Traveling to Canada
Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive from our American guests who are going to be traveling to Canada. If your question is not in the list below please contact us.
Yes, United States law requires all its citizens traveling by land, air or sea from Canada to present a valid passport, NEXUS Card or passport card to Customs and Border Protection when returning to the USA.
More info: Border Crossing Info
If you’re visiting a remote outpost your cell phone won’t work because there are no towers in remote regions.
If you are traveling here and will be in areas near towns and cities where coverage is available, you can use your cellphone but we highly recommend you buy an International coverage plan for the period you are here – to avoid high roaming charges.
Some lodges offer WiFi.
Check with your existing insurer to see if your coverage extends into Canada and if not buy additional medical insurance for the duration you’ll be here.
You will never be refused medical care if you require it, but you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket if you do not have insurance.
Find out more about bringing your pet to Canada here.
Some retailers that accept US currency only do so at “par” or at an exchange rate that is lower than what you can get from a banking institution.
Your best bet is to use a valid US Credit card such as Visa or MasterCard where and when you can, and cash for when you can’t.
To get the best rate of exchange, bring your US currency and get Canadian money from a Canadian chartered bank first, then spend the Canadian funds at retailers and service businesses.
This applies whether you are bringing in your own boat (your boat’s State registration is accepted in Canada) or if you are renting a boat from an outfitter. Find out more information about this here.