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Fur and Flintlock

Discover the fascinating world of Canada’s and Haliburton County’s oldest industry – the fur trade. This intriguing, thought provoking adventure takes you back into history with an 18th century fur trader. On snowshoes, follow Mike Buss to a trading post, a log cabin along Ten Mile Creek. You will hear stories of the fur trade as it was conducted in the late 18th century, and observe and handle reproduction trade goods. Mike will also demonstrate the use of some of these artifacts including flint and steel fire making, flintlock firearms, and traps. The biology and ecology of fur bearing animals is interpreted in light of Native technologies and lifestyles and the European economy.

Enjoy a traditional lunch of baked beans, bannock, wild rice and hot rum toddies.

The round trip snowshoe hike is approximately 2 km. The total experience is 6 hours.

And the rest is history.

Scheduled dates include: Jan. 6, 12, 13, 20 and 24. Other dates available with advance notice.

Time to be confirmed on booking.

For more information and/or to book this experience, please call 705 754 3436 or visit 


Earlier Event: January 2
Snowshoe Like a Canadian
Later Event: January 10
Making Moccasins