UPDATE JULY 7, 2020
For clarification purposes I have provided the following. There are a number of dates being put out and it has me confused. There are three separate dates:
JULY 31- Travel ban that bars entry to all travellers, who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for "essential" reasons
JULY 21- Border closure which prohibits non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S.
August 31- Federal government is extending strict quarantine rules that requires traveller to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada
Below is a link to articles and links for more information on these dates and orders.
UPDATE JULY 4, 2020
The Federal Border remains closed to all non-essential travel from all countries including the USA. The next review of the closure is set to take place July 21, 2020 with the possibility of extension. There is NO SET TIME LINE as to when the border may open.
Tourist Operators and our Associations continue to meet with government officials to pressure them into answers. However given the status of cases of COVID-!9 in both countries I am not anticipating seeing the border open this season or even this year.
We will decide July 21 if we will attempt to salvage some of the season. We completely understand those who choose not to tempt fate and move your reservations now. We will move all deposits and reservations to the same time frame in 2021.
UPDATE JUNE 16, 2020
It is now official the Federal government has announced the border closure has been extended. "late July" is July 21, 2020 with the possibility of another extension. For more information: https://globalnews.ca/news/7070905/canada-us-border-shutdown-extended/
For information on the Tourism Matters Rally held July 13 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/vermilion-bay-tourism-rally-1.5611868
UPDATE JUNE 10, 2011
Received information from our Tourist Association that it is most likely we will not see open borders until the end of July. Also if they open the borders it looks as if restrictions put in place will require International travellers to self isolate for 14 days.
We are uncertan what this is going to mean for our season but it is not looking positive.
We encourage those that can to move their reservations now over to 2021. For those who choose to take a wait and see attitude for after July 31, 2020 we can do that too until we are forced into making a decision not to open our doors this season.
UPDATE JUNE 2, 2020
On June 2, 2020 the Premier of Ontario has extended the state of emergency until June 30. No mention of the border but it is to be expected that the borders wont be opened before that date either.
UPDATE MAY 14, 2020
A further extension to the USA/CAN border closure has been imposed until June 21, 2020.
All reservations and deposits from May 22- until June26 2020 will be moved to the same weeks in the following year 2021.
Once again we will keep you updated on any accurate changes.
Stay well, be kind to each other and hope to see everyone soon.
UPDATE: MAY 11, 2020
The current state of Emergency remains in place until May 19th.COVID-19 UPDATE Ontario Premier Doug Ford has come forward to say that it is expected that the Province will extend the state of Emergency to June 2nd tomorrow (May 12) All of the emergency orders will also be reviewed during this time.
Unfortunately under the current essential services list all camps, lodges, resorts, seasonal campgrounds and trailer parks remain " non essential" and unless we are accommodating someone who is in need of a place to self-isolate (ie essential workers).
We will advise of any changes or updates as they become available in the upcoming days
The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic challenges around the world, with real consequences in the lives of all families and businesses.
Currently Onaway Lodge is taking a wait and see approach regarding the opening of the US/Canada border to non-essential travel.
Please keep checking back to see any updates to potential cancellations or when we can start receiving guests.
As we all grapple with the enormous scale and impact of the coronavirus in the U.S. and Canada, it reminds us of how precious life is and the importance of protecting our own health. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Check in on your neighbors offer assistance where you can and remember to be kind to one another.