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April at Halleys

Checklist for the border:

  1. ArriveCan – this is a downloadable app or you can use the website to fill out your information within 72 hours BEFORE crossing the border. You will need your passport and pictures of your vaccination cards to fill out. It will ask you where you are staying:

    Halley’s Camps
    Loc KM279 Umfreville Lake
    Minaki, ON  P0X1J0
                        ↑ this is our postal code and has zeros not the letter “O”
    Just a reminder that Canada has not changed the rules for unvaccinated fishermen yet.
  2. Bring your passport
  3. Bring your vaccination cards or your vaccination proof

We are excited to see everyone again!

Canada, “Chickens Out”

Canada has banned visitors from bringing in chicken products including eggs. Please don’t bring your eggs or chicken across the US border!

Feeling Lucky!

We are feeling lucky this month as the covid testing requirements to get into Canada have been removed as of April 1, 2022. All of our 2022 guests should have received their email of information on border updates and travel information.

The most common way to get to us are the following for 2022:

  1. Drive to Kenora and fly into our all-inclusive lodges and remote outpost cabins by putting in your google maps Halley’s Camps fly in Location
  2. Drive to our Caribou Falls Landing for your stay or use this as a “landing” to get to our all-inclusive lodges or our boat in outpost.

The other options of flying into Winnipeg or Fort Frances can be emailed to you by request.

Having to test the waters—twist our arm!

Well I don’t know if you would call it testing the waters or making sure we still know how to catch fish! We had an amazing time in March fishing and were the fish ever biting. The walleye tasted amazing!

Moving water

Many people have been asking if we still have ice and yes, we have ice! The snow is starting to melt and looks like spring—some grass is showing. The lake levels should be up this year (or back to normal after the drought from last summer) as we had so much snow over the winter. The creeks and rivers will really be flowing in the next couple of months.

Nature in its raw form spotlight

While getting to go out and enjoy the outdoors here as the temperatures have really warmed up, we have seen quite the wild life viewing.

Chris was flying to One Man and saw that there was a deer kill by a bunch of wolves. You can see here in the picture that there are 8 wolves some laying on the ice and some walking around. We have seen moose walking as we were snowmobiling in the north as well. Here is a picture of a moose taking advantage of nice weather.

Wolf pack
Lone moose


Here minnow, minnow, minnow! Chris is cutting the ice here to be able to minnow trap through the ice. Chris wanted to minnow trap to prepare for this spring’s walleye fishing! Check out how cool this is!!

So Much Snow!

Shoveling snow became perfected this month along with plowing as we had SOOOOO much snow!

We have been keeping warm in the office getting preparations done for the spring. We hope we will have some positive border news for our American friends that fish with us!! We will keep everyone posted in March!

We are happy to report that we will be offering some newly renovated bathrooms at One Man Lake Lodge. We will have new flooring, vanities and some bonuses for our guests for this upcoming summer.

What kind of winter would it be without some ice hockey? Kenora put on an outside ice hockey tournament that got lots of hockey players involved including our two boys. What a fun event—they had a food truck and music and it was great to see the turnout of people to support this fundraiser!

Ice Hockey tournament in Kenora
So much snow—a great winter for sledding!

January Fun

January was a great month as we started getting some snow fall which made it fun for snowmobile riding. The snow didn’t stop—we had so much snow this month it was some of the best snow conditions in years—it was cold for sure but as long as you dress warm, the snowmobiling was incredible. We went out for the weekend and made a fire for warmth and lunch—it was a blast having friends and family gathering outside!!

We snowmobiled to Rex for another escape to the outdoors and get another ride in. We were driving through some parts of the burn from this past summer and WOW that fire burnt a lot of bush! We saw some partridge, otters playing by the creeks and lots of eagles it was a gorgeous ride!!

Great day for a fire!
What a beautiful blue sky!
Rex Lake cabin in the winter

We bought another plane! We purchased a 185 Cessna to be able to fly into our outposts and lodges. It’s a great plane that we purchased from a Kenora local. It flies great and Chris is getting antsy for spring to try it on floats for the summer!!


The month of December is spent differently for most-for some it is a time for hunting, the start of ice fishing, prepping and shopping for the holiday season and making plans for the next year’s fishing adventures. Spending time with friends and loved ones is an awesome way to come together and for some its not just at Christmas. We are a destination for not only fishing but as a meeting place friends and family during the summer fishing season.

Here is a quick video of driving through the yard in our winter wonderland at One Man Lake! This video was from early December when the English River was still open. The frigid cool temperatures in mid-December really set in and the river froze over by Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of our previous, current and future fishermen and hunters! We hope that your Christmas was full love and that our fishermen received lots of fishing tackle and gear from Santa!

Happy New Years to everyone and wishing a safe and memorable start of 2022!! Our New Year’s resolution is to be able to be able to welcome our American guests in 2022! Let’s go fishing!!


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Thank you - it was the BEST trip ever! Food, staff, cabins, fishing, weather, boats and guides - everything was awesome!
Jeff Berdan

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