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Home for the Holidays and Working on Orders!

Those reindeer ain't got nothing on us!

Those reindeer ain’t got nothing on us!

We’ve just wrapped up an wonderful workshop season, and would like to thank all the incredible, supporting and creative people we met this fall! After two months on the road, it feels grand to be settling back in. Yesterday we spent an amazing starry evening on the ice and hauled back the two months of accoutrements that we’ve been carrying around with us. Now that everything is back home again we’re on lock-down and won’t be leaving home until all orders are shipped out. Thanks to those that have been patiently waiting for packages!

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A Workshop Marathon

Beautiful new snowshoes woven with Chapleau Cree First Nations.

Beautiful new snowshoes woven with Chapleau Cree First Nations.

We’re on a 9-day workshop marathon from Nov 29th through Dec 7th, that will take us from an artist’s collective in Haliburton to a high school in Meaford to a First Nation’s community in Sagamok. We are still accepting orders at this time, but will not be able to begin filling them until December 8th. Fortunately, we will be hunkered down the remainder of December filling orders. Orders will be filled in the sequence they are received, and we will make every possible effort to get them filled and sent out in time for Christmas! Thank you in advance for your patience and support!

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Binding Selection Guide

Lampwick Binding.  Photo courtesy Tim Foley.

Lampwick Binding. Photo courtesy Tim Foley.

The pros and cons of the various snowshoe bindings we use and offer.

http://lureofthenorth.com/binding-selection-guide/

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Gear Lists and Box Details

Kielyn "Toboggin Loggin"

Kielyn “Toboggin Loggin”

Sometimes the only thing you need to pack with you is a large saw and a lot of wood.  For every time else, we like to refer to our lists to ensure nothing is forgotten!

Now updated for 2015:

And as a little bonus, we’ve just put together a page with a few details about the wooden boxes we use on trip, in an effort to help out others thinking of making their own:

Happy Crafting!

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Moccasin Marathon!

Happy Crafters after a weekend at the Canadian Canoe Museum!

Happy Crafters after a weekend at the Canadian Canoe Museum!

Our workshop season is well underway! We have just wrapped up an exceptional 9 days with a snowshoe weaving and two moccasin workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. We are back at the Museum this coming weekend for one more snowshoe weaving workshop. There are still 4 spots left so don’t hesitate and book now! To book your spot at the Canoe Museum, please visit the link here: Snowshoe Weaving 

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NEW: Faber Rubber Bindings and Demo Video

After having some great success with these bindings last spring, we now have a greater appreciation for their applications, and are offering them in our store.

Buy them here.

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Workshop Season is Upon Us!

A wonderful cultural hub to kickoff our workshop season!

A wonderful cultural hub to kickoff our workshop season!

Workshop season has arrived – and we couldn’t be happier!

  1. It means winter is just around the corner, and that’s always an exciting time of year;
  2. We’ll have the privilege over the next 6 weeks  to meet dozens of excited snow walkers, and their enthusiasm is always uplifting and infectious!

So bring on the brisk winds of fall, the smell of fallen leaves, the too-early Christmas decorations and the joy of another winter around the corner!

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On the road!

Please note: we are on the road as part of our workshop circuit from Oct 24 – Nov 9th.  We will still be accepting orders at this time, and will fulfill them in the order they are received, but there may be a delay on certain items.  We will contact you with an update on your order status once it is received.  We apologize for any delay and thank you for your understanding.

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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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