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, hot rum toddies, and our favourite Trappers Ale, courtesy of Haliburton Highlands Brewing. For complete event details, including rates, options, and how to register, please follow the link provided.