Ever Changing, Ever Evolving

This is the last time you’ll have the chance to get a full two-week intensive experience Life on the Trapline and then Brain Tanning the hide and learning the ins and outs of how to use all the parts of the iconic Beaver.

As a small business we have the power to evolve and grow as individuals and impact the direction and path that our company follows. We are constantly taking stock and making decisions that will continue to keep our passion alive for this lifestyle. And by doing this, we can make the greatest impact on the community that we are helping to build and strengthen, by giving it our all.

We are trying to think about the future of some of our programs and the direction that we’d like to take them. We have decided that this will be the last year that we will be offering the full two-week experience of Life on the Trapline followed by the Brain Tanning and Butchery course. While they are fantastic courses, we think that we will be better off to change the format in a way that attracts more people to experience it.

So this is your call to action to sign-up now! If you’re sitting on the fence, you won’t have another chance to have this intensive experience in all of its entirety. We don’t know exactly what it is going to look like for next season but we know it’s going to change.

We hope to see you soon!

Winter Wonderland Indeed!

Our first expedition of the season was a grande ol’ adventure with Mother Nature never disappointing. We asked for slow and steady, and she gave us 3 feet of snow and sticky slush on the lake. We asked for a winter wonderland, and she gave us snow laden spruce and snowshoe hare and deer prints to follow. We asked, and we received.

This was the first time we’ve done this style of trip where it was travel/basecamp/travel/basecamp for the whole trip and it did not disappoint. On our “rest” days we went explore new territory to scout or pre-pack the next days’ route. We found hidden little gems all throughout the land it I think that was my favorite part of the experience.

If you want to experience life on the trail, but don’t want the high kilometer days, this trip could be perfect for you! Watch out for the Winter Wonderland- A slow and steady expedition on next year’s 2025 calendar in the spring to sign-up!

Trip of a Lifetime- One Spot Opened Up!

Justin- standing in the front, sadly can’t make it this year :(

We are sad to say we’re losing a star participant on our Trans-Temagami 14-day Expedition that crossing the vast Temagami wilderness starting on March 16-31st. BUT that means that there is room for one more! And that person could be you!

If you would like to experience life on the trail with a group that has been tested and are all stars (they’ve all been on at least 1 LOTN expedition before) then NOW is your chance!

Head to the product page for more information and contact us to see if you’re a good fit for this expedition. You must be in good physical condition, have a can-do attitude and like to work as a team!

The spot could be yours!

Winter Has Arrived!

We are now well into winter with a few good snowfalls under the belt. The land has transformed into a winter wonderland and is it ever gorgeous. From the wet, muddy, dark dreary days of early November has come a paradise of bright sparkling landscape of lightly snow laden spruce and fir.

The pond is fully frozen over and the lake is not far away. The ice is expanding out the creek nicely and if this weather continues, we will be frozen soon.

There are still a few spots left this winter for our Training Camp and Vast Horizons Expedition that starts on January 2nd! Come play with us, and make friends with winter this year!

Hank enjoying a town run adventure to get groceries and supplies! (November 27th)

The Leaves are Falling

Afternoon walk with Hank

The colours are magnificent right now and we can’t help but to feel the shift in seasons. The smell of the forest changes. The sun is getting lower in the sky, gleaming off the spider webs that fill the meadow with a quite, cool stillness. The hummingbirds have long left the feeder and the moose are calling out for a mate. The lily pads are dying back, revealing the cold black waters beneath them.

Full Moon Rising Over the Pond

Before we know it, all the leaves will be gone and the dreary November will settle in. Cold, wet, and shades of grey we will await for freeze up. That first snow is a glimmer of light, bringing new life to the landscape. And that’s when we know that the fun is about to begin! The ice starts to form with its nightly groaning. Thicker and thicker each night, our passage revealed. Soon what once was a liquid barrier, becomes a solid highway for smooth passage for all.

Fall Sunset on Moose Lake

We are working on getting our new Barn up and running for our expedition season which will mean better storage for all of our expedition gear and workshop space for our basecamp experiences! The leaves falling are a warning bell that we are running out of time. I had better get back to work! More updates to come soon!

Don’t forget, there is something here for everyone! We want to help you fall in love with winter as much as we do! Please check out our expedition schedule to find something right for you! EXPEDITIONS HERE

WINTER 2024 SCHEDULE IS LIVE!

It’s HOT. And we thought we’d try to cool you down, by getting you psyched for this coming winter by releasing our schedule! We are bringing back some ol’ goodies and even have a new one for those of you looking for some lure of the unknown with us!

Take a gander, I think there’s something in there for all of you!

We are already getting excited for the winter season (hold your horses, I know). But seriously, let’s do this! It’s going to be awesome. Call or email us if you have any questions about any of the expeditions! Visit our Expeditions page to see what we’ve got going on!

New Summer Courses Live!

Although we are heavily focused on winter experiences, we cannot hide the beauty of Golden Pond any longer! We have three courses lined up for this summer that I know you are going to love.

This sunrise is for you!

The first course is our Golden Pond Wellness Retreat! Step away from the stresses of at home or work and come spend the week at the pond basking in nature’s beauty. We are focused on wellness of your whole being this week. Emptying your mind, opening your heart and letting your soul soar! Health, connection and fun are the key principles of this week!

These mushrooms could be yours!

Our next course is a double whammy! Two stand alone courses that are fantastic, but paired together makes the full package! Our Forest Skills Intensive followed immediately by our Survival Experience Course is one not to be missed. The Intensive course is designed to be skills focused and elevating your baseline of wilderness survival skills. Followed up by the Survival Experience, which is designed to put your skills to the test and focus on long-term survival/wilderness living.

We are very excited about these courses and are confident that they will be a course to remember! See you this summer!

“One of the Best Experiences of my Life”

” It’s difficult to articulate how much I enjoyed it to be honest.”

” Now that the Pontax is over, I can definitely say this experience was hands down my favorite.”

“This is officially the coolest thing I’ve ever done”.

Our 2023 winter season is now behind us, and the incredible feedback is starting to pour in via email and even hand-written letters! The above quotes are just a few examples of what our guests have been telling us. It’s incredible to be a part of such impactful adventures for and with folks, and their excitement has us dreaming about 2024 already! Please stay tuned as we hope to finalize and publish next winter’s schedule sometime this spring.

1 SPOT JUST OPENED UP! sold out!

The tools of the trade for our tanning and butchery course!

Dec. 1 UPDATE! The spot has been taken. The course is now full. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list. Thank you so much!

We just had one spot open up for our Brain Tanning and Butchery Course on March 4-11!
This course is packed full of learning. Starting with each participant having their own beaver to learn how to skin, butcher, flesh, scrape and board. Then we packaged the meat for the freezer, render the fat and make soap! We then switch gears into tanning the hides and you’ll walk away with your very own smoked beaver hide.

We only have one spot left so don’t delay! Register today!

An Update from LOTN Outfitters!

Hello friends of the north!

Thank you for keeping us busy these last couple weeks! The pre-orders are rolling in…

Woohoo!! We want you to know we are working on getting them to you asap! 
The first step is building up our inventory. Dave and Kielyn have put us into contact with all of their suppliers, and it has been such a pleasure to meet other small business owners from across Canada that create the highest quality goods, from wool, to hides, to lumber. It has really driven home the care and dedication Lure of the North has put into building relationships, and carefully sourcing each component of our kits and finished products with the very best materials. We hope that this makes you feel as good as it does us. Knowing that the gear you are ordering is going to withstand the test of time, and the rigors of your winter expeditions.

While some materials have arrived, others are still on route, so we’re getting our products assembled and shipped  as they come. We are happy to receive your emails and to continue to give updates at orders@lureofthenorth.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. It has been a joy to see all of the incredible adventures you have been posting on your socials. Please tag us in your Lure of the North gear, we would love to see it in action.

In the meantime please know that we so appreciate your support and most of all patience as we get up and running.