We at Pine Sunset Lodge welcome a recent decision by Canadian authorities that reduces the red tape associated with crossing the border from the United States. Fishing in Canada has long been attractive to American visitors, but many have been put off by the hassle at the border.
Have You Avoided Crossing The Border To Fish and Hunt?
With how close our Ontario Fishing and Hunting Lodge is to the border crossings at Fort Frances/International Falls and Rainy River/Baudette, we’re quite happy with the new regulations. Quite simply, the changes reduce the bureaucracy involved for people who are crossing the border to stay at the lodge in order to enjoy the hunting in the area and the fishing in Dinorwic Lake.
Under the new regulations crossing the border will be easier because Canadian immigration officers will have the discretionary power to admit tourists who have a minor legal conviction in the US.
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Before this legislation came into force anyone with a record, no matter how minor, could be turned away from crossing the border. This has been a bone of contention with business owners near the Canada/US border, who estimate that the old regulations cost millions in lost earnings without contributing anything to the personal safety and security of Canadians.
There have been incidents reported where one person in a busload of tourists would be refused admission because of a minor offence. This refusal (and the long delay while processing the crossing) would incense the other tourists who would cancel their vacations in protest.
Recent Decision Makes Crossing The Border Reasonable
Another factor that annoyed many was that no account was taken of how long ago a conviction took place. In many cases, people who had committed a minor offence long in the past would be embarrassed to have the whole thing dragged up in front of their travelling companions.
The new regulations are temporary but have received strong backing from business owners who hope they will be made permanent. Only those who have multiple convictions or have served seven or more months in jail will now be targeted. The new system is looking to be a good thing!
Plan Your Trip: July & August Bookings Available!
Whether this new regulation affects you or not, we at Pine Sunset Lodge would like to invite you to plan your summer fishing trip for July or August TODAY, to be sure you get the cabin and dates you want.
You can reach us by telephone toll-free anytime at 1-888-897-4212.
See you at the lake!
Crossing The Border