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Voyageur North Outfitters

Guide or Outfitter
Discovering moose as you paddle – Lynn

Welcome to Voyageur North Outfitters. We are a full service outfitter specializing in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trips. Whether you are looking for a fully outfitted Canoe Camping Vacation or partial rentals to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Quetico, we have what you need!

View and hear some great wildlife (deer, beaver, turtles, otters, mink, loons, ducks, Canadian geese, Trumpeter swans, eagles, black bear, wolves, Canadian jays, chickadees, nuthatches, squirrels, chipmunks. Take your camera for photographic memories of your wilderness experience! Watch the sunrise or sunset in solitude, sit by your fire and hear the loons call across the water. Catch a big fish. Hike the trails. Relax at your campsite.

We're John and Lynn O'Kane, the owners and operators of Voyageur North Outfitters in Ely, Minn. Boundary Waters and Quetico outfitting is our only business. We'll equip you with the latest in light-weight equipment, delicious easy-to-fix meals, and will suggest a route that's right for you. We'll even take care of getting the proper permits for your party. You can get any fishing gear that you need at our complete bait and tackle shop. And we're always glad to share our experience about where the fish are biting and what they're biting on.

Areas of Service and Expertise

Full & partial outfitting for BWCA and Quetico Park, ultra-light and kevlar equipment, kayaks, solo canoes, food in BWCA-approved packaging. Map routing service. Overnight lodging, showers. Transportation, fly-in and tow services. Complete bait & tackle shop, fishing guides, permits reserved & issued.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Hi, we're John and Lynn O'Kane. Canoe outfitting is our life. It's all we do and we love it. Let us show you. Call us now to reserve your entry permit. In over 33 years of helping people like you enjoy the Boundary Waters and Quetico, we've never planned two expeditions that are alike. We listen carefully to the kind of trip you want. Together we'll plan a route through the wilderness that is right for you whether this is your first trip or you're a veteran. You'll enjoy paddling canoes that are right for you. We'll equip you with packs that fit each person in your party. Finally, we'll design a menu that you'll look forward to preparing and eating.

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