Where is Tetu Island Lodge and How do I Get There?
Tetu Island Lodge is 60 miles northwest of Kenora, Ontario, Canada. It’s on the English-Winnipeg River system, just four miles east of the Manitoba border, and four hours from International Falls by car.
Since Tetu is an island resort, you can reach it only by boat or plane. If you drive, we’ll pick you up at our private landing and transport you via boat. If you choose to fly, you can do so commercially to International Falls or Winnipeg, and then take a floatplane to our docks. Or from Winnipeg, you can rent a car for a 3.5-hour drive to our landing dock.
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Directions to Tetu Island Lodge
Guests who are driving to our boat landing should choose the best route to Kenora, Ontario. From Kenora: Approaching Kenora, use BYPASS 17A, and continue west to Hwy 596. You may lose cell phone reception at this intersection so please call us (807-224-3487 or 807-224-2600) so that we know when to send the boat to pick you up.
Take Hwy 596 to Hwy 525. At this point you will turn left at River Air and take 525 approx. 18 miles until you cross White Dog Dam. You will see the Tetu Island Lodge landing sign soon after the dam. Turn left and stay to the right. Continue up the hill for about one half-mile to the landing. Our staff should be there to greet you.
From Winnipeg Airport: Take Wellington Avenue from the airport to Route 90 N. Go east on Perimeter Highway until your reach HWY 1 (Trans-Canada HWY). Turn east, and go approx. 130 miles to Kenora. Please see above for directions from Kenora.
What are the pickup and departure times at Tetu?
For those driving to our boat landing, we will pick you up via boat at either 8:00 am or 5:30 pm, depending on the package you’ve chosen. The boat landing is a one-hour drive from Kenora. We would like to stick to these pick-up times, in order to maximize our schedule and minimize fuel usage. Please call ahead or email and let us know which of these times is best for you.
Departures leave the Tetu Island Lodge dock promptly at 7:30 am and arrive at the landing by 8:00 am. It’s important for our staff to stay within this schedule, as we will have arriving guests waiting for us at the landing. Arrivals and departures that vary from the times listed above are subject to additional charges on a per person basis. Charges will vary based on time and staff available. We thank you in advance for understanding.
Should I know anything else about crossing the US/Canada Border?
All U.S. citizens (adults and children) traveling between the United States and Canada by land or air are required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. So bring your passport and another form of ID just in case. Citizens of other countries may require a visitor visa. Children may require a birth certificate, and /or written permission if traveling without their legal guardian.
If you have a felony or misdemeanor conviction (such as a DWI/DUI), you must contact a Canadian Consulate in the U.S. at least one year prior to your trip.