Main lodge has Wi-Fi available.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE LODGE OPEN?
Sas Lodge is open from the middle of May until the middle of September. The exact opening and closing dates can be found on the current year rate sheet. Charron and Apisko Outcamps will open about 10 days later than Sas, as the ice goes off these lakes later because of their location further north.
IS IT SAFE TO DRINK THE WATER? WHERE DOES THE WATER COME FROM?
The water in your cabin comes from the lake. It is pumped from the lake and is filtered. It is not-treated. The water is considered NON-POTABLE and should not be used for drinking or cooking without being boiled first. Water treatment tablets can also be used. You can bring bottled water with you but be aware it is considered as part of your overall baggage weight.
SINCE YOU HAVE WI-FI, DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMERS TO USE?
No, we do not provide any computers for customer use as most people have their own laptops, iPads, or smart phones that they are welcome to bring with them if they choose.
IS THERE CELL SERVICE?
No, there are no cell towers anywhere near any of the camps, so no cell phone service is available. There is no land-line telephone service either. We have satellite phones at all camps for EMERGENCY use only.
CAN WE HAVE AN OPEN FIRE FOR SHORE LUNCH OR A BONFIRE IN THE EVENING?
Open fires are prohibited from April 1 – November 15. Every year many acres of valuable forest are lost due to unattended open fires. The rules are very strict for open fires as the risk of forest fire is great in our area. The results of a forest fire would be devastating for us for decades. We are in a very remote area with very little fire suppression support. We would be given very low priority of support in a busy fire season. Please only use an approved camp stove if you wish to have a shore lunch.
DO YOU SELL GROCERIES AT THE MAIN LODGE STORE OR DO WE HAVE TO BRING GROCERIES WITH US?
No, our “shop” at the lodge only sells fishing licenses, frozen minnows, and a small variety of fishing tackle, bagged ice, bottled water and a few items might forget, or need more of, such as bug spray. However, we do offer a grocery purchase service for a fee. If you send us a specific grocery list for food, beverages and or liquor we can pick it up before your trip and have it ready on your departure day. Alternatively if you are flying into Winnipeg and being picked up by our free passenger van shuttle, the van can take you to a nearby supermarket to purchase your groceries before you are brought to St. Andrews. Please inquire when you make your reservation.
ARE YOUR RATES IN CANADIAN OR US DOLLARS?
All of our rates are in Canadian dollars.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit or cash. There is a credit card machine at the lodge to take payments for incidentals purchased during your trip.
DO I HAVE TO TIP THE STAFF?
Gratuities are never expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you wish to tip by all means do so, based on the level of service you have received. Tips can be given directly to pilots or individual staff at the lodge.
IS ANY PORTION OF THE TAXES WE PAY REFUNDABLE?
The Canadian Federal Government has cancelled the GST Rebate program, effective January 1, 2018. There is no other rebate program in place at this time.
DO YOU OFFER ANY AMERICAN PLAN PACKAGES?
No, we do not. All groups, at all camps, provide their own food & do their own cooking & housekeeping.
IS THERE A DAMAGE DEPOSIT?
All groups/guests are required to sign our Damage Waiver document (either one per person or one per group) before your trip. We do not charge a damage deposit fee ahead of time. However under such circumstances that equipment or furnishings have been damaged or ruined due to neglect or misuse, we will assess a service fee or replacement cost of the items and bill the head of your group.
WHAT DO I DO IF I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A JOB AT THE LODGE?
Please email us expressing what type of job you are looking for and attach your resume. Send this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can complete our “contact us” form and we will reply to you.