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 foot or 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 buttered rum toddies.
The round trip hike (or snowshoe)is approximately 2 km.
And the rest is history.
Mike Buss is a 30-year veteran of the Ministry of Natural Resources where he worked as a wildlife biologist. He and his wife have owned this property for nearly 35 years. Through their roamings on the property they have gained considerable knowledge about its former uses and their impact on the landscape. Mike has a keen interest in both natural history and human history, hunting and trapping in particular.
COVID protocols will be strictly adhered to. Adventure subject to cancelation if deemed unsafe to participate due to COVID regulations at that time. Maximum limit due to COVID is 6 people who are in family/friend/work bubbles from a green zone
4 people - $175 per person plus HST
6 people - $125 per person plus HST
8 people - $99 per person plus HST
Rate includes 5 hours of activity, a guide and a knowledgeable leader (a fur trade historian), snowhoe rentals, transportation, snacks, and a delicious heritage lunch. Yours Outdoors is committed to providing great experiences. expert guides, careful administration, commitment to excellent customer services, and attention to details ensures packages deliver value above expectations. All rates subject to HST.