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Piragis Northwoods Company

105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
+1 218-365-6745
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Favorite store in Ely

I love going to Piragis. My husband and I go here all the time just because we really enjoy the... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Ely, Minnesota
via mobile
This is an outfitting company with a very good outdoor store, completely off the grid as well in downtown Ely, MN.

I have used Piragis for outfitting my canoe trips for 10 years. I know the people personally; they... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2017
Michael S
Eugene, Oregon
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Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters is a full-service canoe trip outfitter for the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park. We rent canoes and kayaks and gear for one day or as long as you need. We have the area's premier guides for fishing and naturalist guided trips and offer discounts for scouts, churches and larger groups. Our canoes are lightweight kevlar and average about 42 pounds. We've been outfitting and guiding canoe trips since 1979.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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105 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1210
+1 218-365-6745
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

I love going to Piragis. My husband and I go here all the time just because we really enjoy the store! It's also an outfitter and they have tons of things to rent for your boundary waters trip. There also is a bookstore upstairs which...More

Thank angiebaby007
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I have used Piragis for outfitting my canoe trips for 10 years. I know the people personally; they are competent, have the latest gear, eager to help, and know the country, although I don't need that information. I have been outfitted individually by Steve Piragis...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Piragis took care of every detail for our outfitting...even the minor things like water bottles and pillows. Food was really good too. An expert and companionable guide accompanied us. Excellent service from the first inquiry to the shuttle out. Highly recommended. Our group of 6...More

Thank beebabe
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Purchased a pair of Chota portage boots at Piragis. Sole of one boot came loose as glue failed. Other boot was fine. Contacted Chota boot company and they indicated it was Piragis's problem because the boot model was sold only by Piragis. Emailed Piragis about...More

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StevePiragis, Owner at Piragis Northwoods Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

I was surprised and concerned to see your recent post about my business on Trip Advisor. As you can see, we have never received less than very positive reviews. I apologize for the inconvenience with your Chota Boots and that you have not received a...More

Reviewed August 30, 2016

Piragis Outfitting tops the bar if you are looking for a professional company to help coordinate and supply a trip into Boundary Waters or Quetico Provincial Park. Without exception, they were thorough and knowledgeable in setting up our 7 day canoe into Canada. It is...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed August 27, 2016

I love the place. Each time we went on wilderness canoe trips to Quetico, either leading trips for BSA or personal trips we would always stop in Piragis first. I have bought canoes paddles and lots of specialized equipment over the years. I think my...More

Thank normanb552
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Piragis! We were novice campers looking to go to the Boundary Waters. Drew signed us up for full outfitting with a guide and Piragis provided EVERYTHING except our clothes (including the permit!). The equipment they gave us looked...More

Thank DSM777
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Just completed a six day BWCAW trip, outfitted by Piragis. This is my fourth or fifth through them. As always they responded to my flurry of emails to arrange for all our needed gear and drop off/pick up service to/from our entry point. Arrangements were...More

Thank Jef K
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Love shopping this store. The upstairs book section is great as well as the camping section on the ground level. This year I had a question about a product I purchased from them. The owner was not available to answer my question so the sales...More

Thank Kjhans
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Adam at Piragis was fantastic to work with from the very first email inquiry I sent. Although we'd had previous wilderness canoeing experience, we'd never been to BWCA before and he helped us establish a great route that was perfect for our group. Piragis took...More

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Tamara M
July 27, 2017|
Response from StevePiragis | Property representative |
Hi Tamara M, Thanks for the question. My name is Adam, one of the outfitters at Piragis Northwoods Company. I don't believe any of the reviews here on Trip Advisor are specific to The Howling with the Wolves Trip. That... More