What do I need to cross the Canadian border?

Crossing the border may seem overwhelming at first.  There are a few more hurdles to jump through, but once you start the process you will see that it only takes a few minutes to make sure everything is in order to ensure a smooth a transition as possible when you reach the Canadian border.  By following the four steps below, you should be in good shape when you arrive into Canada.  

  1. You must have your vaccination a minimum of 14 days prior to arrival.  If you are scheduled for an arrival on the 9th, and have yet to obtain your vaccine, your deadline is July 26th.  You would also only qualify for the Johnson & Johnson “one and done” vaccine. 
  2. You must upload the ArriveCan app on to your phone and follow the instructions for setting up your account, and submitting the necessary information prior to your arrival.  
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  3. You must have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival at the border.  Allow enough time between when you received the test, and when you plan to arrive at the border in the event you incur any delays at the crossing.  Exceeding your 72 hour window may require another test.  
  4. You must have all ID and supporting documents (vaccine passport, negative test results, etc…) with you in print, even though you may have submitted this information on the app.


Along with the steps above, we suggest the following:

Wear a mask when approaching the border, and also when interacting with border agents.  Masks will be required if you need to go inside to process any payments.  Reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding your crossing.  We will be happy to assist you, and offer advice on where to get your test, setting up a timeline for testing and travel, establishing a quarantine plan, and so forth.  You may also click on the links below as they provide detailed information, and answer many questions you may have.  




Lastly, as with everything else that has surrounded the circumstances of the Covid pandemic these last 16 months, rumors and false information will start to flow through social media regarding this border re-opening.  One such rumor escalated yesterday regarding being denied entrance back in to the states once your week at Peffley’s is complete…

I called the U.S. Customs office at the International Falls, MN location and confirmed with a border patrol officer that “Any American citizen, who currently resides in the United States, and has their proper identification, will NOT be denied entrance back into the US once their trip to Canada is complete.”  

Once again, if you start to hear suspicious information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, or even call the customs office where you plan to cross and ask questions.  


Dave & Chris

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Peffley's Wilderness Camp is a family owned and operated camp. Dave has been fishing Wabaskang Lake for over 25 years and was previously a guest of this camp for 12 years prior to purchasing the camp in 2005. I am a proud supporter of our military and offer a nice discount during the month of July to our guests who have also served. I have three daughters ranging in ages from 16-21 who spend much of their summer with us in camp and have totally embraced the wilderness experience we offer. They have for years referred to it as the "best summer experience ever".

While rarely necessary on our lake, because I do have a very good working knowledge on how and where to fish on Wabaskang Lake and our portage waters, I will guide groups if asked to. Otherwise, I am always happy to share information with our guests and provide them well marked lake maps so they can start catching fish their first day in camp.

I pride myself on running a very clean and well managed camp with your satisfaction our top priority. Many guests who have fished from this camp for over 20 years, and several more that have fished here for over 30 years and even some over 40 years.

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Dave Peffley - Owner
TOLL FREE: (888) 713-1250

Summer Address:
General Delivery
Perrault Falls, Ontario
P0V 2K0                                     
Cell Phone
(May 10-Oct 1):
(574) 220-9936               

This is the ONLY number to call to arrange pickup at
the roadside landing during our operating season.
Please do not call the numbers below as
we cannot guarantee a timely answer
on Saturday mornings (changeover day).

Winter Address:
P.O. Box 974
Akron, IN 46910                       
Winter Phone
(Oct 2-May 9):
(574) 220-9936   

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