We now have two spots that have opened up for our Training Camp/Vast Horizons expedition in January!
Let’s get you outside this winter and play in the snow!
Dave is on the road now for our Toboggan, Snowshoe Weaving and Snowshoe Binding workshop at the Canadian Canoe Museum. He won’t be back to the pond until next week. This means that we won’t be able to get new orders out until approximately the 26th of October. Kie and Maddy will be at the pond working away at any new order to make sure they are ready for shipment.
Thank you for your patience! We, as always, appreciate your support!
We’re offering free pickups at a variety of locations across southern Ontario this fall. Please see the schedule below. To take advantage, please place your order online at least a week in advance and choose “local pickup”at checkout. Send us a note by email or phone that you intend to meet us, and we’ll have your package ready.
Pickup Schedule, 2019:
- Bradford: Pickup with family members, available many dates throughout the fall.
- Peterborough: Canadian Canoe Museum Oct 19 – 22 (order by Oct 12)
- Peterborough: Canadian Canoe Museum, Nov 1 – 4 & 10 – 11 (order by Oct 25)
- Waterloo: Lee Valley Tools, Dec 1 & 2 (order by Nov 24)
Hope to see you this fall!
If you’ve wondered which toboggan length is right for you, or what grade of polyethylene to get, look no further than our new Toboggan Selection Guide. The guide includes videos shot and the conclusions we’ve come to over years of building and testing toboggans side-by-side on extended group trips in northern Ontario.
We’re also excited and happy to announce all of our toboggan plastics are covered by a 3 year (standard, HDPE) or 7 year (premium, UHMW-PE) warranty. Toboggan warranty details.
Finally, if you’re in Ontario and looking to save on the shipping cost of a toboggan this fall, please see our “Free Pickup Schedule” for dates and locations in Peterborough, Waterloo and Bradford, Ontario.
Buying and owning a genuine Lure of the North toboggan has never been easier!
It is time to get ready for winter folks. We have DIY kits available with everything you need to get your winter gear outfit. If you want to make your own gear but would like our guidance, then a workshop is for you! We are heading to Waterloo and Peterborough this fall to get your full kit assembled. Check out the dates and register today! WORKSHOPS
For some odd reason our winter moccasin kit pricing was way off this past month. So if you notice a price on our website that just seems totally wrong, please let us know! We fixed the moccasin kit, but will be keeping our eye out for any other discrepancies.
Thank you for your patience! Here’s a picture of two male moose to make up for it.
UPDATE: August 7
Thank you SO much for all of your interest. We had many great interviews, so much so that we felt we could make a decision. We have accepted help from across the pond again this year and am sure we’ve made a great choice. Thank you again for your interest and if you would like to hand in an application for future years please do not hesitate.
We are looking to expand our team for the 2019 season! If you think you’d like to spend the winter with us, please click the page link below for more information.
UPDATE: AUGUST 8
Training Camp/Vast Horizons: SOLD OUT!
Magical Mystery Tour: SOLD OUT!
Life on the Trapline: 3 SPOTS LEFT
Further Down the Missinaibi: SOLD OUT!
To join the waiting list please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Camp/Vast Horizons is SOLD OUT! Only 4 spots left on our Life on the Trapline expedition and our three-week trip has shown a ton of interest. People are arranging their schedules now so don’t delay if this was going to be your year with us!
We’re looking at adding a one week Magical Mystery Tour in the La Cloche hills so if you don’t see something that gets you exciting- perhaps hold tight.
As spring turns into summer, and the sun starts its slow slide back to the depths of December, we can’t help but start thinking of winter again!
Our 2019 expedition schedule is now live:
- (UPDATE: Only 1 spot left!) Training Camp and Vast Horizons is our classic intro to traditional winter camping;
- (2 spots left!) For those that can’t commit a full week, we have a few spots available on Training Camp only;
- By popular demand, we’re offering Life on the Trapline a second time;
- Further down the Missinaibi River is a 3-week epic, on a frozen, wild river!
If there’s something you were hoping for and don’t see it on the schedule above, we’d love to hear from you,as we may be able to squeeze in one more public trip alongside some of our private offerings.
Hey everyone! We finally are fulfilling the promise to get some more videos and products out to you. Here is a video explaining how to paint on a life-prolonging sole to your moccasins. They are soft and flexible which retains the beauty of the buckskin moccasin.
And this is a short video on your yearly maintenance of your sole and what to do for reapplication.