Stargazing in the BWCA

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  • Trip Dates: September 23 – 29, 2017
  • Trip Cost: $1395 + tax
  • 6 days paddling, 5 nights camping
  • First and last night hotel room in Ely
  • Full Outfitting Package
  • Guided

Please Note: Final payment for our guided group trips is due 30 days before the trip begins.


No where else can you see the stars and Northern Lights so clear at night than the wide open wild spaces of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Our backyard is void of man-made lights and it is far from the plumes of industry that cloud and obscure the natural beauty of night's canvas. There is something ethereal, surreal about the constellations when you view them in solitude. Join us for a magical time as we track the power of the great bear and map the path of Orion's belt accompanied by the haunting backdrops of the calls of the common loon and howls of the elusive timber wolf. Imagine lying on your back on a comfortable therm-a-rest gazing at the limitless vaulted inky black ceilings brimming with stars. 

Discover Cassiopeia, the Twins, Andomeda, Orion, Taurus and more. Learn how to mark Alpha Stars such as Betelgeuse and Polaris to find their different mythological shapes in the sky. 

Would you like to…

  • View the night sky uninhibited by light pollution?
  • Learn about constellations, both where they are located in the sky and the stories behind them?
  • View the Milky Way in all of its splendor?
  • Have a chance to see the Northern Lights?
  • Explore and fish the BWCA?
  • Learn canoe camping techniques from our expert guide?
  • Relax and unwind in a beautiful wilderness setting?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Stargazing in the BWCA trip is right for you.

Since the beginning of time, humans have been drawn to the night sky. The vastness of the universe holds instinctive intrigue. Join our 6 day 5 night Boundary Waters canoe trip to gaze upon the heavens like never before.

Our trip will take you far away from the sights and sounds of the city, into the heart of the wilderness, where our stargazing will be undisturbed by light pollution. We will leave Ely one day after a New Moon for optimum darkness. The constellations and Milky Way will pop out of the night sky like many have never seen.

Enjoy the night sky like you never have before in the quiet solitude of the BWCA. Bring the kids. This trip is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime and inspire wonder. 

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Contact Info

105 N Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Info: (800) 223-6565
Fax: (218) 365-6220
Local: (218) 365-6745

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