Muskeg Country Outfitters is located near Olha, Manitoba, Canada, approximately 200 miles (300 km) northwest of Winnipeg, the provincial capital.
Flying to Winnipeg, Manitoba
All air travel should be arranged to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The city can be reached via most major airlines.
Driving to Olha from Winnipeg
If you are driving, the best way to reach our location in Olha from Winnipeg is via the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1 West). Proceed west to the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16 West). Turn right (north) to get onto Highway 16. Head northwest to Shoal Lake. Go north from Shoal Lake on Highway 21 to Oakburn. Highway 21 now becomes Provincial Road 577 when you cross Highway 45. Continue north on Provincial Road 577 to Olha.
Driving from Nearest US Border Crossing
The nearest US border crossing is located on Manitoba Highway #10 at the International Peace Garden on the Manitoba/North Dakota border. The nearest communities are Dunseith, North Dakota, and Boissevain, Manitoba. From the border crossing, travel north on Highway 10, following it for approximately 90 miles (150 km) to Minnedosa, passing through Boissevain and the city of Brandon. At Minnedosa, turn west (left) on Highway 16 and continue to Shoal Lake. Go north from Shoal Lake on Highway 21 to Oakburn. Highway 21 now becomes Provincial Road 577 when you cross Highway 45. Continue north on Provincial Road 577 to Olha. The drive takes about 2 to 2-1/4 hours.
GPS Coordinates for Olha, MB
Latitude 50.6683151N and Longitude -100.5636108W.
Distances to Olha from US Centres (in miles)
- Chicago, IL – 1,040
- Dallas, TX – 1,490
- Detroit, MI – 1,340
- Fargo, ND – 415
- Minneapolis, MN – 640
- Omaha, NE – 840
Canadian Travel Information
Your U.S. driver’s license is valid in Canada, and local traffic laws are very similar to the U.S. Seat belt use is mandatory. Possession of radar detection devices is illegal in the province of Manitoba.
Canada uses the metric system for weights and measurements. One kilometer is roughly 0.6 of a mile (50 km = 30 miles, 100 km = 60 miles). Fuel is sold in litres. It takes 3.78 litres to make one U.S. gallon.
What You Can and Cannot Bring Into Canada
Canada Customs officers will consider most things you bring with you to be personal baggage. These items include food (snacks), fishing tackle, vehicle, fuel, hunting equipment and cameras. There will be some exceptions, with the most important being firearms.
At the Canadian Customs, your firearms will be inspected from a practical standpoint. This simply means somebody in Customs will open your case and physically make sure the firearm is not loaded. All firearms entering Canada require a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration, which is a temporary license to travel with your gun into and out of Canada. The Non-Resident Firearm Declaration form must be presented in triplicate and signed in front of Canadian Customs officers. There is a $25 fee. You can find the required form on the RCMP website (Form Number 5589E – click to access at rcmp-grc.gc.ca). Follow the instructions on the form carefully. If you do not pre-process, you just need to take your documents with you through Customs. However, DO NOT SIGN THE FORM until you are in the presence of a Customs officer. Hunters must be at least 12 years of age, and every hunter must have a Hunters Safety Certificate or equivalent. Handguns and full automatic weapons are prohibited in Canada.