Piragis Northwoods Outfitters

Ely and Western BWCA

Piragis Northwoods Outfitters

Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN   55731

Contact Information:

Proprietors: Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-223-6565
Email: adam@piragis.com

Overview:

Planning Your Canoe Camping Trip Starts at Piragis.com. Please contact our Outfitting Department -- Drew Brockett or Adam Macht (1 - 800 - 223 - 6565) for more information. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. We rent canoes and camping gear to paddlers who love to canoe and camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. We'll plan your BWCA trip and get your camping permits with efficiency and expertise. We also offer guided Wilderness Trips in the Boundary Waters and beyond!

Outfitting and guiding canoe trips into the BWCA Wilderness is now and always has been our focus and our specialty. We keep our group sizes small on purpose, so our clients get the personal attention they deserve and we all have a chance to experience wilderness in an intimate fashion.

What sets Piragis Northwoods Company apart from the competition is that our travels and experience in the outdoors give us a natural advantage over other outfitters in the industry. We know paddling because we take time to paddle and to use the equipment that we sell. We know adventure because we each have experienced it. As long as people have a desire for adventure and a passion for paddling, Piragis Northwoods will endeavor to meet their needs and provide a quality paddling experience.

Guided Group Trips


We put together the group, the gear and do all the work. You arrive in Ely, meet the guides and your fellow paddlers and enjoy your vacation.

We've planned a series of 6 day Guided trips: Fully Outfitted, Fully stocked with great food and our Best Guides. Prices include 1st and last night's hotel room in Ely. These trips are a great way to make new padding friends or book your whole group of family and friends on the wilderness guided adventure of a lifetime!
Our Outfitting Staff is on hand to answer any questions about the Boundary Waters that you may have. Please feel free to call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht
toll free at 1-800-223-6565 at your convenience.

Autumn Colors & Wilderness Wildlife: Sept 30 - Oct 6
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip: June 3 - June 9
Howling with Wolves Canoe Camping: August 26 - September 1
Women Exploring Wilderness: July 8 - 14
Quetico Canoe Trip: July 15 - 21
Cliff Jacobson/Steve Johnson Guided Trip: August 12 - 18
Stargazing in the BWCA: September 23 - 29

Current Special:

For larger groups like scouts or church groups we offer discounts on full outfitting and canoe rentals. Please call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht at 1-800-223-6565 for more information.

Main Offerings:

  • Full Outfitting - Provide complete outfitting needs for your group - canoe, gear, food
  • Gear Rental - Tents, camps stoves, packs, sleeping bags, tarps, etc.
  • Trip/Route Planning Assistance - Aid in helping plan your route or trip
  • Entry Point Shuttles - Shuttles to and from entry points.
  • Guide Service - Guiding Trips into BWCA
  • BWCA Permits - Reserve Permits for your group
  • Canoe Rental - Kevlar Canoes for Rent
  • Meal Planning - Plan and Provide fresh and freeze dried meals for groups.
  • Store - Shopping - Store for all your needs - gear, maps, clothing, food, books
  • Cross Country Skiing - Ski Rentals
  • Winter Camping - Tent, Stove, Sleeping Bag, Snowshoe Rentals
  • Quetico Outfitting

Additional Offerings 1:

  • Kevlar Canoe Rental - Rental of lightweight Canoes
  • Maps - Purchase Maps for Planning and Navigation
  • Solo Canoe Rental - Rental of Solo Canoes
  • Minnesota Fishing Licenses - Fishing Licenses Available On-Site
  • Hot Showers - Hot Showers for post trip cleanup

Additional Offerings 2:

  • Northstar Canoes - Rental of Northstar Canoes
  • Wenonah Canoes - Rental of Wenonah Canoes
  • Souris River Canoes - Rental of Souris River Canoes
  • Kayak Rental - Rental of Kayaks
  • Gear Sales - Providing Sales of gear
  • Food Sales - Providing Sales of dry goods for your trip
  • Fishing Tackle - BWCA fishing gear for sale
  • Satellite Phones - DeLorme InReach and SAT phones

Boundary Waters Entry Points Supported

  • Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake - 4
  • Slim Lake - 6
  • Big Lake - 7
  • Moose River (south) - 8
  • Little Indian Sioux River (south) - 9
  • Little Indian Sioux River (north) - 14
  • Moose/Portage River (north) - 16
  • Stuart River - 19
  • Angleworm Lake - 20
  • Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake) - 22
  • Mudro Lake - 23
  • Wood Lake - 26
  • Snowbank Lake Only - 28
  • Ojibway Lake/North Kawishiwi River - 29
  • Lake One - 30
  • South Kawishiwi River - 32
  • Little Gabbro Lake - 33
  • Island River - 34
  • Isabella Lake - 35
  • Hog Creek - 36
  • Kawishiwi Lake - 37
  • Bog Lake - 67
  • From CANADA - 71
  • Little Isabella River - 75
  • South Hegman Lake - 77
  • Snake River - 84
  • Trout Lake - 1
  • Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake) - 12
  • Lac LaCroix Only - 12A
  • Fall Lake - 24
  • Moose Lake - 25
  • Snowbank Lake - 27
  • Farm Lake - 31

Quetico Entry Points Supported

  • Baptism Creek - 11
  • Pickerel Lake - 12
  • Nym Lake - 21
  • Sue Falls - 22
  • Mack Lake - 23
  • Cirrus lake - 31
  • Quetico Lake - 32
  • Threemile Lake - 41
  • Maligne River - 42
  • McAree Lake - 43
  • Bottle River - 44
  • Basswood River - 51
  • Sarah Lake - 52
  • Kahshahapiwi Lake - 53
  • Agnes Lake - 61
  • Carp Lake - 62
  • Cache Bay Fly In - 75