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.
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!
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!
” 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.
Dec. 1UPDATE! 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.
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 email@example.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.
We are happy beyond words to announce that we have officially handed the keys over of our retail store to the new owners Jeff and Laura from Sudbury! We will be working very closely with them to get them on the ground running.
They will be operating from our website for the first season to make sure we can get you your gear faster! We will do a FAQ section in our ABOUT US drop down menu to help clarify things for you. But they are going to be separate from us at Lure of the North and will be operating under Lure of the North Outfitters, or LOTN Outfitters. They will be the exclusive retailer of all of our product line and will be able to grow and expand the line in the future!
This decision we believe will benefit everyone, even you! With us letting go of the retail, we can focus fully on the expeditions, workshops and our homesteading life. But we will also now have time to take a step back and help Jeff and Laura with product refinements, new products and get more instructional videos out for you! Jeff and Laura do NOT live 10km into the bush, so you’ll be sure that your package won’t come to you covered in mud or wet from being dropped in the snow! They live on a rural property just outside of Sudbury, ON (Lively) and only a 10 minute detour off of highway hwy 17. So you’ll even be able to stop in to look at the gear without having to first paddle 6km or hike in 8km.
They will be opening the store back up THIS COMING SUNDAY! They will be taking PRE-ORDERS for scheduled delivery most likely AFTER CHRISTMAS. They need time to order in all of the materials and get their production up and running.
So please get excited and show them your support by making those pre-orders. You can take a a deep sigh of relief and know that you didn’t miss the boat and you can get that anorak, beaver mitts, moccasin kit or toboggan that you had always wanted! Hoorah!!
Follow @lotn.outfitters on Instagram and Facebook to watch Jeff and Laura settle into their new passion and career!
The expedition came to fruition because we had recently became the trappers on the line that connects to our property and surrounding area. We really love the idea of harvesting from the land to provide sustenance for our family and guests. We thought we had a unique set of skills that marry together to give the general public the chance to see into a life that wouldn’t otherwise be easily available. The skills to take people out winter camping and keep them safe, with the certificate and authority to humanely and sustainably harvest beavers meant that the Life on the Trapline course was born!
This was the next stage on our idea to walk every Missinaibi Mile. It was 240 kilometers of river that progressively got wider and wider. We were able to walk the famed trading route and pass the old trading post at Brunswick lake which was not actually visible under the snow. But knowing we were walking the footsteps of those who came before us felt very special. You could feel the history and magic on this section of river. Battling slush, deep snow and cold weather we came together as a team and reached our destination at the tiny hamlet of Mattice. Looking down the river we knew we had to keep going. But that was for another year…
Our season has fleshed out beautifully and even after we added the two new courses we only have a few spots left for the whole season. So if you are looking to get out with us this weekend and expand your skills and love for winter, then sign up today. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Remember, we are a small company! So if you call us, you’ll be speaking directly with the CEO of the company AND your guide! Fancy that!
We just can’t get enough of your beautiful faces this year! We’ve added one more Training Camp and Vast Horizon’s Trip and another week long travel expedition in Temagami! Please don’t miss out! This will be the last addition to the schedule as we will truly be totally booked. We didn’t want a day off anyway. Can’t wait to see you this winter! Please contact us for any questions you might have before you book. Spots are filling up quickly though so don’t delay.
WOW! Thank you SO much for your one day blitz of orders that came in yesterday! I think there were a lot of people that were disappointed to see their size disappear before they had a chance to hit the submit button. If that was you, don’t get too discouraged. Once the dust settles and we get the orders shipped out we will reassess our inventory and do a final announcement one more time. This might give you a chance to get your last minute order in this time.
So stay tuned and make sure you sign up to our newsletter to get first crack at our remains.
THANK YOU again to all of you who have supported us through the years. You have been such a pleasure to work with. By the way- We’re not going anywhere! We’re just shifting, pivoting and growing :) Big hugs to you all! – Kie
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