Contests

Paddle Art Contest – Peter McBurney

By , published on August 7, 2017
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Paddle Art Contest Peter McBurney

I have been travelling to the Muskoka/Algonquin Park/Haliburton region for over a half century. My Great-grandfather bought a cottage on Lake of Bays in 1920 and my family has been travelling to this area ever since. It holds a special place in my heart. Wolves have always been fascinating to me. They are a frequent…

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The Art of Paddling

By , published on August 1, 2017
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Unique Muskoka The Art of Paddling

August 2017 Unique Muskoka article by Kristi Koruna / Photography by Heather Douglas As you head out of the cities and into Muskoka, the forests seem to sprawl endlessly, skies open wide to embrace us and the lakes and rivers run wild with possibility. One cannot ignore the notion to get out and explore the…

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Friends of Algonquin Park 2017 Raffle

By , published on June 19, 2017
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Friends of Algonquin Park Raffle

Win this Swift Canadian Themed Canoe package The Friends of Algonquin Park’s 2017 Fundraising Raffle offers the opportunity for you to win one of 12 amazing prize packages including canoes, overnight stays at local resorts and lodges, outdoor equipment, guided recreational excursions, books, plus much more. Click the poster above to review all the prize…

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The Explorers: Paddle the Painted Landscapes | Canadian Canoe Culture

By , published on January 22, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

Canoeing through the Barron Canyon in east Algonquin Provincial Park, its striking landscapes inspired the art of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Paddling in Ontario’s wilderness inspires creativity and connection, experience the artistic connection. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over…

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AO Paddle Found – PORTAGE QUEEN Crowned!

By , published on August 16, 2016
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Portage Queen Paddle

We wondered if the last clue we published for the Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle would be the final one, and it was! Paddles up to and royal congratulations to Kathryn Grace Malek (Gracie), who has officially been crowned the 2016 AO PORTAGE QUEEN! Gracie found the AO paddle after figuring out all the clues which finally…

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Paddle in the Park

By , published on July 29, 2016
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paddle in the park contest

We found the 2015 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle hidden by Kevin Callan! Having been following the clues for the 2015 Paddle in the Park Contest (PITPC) since the beginning I was pretty confident I knew the area where the Algonquin Outfitters Paddle was hidden. With the “lake of origin” mentioned in the first clue being Source…

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2015 Photo Contest

By , published on December 23, 2015
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2015 Photo Contest

Outdoor Activities in Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands & Muskoka This was the theme for the Algonquin Outfitters 2015 Photo Contest and it drew a record number of entries, 581 in total, more than any past photo contest we have ever hosted.  It seems a favourite was canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park, but we kind…

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