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Fall and Winter Schedules are now complete

Lake Superior.  Photo Courtesy: Conor Mihell.

Incredible hauling conditions on Lake Superior.
Photo Courtesy: Conor Mihell.

Fall is here and the snow- (and ice-) walking season is just around the corner! If you haven’t started preparing yet, you’d best get started! Our fall workshop and winter tripping schedules are now 100% complete. The next two months will see us offering a variety of workshops through NE and central Ontario in preparation for our own winter adventures.  You can find all of our offerings here: http://lureofthenorth.com/calendar/

Please note: If you are interested in one of our four Canadian Canoe Museum offerings, please call the museum directly for pricing and availability
(705-748-9153).

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IMPORTANT: New Shipping Policy

Our 3-season shipping department (it gets even more difficult in the winter!)

Our 3-season shipping department (it gets even more difficult in the winter!)

We’re beginning to transition to full-time living out at “the pond”. As such we’ve updated our shipping policy to reflect the practical difficulties of getting out to the nearest post office. You can read about it here:
lureofthenorth.com/shipping, or in brief:

we will now ship goods once a week, typically on Fridays.

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Preliminary Schedule is Live!

A peaceful moment on the pond.

A peaceful moment on the pond.

Things are starting to quiet down a little bit at the pond as much of the summer’s work has been completed. That has brought our thoughts back to the joy of winter travel and the importance of fall preparation!

Our preliminary schedule is now live here,  but we’ll be fleshing it out with more details over the next month or so.

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Snow Walker’s Companion has arrived!

swcThe veritable bible of all things traditional winter camping in the north woods is back in print, and in stock!  Get it now!

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Winter is Coming!

We've had enough of this soft-water hauling already!

We’ve had enough of this soft-water hauling already!

The summer solstice has passed and with it goes the longest day of the year.  Summer may have just begun, but Winter is Coming!  We’ve been quiet here at Lure this spring as we’ve been working hard to ensure we have a roof over our heads and firewood in the shed this winter, but expect to hear more from us soon as we begin crafting our fall and winter schedules!

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We Won!

It's a good life!

It’s a good life!

We’re proud to announce that the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured us with the Small Enterprise award at the 2014 Bell Business Excellence Awards.  A big thanks to all of our supporters who have helped to make this venture so much fun!

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Off to The Pond!

Update June 13:
We will be back to work and filling orders as of June 23nd.

Please note: We’re away for the week to Golden Pond, and will not be shipping any orders in the meantime.  You may still place your orders so that when we get back we can fill them ASAP.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Introducing: On Golden Pond!

Sunrise on Golden Pond

Sunrise on Golden Pond

Big changes are occurring in our lives this summer as Kielyn and I begin our dream of moving to a wilderness property!

You can follow our adventures at Ongoldenpond.ca.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: New Shipping Software Implemented

We’ve just implemented some brand-new shipping software on the site.  This will sync directly with Canada Post to provide the most accurate shipping quotes possible, particularly for our international customers.  That is, if everything works right the first time, which is rarely the case with technology!  If you get any unusual shipping quotes at checkout, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we will adjust the costs if necessary.

Thank you for your patience!

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