Discover Ely Minnesota

Discover the Ely Difference! Here, you’ll experience the best of both worlds – the relaxed atmosphere of small town living yet many of the advantages of big city living. Ely, Minnesota is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the ultimate canoeing destination in the world.  With over a thousand pristine lakes and an expansive untracked wilderness, the area attracts visitors year round with its reputation for canoeing, fishing, dogsledding and remote wilderness character.  Ely offers not only the ultimate in wilderness experiences, but also some fine dining and artisan shopping opportunities as well as many relaxing resorts and varied year-round recreation experiences.