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Argo
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05/22/2020 09:17AM  
Yet another province bans non-residents from provincial parks.

BC closes campsites to non-residents
 
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05/22/2020 02:23PM  
Now I am wondering what Manitoba and Ontario PP decide to do for the summer.
05/22/2020 03:47PM  
That Aug/Sept trip to Ontario is looking less likely every day . . .
yellowcanoe
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05/22/2020 07:08PM  
New Brunswick and Newfoundland/Labrador ban non residents ( even residents of Canada) from entering. No sign of that letting up. Their numbers are really low.
Ours aren't though in border towns our state has no cases. Yet.
AdamXChicago
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05/22/2020 07:37PM  
I've resigned myself to being unable to cross into Canada this year. First time in a looooooooong time. I miss Quetico :-(
05/22/2020 09:56PM  
AdamXChicago: "I've resigned myself to being unable to cross into Canada this year. First time in a looooooooong time. I miss Quetico :-("

I always appreciated the opportunity to go to Quetico. I appreciate more now and how precious those Quetico moments were.
GraniteCliffs
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05/23/2020 07:09AM  
AdamXChicago: "I've resigned myself to being unable to cross into Canada this year. First time in a looooooooong time. I miss Quetico :-("

Say it ain’t so. This is painful and sad.
05/23/2020 10:58AM  
AdamXChicago: "I've resigned myself to being unable to cross into Canada this year. First time in a looooooooong time. I miss Quetico :-("

I hear you. My wife and I have made trips there for the past few years, and we were excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary in the Kashahpiwi area this year. Have to wait on that one.
05/23/2020 11:15AM  
Borders

Interesting read if you're not blocked from reading.
05/23/2020 11:50AM  
Frenchy19: "AdamXChicago: "I've resigned myself to being unable to cross into Canada this year. First time in a looooooooong time. I miss Quetico :-("


I hear you. My wife and I have made trips there for the past few years, and we were excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary in the Kashahpiwi area this year. Have to wait on that one. "



Similar story here--we've celebrated our past three anniversaries in Quetico and have our Quetico permit for a 10-day trip that includes this year's anniversary, which will be our forty-eighth. It's certainly beginning to look as though we'll be celebrating somewhere else...

TZ

Last year's anniversary dinner, North Bay, Quetico
jhb8426
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05/23/2020 02:48PM  
Pinetree: " Borders

Interesting read if your not blocked from reading?"

Here's an open link to the same article.

Myers: Border closure... (open version)
05/23/2020 03:27PM  
Thanks. Brainerd and Duluth papers have many of the same stories and headlines.
I think they're owned by the same group.
Skrockl
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05/23/2020 05:31PM  
Different area in Canada but we got a full refund
on an August trip due to border closing.
05/23/2020 05:51PM  
Some of those in the paper actually own a cabin in Canada and can't go to it right now.
schweady
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05/23/2020 08:01PM  
Pinetree: "Some of those in the paper actually own a cabin in Canada and can't go to it right now."
My fishing buddy from church is in that category. Not a happy time.
jhb8426
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05/24/2020 12:57AM  
Pinetree: "Thanks. Brainerd and Duluth papers have many of the same stories and headlines. I think they're owned by the same group."
And strangely enough, some of the Duluth paper articles require a login.
05/24/2020 07:01PM  
jhb8426: "Pinetree: "Thanks. Brainerd and Duluth papers have many of the same stories and headlines. I think they're owned by the same group."
And strangely enough, some of the Duluth paper articles require a login. "

What is strange about that? Most online papers require a simple login. Not asking too much, really.
mutz
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05/29/2020 12:15PM  
I have a friend in Canada, fishing buddy here and in Canada. He is unhappy with US policy of closed border so that he couldn’t do his annual trip to Florida for red fish. I guess this goes both ways.
Wallidave
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05/30/2020 11:20PM  
My permit is for June 15 so my trip isn't going to happen with the border shutdown. I received an email from Ontario Parks about restrictions to the parks slowly being lifted and they will provide a refund if my trip is affected? They fail to mention the border is shutdown.

I've made a yearly trip with my son since 2007 and a few with a friend prior to 2007. My son started work at the U of North Dakota as a flight instructor at the beginning of the year so he wasn't going to be able to make the trip anyway. I was planning for my first solo, hopefully next year and maybe my son can once again join me.
Argo
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05/31/2020 07:46AM  
Wallidave: "My permit is for June 15 so my trip isn't going to happen with the border shutdown. I received an email from Ontario Parks about restrictions to the parks slowly being lifted and they will provide a refund if my trip is affected? They fail to mention the border is shutdown. "
Excellent point. Although I live in Ontario, my trip involves a flight to Thunder Bay. If the park was closed during my reservation, what would the airline care? I'd be on the hook.

This topic came up elsewhere too - someone was saying an outfitter wasn't refunding a deposit for a tow service to Quetico.

I'm going to call the ON Parks to find out but I'd be very surprised if they didn't refund reservation deposits to US residents while the border is closed.

gymcoachdon
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05/31/2020 10:43PM  
I went online and cancelled my 6/5 reservation for aa campsite at Dawson Trail, and my Backcountry permit. They were charged back to my card within a few hours. they are waiving any fees associated with cancellation because of Covid-19.
Luckee
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06/03/2020 05:08PM  
I've been going to Quetico the past couple years instead of Alaska. It's much more relaxing to not have to constantly be aware of running into a brown bear!

So, if I get eaten by a bear in my newly rescheduled vacation to Alaska, it should be logged as a covid casualty.
 
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