New Passport Rule Hurting Outfitters’ Bookings

Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 14:24



The Saskatchewan Outfitters Association says new regulations regarding Canada-U.S. border crossings are having an effect on northern outfitting operations.


Spokesman Hal Stupenikoff says the recent change to border security means everyone, whether they’re Canadian or American, needs to have a passport when entering or leaving the country.


As a result, Stupenikoff says northern outfitters are experiencing a noticeable drop in bookings from American clients.


He also notes the Canadian dollar continues to cause a hassle for outfitters, and many operators are now keeping a close eye on the loonie’s fluctuations.