BWCA and Quetico Park
Wilderness Canoe Trips
Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Ontario's Quetico Park make up the largest waterway wilderness in the world. This two million acre area, with its countless connected waterways is a canoeist's paradise. Ely, in fact, is known as "The Canoe Capital of the World." Here you are able to experience the beauty of these glacial carved lakes and pine-covered forests just as the French Voyageurs did hundreds of years ago.
At LaTourell's, our three generations of experience in catering to canoeists allows us to handle the details of planning an adventure into this area we call home. We offer everything from complete outfitting packages, to partial outfitting, to towboat service.
During our pre-trip planning we will discuss your expectations and obtain the necessary travel permits for the area that you decide on. Upon your arrival at our lakeside base, we will go through the fine points of your trip. We will familiarize you with the methods of camping, canoeing, fishing, and cooking. You will be able to hone your canoeing skills at our lakeside base. This information, along with our detailed map routing, will make your canoe trip comfortable and enjoyable. We can also help you with all necessary permits and camping regulations.
Our equipment is the finest available. It is ultralight for fast traveling and easy portaging. This allows you to get to the remote areas quickly and easily. At the same time and most importantly, the equipment is designed for your total comfort. Our top of the line canoes, tents and sleeping gear along with our hearty food menu are important in ensuring this comfort. We at LaTourell's are dedicated to supplying this quality of equipment.