Border & Passport Info
ID & Crossing the Border
Until June 2009, you won’t need a passport. We have the highlights below and you can follow the links to the appropriate web sites for more information.
All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or secure travel document when entering the United States by air.
Beginning January 31, 2008, the United States will end the practice of accepting oral declarations of citizenship at the border.
U.S. citizens ages 19 and older must present documentation that proves both identity and citizenship. Identification documents must include a photo, name and date of birth. View the complete list of acceptable documents at CBP.gov.
Children ages 18 and under will only be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
More information for specific populations and situations
Background: U.S. Land Border Crossing Updated Procedures Information on why new border crossing procedures are going into effect.
Get a Passport by visiting the State Department’s travel Web site , or call the U.S. National Passport Information Center: (877) 4USA-PPT; TDD/TTY: (888) 874-7793.
Presenting Insufficient Documentation
Travelers who do not have the appropriate documents may be delayed while Customs and Border Protection officers attempt to verify their citizenship and identity. They will also be given an informational sheet explaining the new procedures. The intent of this transition is to raise awareness of the change, educate travelers, and allow ample time for travelers to obtain the necessary documents.
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Things to Bring Along
Bring the obvious: your clothes, toiletries, towels, rods, tackle as well as groceries, beverages, camera, first aid kit and a flashlight.
We strongly recommend you bring a decent rain jacket and pants. Disposable’s are no good and there is no real plus to bring any more than a $30 to $50 set. This is a worthwhile investment for any outdoors person and will last many years. As well, bring a pair of boots. This gear should be packed in a waterproof tote that you can toss into the boat for the duration of the trip so it will be handy when a squall develops and you need it.
Depth finder / fish locators are very strongly recommended. If you don’t already own one, we recommend the basic $150 Eagle brand unit with a high speed transducer. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on one though! Permanent units can be rigged into portables and we have batteries we can loan you. We’ll be glad to discuss it with you.
Always bring plenty of clothes that can be layered. Depending on water temperature, wind direction and cloud cover, there can be major temperature differences between fishing a secluded bay and when crossing large open areas.
Sunscreen is a must. Sitting in a boat is like sitting on a mirror and even people who are outdoors constantly at home tend to burn much more easily than they would expect. Also hand lotion & insect repellent are good things to have along.
Life jackets are now required (in the boat) by law. We provide them but if you have one that fits you well, then go ahead and bring it along. While fishing they make great padding hanging over the back of your swivel seat, & while cruising at speed, they offer an extra measure of safety!
Besides your big cooler, we recommend bringing a small cooler for the refreshments you plan to take out in your boat.
Grocery Order Service
Everyone coming to Canada for a vacation is permitted to bring a reasonable amount of groceries for their trip. With higher grocery prices in Canada, most guests pack and transport their groceries, however others either may not want to bother or may not be able. Everyone who has used this service over the years has been very pleased. You place your order directly with the store by phone, fax or mail, and it is delivered to the airline the evening prior to your flight. Everything will be properly stored and then loaded with you as part of your 150#/ person gear weight allowance. The merchant bills us directly and we add the U.S. dollar equivalent of your order to your bill at camp without any handling fees.
Just as with groceries, you can bring your pop into Canada. With the 20# weight per case of 24 cans though, it does not take long to exceed your 150# gear weight allowance. We sell pop at very competitive prices and gladly take your advance orders. It will be at camp when you arrive and with common flavors (i.e., coke, diet coke, sprite & diet sprite), if you order too much, we’ll gladly buy back the extras.
Beer & Liquor
Importation of alcoholic products in Canada is regulated. Each adult 19 and over, may bring, duty free, 40 ounces of liquor, wine, or 24 cans or bottles of beer into Canada (bottles of beer.jpeg). An additional bottle or case is allowed but will be taxed by Canada Customs. If your group desires more alcohol than this, or if you do not wish to bring it along, you can buy it in Canada or let us get it for you. If ordered well ahead, we will charge you ONLY the U.S. dollar equivalent of our cost and you won’t blow your gear weight allowance. As with pop, the weight adds up quickly and when ordered through us, should you overestimate your requirements, we gladly buy back any extra case amounts.
The Creatures & Their Environment
Never allow used line, 6 pack rings or other trash to blow around your boat because, it will blow overboard and even kill wildlife.
Never cut down or disfigure any trees. Please take firewood for shore lunches from camp.
Never put graffiti on the rocks with paint or even by scratching away the lichens or moss. This dead looking growth can take over 25 years to re-grow and is an important part of the caribou diet.
Never smoke in the woods and always exercise extreme caution when making a lunch fire. Be very certain it is out cold before leaving.
Never leave hooks in any fish waste. Gulls, eagles and other birds can easily die from a hook and line.Should you spot a moose, bear or caribou in the water, please do not race up to them with the boat. In the rush to retreat from you, they can become stressed, weakened or injure themselves.
Do not hold any fish by the eyes or damage their gills. Especially with large pike, do not hold them vertically … their spines simply take too much stress supporting their long heavy bodies. This leaves them weakened and more likely to die! Land them quickly, use the net, do not lay them on a hot, dry seat, photograph them quickly & gently return them to the water. Big fish should be measured & you can get the weight from the chart.
Always monitor a big fish when releasing it. Occasionally they need a hand while recuperating. NEVER take a trophy for a spin to show it off to friends (even in the next bay)… It’s a sure death warrant for the fish!