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We're Cindy and Eric Smyka, and we're renovating a historic former resort property just outside of Ely, Minnesota.

 Canadian Border Outpost sits on the shores of Moose Lake—the most popular motorized entry lake to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). CBO is a place for those who wish to experience solitude, adventure, and a personal connection with the Northwoods. We have an ambitious and open-ended renovation plan and are currently closed to the public. Follow along as we share our adventures in bringing this property back to life!


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Canadian Border Outpost

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