Welcome to Wilderness Wind!

Wilderness Wind offers a unique portal into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. 

Through our guided canoe trips and lakeside retreats, Wilderness Wind offers the opportunity for transformative nature experiences that teach listening, connection, cooperation, and environmental responsibility. Open to people of all  backgrounds, our program is deeply rooted in our desire to connect with nature.

Exploring the vast mystery of nature, and our place in it, can begin a journey that changes who we are. We invite you to share this journey with us.

Our guided canoe adventures are run out of base camp, Pine Ridge, which is located 7 miles west of Ely, Minnesota on Hwy 169. At Lakeside on Armstrong Lake, we have a yurt and four lakeside cabins, available for rental and retreats. Lakeside is 10 miles west of Ely.

Join us on a journey into wilderness: a place of mystery, laughter and discovery.

Wilderness Wind nurtures our relationships with Nature through wilderness living that promotes serenity, cooperation, and environmental sustainability.