BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN Area Resources
This page will provide you with resources that we think you might find useful. Some of the information available is external to our website. CBO has included these sites because we believe they provide information and/or services that you will find useful. However, since these sites are not under our control, we cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by them. Linking to these websites does not constitute an endorsement by Canadian Border Outfitters or any of its employees of the sponsors of these sites or any products or services presented on them.
Boy Scout Trail - Resources for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
This site began as a way to chronicle the experiences of one small group of boy scouts in Minnesota on their trail from tiger cubs to eagle scouts. They documented their program schedules, advancements achieved, most all of their activities, games played, and skits performed. But, as things tend to evolve, they added more ideas that they thought would be fun to try some day. Soon, it turned into a resource of ideas for scouts everywhere to use. Hopefully, you'll use this site to improve your scouting program. The Boy Scout Trail web site is a compilation and organization of scouting information. Everyone using the content here to help youth succeed is welcome. This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America.
Dorothy Molter Museum
The Dorothy Molter Museum is a memorial to Dorothy Molter, the legendary last resident of the BWCAW, who died in 1986 after living most of her 79 years on Knife Lake near the U.S.-Canada border. Canoeists often stopped at Molter's home to enjoy her hospitality and famous homemade root beer (she was often referred to as "the Root Beer Lady") The museum's two log cabins were transported out of the BWCAW piece-by-piece and reassembled in Ely. The Winter Cabin is now an interpretive center with pictures and documents. There is also a small gift shop and a video telling the story of her life. Open 10:00 - 5:30 Mon-Sat, and Noon - 5:30 on Sun. Open weekends in May and September. (218) 365-4451.
International Wolf Center
A multi-million dollar complex that examines one of the most elusive and misunderstood animals in the world, center visitors learn about the natural history of wolves by observing the resident wolf pack and touring the "Wolves and Humans" exhibit. Program participants can track wolves by plane, go on evening howling expeditions or put on snowshoes and follow the predator's winter tracks. Videos, talks, demonstrations, family day programs and other adventures round out a visit to the IWC. 9 am - 5 pm daily, May-Sept. (until 7 pm July and Aug.). Winter Hours: November through April, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. (800) ELY-WOLF.
North American Bear Center
The mission of the North American Bear Center is to enhance the understanding of the general public of the habits, needs and environment of bears in North America. This site offers a "virtual bear center" with information on avoiding problems with bears, bear stories and more.
Quetico Provincial Park is a protected, pristine wilderness retreat of international acclaim west of Lake Superior on the Canada-U.S. border. The park's tangled network of lakes once formed water routes travelled by Ojibway and fur traders. Now it is primarily the destination of experienced canoeists seeking solitude and rare glimpses of wildlife by cascading waterfalls, glassy lakes and endless forests.
Over 445,000 acres or 695 square miles of the forest is surface water. In addition, more than 1,300 miles of cold water streams and 950 miles of warm water streams flow within the boundaries of the Superior. Fish species such as walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout can be found in abundance in these waters. The northern forest community thrives with its pine, fir and spruce trees and is home to numerouse wildlife species including deer, moose, the gray wolf, and black bear. Northern Minnesota is the last stronghold of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. Approximately 300-400 wolves continue to roam within the boundaries of the Superior National Forest today.
BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN Area Weather
BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN area weather in the can change rapidly and unexpectedly. This information will provide you with a general forecast and weather conditions for our area to allow you to better prepare for your BWCA or Quetico Park canoe trip.