Guided Expeditions

Taking a Break on Smoothwater Lake

“What an amazing trip. It’s still fresh in my mind – walking over the ice and seeing all those smiley faces on everyone.”
– Kevin Callan, author of “The Happy Camper: An Essential Guide to Life Outdoors”, www.kevincallan.com

If your first vision of winter camping is sweating, struggling and swearing under a 70lb
pack during the day, and then shivering in a cramped nylon tent by night – think again!
Using traditional methods and materials, winter can be the most comfortable camping
season in Ontario. Seriously.

About our Trips: All of our trips are ‘traditional winter camping’ trips.  That is, we travel by snowshoe, pulling everything behind us (by our own power) on toboggans.  Absolutely nothing is carried on our backs.  At night we sleep on a bed of boughs (environment permitting) in our large canvas ‘hot tent’.  We warm the tent, cook all our meals, and dry our clothes by the heat of a wood stove which we bring along.  Even at -30 degrees outside we can relax in our t-shirts inside the tent!

What’s included: All of our trip prices include all group gear, food and accommodations for the duration of the trip, and park permits (where applicable).  You need only arrive at the trip departure or carpool point with your personal clothing, snowshoes and sleeping gear.  We can help with any personal gear you may not have.  

Your Guides: All trips are personally guided by Lure of the North owners Kielyn and Dave Marrone.  For more about us, our philosophy and winter experience, just look around the site.   

Participant Requirements: No winter camping experience is necessary for any of the following trips.  Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. For a complete gear list visit this link.

On to the trips! Our upcoming schedule can always be found at our calendar page, but if the schedule is not live yet, then our newsletter is the best way to stay up to date on Lure happenings.

3 thoughts on “Guided Expeditions

  1. I learnt of your website by chance googling for some fun activitiy in winter in North…with Dec free time….wondering what you have going on during 2nd half of winter and I may want to join in…alongwith a friend of mine.
    One of the things that interests me most is wildlife..esp wolves, bears, and like…ohh I forgot wolverin and martens and skunks (eeh ugh! but i find this interesting animal)

  2. Just found your site and YT channel, via Four Dog Stove. SO awesome! Really looking forward to more content and a possible adventure for myself. Thanks for all you share!

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