Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 - Overdue Update!

Hey Everyone,

Hope you're all haveing a great winter...Been great here - definitely a "real Canadian" winter - have had our far share of freezing cold days and more snow than we've had in a long time. Skiing - X country & downhill and snowmobiling has been great.

Ice fisherman have found a fair bit of slush though - due to some early, heavy snowfalls. Still it sounds like most are doing quite well with their catch.

Spent today getting pictures together for our web sites. Took hours - we have around 300 to add. Gary our webmaster extroadinaire is going to groan when he gets the file. Huge thanks to all you people who have sent us pics from your adventures in Quetico country. If any of you have more please send such thing as too many.

Of course doing that got us in a real mood for all things Quetico. I wishe I was heading in there tomorrow for a canoe trip....oh well...hopefully get a few days in during May.

Some park updates....

No increase in camping fees this year!

There's a new reservation line to book your permits...the # is still 1-888-668-7275 or 1-519-826-5290 internationally. The call centre hours are 07:00 - 21:00 ...EST I think. Of course, if we're outfitting you, as always we'll take care of the permits for you.

Sounds like this service will be an improvement on previous years. I guess they listened to all the comments from guests & outfitters and have addressed concerns. Here's hoping!

Will update fishing licence fees soon. Remember if you've been to Ontario fishing in '09 or '10 REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OUTDOORS CARD!

Getting geared up for the season - literally. Getting ready to order odds & ends of gear - paddles especially plus other stuff.

Due to demand we're expanding our retail in our office. Look for lots more souvenirs, more map selection, more tackle and some other supplies for your adventure. It'll take a couple of years to get our inventory up to where we want it, but we hope to become a complete one stop HQ for your Canadian wilderness adventure. Let us know what you'd like to see!

Will post again soon - a quick thanks to all of you for making 2010 the busiest year in our history! We look forward to seeing you again and meeting lots of new people in 2011.

talk soon!