Sorry I didn’t put a post earlier but I thought I was and the website was having a problem. I hope they have it fixed now. After 21/2 years Atikwa lake lodge will be opening. There is some monumental challenges we are facing still. The biggest problem is that u have to be vaccinated still to get in or out of Canada. I knew we would lose a few people because of it but had no idea how many of our regulars refuse to get the vaccination. I was shocked. But whatever, I can’t do anything about it so we’ll get by with what we got.
This year we made Kyle Crawford the general manager so Jake and I don’t have to be there so much. I’m going to semi retire and try to be with my family more in the summers. These last 2 years while being terrible with the Covid I enjoyed being with my family at our lake home in northern Wisconsin in the summer for the first time in 17 years.
For our guests who will be traveling across the border this year you need a valid passport and proof of vaccination. Everyone should download the ArriveCan app. You put in ur information and everything is sent to the border ahead of time. Very easy, and can really help u in ur time at the border crossing. Some other changes this year in camp is that there won’t be an American plan. Rules from the health department make it impossible and its just not worth it. We are going to have an extremely late ice out. Probably mid may. That’s great for fishing but really bad for us who have to get the place ready after sitting for over 2 years. We really have no idea what we’re going to find, everything has just been sitting in the Canadian elements. Our solar system, batteries, diesel and generator electrical systems are of particular concern. I cannot guarantee the first groups will have electricity. When I know more I will contact everyone if there’s too big of problems. Everyone pray for a miracle that everything is ok.
I can’t wait to see my old friends again