NW2
fishing
NW
Canadian tourism
NE
Ontario's Great Outdoors
Planning Vacations
FacebookBloggerYoutubeFlickrTwitterSSC on GPlus
NW2Wilderness Photography
travel ontario
Q & A
Get Your FreeFree Guide and Map
Travel Guide & Map
Mobile App for NW ONSSC on Facebook
Moose Hunters
Hunt NW ON
Secluded Countryside
Discover our Lakes and Backcounty
Home in Sunset Country

Traveling in Northwest Ontario's Sunset Country:

Questions and Answers

Here are answers to some questions you might have.

Accommodations

Northwest Ontario's Sunset Country has hundreds of lodges and resorts that vary from rustic to luxurious. There are also many full-service hotels and motels and more than 80 campgrounds for tents and recreation vehicles.

The Weather

In summertime the days are generally warm, sometimes hot with slightly cooler temperatures in the evening, but you should be ready for all types of weather.

Red sky at night a wonderful sightanother fabulous sunset in Ontario

Light clothing is essential for daytime in the summer but for cool evenings bring a sweater and for rainy days a waterproof jacket. Hiking boots along with a comfortable pair of shoes are always a good idea. Don't forget your bathing suit!

Check out these sites for the current weather in the region of Sunset Country:

Currency

A fair exchange is given for U.S. funds at our banks and border travel centres. There are 24 hour ATM banking machines. Visa and Mastercard are the major credit cards are accepted.Some businesses accept American Express. Discover Cards are not accepted.

Retail and service businesses expect and prefer payment in Canadian dollars but most will accept US Currency. The following form is provided by The Universal Currency Converter Services


  I want to convert... enter any amount
of this type of currency

scroll down to see more currencies
into this type of currency.

scroll down to see more currencies
By using this service, you agree to be bound by the terms of use agreement.

Can I Bring My Pet?

When bringing pets over three months of age into Canada, you must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within the previous 36 months. Most lodges and resorts welcome pets, but you should call ahead.

Crossing the Border

U.S. visitors require proof of citizenship: birth certificate, driver's license, or passport. Youths under 18 traveling alone will also need a letter of permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Medical Insurance

If your medical plan does not extend coverage to Canada, you will need extra health coverage. Should you become ill or injured, fully-equipped hospitals are easily accessible in most areas.

Safety

Sunset Country is policed by the Ontario Provincial Police, and local police forces. Ontario is one of the safest places to visit and live.

Firearms

Canada's gun control laws mean no handguns or fully-automatic weapons are allowed into the country. During the hunting season, if you are 18 years of age or older, you may bring a hunting rifle or shotgun into the province for hunting purposes and up to 200 rounds of ammunition. Primitive weapons such as bows are also accepted if your purpose of visit is hunting. To obtain a hunting license in Ontario, you must bring your current or expired hunting license from your home State or Province.

For more information see the Canadian Firearms Centre website.

Fishing and Hunting

Fishing and hunting licenses are required and can be purchased from most sporting-goods store, resorts, fly-in camp, and from the Ministry of Natural Resources. For more information on seasons, regulations, and license fees call: 1-807-468-2501. Hunters: Remember to bring a copy of your license from your home State or Province.

Driving in Ontario

Your driver's license is valid in Ontario. Seat-belts are mandatory and speed limits are posted in kilometres.
    • Multi-lane highways:90 - 100 km/h = 55 - 62 mph.
    • Two-lane highways: 80 - 90 km/h = 50 - 55 mph.
    • Urban areas: 40 - 60 km/h = 25-37 mph.

sunlight flittering through the cloudsOrange clouds bring a great day to a better end

Regulations and Other Information

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has their Sport Fishing Regulations Summary available for downloading. For more details about fishing and hunting regulations, as well as, crownland camping permits and restriction information contact the Ministry of Natural Resources:
Box 5080, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X9
Phone: 807-468-2501

For Provincial Park information also contact the Ministry of Natural Resources but at:
810 Robertson St., Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X9
Phone: 807-468-2669. You can also visit the Ontario Parks website.

For Canada Customs regulations you can contact by phone the Fort Frances Border (crossing) at 1-807-274-3655.

If you have any other questions check our help page or contact us using the information you'll find below. For our free seasonal Adventure Guides and specific travel enquiries please use our enquiry system.

Sunset Country ... a place like no other.

outdoors Canada
SW
Activities and Attractions
SE
SW2Visit Northwest Ontario
Take a closer look More pictures More pictures