Sunset Country is located in the western part of the Canadian Province of Ontario. Its southern border is with the State of Minnesota and to the west is the Province of Manitoba. You can access the travel region from the United States at three border entry points. These include Pigeon River north of Duluth, at the main crossing of Fort Frances/International Falls or from the west at Rainy River/Baudette. Our area is easily accessible from anywhere in the USA. You can fly into the cities of Winnipeg, Manitoba or Thunder Bay, Ontario or right to International Falls, Minnesota (usually via Minneapolis/St. Paul) and drive to their final destination in Sunset Country from either of these locations. Anyone flying into Canada after January 23rd, 2007 will require a passport to re-enter the United States by air after their vacation.
Sunset Country is within a day's drive from many states in the Midwest including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and the Dakotas. If you plan on driving in 2009, you do require a passport to enter Canada and then return to the USA. The thing to remember is it's easy to get here and we can help you determine the best way to do it if you're unsure. Many people coming from further away plan the trip ahead of schedule and make it a two day trip. This cuts down on extended driving times from places like Indiana, Michigan or Ohio. Despite the distance from some folks, they all say it is worth the drive once they've been here. Our beautiful country is something unlike anywhere else you will have seen with the endless number of lakes, beautiful green forests and rugged scenery of the Canadian Shield.
Do you want to see more of Northwest Ontario? Here is a video showing images of Sunset Country taken by David Lauder.