About Us

This summer, let Jordan’s Canoe Outfitters plan your trip to one of the best canoeing and fishing areas in the world.

Jordan's Canoe Outfitters is family owned and operated, dedicated to helping people enjoy the beautiful boundary waters area. Our first-hand knowledge of the wilderness area can be very valuable in helping you to an excellent and memorable trip. Our parties are constantly coming back from their trips complementing us on campsites we recommended, fishing spots we suggested, and portages we urged them to avoid.

Jordan's was established by Doug Jordan, author of the book "A Wilderness Canoe Trip," and built on over 30 years of outfitting experience. Owner Mark Bland and his wife Sonya took over the business during the Spring of 2007.

Mark spent many summers outfitting and guiding many groups on canoe trips into the BWCAW and Quetico Park of Ontario, Canada before going into the canoe outfitting business. The experience gained from all of those canoe trips is not only reflected in the equipment and food that we use in our outfitting, but allows you to experience personal knowledge of the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park.

Mark took his first trip into the BWCAW in 1970, introduced to the area by his father. Mark fell in love with the area comprised of 15,000 square miles of roadless wilderness dotted with drinking water lakes, magnificent waterfalls, sparkling rapids, and abundant wildlife. In 1994 Mark met his wife of 14 years and together they began guiding and organizing trips into the BWCAW. Their love for the area combined with a successful business in Springfield, MO allowed them to purchase Jordan’s Canoe Outfitters. Through their love of the area, the desire to share it with others and the help and guidance of previous owner Doug Jordan, Mark and Sonya have continued the first class operation.

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