for your next visit to our Canadian Fishing Lodge:
Note that passports are now required to re-enter the
US (since June 2009).
Are you coming from someplace outside of Canada? Do you
have questions about the details of visiting Canada? Take
a look at the important information below. If you have any
additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Who May Visit Us?
Anyone, of course! You should definitely bring identification
proving your citizenship. You may also need further documents:
U.S. citizens and legal residents need a passport to re-enter the U.S. (since June 2009).
Permanent U.S. residents who are not citizens
should bring their alien registration receipt card.
Visitors entering Canada from a country other
than the U.S. require a valid passport and in
some cases a visitor's visa. Visas are issued by Canadian
Immigration offices, embassies and consulates.
Any questions about entry to Canada may be addressed to:
Canada Immigration Division, Canada Employment and Immigration
Centre, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J9.
Vehicles and Insurance
The entry of vehicles and trailers into Canada for touring
purposes is usually a quick routine matter. Any necessary
permits are issued at the port of entry. If you have rented
a vehicle or trailer, make sure you bring along a copy of
the rental contract, which stipulates you have permission
to use it in Canada.
U.S. motorists planning to travel in Canada are advised
to obtain a Canadian Non-Resident Interprovince Motor Vehicle
Liability Insurance Card available only in the U.S. Contact
your local insurance agent.
Can Your Pet Come?
Dogs and cats accompanying their owners from the U.S. must
have current (within 36 months) rabies vaccination certificates.
Owners from other countries who wish to bring their pets
with them should write to The Health of Animals Branch,
Canada Department of Agriculture, 179 Stone Road West, Guelph,
Ontario N1G 4S9.
Hospital and Medical Services
Most communities have hospitals and/or resident doctors.
Wise travelers will check with their medical service plans
to ensure they will be covered while in Canada. If you are
taking medicines prescribed by your doctor you should bring
along a copy of the prescription, in case you need to have
it renewed by a physician in Canada. For further information
and insurance details contact your travel agent or insurance
Financial Services & U.S. Funds
Chartered banks are located in virtually all cities and
towns. These full-service institutions are the best locations
for exchanging currency. Note: most banks are closed on
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. There is also a government-sanctioned
Canada-U.S. currency exchange service at the Ontario Travel
Information Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
U.S. currency is accepted at Waterfalls Lodge and at many
places throughout Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
For police services anywhere in Ontario, phone toll-free
Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
Diner's Club etc., are honoured in all communities in Ontario.
However, Waterfalls Lodge only accepts Visa and MasterCard.
What You Can Bring With You
Duty free articles that may be taken into Canada are: wearing
apparel and personal effects; sporting goods (up to 200
rounds of ammunition); up to 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes,
400 grams of tobacco, 40 imperial ounces of alcohol or wine
or 288 imperial ounces of beer or ale (case of 24) per adult;
cameras (with a reasonable amount of film); reasonable food
supply per person, and a full tank of gasoline.
Note: All articles above allowable quantities are subject
to import duty. Ontario has dry goods, grocery and gasoline
outlets in modern communities throughout the area at prices
competitive with US and/or European counterparts-plus US
dollars and several foreign currencies enjoy a premium rate
of exchange in Canada.
There is a full service grocery store 10 minutes from Waterfalls
Pistols, fully automatic weapons and firearms less than
26 inches in length are prohibited entry into Canada.
Most sporting rifles and shot guns can be admitted with
a permit ($25.00 Annual Fee) if the visitor is sixteen or
older. A description of all guns and serial numbers must
be submitted to Canadian Customs. 200 rounds of ammunition
can be admitted duty free. The Lodge will provide you with
the registration form prior to your hunting trip. It is
Residents from other countries should ask the appropriate
authorities of their country of origin or its nearest consulate
for detailed information about duty charged on articles
purchased in Canada. Permits are required to export certain
products made from endangered plants or animals. Normally,
the retailer can advise you about any export restrictions
on merchandise in his/her store.
Liquor Outlets And The Law
Visitors to Ontario looking to buy liquor or beer for consumption
outside a licensed establishment usually have to go to 2
separate stores. Liquor, including wine, is available through
stores run by the Liquor License Control Board of Ontario
(LCBO) or in smaller centres, by their authorized representative.
Beer may be purchased through the "The Beer Store"
or directly from brewery outlets.
Both beer and liquor can be purchased at the LCBO store
just 10 minutes from Waterfalls Lodge.
Ontario laws prohibit having open bottles of liquor in
a location accessible to the driver of a vehicle. Drinking
is only allowed in your residence or within a reasonable
distance of your residence. A tent, trailer or camper can
be considered residences. Drinking on public beaches, parks,
etc. while in transit is prohibited.
When checking into a provincial or private campgrounds
check their regulations.
Wheel & Float Plane Pilots
A wide variety of facilities are available throughout Algoma
for the pilots of privately-owned aircraft on either wheels
or floats, including Municipally or Federally operated airports
and aerodromes, many of which now feature telephone Customs
Information for Boaters
Pleasure craft may enter Canada by trailer or under their
own power and stay for a period of up to 12 months. The
required Entry Permit is obtainable from Customs at port-of-entry.
All boats powered by motors 10 HP or over must be licensed
and the license number clearly indicated on the bow of the
vessel. Boat licenses from outside Ontario are acceptable.