You can buy 100 percent genuine mocassins at Moosonee Factory .
When you would wear them in more southern climates is the question .
Access to Moose Factory is by boat in the summer and by truck on the iced over river in winter.
There is a period when in spring and fall when the ice is too dangerous to drive over .
At this time the residents of Moose Factory are trapped on the island . This can last many weeks even months . In the spring the ice flows make access by boat impossible .
If you are travelling in northern Ontario , say near Timmins , and you have not had enough nature you may consider a trip to Moosenee at the southern tip of James Bay. The Ontario Northlands railway runs the "Polar Bear Express " from Cochrane to Moosenee . The train trip is over 4 hours long and there is not much to see except a lot of trees . The train trip starts to get a bit interesting as you approach Moosenee and the Abitibi river starts to widen out . There are a number of things you can do in Moosenee , including taking a boat to James Bay . You can get additional information about fares and packages on two web sites "polarbearexpress.ca" or "www.twobay.com" . You will not see any polar bears in Moosenee .
Fondest memory: Sitting on the river edge and watching the freighter canoes in the day time and watching the stars at night.
In 1673 the Hudson Bay Company established a trading post at Moose Factory
making it the oldest English settlement in North America. This is the land of the Moose Cree First Nations.