Trip Planning Basics

BWCA / Quetico Planning Basics

A trip into Canoe Country from Ely, Minnesota can be a wonderful experience. The solitude, beauty and challenge of wilderness camping is a great way to leave the stress of everyday life behind. As part of that stress relief, we want to make your trip planning simple and enjoyable.


Williams and Hall Makes It Easy

Our Four Step process to a fun, safe and successful trip has kept hundreds of our customers coming back. We have been planning Canoe Country trips for a long time and know how to do it right.

Step 1 - Pick a date and make a reservation with us. Blayne, Charlene and Dave are always ready to answer your call or email. We will discuss with you some key questions:

  • How many days do you want to be in the woods? Most groups will go for 5 to 7 days.
  • What kind of trip do we want, i.e. do we want to move camps each day; or do we want to have a more restful trip and stay at one or two campsites and explore from there?
  • Is fishing a big part of the trip?

Step 2 - Based on your response to these questions, we will help you select the appropriate wilderness entry permit. Remember that all access to the BWCA and Quetico requires a permit.

Step 3 - We will help you with all the other details. Our location, equipment and facilities make it easy to pull off. We advise you on possible routes, great campsites and give you fishing tips. We also help you with food selection.

Step 4 - Have fun!