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jlv3
 
06/07/2020 10:56AM
Traveling to Lac La Croix the week of June 15 via BWCAW entry point #14. Anyone know if we are even allowed to set foot on Canadian soil to simply visit places like Warrior Hill or the pictographs near by?
 
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Mocha
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06/07/2020 12:37PM
If it's in Canada then nope. Get a really good telephoto lens
 
snakecharmer
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06/07/2020 06:12PM
Warrior Hill is technically in Canada, so you should have the proper paperwork to actually land your canoe. You can paddle up to view the pictos on Iriving Island, which again, is technically in Canada. Just be sure you are not fishing the Canadian side and that you have no live bait in your possession.
 
jlv3
 
06/07/2020 09:12PM
I know under normal circumstances you need an RABC permit to cross the border and set foot on Canadian soil. But under COVID conditions is the border still closed to even day visits into Quetico?
 
jhb8426
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06/07/2020 11:56PM
It would appear that the border is closed, period. Of course you are totally free to test your opinion. There is no covid exception. Covid is the reason the border is closed.
 
billconner
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06/08/2020 05:36AM
I was about to outline RABC, passport, and vehicle (day) permit at LLC ranger station, but realized RABC not available.
 
GraniteCliffs
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06/08/2020 02:58PM
I have never experienced it but others have reported that you have to be very careful not only to set foot on Canadian soil but also to avoid crossing over into Canadian waters. I suspect from a border perspective neither country would be particularly receptive to the argument that crossing the official border line somewhere in the middle of a lake does not count.
 
tonyyarusso
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06/09/2020 12:28AM
GraniteCliffs: "I have never experienced it but others have reported that you have to be very careful not only to set foot on Canadian soil but also to avoid crossing over into Canadian waters. I suspect from a border perspective neither country would be particularly receptive to the argument that crossing the official border line somewhere in the middle of a lake does not count. "
Not exactly. Under the same treaty terms as allow for use of portages on either side, you MAY cross over into Canadian *for the purposes of actual travel*. So, if you're just going from one end of a lake to another, you don't have to be constantly watching your GPS to stay on one side. However, sightseeing and other general dilly-dallying on the other side is not allowed - you should be underway. You'll still *probably* only get a warning for that though, but if you fish on the wrong side that's guaranteed to become a bad day.

(The actual treaty language is this for the curious: "It being understood that all the water-communications, and all the usual portages along the line from Lake Superior to the Lake of the Woods; and also Grand Portage, from the shore of Lake Superior to the Pigeon river, as now actually used, shall be free and open to the use of the citizens and subjects of both countries.")
 
GraniteCliffs
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06/09/2020 04:59PM
I don't dispute the language of the treaty. I am only reporting what several folks have told me in person or what has been reported on this website. They claim the Canadians stopped them for essentially being "over the line."
 
billconner
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06/10/2020 05:20AM
GraniteCliffs: "I don't dispute the language of the treaty. I am only reporting what several folks have told me in person or what has been reported on this website. They claim the Canadians stopped them for essentially being "over the line." "

While fishing I believe it but surprised to hear of it if not fishing.
 
mutz
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06/14/2020 10:00PM
I don’t quite understand the debate or question here, the border is closed, that means you cannot enter Canada and Canadians cannot enter the US until the border is no longer closed. I’m pretty sure if you get caught in Canada Even just sightseeing, you will be in deep doodoo.
 
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