Canoe Outfitting Services
for the BWCAW and Quetico Park

Our canoe trip outfitting base is a Canadian island on Lac La Croix

and is in the western portions of the Quetico Park and BWCAW. Zup’s has been outfitting canoe trips since 1936 – tempering the wilderness just enough for human beings to enter and enjoy. We offer numerous canoe routes to pick from.

Canoe Trip 
Outfitting Rates

Complete Canoe Trip Outfitting Rates

What’s Included: Complete canoe trip outfitting includes your choice of canoes, Alumacraft – light and standard weight with paddles, carrying yoke, cushions and life vests. We No Nah Kevlar® Canoes are also available as an ultra-light upgrade. Your choice of fresh and freeze-dried food (fresh smoked bacon, ham, sausage have a special cure, choice steaks and ground round, cheese & salami are the finest quality. White and wheat breads or tortillas. Food requirements from our menu selections can be so adjusted to suit your personal tastes.

Camping gear includes a Eureka waterproof insect-proof, lightweight tent with dining fly, Dacron or down sleeping bags with Thermo-rest mattress, Duluth packsacks and plastic hard packs or barrel packs for your food and gear, camp cook kit and utensils, axe, saw, shovel, grate, grill, packs for your personal gear, a supply of plastic bags and clean-up items.

Canoe Trip Outfitting with all top brand equipment including Eureka Tents, Slumberjack Sleeping Bags Therma-Rest Pads, Cordura Duluth Packs for equipment, Plastic Rec-Pacs for food and Alumacraft Light Weight Canoes, and We No Nah Kevlar® Canoes along with our complete fresh food menu and freeze-dried selections-our outfitting department can serve either the Complete or Partial Canoe Outfitter. We make all BWCAW and Quetico Park reservations for you at NO extra charge, but remember to get your dates in early as only a small number of guests are allowed to enter each park daily.

Daily Rates per Person

3 to 5 day trip


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  • Canoe
  • Equipment
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6 to 7 day trip


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  • Canoe
  • Equipment
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8 to 14 day trip


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Wilderness Canoe Package

Includes round trip boat fare via Crane Lake, evening dinner, lodging and breakfast the next morning. Then an early take-off for your canoe trip for 6 days and 5 nights of canoe camping (we’ll bring you back on the 6th day!) Everything furnished: food, canoe, equipment. You bring your personal gear, camera, film and fishing tackle.

This is a total wilderness experience with the advantage of an overnight stay at the main lodge base. Arrive in the afternoon and we’ll go over your itinerary, mark your map for the best campsites, portages and the best fishing hot spots. Check over the food list, equipment and pack your personal gear. After a good night’s sleep, and a hearty breakfast, we’ll take you to your first portage.

Alumacraft Canoes

Kevlar Canoes

Partial Outfitting Rates

17′ Alumacraft Canoe $30.00 $185.00 Tents: 4 Man $8.50 $50.00
17′ Lt. Wt. Alumacraft Canoe $30.00  $185.00 Tents: 6 Man $10.00 $60.00
18 1/2′ Alumacraft Canoe $35.00 $235.00 Screen Tent $9.00 $60.00
Hard Packs $5.00 $30.00
Barrel Packs $7.00 $42.00
16'6" WeNoNah Solo Prism $45.00 Soft Packs $5.00 $25.00
17′ WeNoNah Boundary Waters $48.00 Food $45.00 Select from fresh or freeze-dried
18′ WeNoNah Champlain Canoe $50.00 Thermo-Rest Pads $5.00 $25.00
19′  WeNoNah Itasca Canoe $55.00 Sleeping Bags $3.00 $15.00
19′ WeNoNah Senneca Canoe (3 seater) $60.00 Cook Kits $10.00 $70.00
Sat Phone $25.00 $170.00

Overnight Accommodations and Meals

You can stay overnight at Zup’s Fishing Camp on Lac La Croix for $150.00 per person. Includes a 4pm pick-up in crane lake, four course meal in our lakeside dining room, lodging, map routing and a hot breakfast. This works great for an extra early start on the morning of your trip, be at the first portage by 7:30am. Wilkin’s Bay overnight is $200.00 per person.

Guided Canoe Trips

5 day guided canoe trips for fabulous smallmouth, walleye, northern pike and lake trout fishing action. Your trip includes a guide, canoe, food, camping gear, towboat service, fishing license, all permits and you just bring your tackle and personal gear!

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>> Prices are subject to change on all special packages.


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