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Christmas 2020

A warm holiday greeting to all our friends from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp.  

We know all of us have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, some have lost friends and loved ones, family members and co-workers and we pray for all of you. God bless those of you that contracted the virus and made a full recovery. To those that haven’t contracted the virus please stay safe and think positive while we all wait for a reliable vaccine or treatment.  

This crazy year was our 21st season owning and operating the camp and we really missed not seeing each and every one of you. The U.S. border with Canada closed to non-essential travel in early 2020 and as of today remains closed. The decision on how and when to reopen the border is being carefully studied and discussed by health experts from both countries with the safety of everyone being the top priority. Science will eventually catch up to this terrible virus but until then we must all be patient and do our part to stay safe.  

Julie and I arrived in camp July 10th, we followed strict protocols and self-isolated for 14 days. We were monitored by Canadian Health Officials and their concern and assistance was greatly appreciated. After our quarantine ended, we were able to go out and purchase supplies and even venture out on the lake. A mask mandate was issued later in the summer and was suggested in all indoor environments. We felt very safe knowing everyone was doing their part to keep us all safe and help prevent the spread of the virus. The border remains closed as of today due to the increasing number of cases in the U. S. and will remain closed until that number decreases substantially.  

The Summer turned to Fall and we were able to complete many camp projects along the way. I completely rebuilt the main crib that attaches to the ramp and floating dock. The old crib was almost 20 years old and had many rotten timber’s and needed new decking, the new crib will easily last 30 years and was a great project to take on with no guests in camp. Julie painted cabins 7, 8, & 9 and I stained cabin 11. We also found time to replace the kitchens in cabins 7, 8, and 11 with new cabinets and countertops along with new double stainless-steel sinks. I also upgraded the bathrooms with new tall toilets. All three cabins also received electrical upgrades and new floors. With this accomplished we decided to replace the floors in cabin 6 and the guides shack to give both cabins a fresh new look.  

As the season wore on Julie and I did manage to slip away and pick blueberries and, on a few occasions even did some fishing, the first time we have done these two things together during the season in 20 years.  

We want to thank all of our guests for being so patient and understanding this past season. Rest assured your reservations are being moved to next season and we hope and pray we are able to see you all again.  

We plan on updating our website with any pertinent information as it becomes available regarding next season, we are hopeful for a full season next year but realize things are constantly changing and there is no way to predict what might happen.  

Julie and I want to wish all of you a safe and joyous holiday season and let’s all do our part to stay safe and healthy and be kind to everyone.  

Seasons Blessings, 

Jim and Julie 

August 16th 2020

Greetings from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. As expected, the U.S. / Canadian Border will remain closed to nonessential travel through September 21st with the possibility of being extended well into October. We have decided to cancel the remainder of our season. The patience and understanding of our guests have been so appreciated and we… Continue Reading

July 5th 2020 fishing season update

Hello to all our friends of Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. The U.S./Canadian border will remain closed to non-essential travel through July 31st now and if it does open after that then anyone crossing into Ontario will have to self-quarantine for 15days if they cross anytime in August which means we will be cancelling all… Continue Reading

June 19, 2020 Border Crossing

Hello to all our friends of Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp.  The U.S./Canadian border restrictions have been extended to July 21st which means no nonessential travel will be allowed. If the border restrictions are lifted on July 21st, we have decided to make Saturday August 1st our opening date for the season. Once again, we… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020 Border Update Covid-19

Greetings from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. The Canadian Prime Minister announced he has made the decision the extend the U.S.-Canadian border closing for another 30 days. We had hoped to be able to have camp open for our guests starting Saturday the 20th of June but this will no longer be possible. We have… Continue Reading

May 19th, 2020 Covid-19 travel update

Greetings from Jim & Julie’s Wabaskang Camp.  The Province of Ontario is moving forward on their plans to slowly open some public areas. Marinas and seasonal campgrounds are opening up but with many restrictions and limited capacities.  The state of emergency orders has been extended to June 2nd for non-essential travel which unfortunately includes tourism… Continue Reading

April 19th 2020 Covid-19 update

Hello from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. We have been informed the U.S./Canadian Border will remain close to non-essential traffic until approximately May 21st, this date isn’t set in stone and may be extended if the situation calls for it. We have made the decision to cancel the first five weeks of the season, the… Continue Reading

COVID-19 update April 19th 2020

Hello from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. We have been informed the U.S./Canadian Border will remain close to non-essential traffic until approximately May 21st, this date isn’t set in stone and may be extended if the situation calls for it. We have made the decision to cancel the first five weeks of the season, the… Continue Reading

Week 13, 2019 August 10th – 16th

Greetings from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Week 13 of our 2019 season is in the books and we have plenty to talk about. Our walleye fishing was very good again this week with plenty of trophy sized fish being caught and released. The bigger fish have started moving to deeper water now and can… Continue Reading