Welcome to Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co.

Ely, Minnesota’s Premier Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Outfitter

Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co. has been serving Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trippers since 1961. Experience and knowledge, combined with an unwavering commitment to value and personal service, makes Cliff Wold’s the canoe outfitter of choice for many groups. From planning to packing, we can help with every aspect of your wilderness canoe trip. Our complete outfitting package includes all the lightweight camping and canoeing equipment you need for an enjoyable trip, plus a delicious menu of deluxe custom-packed meals. We also offer partial canoe outfitting services for those who need a canoe or some additional equipment. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran to the canoe trails, we’re here to help ensure your wilderness canoe trip is a success. When you choose Cliff Wold’s, you’ve chosen the best!

Excellent
Based on 243 reviews
Matthew Lydon
Matthew Lydon
2024-03-15
I have been on two different trips through Cliff Wold’s. 27 and 22 years ago. It was pretty damn perfect back then, and I can only imagine it’s gotten better! I WILL be back!!
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2024-02-26
We have been using Cliff Wolds Outfitting for over 10 years. Ryans hospitality, customer service and expertise in outfitting is the absolutely best. They will always be my goto for BWCA outfitting!
Brian Berndt
Brian Berndt
2024-01-29
Great service and willing to do whatever is needed to get the most out of your trip. Highly recommend!
Gary Matteson
Gary Matteson
2024-01-24
Ryan Olson and his crew at Cliff Wold's Outfitting Co run a first class operation! We have used Cliff Wold's for many years and always come back to them for BWCA outfitting. In addition to their extensive knowledge of the BWCA and great service, their accommodations with Bunkhouse and Showers make it easy to plan a trip for a small or large group. Great people, great service, great equipment, great food, great attention to detail! Thank you Ryan! Gary Matteson Troop 505 Naperville, IL
Stefan Panzilius
Stefan Panzilius
2024-01-13
I have been using Cliff Wold's Outfitting since the late 80's. Any time I am taking a trip into the Boundary Waters, I have utilized their wonderful service. Friendly staff, and quality service with a smile.
Kourtney Hake
Kourtney Hake
2024-01-01
Best outfitter in Ely! The food is always good, and you always have everything you need. Wouldn't want to go with anyone else!
Phil Carlson
Phil Carlson
2024-01-01
If you’re reading this review in search of an outfitter for your upcoming BWCA adventure, look no further. Ryan and his staff at Clif Wold’s have been our go-to outfitter for the past many years, and their service is absolutely exceptional! The anticipation of a yearly visit to the BWCA is always exciting, but a first stop at Clif Wold’s for canoes, permits, and a friendly face has become a tradition for our crew of paddlers. We’re treated more like family than customers, greeted with a smile, and sent on our way with a handshake and top-notch gear. If you’re looking for an amazing experience exploring the BWCA, do yourself a favor and let Clif Wold’s be a part of it. You won’t regret your decision!
David Hoffner
David Hoffner
2023-12-28
Outstanding outfitter, care to detail, and quality. Loved the welcome at our destination! Highly recommend.
Mark McKernin
Mark McKernin
2023-12-27
Great folks to do business with. I highly recommend them for meeting any of your outfitting needs. I very much appreciate the customer service provided by Ryan and his staff.
Joe Pond
Joe Pond
2023-12-27
I've worked with Ryan and the crew at Cliff's a number of times over the past decade. Ryan is always communicative and patient during planning dates, routes, gear, etc. Their professional service and calm demeanor is refreshing and just what we need before a trip! I've been fortunate to introduce my wife and daughter to the BWCA through outfiting and Cliff's and I'm excited to do business with them in 2024! Thanks for the cherished memories and keep up the great work!