Follow up to today’s announcement
of the border re-opening on August 9th.
Here is what it may look like for
our guests crossing from the U.S. into Canada.
Remember firstly you must still be
eligible to enter Canada (ie. no felony convictions, DUI’s less than 10 years
etc.) These will still be enforced at the border.
Next the newly announced entrance
All guests 12 and over must have proof of being fully
vaccinated and be at least 14 days since their final shot.
Travellers will have to submit proof of a
negative Covid test taken at least 72 hours prior to their arrival at the
Travellers will have to use the Government of
Canada’s ArriveCAN app to document the above requirements prior to arrival at
the border (ArriveCAN app is a smartphone app, or can be accessed on a laptop/desktop
Children under 12 do not need to be vaccinated
as long as they travel with a fully vaccinated adult.
You may be required to submit to a Covid test at
the border. These tests are given to random travellers to gage the
effectiveness of the program and detect any new variants entering Canada.
Travellers will be required to provide a quarantine
plan, should someone in your group show Covid symptoms or test positive once
here. This will not be a difficult step as we will provide you with a quarantine
plan to show border officials outlining how that person will be accommodated in
a separate quarantine location at Stanley’s.
Once you enter Canada, all travellers will have to adhere to
local health regulations requiring masking and social distancing. Currently in
Ontario you are required to wear masks in any indoor public spaces / stores /
gas stations / restaurants etc. This will probably be in place till late fall,
so you will have to plan on masking up.
As for once you are at Stanley’s, we have made many changes
to safeguard all of our guests, as well as limit any indoor public spaces down
We will start with contactless check-in or check-in
with just one group member. We can send
out all the registration information ahead of time as well as boaters safety
We will encourage our guests to get their
fishing licenses online ahead of time. For the packages that have your
conservation license included, we will credit you the license value off the
Our cleaning staff will not enter your cabin
once you are moved in. We will have a bin available on the porch for used towels,
and our housekeeper will refresh them with clean once while you are out. Any
trash can be set outside for us to remove as well.
We have moved our Ice machine and portage board
to an outside location, as well as the access to the bathroom located in the
boathouse in now through an outside entrance.
Bait can be delivered right to your boat.
Unfortunately for this abbreviated 2021 season
we will have to cancel the fish frys due to health regulations prohibiting
buffet style serving.
We will elaborate on the check-in process with links and
downloads in a future post
We understand that many of our guests have had to make
alternate plans this year as a result of the lack of a firm opening date at that
border. With that being said, we do have some dates that have opened up in August
after the border opens. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us
or you can just book it online to secure the spot, and we can work out the
details later. You will need to enter a credit card, but it will not get charged.
We cannot express how much we have appreciated all the
support we have gotten from you, our guests during this difficult time. We are
so looking forward to seeing everyone cannot wait till the first U.S. visitor
comes into camp since 2019!
Thanks – Rob & Chantal and the staff of Stanley’s Resort