We just returned from our first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and yes, we took our five year old with us. Taking a five year old to the boundary waters went surprisingly well. It helped that we had very experienced people with us and they simplified the trip down to base camping. We camped on an island for four nights and let me tell you, it was not enough! We cannot wait to go back again! Here are just a few images of the beauty that is the BWCAW!