Travel Information

Travel Information

Guests must arrive in Fort Frances the day prior to our charter flight departures. Delta partner, Skywest Aviation offers two daily flights between Minneapolis and International Falls, MN – one morning flight and one mid-afternoon flight. City Cab & Van Service (Phone: 218-283-8635) provides cross border transportation between the International Falls airport and Fort Frances hotels. They are located in the Falls International airport and are open Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day. North Air Taxi (Phone: 807-274-5301), located in Fort Frances, provides shuttle service between Fort Frances hotels and Rusty Myers Flying Service and also from Rusty Myers to the International Falls airport.

To check airfares from your area please contact our recommended travel professionals: Heather or Don at Heartland Travel (Winnipeg, MB) Toll-free: 1-866-890-3377

Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge’s float plane charters are scheduled to depart from Rusty Myers Flying Service’s dock at 7:30 AM. Guests should arrive at Rusty Myers just after 7:00 AM so the luggage can be weighed and loaded onto the float plane(s) for a 7:30 AM departure.

Recommended hotels in Fort Frances are:

  • LaPlace Rendezvous (807-274-9811) – located right on Rainy Lake, closest to Rusty Myers, full-service restaurant and bar on-site
  • Super 8 by Wyndham (807-788-0917) – located on Highway 11 by Boston Pizza, McDonalds, Canadian Tire & Walmart. Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Copper River Inn (807-274-1161) – located just to the east of the Super 8.
  • The Bayview Motel (807-274-5347) – located next door to Rainy Lake Sports, with a view of Rainy Lake. Newly renovated in 2019. Rooms are small. Best rates of our recommended hotels.

Baggage Limits: Due to stringent Transport Canada regulations regarding aircraft capacities and weight allowances, our air charter company has set a baggage allowance (including carry-on, rod tubes, and tackle boxes) of 50 lbs per person for guests travelling to our lodge.

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