Where the trail ends your voyage begins… That is the slogan for the Voyageur Canoe Outfitters located at the end of the Gunflint Trail about 60 miles northwest of Grand Marais, MN. If you are planning to venture into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, whether on a day trip or a month-long adventure, you need the right gear and most visitors get that gear from one of the area’s many outfitters. Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is one such place where you can rent a boat for a few hours or a complete outfitting package for a month-long trip into the BWAC.
Located on Saganaga Lake, one of our personal favorite lakes for starting your Boundary Waters trip, Voyageur Canoe Outfitters has been helping explorers plan their adventures for over 25 years. When it comes to the Boundary Waters, they know their stuff and can help you plan your trip and prepare for low-impact camping in this pristine wilderness area.
Owners Mike and Sue Prom, whom you may remember from our feature on the Voyageur Brewing Company, are Gunflint Trail residents, having moved to the area in 1993. They became familiar with the area and opened Voyageur Canoe Outfitters to help visitors enjoy the beautiful setting that they had grown to love. Their love and passion for the Boundary
Waters area is evident from the moment you step onto the Voyageur Outfitter property. The setting is peaceful and well-kept. The canoes are clean and organized and the enthusiastic staff is ready to help with whatever you may need.
So whether you plan to head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for an extensive period of time, or just want to rent a canoe for your stay in one of our Gunflint Trail vacation rentals, we recommend checking out Voyageur for all of your outdoor adventure needs.
Contact information for Voyageur Canoe Outfitters can be found on their website. Also, be sure to connect with Voyageur Canoe Outfitters on Facebook and subscribe to their YouTube channel called The Boundary Waters Blog. And if our series on the Gunflint Trail has left you wanting to learn more about this amazing wilderness area, check out the Boundary Waters Blog, maintained and written by Sue Prom. It’s full of great articles on the happenings up the Gunflint Trail and in the Boundary Waters.