Make planning your BWCA Boundary Waters trip a little easier with some helpful resources

Novice or expert, we make your BWCA trip planning for a wilderness paddling or fishing trip easy. Scenic beauty or great fishing – can I have both? How many nights? And, how hard is this? How do I get my permit? The questions go on and on. That is why we are here. We are the premier wilderness paddling outfitter in Ely.

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The resources and tips you can find here will help orientate you to the BWCA and Quetico wildernesses. The steps we suggest will make the planning and permitting process easy. You can trust our process!


Tips and Resources for your canoe paddling adventure

Trip Planning Basics 101 – Get your trip started by planning out some of the basics you’ll need for your Boundary Waters Adventure.

How to Make a Reservation? – You can always give us a call but we recommend making a reservation as soon as possible. We can help figure out the most enjoyable time for your visit.

How Can I Purchase My Permits? – Depending on your boundary waters trip you might need a few permits. Visit our permits page to learn more, and let Williams and Hall help secure all the necessary permits you need.

How To Choose Your Route? – Choose from pre-planned routes our let our guides and staff help plan a customized route through the BWCA wilderness.

Menu Planning – Williams and Hall want to make your trip and meal planning easy. Fill out your meal plan for your whole trip with a few easy clicks!

What Do I Need To Bring? – From gear for canoeing, to what you’ll need for camping and clothing, you’ll find the necessary items right here.

Important BWCA and Quetico Links and Updates  – Reservations, information for Quetico and resources that are helpful on your BWCA trip can all be found on our Updates page.

Get In Contact With Williams And Hall For Your Next BWCA Canoe Adventure

If you need help making a reservation or with any of the above areas for trip planning Contact our lodge in Ely Minnesota. Also, check out our archive of Newsletters for great tips and wilderness advice. Our Gallery can also give you a sense of the beauty of the Boundary Waters and Quetico.