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.

And the rest is history.

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 5 people. Private experiences available

5 hours


December - March
Physical Challenge Rating: 
Snowshoeing up to 2 km
Price per person: 
From $149.00

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.  

Rates based on 5 participants 

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