COVID-19 UPDATE (As of March 20, 2021)
Spring 2021 has officially sprung, bringing with it a fresh 30 day extension of the border closure agreement. This marks the 12th consecutive month that the 30 day closure has been extended and the reality is that it won’t be any different in the near future.
We fully expect to lose all of May and June again in 2021 due to the border closure, with July and August more likely than not to see the same results.
The Canadian government failed to secure a reliable vaccination supply so we are lagging badly as a nation in getting our population vaccinated. At this time, the Canadian plan is to stretch out the interval between doses of all 2-dose vaccines to 4 months to try and get all Canadians that want it, an initial dose to give as much protection as possible to the most people in a short time. This is purely based on the lack of vaccine supply in Canada. All current estimates say they hope to have the 1st doses distributed by the end of the summer. It is doubtful travel will be allowed in any meaningful numbers until the entire country is fully vaccinated, but only time will confirm that hypothesis.
For anyone interested, the following link will bring you to a Canadian vaccination tracking website. The key number will be the percentage vaccinated. Fully vaccinated vs single dose vaccinations will be the biggest mark of important progress we believe will be required for serious consideration to re-opening the border to discretionary travel before the end of the 2021 tourism season.
Anyone claiming they have insider info about any of this is either flat out lying, or is woefully naive and believing someone that is flat out lying. “Insider information” was reported almost every month from June 2020 to now about how the border would be opening on this date or there is a pilot project happening to try this or that at the broder. That information has been WRONG. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
If you want to make sure you get a fishing trip for your current May and June dates, we strongly encourage you to seek alternate destinations again this year. All you’re deposits and dates will be rolled over to 2022 again. All we ask is that you let us know when you have committed to another trip so we are all on the same page moving forward.
Covid has been minimal in the Rainy River District since this all began and continues to be so 1 year later. Another note of interest, Covid has been minimal in Lake of the Woods Country in MN as well, despite many resorts there having record busy years and being open from their walleye opener onward. With that as our guide, when the time comes, we are confident that the risks to guests and staff will be very minimal with just a few changes to standard operating procedure at the resort. Our light housekeeping, full independent cabins are perfect for keeping risk low.
Thank you all for your love, patience, support and prayers as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times. We will do our best to keep you informed along the way and give our honest thoughts/feelings whenever asked to predict the future. Our resort family means the world to us. We hope you are all doing well as we move into year 2 of covid related business frustrations.
We continue to try and hold onto some optimism for better than expected outcomes. However, having gone through this for a full year now, we know much better what to expect from our federal government in terms of where this issue fits into their list of priorities.
Seasonal RV Sites for Canadians (as of April 5, 2021)
Now offering 4-6 seasonal RV sites for Canadian guests! This is a rare opportunity to enjoy incredible Lake of the Woods in a well-maintained, typically sold-out resort in Morson, Ontario on the shores of Sabaskong Bay.Sites will be available May 15 – September 6 (Labour Day), with the possibility to extend another month.
All sites have full hook-ups with sewer, water and 30amp power. There are 2 sites with 50 amp power available. All sites are close to shoreline, docks, fish cleaning house, etc. See white ovals in photos for general location of available sites.
Seasonal Fee for May 15-September 6 will be $2500 plus HST. Addtional month (if available) will be $500 plus HST. Fees include site rental only. Ramp and docking fees apply a la carte. Long term docking rate could be discussed.
Guests must be willing to continue to facilitate our family friendly atmosphere through respect of quiet times, and observance of all resort guidelines/policies in place to deal with covid, noise, etc. (IE no partying or disrespect of Public Health Mandates will be tolerated.) Preference will be given to those that like to be on the water as much as possible. Due to liability reasons, fire rings/fire pits, etc. are not permitted on resort property. Propane fire rings are permitted.
Please email: email@example.com or inbox for more information and contact phone # will be made available to address any questions/concerns.
WANT TO GO FISHING IN CANADA? WHY GO FURTHER??
Lake of the Woods is truly an awesome Canadian Shield natural fishery. With over 1,000,000 acres of water and more than 14,000 islands, there is no need to go further!
With an abundance of trophy class fish (please practice CPR Fishing; Catch, Photo, and Release) available for walleyes, muskies, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, and crappie, the Morson area has everything you need for a fantastic fishing vacation.
Mylie’s Place is only 50 miles from the border at Baudette, MN and you can be on the water within an hour of crossing into Canada. Find out why more & more anglers are spending less time in the truck and more time on the water by fishing Lake of the Woods out of Morson, Ontario.
EXPERIENCE THE MORSON ADVANTAGE!
Do you fish in Miles Bay, Sabaskong Bay, Obabikon Bay, Burrow Bay, the Basil Channel (Dawson Island) and Sunset Channel? Why stay on a part of the lake that has you spend half your day running to and from the areas you want to fish? We are 6-10 miles from these hot spots. Don’t worry; the Little Traverse basin, Stevens Bay and Stony Portage aren’t much further.
Mylie’s Place is right in the center of all the best fishing action on the south end of Lake of the Woods.
Try staying in Morson on your next trip to Lake of the Woods and see how you can FISH MORE AND SPEND LESS!
WHERE IS MYLIE’S PLACE RESORT?
Once you cross the border at either Fort Frances/International Falls or Baudette/Rainy River, you will be on HWY 11 and will then turn north on HWY 621 at Sleeman, Ontario. Follow HWY 621 north until you pass through the little town of Morson and make a left on Vauthey Rd. Mylie’s Place Resort is located at the end of Vauthey Rd so just come on in until you find the resort. If you end up in the lake, you’ve gone a bit too far!!
If you’ve ever stayed at another resort in the Morson area, you’ve mostly likely come within a a few cast lengths of Mylie’s Place and maybe not even known it!! Do yourself a favor next time you’re in the neighborhood; stop in and and say hello. We’ll be glad to show you around the resort so you can see what we have to offer.
EXCHANGE RATE FAVOURING THE US DOLLLAR!!
The exchange rates have swung back in favor of those with US currency to spend. We are pleased to always have our rates in Canadian Funds so that the premium will help you keep money in YOUR pocket rather than add more to ours. For current exchange rate info, please visit the following link to our bank’s exchange rate information: Royal Bank Foreign Exchange Rate Information.