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Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitter & Retail Store
Location: Ely, MN
Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitting and Outdoor Store, Ely, Minnesota; centrally located to service all Ely area Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit entry points. Our guests find us an easy one-stop shop before they head into the BWCAW or Canada’s Quetico Park to the north. Your personal preferences, comfort and safety are all factors that you will ultimately judge the quality of your wilderness adventure into the BWCAW or Quetico – why leave any of this to chance? The most important decision you will make before your canoe, kayak or hiking trip is your choice of a BWCAW or Quetico outfitter. No one will give you the personal attention you need like Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitter and Bait Shop, located in Ely, Minnesota, the canoe capital of the upper Midwest. We offer complete & partial outfitting, canoe/kayak/SUP board rental, permit reservations/issuing, personal routing, in-town bunkhouse lodging, ground transportation to/from entry points & regional airports, towboat (water taxi) service on Moose Lake to Basswood, Snowbank Lake to Boot Lake portage, Burntside Lake to Crab Lake portage, along side our retail store featuring bait, fishing tackle, outdoor clothing, footwear, canoe accessories, camping gear and more. Let us help you create lifetime memories...