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“PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES”

Getting Here is a Breeze…By Flying

If you prefer to fly, we have teamed up with world wide Carlson Wagon-Lit Travel (locally owned and operated by Sioux Travel) to get you here as quickly and efficiently as possible. Flights can be reserved via a number of different major airlines from any city in Canada or the U.S. to any one of three major landing points that you would want to consider. You have a couple of different options when arranging flights:

For our U.S. guests, the first and probably most economical would be to arrange a flight via Chicago or Minneapolis into International Falls, MN. From there, the picturesque drive to Anderson’s Lodge is only 3 ½ hours. We will assist you with your car rental reservation, and send you the necessary map with directions to the lodge… it’s so easy!

For our Canadian guests, options could include flights from Toronto into Thunder Bay, Ontario, or Winnipeg, Manitoba. From either of these destinations, Sioux Travel can assist you in booking connecting flights with Bearskin Airlines directly into Sioux Lookout where we can pick your party up at no fee. Anderson’s Lodge is about a 20 minute drive from the Sioux Lookout Airport. Flight schedules and pricing can be obtained by calling Sioux Travel at 807-737-3600. Driving time from Thunder Bay to the
Lodge is @ 4 hours and from Winnipeg is @ 5 hours.

Charter & Personal Flights: For those who wish to charter or fly their own aircraft, the Sioux Lookout airport features a 5000 ft. airstrip and customs clearance is available upon notice. We will provide shuttle service to and from the airport for your group, as well as to and from any of the many different landings that you may choose to fish from on a daily basis.

Driving

If you plan on driving to Anderson’s Lodge, the map below illustrates major routes and travel distances so that you can determine how much time is needed to get to us and which routes are the quickest. If you require overnight accommodations during your trip, we can assist you by recommending establishments within 1 to 5 hours from our lodge.

If you are driving up through International Falls, MN., the route from there to Anderson’s Lodge is as follows:

Once you reach International Falls, cross the border to Fort Frances, Ontario. Take highway 11 East until you get to Highway 502 North, and take that route. When you meet Highway 594, take the East route. Go through Dryden, Ontario until you reach Highway 17 East again. At Dinorwic, Ontario take a left turn onto Highway 72 North to Sioux Lookout. We are located on the right hand side of that highway approximately 9 miles before the town of Sioux Lookout. This trip is about 3 ½ hours in length.

Or Punch in the GPS Coordinates for Anderson’s Lodge: 50°01’48.74″N 92°01’57.66″W

Our physical address to input in your GPS is: 2385 Highway 72, Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

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City Miles Kilometers
Calgary 971 1564
Chicago 815 1337
Des Moines 695 1150
Detroit 1103 1787
Duluth 318 522
Indianapolis 1042 1677
International Falls 150 246
Kansas City 910 1492
Louisville 1151 1852
Madison 678 1112
Memphis 1352 2176
Milwaukee 705 1156
Minneapolis 449 736
Nashville 1282 2063
North Bay 915 1475
Oklahoma City 1240 1995
Omaha 829 1334
St. Louis 1071 1756
Thunder Bay 229 370
Toronto 1083 1745
Winnipeg 273 440

PASSPORTS:

In facilitating for strengthening both U.S. and Canada border security – all travelers are required to present proof of citizenship with photo identification (Passport) for all land and air travel into Canada and the U.S.

If you don’t yet have a Passport, here is how you obtain one:
1.  Apply for a passport at many post offices around the country.  For an additional $15 fee, your passport photo may be taken at some of these offices as well.

2. Or visit one of these helpful Websites:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html

http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

3.  Or contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

 

Border Crossing Information

To assist you with your fishing vacation plans, we are pleased to provide these details regarding crossing the border:

  • Be sure to have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registrations and insurance forms.
  • When being interviewed by a Customs Officer, be sure to declare ALL goods you are bringing into Canada. If you are traveling with your own children and you are accompanied by your spouse, ensure you bring their birth certificates. If you are traveling with a child other than your own or without your spouse, have the child’s identification as well as a letter of permission, including name and contact information for that child’s parents or from your spouse in case Customs Officers want to verify you have permission to bring the child into Canada.
  • Alcohol: If you meet the age requirements of the province or territory where you enter Canada (19 years old in Ontario), you are allowed to bring in, free of duty and taxes, either 1.5 litres of wine, or 1.14 litres (40 oz.) of liquor, or 24×355 millilitres (12 oz) cans or bottles of beer or ale.
  • Tobacco: If you meet the age requirements of the province or territory where you enter Canada (19 years old in Ontario), you are allowed to bring the following amounts of tobacco without paying duty: up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 grams (7 oz.) of manufactured tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks. You may bring in additional quantities, but you must pay duties and taxes on the excess amount.
  • You cannot bring certain foods or goods into Ontario including: Live bait such as minnow or leeches, stun guns, mace, handguns or restricted weapons such as fully automatic firearms, potatoes, dog food, firewood or radar detectors.
  • Visit Canadian Food Inspenction Agency for regulations regarding allowable food products updates.
  • Visit the Customs Border Services website for additional information prior to your departure.
  • If you are bringing fish or game home, it is important to follow the Ontario regulations closely. Keep your fishing or Hunting Licence, Tags, Outdoor Cards, or any Permits on you and available for Customs to check.  Wrap game to specifications. Wrap one fish per package, and pack only the number of legal fish per person in the vehicle. If you are with a large group and have more than 1 vehicle, you need to transport the limits in the said vehicle for the number of people in that vehicle.

Information for Residents Returning to the United States

Residents returning the United States are allowed to bring back the following provided they were in Canada for at least 48 hours:

  • $400.00 U.S. worth of merchandise per person duty free every 30 days. Families may combine their $400.00 exemptions.
  • If you have stayed for less than 48 hours or if you have used part or all of your $400.00 allowance in the previous 30 days the limit is $200.00 U.S.

CANADIAN CONSULATES
Chicago : Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Ave., Ste. 2400, Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone: 312-616-1860
Minneapolis: 701 4th Ave. South, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1899
Phone: 612-333-4641

CUSTOMS INFORMATION
Fort Frances, ON Canada, Phone: 807-274-3655
International Falls, MN U.S.A., Phone: 218-283-2541

Whether you fly, drive or do both getting here is so easy!

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