Take a week-long canoe trip in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area with a naturalist guide

Piragis Northwoods Company

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Canoeing Minnesota's North Woods Wilderness

Piragis Northwoods Company is located in Ely, Minnesota, and is one of the BWAC outfitters who operates in the North Woods Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Canoe on guided custom day trips and experience the floating bogs, old growth pines, boreal spruce stands, and forest ecology with a naturalist. Each year the outfitter offers several group canoe trips throughout paddling season; they are guided and fully outfitted in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Guests bring only clothing, personal items, and fishing gear if desired. There are nine-week-long themed group canoe trips from which to choose. Guided Boundary Water fishing day-trips are also available.

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

In combination with Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota is the location of over 2,000 lakes connected by rivers and portages accessible only to paddlers. It is one of the most pristine locations you will ever find and one of the few places where the lake water pure enough for drinking without purification

Wildlife Viewing in Minnesota Backwoods Ecosystems

A plethora of wildlife make their home in these Minnesota backwoods including, timberwolves, black bear, moose, common loon, American bald eagle, beaver, muskrat, otter, pine marten, red squirrel, fisher, fox and more. A variety of ecosystems thrive in these wilderness areas including, swamps, bogs, streams, watersheds, wetlands and lakes.

Fishing Remote Northern Minnesota

Cold northern waters produce abundant fishing from lake trout and northern pike to walleye and bass. Most of the 2,000 lakes in the wilderness are teeming with game fish. Even inexperienced anglers can expect to catch enough fish for a meal or two during their visit.

Shopping for Outdoor Gear in Ely Minnesota

The Piragis Northwoods Company retail store is located at 105 North Central Avenue in Ely, Minnesota. Shop an online catalog for canoes and canoeing gear, camping gear, clothing, tools, books, paddles and more. Each fall over 125 canoes that have seen duty as rental boundary waters canoe in the Boundary Waters and Quetico canoe areas are sold. Piragis has been retailing outdoor gear since 1979.

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