Situated on Hwy #11-71, Fort Frances is conveniently located at a border crossing, neighbouring with International Falls, MN. Just 347km (225mi) from Thunder Bay, Fort Frances has a small town charm found only in cottage country. It provides a lakeside getaway, where a day or weekend can be as relaxing as a week away.
Fort Frances boasts several marina facilities and a sea-way depth harbour. There is a launch ramp, docking and services such as hydro, water, lighting, washrooms, pump outs, showers and fuel.
Fort Frances Municipal Airport . Just north of the town, our paved runway is 4500ft accessible by Bearskin Airlines. Fort Frances is also accessible by air from International Falls, MN. Falls International Airport is a short 3.3m (5.3km) drive north to the Canadian border.
US Border Crossing – Joining the communities of Fort Frances and International Falls, Minnesota the border crossing rarely experiences delays. Click here to link directly to the CBSA website for additional information.
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you will not need a passport or visa to enter Canada. However, you will need proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, citizenship certificate, passport or landing card.
You may enter Canada aboard your pleasurecraft or with it hitched to a trailer. Customs officers stationed along highway border crossings and at harbours will issue you a permit, which is then returned upon departure as proof that the boat has left the country. Many destinations offer Remote Area Border Crossings, which require you to register by telephone.
As a rule, prohibited or restricted weapons are not permitted to enter Canada. However, you may bring a hunting rifle or shotgun into Ontario as a visitor for hunting or competition purposes if you are 18 years of age or older. For complete details, contact: