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Address: 1829 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1948
Phone Number: +1 218-365-3251
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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If you are thinking about a canoe trip into Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, I would highly recommend Voyageur North Outfitters. My wife and I recently had them outfit us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Daly City
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Daly City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you are thinking about a canoe trip into Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, I would highly recommend Voyageur North Outfitters. My wife and I recently had them outfit us for a 5 day overnight canoe trip. We were very impressed with their attention to detail and the quality of the equipment and food. First let me give you a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a canoe trip. They were very helpful and very knowledgeable from the time we booked the trip until we left. The equipment wa clean and in great condition. The tent and the sleeping bags were great, they were not at all musty. Overall a great experience. Definitely would recommend.

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Thank Norm S
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We were happy that you chose Voyageur North to serve your outfitting needs this season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The crew and especially John the owner made our first Bwca experience so awesome. We did a partial outfitting package for our 7 day trip and the amount of knowledge during our pre departure itinerary meeting blew us away. John went through every lake, noting good fishing spots, and his personal favorite sites. Their rental equipment is well maintained, and... More 

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Ohio
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

These folks rented a satellite phone to us. They were terrific! They taught us how to use the satellite phone and explained in detail all aspects of Its use. We bought a couple of maps from them as well. The extraordinary thing is that they allowed us to ship the phone back to them, and thus avoiding a long two... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

On my second trip to the BWCA, my wife and I went with Voyageur North because they had such good rates and a nice website. Looks like they get some love here on TripAdvisor as well, and for good reason. The staff is friendly and as laid back as you would expect in Ely, but each time I spoke with... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was our first time in the BWCA and we went in with another family of 4. We rented most of our gear - tent, sleeping bags, pads, canoes - from here. The gear was HIGH QUALITY with no problems encountered. The staff was so friendly and helpful and answered all our questions without making us feel like silly rookies!... More 

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Thank mntripjunkie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our party of 6 used several services provided by this outfitter. We stayed in one of their 'bunkhouse' accommodations both the night before and night after our trip. Though not luxurious, the bunkhouses can sleep 8, have a private bathroom with shower, and a small kitchen. It was great to organize our packs the night before indoors in the absence... More 

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Thank Brad S
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you Brad for using Voyageur North to serve your canoe trip needs! Hope to see you again next year! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

John and Lynn run a first rate outfitter right in the heart of Ely. They literally take care of everything. Food, utensils, tarps, etc. They even provided a UV water purifier. Amazing device. We also stayed the night in the "bunkhouse." Clean and comfortable. Worked out great!

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Thank Curt T
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business Curt! We were happy to be able to help you enjoy your canoe trip into our wilderness! I agree, the SteriPens are so great for canoe trips! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the place we go when out power is out to go get a hot shower. Not pricey and if you don't bring your own towel they do have towels for an extra charge.

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Thank Karen M
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Glad we were here when you needed us! More 

Becker, Minnesota
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340 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I just returned from my 3rd trip with VNO. Over the past 10 years, I've taken 3 of our children on BWCA trips using VNO. This trip was 3 nights and 4 days with my 22 year old daughter. As usual, John was accommodating and easy to work with when I set up the trip via telephone. It's wonderful that... More 

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Thank curioustravelor2010
icanoewenonah, Owner at Voyageur North Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and 5 stars! We enjoyed having you visit us and look forward to seeing you again! John & Lynn More 

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