Muskeg Country Outfitters is located in Erickson, Manitoba, Canada, approximately 155 miles (250 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 Erickson from Winnipeg
If you are driving, the best way to reach our location in Erickson 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 Highway #10, then turn north (right) and continue driving to the town Erickson.
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 110 miles (180 km) to Erickson, passing through Boissevain and the city of Brandon. The drive takes about 2 to 2-1/4 hours. Once you arrive in Erickson, follow the directions below to reach the camp.
Driving from Erickson to Our Home
Follow Highway #10 through Erickson. On the north side of the town, approximately 1/2 mile (0.8 km) past the Golden Nugget service station, turn right (east) on Road 102. Go 1 mile (1.6 km) east, then turn north (left) on Road 105. Head north for 2 miles (3.2 km), then turn east (right) on Road 104 . Go approximately 1/4 mile (0.4 km) east. The house is to the north (white house on the hill with a small brown warm-up shack at the end of the lane).
Our property is located at Latitude 50.537622N and Longitude -99.881285W.
Distances to Erickson from US Centres (in miles)
- Chicago, IL – 1,000
- Dallas, TX – 1,450
- Detroit, MI – 1,300
- Fargo, ND – 375
- Minneapolis, MN – 600
- Omaha, NE – 800
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.