"On the map, Ely appears to be the end of the road. For people who love the wilderness, beauty and solitude, on the contrary, it's the center of the world." --
Charles Kuralt

Whether you're canoeing into the unspoiled, world-famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, or relaxing at one of Ely's full-service resorts, you'll soon discover the Ely Difference.
From the famous Artic explorers Will Steger and Paul Schurke to world-renowned wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg, the Ely Area has many talented artists, writers, photographers and adventurers who have adopted Ely as their home-or at least-their home away from home.
Relaxing here is easy, the air is clear, the water pure; the woods are inspiring, the sights breathtaking, and the night sky is bright with millions of stars and Northern Lights.
Once you experience Ely, you'll understand how life takes on new meaning.