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Lure of the North Expeditions

Kielyn & Dave Marrone lead a number of expeditions each winter that typically travel over a hundred kilometers by snowshoe and toboggan through the boreal forests and frozen waterways of Ontario and Quebec. Some of their recent expeditions include:

- Killarney Bound: Over the La Cloche mountains and through the coastal archipelago of northern Georgian Bay to the town of Killarney.

- Trans-Temagami: Across the vast Temagami wilderness, including big lakes, intimate creeks and steep portages. 

- Missinaibi Headwaters: Up the Missinaibi River from Lake Superior to Lake Missinaibi and the storied Thunderhouse Falls.

- Pontax River: Down the Pontax River of northern Quebec over 125 km to the Arctic Ocean, negotiating rapids, waterfalls, and fierce arctic winds.

In 2022 Kielyn, Dave, and a group of hearty winter travellers embarked on their longest and most ambitious expedition yet, the Trans-Ontario Expedition. The "Big TOE" was a 11 week, 730 km trek from Lake Superior to the James Bay coast. 

Click here for a complete list of upcoming LOTN courses and expeditions.


Justin Barbour - Expedition Northeast

Lure of the North Outfitters is a proud sponsor of Justin Barbour (the "Newfoundland Explorer") and his most recent wilderness adventure - Expedition Northeast.

Justin and his loyal canine companions (Saku and Bear) have been exploring the remote wilderness of northeastern Canada for years, bringing their adventures home for all to enjoy through Justin's bestselling books and YouTube series.

In July 2023, Justin will be setting out from Puvirnituq, Quebec, along the northeast shores of Hudson Bay, on a year-long, 3,800 kilometer long trek crossing Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland through some of the most wild and remote wilderness in the world.

Track Justin's progress here.