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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Outfitter


Our mission is to offer adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts the best experience possible by providing expert advice, innovative products, and services.  We are the most knowledgeable Boundary Waters Canoe Area outfitter!  We are conveniently located in Tofte, MN, 1.5 hours north of Duluth along the scenic drive of beautiful Lake Superior. Our shop is 1 mile past the Tofte ranger station and 1/8 mile from the Sawbill Trail.  Rent online today from the best Boundary Waters Canoe Area outfitter on the shore of Lake Superior!

We are also conveniently located near the following BWCA Entry Points:

(41) Brule, (40) Homer, (39) Baker, (38) Sawbill, (37) Kawishiwi, (36) Hog Creek

Additionally, we are on the way to the Sawbill, Caribou, Gunflint, and Arrowhead trails.


Our summer equipment includes BWCA canoe rentals, camping equipment, kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, bike rentals, and much more.  Click Book Now to choose the gear you need for your next BWCA adventure!


Reet is passionate about spending time outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, climbing mountains, backcountry camping, snowboarding and introducing others to outdoor adventure. Reet spent 10 years in Retail, Merchandising and Operations, managing service providers, rental programs and large services categories before co-founding TripOutside with his wife Julie.

We are conveniently located near the following BWCA Entry Points: (41) Brule, (40) Homer, (39) Baker, (38) Sawbill, (37) Kawishiwi, (36) Hog Creek We are also on the way to the Sawbill, Caribou, Gunflint, and Arrowhead trails.

Q Why chose us?

Because we provide quality equipment and excellent service. Our location makes us the best choice since we are conveniently located and the only outfitter in the Tofte District on your way to most of the SE entry points of the BWCA Wilderness.

Hiking, biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, alpine and xc-skiing, snowshoeing; we are centered in the heart of adventure on the northshore of Lake Superior and can provide everything you’ll need to make exploring this area an amazing experience.

Q Are there any campgrounds close by?

There are two campgrounds within a couple of miles: Temperance State Park and Lamb’s Resort. Both have showers.

Q Do you issue permits for the BWCA wilderness?

Yes, we are a co-operator under permit with the Superior National Forest division of the U.S. Forest Service.

Q How can I reserve a permit for the BWCA Wilderness?

You can go to or call 1-877-444-6777 to make your own reservation or we can make it for you, for a fee. If you are renting equipment from us, we will be happy to make a reservation for you at no additional charge.

Q When is the best time to visit the BWCAW?

It depends on the kind of experience you are looking for. Consider the following:

Early season (ice-out to end of May) is less busy and cooler with high water conditions, minimal bugs and excellent fishing. Migratory birds come through the area and other animals begin to stir in anticipation of summer.
Early to mid-summer (June to mid-July) offers warmer temps that bring in vegetation, good fishing, blooming plants, and the sights and sounds of new life all around. Unfortunately, this includes biting insects.Choosing a breezy campsite and employing good repelling methods can make this season easily manageable.
Mid to late summer (mid-July to September) is a time to enjoy warmer air and warmer water temps as well as usually being drier. Swimming is enjoyable in July and August, and wild berries are ripe for picking. This is also the most popular time to visit the wilderness, so reserve your permits early and expect some competition for the best campsites.
September’s cooler temps bring fall colors, minimal bugs and fewer people. Although the weather can be unpredictable late in the season, it can be a nice time to enjoy some solitude, good fishing, and your choice of prime campsites.

Q How many canoes can you put on a vehicle?

We’ve put as many as 3 canoes on a vehicle and provide a simple system to do so. We provide everything needed to make the process easy and secure.

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