Directions to Canadian Border Oufitters
From Minneapolis to Ely:
Interstate 35 to 33N (Cloquet, MN) to 53N (Virginia, MN). Continue on 53N to 4 miles north of Virginia, MN. Turn right onto 169N (Ely, MN exit).
From Duluth to Ely:
Option #1: Take Interstate 53N to Virginia, MN. Four miles north of Virginia, MN take 169N to Ely.
Option #2: Pick-up Highway 61N and travel along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Turn on to Highway 2 in Two Harbors to Highway 1 (left turn) enters the east-end of Ely. Or travel through Two Harbors and pick-up Hwy 1 directly (instead of taking the Hwy 2 short cut).
Once you have reached Ely:
We are located about 19 miles east of Ely on the Fernberg Trail. If entering on 169N, travel through Ely heading east on Sheridan Street (main street of Ely). On the far side of town by the Ely Chamber of Commerce building, check your odometer. Travel 19 miles east out of Ely; passing by Winton, MN, Fall Lake and Tofte Lake. Watch on the left side of the road for a number of resort and outfitter signs and a long row of mail boxes. The street sign will read "Canadian Border Road". Turn left on to Canadian Border Road. Travel about 2 miles until you see a sign that says Canadian Border Outfitters. Turn right on the road. Our base is at the end of the drive. Outfitting and check-in are located on the lower lake side.