Voyageur North Canoe Outfitters1829 E Sheridan
Ely, MN 55731
From Chicago and points south...
• Take I-90 to Madison, Wisconsin.
• Continue I-90/94 to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
• north on U.S. Highway 53 through Duluth, MN.
• Continue U.S. Highway 53 through town of Virginia, @ 70 miles to Ely!
Full & partial outfitting for BWCA and Quetico Park, ultra-light and kevlar equipment, kayaks, solo canoes, food in BWCA-approved packaging. Map routing service. Overnight lodging, showers. Transportation, fly-in and tow services. Complete bait & tackle shop, fishing guides, permits reserved & issued. VS/MC/DS accepted. John & Lynn O'Kane Hi, we're John and Lynn O'Kane. Canoe outfitting is our life. It's all we do and we love it. Let us show you. Call us now to reserve your entry permit. In 30 years of helping people like you enjoy the Boundary Waters and Quetico, we've never planned two expeditions that are alike. We listen carefully to the kind of trip you want. Together we'll plan a route through the wilderness that is right for you whether this is your first trip or you're a veteran. You'll enjoy paddling canoes that are right for you. We'll equip you with packs that fit each person in your party. Finally, we'll design a menu that you'll look forward to preparing and eating. When you return, we ask you how the route and equipment worked for you. It's just another way we improve our service to you. The experienced guides on our staff can travel with you, suggesting the best fishing spots and taking care of setting up camp. If you want to get into the wilderness quickly, we can fly you into a remote lake.You can spend the days before and after your trip in our private two-bedroom units right at our headquarters. We have a complete live bait and tackle shop stocked with gear that is proven to work in the BWCA and the Quetico. If you're planning a trip for your church or scout group, ask us about our special group rates.Can we build an expedition for you?
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Tuesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Wednesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Thursday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Friday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Saturday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
- Sunday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Complete outfitting as low as $58 a day. Special rates offered for non profit groups such as; BSA, church, youth groups. Call or write for these rates.
- Open in fall
On-Site Facilities & Services
Indoor Lodging Amenities
- Accessible to disabled
- Pets allowed in indoor unit(s)
First "Green" outfitter in Ely, Minnesota! Solar power has been installed to heat our buildings and produce hot water for showers & cleaning. We recycle aluminum, cardboard & glass.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Commercial air service nearby