Visitor Guide

Are you considering an Ely getaway and looking for the inside scoop and expert tips on what you might find when you get here? Where to eat? Where to shop? Where to stay? Curious about special events?

Find all of that and more in our magazine-style Ely Visitor Guide or view the guide online for free! For more detailed, seasonal information, check out our guides to Ely Done Right for summer, fall and winter, too. Each is geared toward what you'll need to pack, what sorts of activities you don't want to miss, and are full of Ely insider tips for getting the most out of your getaway in each season. It's our goal to help you enjoy our hometown and the BWCAW to its fullest!

In our guides, you'll learn stories from the trail and the unique history of Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We've included day itineraries, maps of hiking, skiing, and ATV trails, and stunning views and images of local wildlife depicted by one of Ely’s many talented artists or photographers.

For our international visitors, mailing is not available at this time. Please enjoy our complete guide virtually, which allows you to start planning your visit to Ely, Minnesota, today! Everything you need can be found here.

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