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Our Outfitting Staff is on hand to answer any questions about the Boundary Waters (BWCA) that you may have. We can reserve your permit for you and help you plan your trip. Please feel free to call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht toll free at 1-800-223-6565 at your convenience.

We'd like to introduce you to Ely, Minnesota and the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Boundary Waters is the perfect place to spend quality time with friends and family.

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Customer Service and Gear that Cannot be Matched

  • Lightweight Kevlar Canoes
  • Expert BWCAW Route Planning
  • Reliable Rental Gear (purchased new each year)
  • Competitive Rates
  • One-Stop-Shop -- We can supply everything you need: From advice to a canoe and permit for one day to a fully outfitted 2 week canoe trip with excellent food.
  • Guides and Fly-In Service available
  • Featuring Ely, Minnesota's largest Canoe Outfitting Retail Store and The Boundary Waters Catalog since 1979

Drew Brockett and Adam Macht will send you a FREE Boundary Waters Routing Map and our Canoe Trip Brochure.

We know this country because we paddle it ourselves. We'll start with getting your permit and canoes for your trip. We specialize in lightweight kevlar canoes and gear so you can have fun in the wilderness without breaking your back as you carry your canoe and gear between lakes. At Piragis, we can pack and route your whole trip including food if you want. We're flexible, so if you want to bring your own gear, we'll get you some of our 44 lb canoes or grab your permit for you. We're happy to be Your Friends in the Great Northwoods - a one-stop-shop and source for everything you need to know about the BWCA wilderness.