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Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters

Outfitting canoe trips in Minnesota's Boundary Waters and the vast Canadian Wilderness

Welcome to Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters

We are a small outfitter located on East Bearskin Lake, entry point 64. We are happy to accommodate trips leaving from any Gunflint Trail area entry points, but are especially convenient for groups using the East Bearskin, Crocodile River,Clearwater Lake, and Poplar Lake area entry points. As a small outfitter we take pride in being able to deal with each group’s personal needs. When we are not working, we are paddling, and we hope that is reflected in the routing and general advice that we give each trip. We strive to keep our equipment top notch, and base most of our gear choices on what we have personally used in the past. Whether you are interested in full outfitting, gear rental, or just have a question about a lake you might be paddling through, feel free to give us a call at (218) – 388-2292. We are always willing to talk about canoe trips

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Boundary Waters Canoe Outfiting

When we're not working, we're paddling. We're passionate about canoeing and wilderness travel and hope to share that passion with you

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Guided Canoe Trips

Bring the expert with you! Our guides have traveled hundreds of miles by canoe, and have made all the mistakes so you don't have to.

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Northern Ontario Canoe Trips

Explore new horizons with our Canadian outfitting. A true adventure in the heart of Northern Ontario.

October 6, 2017 No Comments

The Marshall lake loop in low water.

Our annual canoe trip took us back to the Nakina region of Northern Ontario.  Our initial plans were for a longer trip, but after seeing the water levels during the first part of the trip we decided to instead paddle the Marshall Lake Loop, which we had paddled in the spring of 2012.  Our original […]

January 19, 2017 No Comments

Skiing The Banadad

This year Kate and I finally skied the full length of the Banadad Ski Trail.  It’s been something we’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and has remained a stain on our resume of Gunflint Trail skiers. The Banadad trail is a 27 km trail traveling through the BWCA.  Unlike Bearskin’s ski trails […]

September 15, 2016 No Comments

The Ottertail, Ogoki, Kapikotongwa, Little Current, and Esnagami Rivers

  This year our annual trip to the Canadian Wilderness took us back to Nakina Ontario.  Nakina is a paddling (and fishing) paradise with many wilderness route options ranging from whitewater rivers to huge scenic lakes.  Despite this, it is rarely paddled. Our last trip in the region had been filled with rain and moose.  […]