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cyclones30
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03/17/2020 07:06AM  
I thought I saw this somewhere in all the news. True? Hope all this can settle down before paddling season begins up there.

Our trip is later this summer/early fall so I really hope we can get up there by then but...we'll see!
 
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dentondoc
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03/17/2020 07:39AM  
It’s been discussed in the listening point forum. Canadian Border is still open to US citizens.

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Jackfish
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03/17/2020 08:09AM  
dentondoc: "Canadian Border is still open to US citizens."
One big "however"... Americans may cross into Canada, but they must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Nice of the Canadians to keep the border open, but I doubt many Americans will want to take them up on the quarantine.

(I wonder if going solo into Q for two weeks counts as self-quarantine.)
dentondoc
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03/17/2020 08:39AM  
Jackfish: "dentondoc: "Canadian Border is still open to US citizens."
One big "however"... Americans may cross into Canada, but they must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Nice of the Canadians to keep the border open, but I doubt many Americans will want to take them up on the quarantine.

(I wonder if going solo into Q for two weeks counts as self-quarantine.)"

If you can go into Quetico and self-quarantine, I'd be good to go ... my first trip is longer than the 14 day quarantine period.

However, an equally likely deterrent is if they close the provincial park system. You can't go if the ranger stations are shut down and the park offices are shuttered.

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AussieShep
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03/18/2020 10:05AM  
Not sure about closing the park system. Wide, outdoor expanses are exactly what is in order for this problem. The park staff don't need to come into close proximity with anybody.

Call me a Pollyanna but I don't believe this will continue through the camping season.
pescador
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03/18/2020 10:21AM  
Canadian border is closed for all non-essential travel.
Jackfish
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03/18/2020 11:19AM  
Going to Quetico = essential travel :)
gymcoachdon
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03/18/2020 05:44PM  
Currently my plan is to cross the border on June 5th. Right now, I feel like that is a coin toss.
 
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