Ely, Minnesota is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the ultimate canoeing destination in the world. Our BWCA canoe outfitters will help you plan your Boundary Waters canoe trip and set you up with all the gear you’ll need.
In addition to our unequalled wilderness setting, Ely offers many beautiful Minnesota resorts and lodges, rental cabins and comfortable Ely hotels, so you’re sure to find the accommodations that suit you. While you’re in town, be sure to check out our unique Ely shopping or enjoy an excellent meal at one of our fine Ely restaurants. There’s always plenty of fun things to do in Ely, so be sure to check out our new calendar of events.
Whether you're camping in the world-famous BWCAW or just kicking back and relaxing on your Minnesota vacation, you're sure to discover why Ely truly is the last great pure experience!