundary Waters and Quetico. We include free transportation with all of our complete canoe outfitting and fly-in canoe trip packages.
Between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods, lies a vast network of smaller lakes and streams – a region once famous as the water highway of the Voyageurs. In the heart of this wilderness lies the United States’ Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. They join together to form an area of more than two million acres known as the canoe country. A Boundary Waters and Quetico Park canoe trip is more than just a route on a map – more than merely “camping out”. Evening campfires, the resounding slap of a beaver’s tail, the call of a loon, the breeze through the pines… this is the canoe country.
We know how to pack your canoe gear for your greatest convenience and comfort, and we know what you will need for your Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCAW) or Quetico canoe trip. At this moment you are poised on the threshold of a whole new and exciting world – the world of the canoe country. We hope you will choose Canadian Waters to be your Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trip outfitter!
Thank you for going out of your way to insure that our Boy Scout Troop 82 (Panama City, FL) had an outstanding trip.
Your outfitting and staff were both first class. The little things you did to help our kids get past the disappointment of bad weather the first day, delaying their float plane ride into Quetico really helped. Your detailed help to insure every aspect of our trip from the route we paddled to the food and equipment were great.
We do appreciate your efforts and will encourage any groups from our area or individuals to utilize your service.
Thanks again for helping to provide a great experience we will never forget.- Steve Ransom