Getting to Ontario's Sunset Cuntry

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Getting to Ontario's Sunset Country

Announcement: The Canada/US border reopens to travel for fully-vaccinated people on August 9th. Here is a page listing everything required to cross the border from the USA into Canada.

Border Crossing Requirements

Sunset Country in Ontario, Canada is a BIG chunk of real estate - 100,000 square kilometers in size (that's more than 60,000 square miles) so depending on where you live, there may be several ways you can get here. If you are traveling by automobile from anywhere in the US Midwest we recommend you cross into our area at one of three Points of Entry along the Ontario/Minnesota border. There are Canada Customs and Immigration facilities at Pigeon River, Ontario north of Grand Portage, MN (via US Highway 61), at Fort Frances north of International Falls, MN (via US Highway 53) and finally at Rainy River, east of Baudette, MN. (via US Highway 11).

From any of these crossings, you will intersect with two major highways (Highway 11 or further north, Highway 17) that go east/west across all of Sunset Country. Our major north/south routes are Highway 71 (through to Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls and on to Kenora) or Highway 502 that is east of Fort Frances and which goes north towards Dryden, Ontario. North of Highway 17 - the Trans-Canada Highway - are Highway 105 to Ear Falls and Red Lake, Highway 72 to Sioux Lookout or Highway 599 which goes all the way to Pickle Lake.

Our Travel Guide includes a detailed map of the locations of all the towns and cities and the major highways in Ontario's Sunset Country. If you live in a State that is east of Lake Michigan you can save time by crossing the lake on the S.S. Badger Car Ferry.

Sunset Country is really quite easy to get to regardless of where you may live in North America or anywhere in the world for that matter. Air travelers from the United States can fly into Minneapolis, Minnesota and then link to a flight there up to International Falls, MN. By doing this, you can leave from Chicago, New York City or Los Angeles early in the morning and be fishing  or relaxing beside a freshwater lake in Sunset Country by dinner time - it's that simple!

International travelers can travel from anywhere in Europe direct to Pearson Airport in Toronto and then link to another flight to Thunder Bay, Ontario - on the eastern edge of our travel region. Travelers from Asia and the Pacific Rim can fly to Vancouver, Canada then from there, to Winnipeg International Airport from which it is only a 1.5 hour drive until you arrive in paradise!

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