AIR IVANHOE LIMITED
INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR THE “IVANHOE RIVER INN” HOUSEKEEPING PLAN GUESTS!
REVISED April 1, 2015
PACKAGE INFORMATION & EXAMPLE PRICING: We operate the Ivanhoe River Inn on 5 Day packages. Our 5-Day package is Sunday to Friday. All packages start at 2PM on day of arrival and end at 10AM on day of departure. We expect parties to try and work with this schedule unless other arrangements have been made. We need this time to clean cabins/boats etc. The minimum party size is 2 persons. Children’s rates are posted under the general information guide.
As an example if a party of 4 is on a 5-Day Housekeeping Plan trip starting Sunday at 2PM and ending Friday at 10AM then the price as per the brochure is $550 Canadian. Once we add taxes to this of 13% to these rates and this would give us a base price in Canadian of $621 Canadian.
US CONVERSION RATE: The rate of exchange has been fluctuating and is at a 21-25% premium with this revision. Which means for US Customers that if pricing were at $621 Canadian, and the US $ was at a 21% premium the rate would be $513.00 US
You can check more current daily rates at HTTP://www.oanda.com
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: If an emergency happens while you are in at the lodge, we can call an ambulance or 911. If the emergency happens at home and people need to contact you then the phone # at the Ivanhoe River Inn is 1-705-899-2155. Customers can utilize it, however we recommend it be used sparingly unless it is an emergency. There is a payphone on the property that can be used for outgoing calls, and if there is an emergency when the lodge is closed, we live in the lodge upstairs at the end of the porch. There is no phone service to the individual rooms. If people are trying to get in touch with you and you are a registered guest we will try to deliver a message to your room, as soon as possible. Please let family know of this number and unless it is an absolute emergency have them call between 8AM-7PM.
CELL PHONES: We recently had cell phone coverage installed on Ivanhoe Lake. The phones have to be 3 or 4 G phones, and we know all Bell Phones work, which should include Telus/Koodoo and Bell phones. For US phones we are still working on this, but we believe AT&T phones work as long as they are 3 or 4 G phones. This is a new feature and we are working out what works and what does not work.
INTERNET ACCESS: We are operating on a satellite internet access and have installed a router. The service is slow, and adequate for emails, but inadequate for downloading large files. We will give you a password to access this network.
FLYING WEATHER: ONE-DAY FLY-IN’ We fly under a license called VFR, (Visual Flight Rules.) If you cannot see the end of the lake and or there is fog hanging on the trees, the chances of us flying are poor. If this is the day that you had planned a 1-day fly in your options are to wait and see if it improves or reschedule for another day. All you can do if you are waiting is be patient, and cook yourself some breakfast/play cards and above all know that the key on any vacation is safety. We have owned and operated this air service for 32 Safe years and plan on maintaining our safety record. The majority of accidents happen because of bad weather and since our pilots are professionals and would like to maintain an accident free history, they will not put themselves or you in harms way.
AIRCRAFT AT THE IVANHOE RIVER INN: Please ensure that boats are out of the way of the approach to the dock of any aircraft. Our pilots are professional and do not require your help docking the aircraft. Please stand back and allow them to do their job. If they need help and you are willing to help, they will ask. Please do not ever “TOUCH THE PROPELLOR”. While you are at the lodge you will be part of a work in progress, watching the aircraft come and go. Most of customers get a thrill out of watching the comings and goings of these aircraft and generally most people are fine. There is always someone that walks out on the dock when we are fueling boats or aircraft with a cigarette in their mouth, it gives us the look of death, and although we have numerous signs before and on the dock for just this situation, it still happens, so please use due diligence around aircraft/boats etc.
WHAT TO BRING: For a great vacation! Food, PFD if you wear one while in a boat/if not we supply an regular adult approved life vest, flashlight, insect repellant, garbage bags, kitchen cleaners (dish soap/scrub pads/oven cleaner, etc.), first aid kit, camera, matches/lighter, rain gear, rubbing alcohol (for bites), mosquito coils, light colored clothing and head nets for the bug season. Most parties over pack and bring more than they need. Also from personal experience groups seem to lack good raingear and under pack clothing in the spring and fall and over pack clothing in the summer. We supply the first set of towels; so if you are staying a length of time, bring extra towels.
SIGN OF A GOOD SPORTSMAN: A good sportsman will always abide by laws of the forest and fish and game act. Good sportsmen will treat all rental equipment as their own and if there are problems with the camp or equipment will let us know. They will also treat the animals and fish that they are not planning on consuming with due diligence on maintaining their ability to survive.
WATER: We have filtered/chlorinated well water at the Ivanhoe River Inn, and an independent laboratory tests the water.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OUR HOUSEKEEPING PLAN GUESTS AT THE “IVANHOE RIVER INN”:
Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We recommend that you also download the general information for all guests and whatever forms that is important to your group. We have set our schedules for the 5-Day, so our staff and we can work with you better. The weekends are very hectic with 24+ fly in lakes rotating in and out, and this gives us little time to work with you on the hot fishing spots and other concerns. So if you follow these schedules, not only will we have more time for you, it will be quieter. Our restaurant is open from Thursday-Sunday to you as well as the public. Parties are responsible to clean their own fish at the lodge, however we have a fish cleaning building. Each cabin has a full kitchen with a large freezer compartment in the refrigerator, where fish can be frozen for transportation home.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Wilderness recreation is not without risk. All guests should be aware of inherent risks associated with a wilderness experience. Ex: operation of mechanical equipment including Boats & Motors/Walking & Hiking/Weather etc. It is your responsibility as a guest to ensure that you are participating in an appropriate fashion. There are few incidents in the wilderness but a disproportionate # of incidences are related to alcohol and bad weather. We hope that these tips and helpful reminders will make your vacation a fantastic experience and that once is not enough, and you will be back.
We have also for the first time posted this information on the website and if there are ideas to add to this, please let us know.
George, Jeanne & Joel Theriault and the more than 15 staff that help us make your dreams come true.
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS INFORMATION ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS A LEGAL DOCUMENT.