Welcome to MN Canoeing.com!
This site is about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and other canoeing destinations in Minnesota and the surrounding area. We have (or will have) information on canoeing, gear, food, hiking, fishing, lakes, and everything else to do with the Boundary Waters. We are constantly updating the website and adding content, so please check back for updates! A list of changes and updates can be found on the updates page.
If you encounter any problems with the website or have any questions, please contact us. We will try and get back to you as soon as possible.
This section contains information on the BWCA and the Quetico. It has the rules and regulations, things to see and do, and information on wildlife and pictographs. More will be added to this section in the near future.
The Trip Planning section has a basic list of steps for planning a canoe trip. It has some advice on picking an entry point and has a list of the BWCA and Quetico entry points. We will be adding gear and food lists in the future to help you plan your trips.
The interactive map is the most advanced feature of this website. It is a Google map that has all of the campsites, portages, lakes, entry points, and primitive management areas in the Boundary Waters and Quetico. It also has photos, some hiking trails, and some burn area boundaries. You can also see what printed maps (from the three major map companies) correspond to any area in the BWCA and Quetico. You can add campsite ratings and your own photos to the map (you have to be signed in
to use these features). Detailed instructions on how to use the map are on the page. FYI - the map works best in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer 9. If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or below, I would recommend installing Chrome Frame
before using the map.
Also under the maps section are descriptions of the companies that make maps for the BWCA and Quetico. This includes some commentary on the differences between the maps the companies make. Finally, a list of other websites and resources dedicated to the BWCA and Quetico is included.
You can view photos added by you and others. To upload photos of your own, you must be signed in
and can upload them in the "My MNC"
You can view trip reports added by you and others. To write trip reports of your own, you must be signed in
and can write them in the "My MNC"
section. If you are signed in, you can also add comments to any trip report.
on the site allows you to add photos, write trip reports, rate campsites, and communicate with other members. Registering and signing in also takes the advertisements off the site and the map. Best of all, registration is free! You can add and edit your profile, photos, and trip reports in the "My MNC" section. If you don't want to publicly share your photos trip reports, and campsite ratings, you can make them private so that only you can see and access them on the website.