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bigwater

remot border pass

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Have been to Rainy for a week the last 3 years, staying at Island View. We are planning on going into Canada for the first time and was wondering if a a "remote border pass" is required? If required how do we get one? Can we buy a Canadaian fishing license in Mn.?

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you can get a license by phone 1-800-667-1940 and to get a border pass type in (canpass remote border pass) on yahoo seach . It takes time to get it so be sure to send for it long before your trip

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Ok, so if I'm just going into Canada, by boat, to fish for a day, do I need to have one? Seems real expensive for a daythanks again

Bigwater

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If you're going for a day the easiest would be to trailer your boat across and land on the Ontario side. The only cost then is the bridge toll providing you land at a public access.

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Last time I bought one it was $30. You can put your entire family on one pass.

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You do have another option to getting the RABC for just one day. If you can pick your day (and it sounds like you can) drive your boat into the CANOPS store at Fort Francis and call into the Canadian Border Services and they will send an agent out to meet you at the dock (this is in lieu of the RABC and there is no charge for this service). At the CANOPS store you can buy bait and required licenses. It is probably 12-13 miles by water from Island View which isn't bad if the wind is down. Remember, if you choose to cross into Canada that when you return that you will also need to check in with the U.S. officials as well. There is a video booth at Bowman's landing you can use to check in if you opt not to get an I68 permit (the US version of the RABC - $16). While the border issues seem to be a hassle, the reality of the situation is that both the Canadian and US government are very accomadating as long as we all do our part to follow the rules. Let's hope it stays that way.

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