Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Fort Frances, 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 Fort Frances 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.
Fort Frances is located across the international bridge from its sister city, International Falls, Minnesota making it the gateway to Northwestern Ontario. Once you cross the bridge into Canada, you are right in Fort Frances. Be sure to stop in at the Fort Frances Ontario Travel Information Centre to pick up a free Ontario Road Map and Travel Guides. Trained Travel Counselors are there to provide information and answer any of your questions. As soon as you go through customs, turn to your left and you'll see the Information Centre. Fort Frances is one of the scenic stops on the "MOM's Way" (Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota) route. Visit the Fort Frances Map page for directions to Fort Frances.
Sunset Country is less than a day's drive from many US Midwest cities. All main highways and roads in Sunset Country are paved. From the United States, there are three border crossings - at International Falls, Minnesota, Baudette, Minnesota and at Pigeon River. If you are flying, you can fly into International Falls, MN, Thunder Bay, ON or Winnipeg, MB. From there you can rent a car or van or use a shuttle service to get to Fort Frances.
Charter and personal flights can land at the Fort Frances Municipal Airport. The Fort Frances Municipal Airport is located on North Boundry Road and has a 4500 runway. For more information call 1-800-334-4460 or 807-274-3930. Visit the CANPASS website for information on Canadian customs and immigration.
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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