Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service - Boundary Waters Canoeing

Adventure awaits!

Adventure awaits!

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Visit the BWCA, hike the Superior and Border Route Hiking Trails!

Day tours and multi-day trips for all ages and abilities to the Boundary Waters and North Shore Wilderness!

Mike Bartz (218) 370-0427


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About Us

Experience the Best of the North Country by Canoe or by Foot


 Border Lakes Tours and Guide Service  offers guided trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest, Superior Hiking Trail, State Parks and other natural attractions in the area.

We provide the best equipment available.   We also provide a a tasty catered lunch for full day tours!

Easy? Challenging?  You tell us and we'll help select the perfect route.

You've heard about the Boundary Waters... and the Superior Hiking Trail


Now is the time for you, your family and friends to experience these beautiful areas - first hand. 

Spend a day with us and you'll be hooked on the wilderness!

We will take you to places where you will definitely want to return. 

We Make it Easy


Border Lakes Tours is a premier outfitter that is ideal for newcomers to the area and for seasoned travelers who want someone else to take care of the heavy lifting and details of planning their adventure.  

Making Memories


Join us for an unforgettable trip into the wild and scenic Border Lakes Country of Northern Minnesota.  Our experienced, professional guides will ensure your enjoyment and safety every step or paddle stroke of the way. We'll take care of the details,  you relax and enjoy the day.


Your Way

Thinking about getting into canoe tripping but would like to get a taste of it before buying all of the equipment? Our guided tours are the perfect way to discover wilderness canoeing! See wildlife, pristine waters and boreal forests and at the end of the day, return to the comfort of your own lodgings. 


Book Now!

Not everyone wants to go on an over night canoe or hiking trip in Cook County's beautiful wilderness, but everyone who visits the area wants to experience it.. and do it again!  

Join us for a personalized, safe, and enjoyable adventure!  

Call now to reserve your trip.

Contact Us

Better yet, give us a call at (218) 370-0427

Border Lakes Tour & Guide Service

PO Box 616, Grand Marais, MN 55604


Feel free to call 24/7 and please leave a message. 

We will respond ASAP - which might be the end of the day if we are on a tour!

Book Early and save

Canoe Tour Special


Reserve the best dates by April 1st and save 5% off your trip!

Looking for a deal?


Hike with Mike! Book by April 1st and receive 5% off your trip!