Questions and Answers
Entry into Canada
Q - Do I need a passport to enter Canada?
A - For citizens or residents of the United States, you do not require
a passport or visa to enter Canada. You should carry a birth certificate
and one ID card containing your photo. Please
see the new press release for 2007
Q - What if I want to bring a child?
A - You should carry identification for each child similar to the identification previously described for adults. A letter of permission is needed from the parents of any children accompanying them for whom they do not have legal custody. Divorced parents with shared custody rights should carry legal documents establishing their status. Unaccompanied children should carry a letter of permission from their parents or a legal guardian.
Bringing goods into Canada
Q - Is there a certain dollar amount of the food I can bring?
A - No. It is assumed what you bring you will consume during your stay in Canada. If you are going to be carrying large amounts of food contact customs before you begin your trip. Food is considered personal baggage by Canada Customs. Some examples of personal baggage are food, fishing tackle, cars, boats and motors, snowmobiles, fuel, sports equipment, television sets, musical instruments, computers and cameras.
Q- Can I bring gifts to a friend in Canada?
A - Yes. You may bring bona fide gifts worth up to Canadian $60 each for your friends without paying tax, provided these do not consist of tobacco or alcoholic beverages.
Q - How much alcohol can I bring across the border?
A - If you are 19 or older you are allowed to bring in either 1.14 liters (40 ounces) of liquor or wine or 24 containers at 12 ounces each, or their equivalent, of beer or ale. Any additional quantities are subject to duties and a 15% tax.
Q - What is the limit of tobacco I can bring?
A - You can bring up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 7 ounces of loose tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks.
Q - Is it a problem to bring a gun with?
A - Canada has strict laws. You will not be able to bring a sporting rifle or shotgun into Canada unless you are intending to use it for one of the following purposes:
Check out the new firearm rules
- sport or hunting
- shooting competitions
- protection against wildlife in remote areas of Canada, not national parks or campground areas.
Certain handguns and all automatic weapons are restricted. Anyone thinking about bringing a firearm into the country should contact a Canada Customs office.
Q - Can I bring my pet?
A - Yes. Owners of a cat or dog must bring a certificate issued by a licensed American or Canadian veterinarian clearly identifying the pet and certifying that it has been vaccinated against rabies during the previous 36 months.
Q - Can I bring night crawlers?
A - Yes. They must be transported in commercial worm bedding.
Q- Can I bring leeches?
A - No. Contact Pasha Lake before you arrive and we will have them available for you.
Taking goods back into the United States
Q - If I buy something in Canada, is there a limit on what I can bring back?
A - Yes. If you spend more than 48 hours in Canada you can take goods purchased in Canada worth up to US$400 back into the U.S.
Fishing and hunting regulations
Q - Where can I get fishing and hunting regulations?
A - The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources web site:
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR/pubs/pubmenu.html contains copies of
both hunting and fishing regulation. We are in fishing Division 33.
Q - Do I need to travel with Canadian money?
A - Not necessarily. At Pasha Lake we will accept Canadian cash, U.S. cash or check, or travelers checks. We do not accept credit cards. While traveling in Canada it is best to use Canadian cash or your U.S. credit card. If you use a credit card the exchange rate will be calculated at the current rate. You can exchange your money at Ryden's Border Store in Grand Portage Minnesota, at your local bank or in Canada at a bank. There is an ATM in Jellicoe you can use, just as you would at home. As with credit cards the currency exchange is done automatically.
Q - What are the tax rates in Canada?
A - The GST, or goods and services tax, is a seven percent federal sales tax that is charged right across Canada. Visitors from the U.S. are entitled to a rebate on taxes paid on certain goods they take out of Canada. We have the application at our office. PST, or provincial sales tax, is eight percent except on accommodations which is five percent. Children's clothes are PST exempt. The taxes are applied to goods similar as the United States.
Metric system for drivers
Q - How many liters are in a gallon?
A - It takes 3.78 liters to make a U.S. gallon.
Q - How many kilometer in a mile?
A - A km is roughly six tenths (0.6) of a mile.
Pasha Lake Cabins Information
Q - Do you have bait?
A - Yes. We have minnows. Oxygen is also available. Night crawlers, leeches
and sucker minnows can be reserved for your group if you call ahead.
Q - Is there a place to buy groceries or liquor nearby?
A - Yes. Take a short 10-minute drive east into the town of Jellicoe.
Here you will find a grocery store, gas station, liquor store, public
pay phone, post office, cash machine and repair shop. There is also
a grocery store, liquor store, hardware store and bank in Beardmore,
which is located 25 minutes west of Pasha Lake Cabins.
Q - Are there any restaurants nearby?
A - Yes. There is one restaurant in Jellicoe and two in Beardmore.
Q - Can I use the phone at the resort?
A - Yes. There is a phone available 24 hours in the lodge entry.
There is a $1.00 service charge per call. Internet access is also
available for a minimal charge.
Q - Is there a coffe pot in the cabin?
A - Yes. There is an automatic drip coffee pot and filters in each cabin.
Q - Are there linens on the beds?
A - In the summer and fall the beds are completely made with sheets,
blankets and pillows. In the winter the beds are not made except
for a pillow. Please bring a sleeping bag or bedding. For those who are
touring via snowmobile, we will provide bedding at an additional charge.
Please contact us prior to your arrival to make arrangements.
Q - Are bathroom towels provided?
A - Yes.
Q - Is there a microwave in the cabin?
A - Yes.
Q - Is there a place for me to do laundry?
A - Yes. There is a laundry facility complete with a large capacity washing
machine, dryer, folder area, iron and ironing board. There is a fee.