Today I added these vintage mukluks and mitts to my etsy shop's vintage section. These were clothing items I bought in the 80s when we lived in Red Lake. There it was not unusual for the temperature to drop to minus 40 degrees. I used to jog or cross-country ski as long as it was not below minus twenty-five celcius with no wind.
I find Ottawa winters colder even at minus twenty. Its the humidity. Red Lake and the adjacent prairies really do have a dry cold!