Fall is here and so is our Ladies Fall Collection at Muskoka Bear Wear! Fall fashion would not be complete without Canadian Made comfort and that’s exactly what we are continuing to bring every season! Without further adieu, are you ready to see the full lineup? Let’s jump in!
As long as we can remember, the autumn season has been characterized by the changing colours of the leaves into bright golds, oranges and reds, trips to the pumpkin patch, running through the hay maze and all the fun family activities this season has to offer! Take those hay bales and golden leaves, bundle them together and find Harvest Gold! This rich gold tone is available in our signature Ladies Quarter Zip, MBW Camp Pants and new this season, our Ladies Classic Hoody!
A fall back-to-school classic with a colour reminiscent of the Bala Cranberry Festival, we bring you our new Burgundy colour! Our Ladies Quarter Zip and Ladies Classic Hoody in Burgundy pairs well with our matching MBW Camp Pants of course, but also works well with darker tones like black leggings and blue jeans! Add a Ladies Knit Toque with Faux Fur Pom and you are ready for outdoor adventures!
Our new Deep Purple colour is a rich cooler purple designed to add another pop of colour to your fall fashion wardrobe this season! With September bringing the end of blueberry season and plum season, we wanted to make sure we had a deep purple colour in our lives right to the end of December! Pair with your favourite dark jeans and fall boots and we see a trip for hot chocolate with the family in your future!
Do you ever sit on the dock on those chilly fall mornings and witness the calm fog that hugs the warm lake? It’s one of our favourite ways to start the day! This moment of calm before the hustle and bustle of the day starts, is what inspired our new Blue Fog colour and we hope it brings some relaxation and comfort to your fall wardrobe too!
Black with Raspberry and Black With Aqua
We received such a fantastic response from the last colours of our summer collection, Raspberry and Aqua, that we just had to keep it around a little bit longer! Introducing our new Ladies Cabin Hoody colours Black with Raspberry Plaid and Black with Aqua Plaid along with their matching pants, the Original Paw Pants in Black with Raspberry and Black with Aqua!
Don’t worry, we have new Men’s and Youth styles on the way too! Make sure you’re signed up for our MBW Newsletter to hear about them first!
Hello! My name is Jess, I am an avid line dancer, aspiring artist, nature lover and adventure seeker. I was born in the busy city but raised up north, so it’s safe to say my roots have grown deep within Muskoka!
Where are some of your favourite places to visit in Muskoka?
Our gorgeous provincial parks have always been my favourite places to visit in Muskoka. I love visiting the small towns as well but there is no better place than when I’m out discovering what the surrounding landscapes have to offer.
“There are many things to do while outdoors, but what really makes me happy, relaxed and truly feel grounded is when I’m out camping, kayaking and hiking. There’s something therapeutic about breathing in fresh northern air and getting lost in nature.”
You like to travel a lot – where is the furthest place you’ve been in your Muskoka Bear Wear?
I’ve taken Bear Wear with me from the great Canadian Rockies to the vast Everglades of Florida. I once even wore my classic black quarter-zip while taking a photo with the one and only, Johnny Cash, in Nashville Tennessee. I want to be comfortable when I travel, that’s why Bear Wear always travels with me.
What’s on your adventure bucket list?
My future adventure bucket list would include the exploration of Iceland, Italy and Australia. A closer destination that I hope to cross off the list sooner would be Yellowstone National Park. I would love to wake up early in the morning, throw on my favourite Muskoka Bear Wear sweater and venture out on a tour to witness a pack of wolves run across the plains of Lumar Valley.
Back to school season is here and we are getting ready with Muskoka Bear Wear! Getting ready for the school day, classes, and study sessions doesn’t have to be stressful! We’ve got comfy, Canadian made staples to wear out and about at school or to cozy up at home with. From Quarter Zips that go well with jeans, to hoodies to keep you warm in the fall, to Cottage Comfy Pants perfect for late night studying – we’ve got you covered this September.
We released new bright colours this season in our Ladies Sherpa Hoody including a growing favourite, the Ivory Ladies Sherpa Hoody! Already added this cottage staple to your wardrobe and wondering what you can style it with? We have three signature ways to rock our cottage essentials!
With a Pair of Patterned Leggings
Who said comfy can’t be fun? Pair your favourite cottage-comfy hoody with a patterned pair of tights to add even more excitement to your outfit! Pictured here is the Ladies Sherpa Hoody in Ivory paired with army green animal printed leggings and faux-leather sandals! This is the perfect outfit for a morning trip to the coffee shop! Swap out the patterned leggings for black tights if you’re going for a more simple look!
With Your Favourite Jeans
Mix and match your Sherpa hoody with different jean styles to fit the occasion! Featured here is our Ivory Ladies Sherpa Hoody paired with skinny jeans that have been cuffed at the end, a pair of army green runners and a reusable bag from Muskoka Bear Wear! This is a great outfit for a trip to the market, a quick dart to the grocery store or a walk about town! Switch it up with a pair of boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed fit!
With the MBW Camp Pants
Whether you’re spending the day reading a book at the cottage, relaxing outdoors for the day or even running errands, our matching Ivory set featuring the Ladies Sherpa Hoody and MBW Camp Pants is for you! Not only is it easy to plan out your outfit (they match together perfectly) but you’ll be spending the day in maximum comfort!
I’ve been a Registered Optician for the last 13 years. When I’m not working, you can find me on the trails photographing the local scenery & chasing our busy two year old son around the forest!
“I love being outdoors so Muskoka is obviously an ideal place to call home. Having access to & being surrounded by so many great parks, trails, conservation areas, forests, wildlife & lakes is one of my favourite things about Muskoka & something I never take for granted!”
What are you and your family’s favourite things to do outdoors?
My family & I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking & canoeing. This year we decided to add a hockey rink to our backyard which made for a lot of great skates & family fun!
Hi there! My name is Kresson and I’ve lived in Muskoka all my life. I love hiking, being outside, and exploring the world around me!
What are 3 outdoor adventure essentials you can’t leave the house without?
The three outdoor items I never leave the house without are my backpack (filled with some snacks, a full water bottle, and a change of socks!) a comfy MBW sweater, and something for navigating because I have no sense of direction!
What do you love most about Muskoka?
It’s so hard to pin down what I love most about Muskoka, but I’d have to say it’s the fact that each season has something new to offer! The fall here is incredible, summer on the lake is unmatched, spring is beautiful, and winter is magical! There’s something for every outdoorsman!
“My favourite spots in Muskoka to explore are probably High Falls, Huckleberry and Arrowhead! There are so many, though, so it’s hard to narrow it down!”
What is your favourite Muskoka Bear Wear item?
My favourite Muskoka Bear Wear item is the Ladies Quarter Zip! You can never have enough of them! 🙂
Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20th) is coming up fast! What better way to say “Thanks for everything you do Dad” than a thoughtful gift! We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started on your Father’s Day celebrations!
1.Homemade Coupon Book to Help with Projects around the House Let’s face it! The summer time is great for relaxing and enjoying the warm weather but more often than not, this is when we get out outdoor projects done! Offer up a few hours of your time to help your dad with some chores around the house!
2.Plan a Fishing Trip or Boating Day for You and Dad Your presence is the best present so why not plan a day for just you and your dad to spend some time outdoors with a fishing trip or a day out on the water! Pack some snacks, water and sunscreen and away you go!
Give the gift of comfort this Father’s Day with some of our Canadian Made cozy Muskoka Bear Wear! Perfect for the campfire, chilly cottage mornings by the waterfront and great for keeping covered during mosquito season, we have a variety of comfy items for your dad! New this season are our Men’s Quarter Zips in Park Green, Steel Grey and Cranberry, Men’s Camp Hoodies in 4 colours, and the MBW Men’s Pants in Steel Grey!
4. Made an Adventure Emergency Kit for the Summer
Warm weather means countless outdoor adventures! Show your dad you care with a homemade ‘Adventure Emergency Kit! Some ideas for things to include may be:
Mini First Aid Kit (bandaids, Polysporin, cloth bandage, gauze etc.)
Trail-mix or other dry snacks
Bottles of water
Landyard with whistle on it
5. BBQ up a Father’s Day Dinner!
Sometimes the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! Gather all the ingredients for a BBQ dinner for Father’s Day and channel your inner grill master! Not comfortable BBQing yourself? Ask for some help and bond with your dad while cooking together!
We won’t let rainy days keep the fun away! As we look forward to warmer Spring weather, we thought we’d share some of our favourite ways to spend the day when the grey storm clouds hit!
Have a Picnic Indoors
Who says you need to be outside in the grass to have a picnic? Bring this outdoor tradition indoors by laying a blanket out on the floor, putting some chips, fruit and other snacks in a basket, and having your picnic lunch in the comfort of your living room!
2. Rock Painting Crafts
A rainy day to-do list isn’t complete without one activity in the rain! Grab your family, toss on your rain boots and go for a mini adventure right in your backyard on a hunt for one medium sized flat stone each. Bring your stones home, bring out your paint and work together to create some colourful elements for your garden! Looking for some inspiration to get you started? Check out this haul of ideas by I Love Painted Rocks!
What better way to spend a rainy day then to work together as a family to create the best indoor fort! With blankets, pillows, chairs and whatever household items you can find, get creative with it! One of our favourite things to do after building a fort is to bring in a laptop and watch a movie!
4. Bake some Sweets
Whether you decide on finding an indoor alternative to Smores or want to bake the world’s best brownies, filling the house with the sweet smell of baked goods sounds like a good plan to us! Nothing pairs better with a rainy day then the uplifting smell of fresh sugar cookies! We saved some of our favourite recipes over on our Weekend Recipes Pinterest Board.
The spring season means a lot of outdoor work getting our cottages and yards ready for the summer season! Reward yourself on the days that you can’t work outside by taking a moment to relax at home! Some of our favourite ways to relax are getting into our cozy Muskoka Bear Wear, trying out some face-masks, give ourselves a hand massage to fix some of the gardening dryness and soaking our feet with some bath salts!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we want to help you celebrate the moms and mother figures in your life! Do you find yourself without a gift for Mother’s Day? We’ve compiled a few sentimental gifts that you can do within a few days!
Sometimes the best gift we can give is time! This is a great Mother’s Day present even if you are not able to physically visit your mom. Call your mom ahead of time to plan an hour out of your day that you can both sit down and enjoy a tea and talk whether that be on the porch or over a video call. Turn off other distractions around you so that your mom gets your undivided attention! Bonus Idea: Plan a local food delivery to her door with some baked goods for your mom to enjoy during your tea catch-up!
2. Home Cooked Meal
Let’s face it – moms are superwomen! What better way to show your love and appreciation for everything they’ve done and continue to do, than cooking a home cooked meal and maybe a bonus dessert! Check out some of our favourite recommendations on the Muskoka Bear Wear Recipes Board on Pinterest: Weekend Recipes
3. A Few of Your Favourite Moments
Moms are there for some of the most important moments in our lives! Why not create a momento of those moments as a gift for Mother’s Day to show your mom some of the favourite memories you have with her! This could be a small book, a memory box, a container of photos with notes on the back, a framed shadow box or even a video blog! Some ideas for moments to include and reflect on might be:
a family trip
a time you both laughed until your bellies ached
a particular moment you remember them going above and beyond to help you through a difficult time
the simple moments – a tradition or daily routine you do with your mom
a collection of reasons about why you think she’s unique and special
A Local Gift-Basket
Shopping local is not only a great way to support you community, but great if you find yourself running out of time to ship something to your door! Many local businesses offer local curb-side pick-up within the week! At muskokabearwear.com, we offer contactless curb-side pick-up at our Online Order Processing Facility in Bracebridge and are available via online chat to help you pick out the perfect gift for your mom!
5. A Mini Garden
Bring nature inside to admire on those rainy days with a homemade mini indoor garden! This could be something you create for your mom with some of her favourite small flowers or herbs, or you could make it a project that you can build together on Mother’s Day as a bonding activity! Some of our favourite indoor gardens we stumbled across on Pinterest include:
While we eagerly await being able to welcome you back to Muskoka for some of our favourite events and activities of the season, we’re bringing the cottage feels directly to you with with our Cottage Comfy Pants that help make staying home, super cozy! So whether you’re participating in online learning, hosting a zoom work meeting, or catching up on the latest Netflix or Disney+ series, our Cottage Comfy Pants are are the go-to for comfort!
To sweeten the deal, we’re offering $10 off all Ladies, Men’s and Youth Cottage Comfy Pants January 15th – 17th. Online at muskokabearwear.com
Our Cottage Comfy Pants are made right here in Ontario! They provide a stretchy, relaxed, basic fit with an embroidered Camp Classic logo on the left side & a draw-cord waistband for easy fit adjustment. Made from 100% Micro Fiber Polar Fleece, allow for about 3% shrinkage, with durable double-stitched bottom hem. Cute, Comfy & Canadian Made!
In response to the challenging times that we are experiencing together regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give props to some stellar local businesses who are stepping up to serve our great community.
Owned and operated by Darren Budd, DPB Delivery has been in business for 7+ years serving Bracebridge and, as of this year, Gravenhurst as well. When they first opened, DPB focused on moving and large item delivery, but within the last 3 years have transitioned more into food, beverage, grocery and parcel service. DPB and their team specialize in providing fast, friendly service.
Things were busy pre-Covid-19, but really ramped up once the pandemic hit. All of the DPB drivers were equipped with facemasks, hand sanitizer and wipes for the debit/credit machines as DPB became a safe alternative for people who wished to have their essentials delivered without having to leave the safety of their home. DPB also offered an e-transfer option, allowing for doorstep drops. As DPB expanded into Gravenhurst this year, things have really expanded for their hard-working team. Darren Budd shared “I am proud of DPB’s growth as we now provide employment for nearly a dozen individuals.”
Looking ahead to the future, DPB says they are here for the long haul. “Even after we kick this virus, people will continue to use our service out of precaution and convenience” Budd said. DPB has also launched a Facebook Page to connect with their followers and offer giveaways in part thanks to the businesses that DPB delivers for, but also as a fun way of giving back to the community.
We know just how challenging this pandemic has been for businesses of all sizes and industries, but we can definitely appreciate and would like to give kudos to those who are right on the front lines serving community and ensuring families have access to the essentials they need – AND – supporting local small businesses to offer a delivery services to their patrons. Thank you DPB for all that you do for our community in allowing it to continue to be a great place to live despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
To contact DPB Delivery, you can visit their Facebook Page, or call 705-394-5581.
If you know a local business who deserves a shout out, send us a direct message with a photo and why they should be featured.
We hope that despite things having been a little bit different this year, that you managed to capture some of that holiday magic and that you were able to enjoy an amazing Christmas! Now that the big day is behind us, we’re looking ahead and want to share some of our favourite Boxing Week traditions!
#1 – Movies Marathons in MBW!
Whether you received new movies as Christmas gifts, or you’ve been adding them to your Watch-List on Netflix or Disney+, the extra time at home is perfect for bundling up and pressing PLAY!
#2 – Video Chat with your Friends & Family!
Hopefully you have at least a few days of time at home, so it’s a great chance to check in with your extended family or friends. This can serve as a real pick-me-up for people during these tough times, so don’t be shy, fire up a video call with that person you haven’t from in a while and see how they’re doing!
#3 – Take Advantage of Boxing Day Sale!
Whether you received a MBW Online Gift Card for the holidays, or maybe there was just something that you missed out on for Christmas that you really wanted, we have incredible Boxing Day savings happening for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!