Welcome to Wilderness Wind!

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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 spiritual experiences that teach listening, connection, cooperation, and environmental responsibility. Open to people of all faiths and backgrounds, our program is deeply rooted in our desire to live as Christ calls us.

Exploring the vast mystery of creation, and our place in it, can begin a spiritual 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.

Wilderness Wind also partners with Big City Mountaineers, mentoring at-risk urban youth through wilderness experiences.

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

Wilderness Wind nurtures our relationships with God and creation through wilderness living that promotes spirituality, cooperation, and environmental sustainability.