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!

Brent Ellison
Brent Ellison
2022-11-11
My first time in the BWCA and I chose Cliff Wold's randomly by these reviews. Ryan is the front man for this band and he rocks! You can try and maybe succeed at being disappointed, but you will have to work at it. I found it super positive and my whole party agreed that we would work with them on any future trip!
Addy Ratliff
Addy Ratliff
2022-11-10
I was in a group of friends who used Cliff Wold's for our excursion into South Hegman Lake. I'm so glad my friend went with Cliff Wold's for outfitting. They were amazing!! Ryan was so helpful, making sure we had everything we needed. They also gave the option for me and another in the group to just do a partial package, as I wanted to bring my own gear. When we were dropped off, we had help getting all of our gear to the entry point, and Ryan even helped with the gear when we came back. If I get the chance to go back into the BWCA, I am so going through Cliff Wold's for outfitting. Great Canoes and great gear. Thank you Ryan for making our trip a better experience, and for being so friendly with our motley crew, lol.
Jillian Johnson
Jillian Johnson
2022-09-29
Ryan was helpful from the beginning of planning our trip, during and very end. Food was EXECELLENT! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Canoe was a great choice and light weight...portage friendly!🙂 Great service and guidance! Overall, The best vaca thus far!!!
Rachael Hansen
Rachael Hansen
2022-09-10
Ryan at Cliff Wold's provided excellent customer service from the very beginning planning stages of our trip up until departure. He helped plan our route and answered all questions I had in a timely manner. The camping equipment was very comfortable, clean, and of a high quality while we were in the Boundary Waters and the food portions were generous. I would recommend Cliff Wold's whether you are new to canoeing, as we were, or are experienced, but need some logistical assistance getting supplies together.
Vicki Hansen
Vicki Hansen
2022-09-09
We were very happy with Cliff Wolds. The gear was good. The food was more than adequate and very good. We ate well. We had an inordinate amount of shortening in our food supply and could have done with much less. We loved the candy bars but the cookies were too much. Some salty snacks to replace some of the cookies would have been nice. Ryan was very accommodating and helpful. We would certainly reccommend Cliff Wolds.
Christopher Browne
Christopher Browne
2022-09-02
Knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff. Made our trip planning super easy and our experience enjoyable. Definitely coming back!
Shawn Lord
Shawn Lord
2022-08-29
These guys are great. My family has used them for years. The equipment is exactly what we needed and in great condition. The food was excellent and portioned with just the right extras to make a great trip.
Jacob
Jacob
2022-08-20
Cliff Wold’s is a great outfitter. They have good quality equipment, their food is well planned, and it tastes delicious. Ryan, the owner, is very kind and super attentive to his customers. Excellent customer service and very knowledgeable staff. I have used Wold's twice personally, and I know others who have been using them for years as well.
LaVerne Yoder
LaVerne Yoder
2022-08-16
These guys are great! They were very helpful and professional, but at the same time were friendly and gave us some great tips, advice, and stories. I would highly recommend!
Catie Glass
Catie Glass
2022-08-15