Canada’s Remote Access Border Program to Resume Soon

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A program is expected to resume in the coming days that allows people to cross remote areas of Canada without telling border officials.

Canada Border Services Agency Minnesota Public Radio News told Minnesota Public Radio News that it has notified stakeholders that the program is about to reopen and that the reopening date will be posted on its website once confirmed.

Resuming a program suspended in May 2020 like COVID-19 will bring an economic boost to resorts and businesses in northern Minnesota, including those offering canoe trips to Ketiko Provincial Park.

The park’s website says the program is due to resume on July 8, with the Canadian Border Agency starting to accept applications in the coming weeks.

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The Canada Border Services Agency will resume the remote access border program in the coming days.

The Canada Border Services Agency will resume the remote access border program in the coming days.
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The suspension of remote permits for more than two years has had a “huge impact on us and on border waters,” said Mike Prom, co-owner of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters at the end of the Gunflint Trail.

Prom said it would likely be several weeks before canoeists start crossing the border at Ketiko, as it usually takes about three weeks for permits to be received by mail. He said travelers can also drive to the border to get permission.

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Remote crossing permits are valid for areas along Minnesota border with Ontario, from the Pigeon River to Lake of the Woods, in the Northwest Angle region and along the Canadian shore of Lake Superior.