• Boundary Waters Photography Canoe Trip

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Boundary Waters Canoe Trip

Spend six days exploring and photographing the Northern Waters via your trusty canoe! Mornings and evenings are spent shooting and our days are spent paddling from campsite to campsite. Each night we will camp at a different location as we circumnavigate the region. Expect to paddle approximately seven miles per day.

We will be photographing stunning waterscapes, the changing north woods fall colors and hopefully bald eagles, moose and other wildlife. Each day will be full of instruction and professional photography coaching with the goal to make you a better photographer. After finishing our magic hour shooting in the evenings we will retire to a warm campfire and a hearty meal under those stunning Boundary Waters night skies!

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to carry a 35 to 40 pound backpack and/or a 30 pound canoe up to half a mile and paddle a canoe up to seven miles per day. All participants must complete a registration form which includes a health questionaire. No prior canoeing experience is necessary we can teach you everything you need to know!

Group Size
This workshop is limited to six participants to maximize one on one time with the instructor.

One night lodging in Ely, Minnesota is included with the price. The rest of the workshop we will be camped out in the Boundary Waters!

Clothing & Gear
We provide all necessary group and technical gear when necessary. This includes canoe, paddles, dry bags, canoe packs, cooking gear, all the food, water purification, first aid, satellite phone for safety. Guests need to provide their personal sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, hiking clothes, boots and their camera gear. Most of these things can be rented from Backcountry Journeys upon check out if you don’t have them. You will receive a detailed equipment list upon booking

Camera Equipment
For a detailed list of what to bring please click here. 

Expect warm pleasant days and chilly nights. We will be on the water everyday and it can be windy and cold. It can rain or snow at any time so please be prepared by following the provided gear list. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Travel Details
Departure city is Ely, MN


  • Paddle the most pristine lakes in the world
  • Beautiful, quiet, solitude with nothing but the call of the loon
  • Photograph exhilarating sunsets over crystal-clear North Country Lakes
  • Possible opportunities to Photograph Wildlife such as Bald Eagles & Moose
  • Small Groups
  • Backcountry Camping in one of America’s most pristine wilderness areas
  • All meals & canoe gear provided
  • Learn from & shoot alongside a seasoned pro

Boundary Waters

5 Days


Deposit: $500

Ely, Minnesota


Currently there are no upcoming dates for this trip

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“The endless forests and lakes of the Boundary Waters conveys a true sense of wilderness upon the soul. We saw Bald Eagles, Moose and Black Bear from our canoes and the photography opportunities were everywhere you looked!