Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Dryden, Ontario. If you have further questions about visiting Sunset Country such as crossing the US/Canada border, items you can or can't bring into Canada, fishing & hunting licenses and types of accommodations, please visit the Sunset Country FAQs page. If you have further questions about traveling in Dryden and Northwestern Ontario, please contact us at the Ontario's Sunset Country Travel Association. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-665-7567 or locally at 807-468-5853 or you can email us your questions.
Sunset Country is located in the Northwest corner of Ontario, Canada. We are bordered to the south by Minnesota and to the west by Manitoba. Our eastern border is just west of Thunder Bay.
Dryden is located centrally in Sunset Country along the Trans Canada Highway. If you are driving from the U.S., the fastest way to get to Dryden is to go through the International Falls/Fort Frances border. Go east from Fort Frances on Highway 11 for approximately 30 kms (18 miles), then head north on Highway 502. When you reach Highway 17, turn east (right) and you'll reach Dryden within minutes.
From Winnipeg, you'll take the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 in Manitoba and Highway 17 in Ontario) and go east for about 350 kms (210 miles) until you reach Dryden. It will take about 3.5 to 4 hours from Winnipeg.
If you're coming from Thunder Bay, you'll take the Trans Canada Highway 17 and go west 340 kms (202 miles) until you reach Dryden.
Sunset Country is less than a day's drive from many US Midwest cities. There are three border crossings from Minnesota: Baudette, International Falls, and Pigeon River. All main highways and roads in Sunset Country are paved. If you are flying, you can fly into Winnipeg, MB, Thunder Bay, ON or International Falls, MN. From the airport you fly Bearskin into Dryden or can rent a car or van or use a shuttle service. Your tourist outfitter should be able to give you suggestions on the easiest way to Dryden from your home city.
Bearskin Airlines has scheduled air services to the Dryden Regional Airport with convenient connections to, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, WestJet and Jetsgo. Charter and personal flights can also land at the Dryden Airport. Dryden has a 6000' paved runway. Visit the CANPASS website for information on Canadian customs and immigration or call 1-888-226-7277.
You can order a Free Travel Guide & Map of Sunset Country, which has a large pull-out map that shows all of Northwest Ontario (Accommodations & Lodging are dotted on the area map.) You can purchase maps of the area at www.canadamapsales.com. Hydrographic Charts, Angling Maps and Topographical Maps are available. You can also phone Canada Map Sales 1-877-627-7226 to find out which maps are available for the lakes you will be visiting.
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