Getting Here

Getting Here is part of the fun!

Since we’re on an island, access to the resort is by boat or plane in the summer. But during ice season and ice roads are open, guests can drive here. Take a look at the directions and different options to get here. And if you have any questions, just give us a call and we’ll talk you through the option that is best for you…

Summer Options

  • Drive through Canada to Young’s Bay, which if four miles from the Resort. You can then call us for a transfer, or launch your own boat to get to the resort.
  • Hire a float plane or Lake of the Woods Passenger Service ferry, where no border crossing is required.
  • Boat to Flag Island from the boat launches on the south shore of Lake of the Woods. No border crossing is required.

Winter Options

  • Drive through Canada to Young’s Bay, then purchase an Ice Road Pass at Jerry’s in the NW Angle. Then drive your vehicle on the plowed ice road. It’s four miles to Flag Island Resort.
  • Hire a ski plane or Lake of the Woods Passenger Service tracked vehicle ferry. No border crossing is required.
  • Drive your snowmobile from the south shore using the marked trails.
  • for updated trail information, check out the NW Angle Edge Riders website HERE. No border crossing is required.

Driving Through Canada

To get here by land with your vehicle, you need to pass through Canada briefly before re-entering US territory in the Northwest Angle. Many guests cross into Canada at the Sprague or South Junction border stations, but you can use any border crossing station.

Proper documentation is required to enter Canada, and you will be subject to Canadian laws. More information is available on the Visit Canada website.

Driving From the Border

  1. Cross into Canada and proceed to Sprague, Manitoba.
  2. Turn north onto MB-308 at the Esso gas station (Sprague is just up the road) and continue for 27 miles. The road turns to gravel about 5 miles before your next turn.
  3. Turn right onto Provincial Road 525 and continue for 14 miles. You’ll cross the border and continue to Jim’s Corner.
  4. At Jim’s Corner (little glass booth) turn right onto Dawson Road. Proceed 4 miles and park at Young’s Bay.

Helpful Tips & Reminders

  1. On your drive, you can stop at Jim’s Corner to report your US re-entry to United States Border authorities. You can also do this at our resort. Instructions, phones, and iPads are available at both places.
  2. On your trip home, call Canadian authorities at (888) CAN-PASS from Jim’s Corner before entering Canada. You will be given a Customs Clearance Number which is your permission to enter (pass through) Canada.
  3. Be sure to bring your Identification and travel documents.