The Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a designated National Wilderness Area covering over 1,000,000-acres on the northeastern border of Minnesota. This pristine area offers visitors a unique chance to explore a spectacular and challenging wilderness.
Kowakan Adventures employs professional staff who are highly trained in canoeing, camping and wilderness skills as well as certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and lifeguarding. 

The USDA Forest Service maintains a website filled with information to help you learn more about the BWCA prior to your arrival. We also find the following documents valuable to prepare for your expedition.

  1. The BWCAW Trip Planning Guide -
  2. BWCAW What to Know Before You Go -

If you would like to learn more about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and how we can help you experience all it has to offer, email us at