It might be on the other side of the Covid Curtain, which is finally being drawn back, but it’s getting cold. This beautiful picture from Ste. Aurelie was sent in yesterday by Denis Guertin. That’s the charming little village where lacs Abenakis and Joli have given us so much early season joy.
Now Denis has scouted another lake, a bit closer for us but still high enough to chill early. It’s called Lac Drolet and features a hotel and restaurant right on the water. The lake is about a mile wide by two long and oriented nicely NW-SE with the requisite island.
Here are the border crossing requirements as we understand them now, as explained to Denis by a custome official at the boder:
US Citizens: You need to be fully vaccinated to cross the canadian border. In addition to that, you need to present a negative result to a PCR test that you passed less than 72 hours ago. And finally, you need to register on the mobile App or website «ArriveCan» which will give the Canadian customs all the information they need before you get to the customs. Then, once you are in Canada, you can stay as long as you want and you don’t need to be tested again to go back in USA because the US gov. doesn’t require the PCR test to cross the border.
Canadian Citizens: We need to be fully vaccinated to cross the US border. We do not need to present a negative result to a PCR test because the US gov. doesn’t require the PCR test to cross the US border. But we need to be tested less than 72 hours ago to come back in Canada!!! So, I can be tested here, let’s say on Monday morning, get my result on the same day (hopefully), cross the border on Tuesday morning, stay overnight, and I have to come back on Wednesday night (well, before Thursday morning which is 72 hours after my test). If I stay longer than 2 days, then I have to be tested in the USA to be able to cross the canadian border. Stupid test !!! And I also have to register on «ArriveCan».