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How to Canoe Camp in Algonquin Park

By , published on May 13, 2017
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How to Canoe Camp in Algonquin Park

Julia and Chris Prouse – How to Canoe Trip in Algonquin Park Published on May 12, 2017 – Chris Prouse & Julia Prouse How To Canoe Camp In Algonquin Park! This video is sponsored by the friendly folks at Algonquin Outfitters, where we rent our canoes from! Check them out online at: http://algonquinoutfitters.com In this…

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Wonderful Winter Activities in Algonquin Park

By , published on March 7, 2017

wonderful winter activities in Algonquin Park

During family day weekend 2017, I spent my time in Algonquin Park attending the Winter in the Wild Demonstration portion of the event, displaying my hot tent.    It was a fabulous weekend and there were so many people in the park winter adventuring!  I spent some of every day checking out the trails and…

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Winter Adventures in Arrowhead

By , published on February 17, 2017
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Winter adventures in Arrowhead

More Than Just A Skating Trail Arrowhead Provincial Park is a gorgeous place to visit in the wintertime. The park is located north of Huntsville and when the snow flies, there is no better place to spend the day adventuring. I used to hate the cold weather and winter, until I discovered how many amazing…

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Algonquin Snowshoe Adventures

By , published on January 26, 2017
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Snowshoeing Algonquin Park

This winter is the first one in a while that has seen me watching the weather forecast and hoping for snow – and lots of it! I want to strap my snowshoes on and head out for an adventure! Last winter, I decided to buy snowshoes so that I could go on a winter backcountry…

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LEAF LAKE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS

By , published on January 14, 2017
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As an avid canoe tripper, visits to Algonquin Provincial Park only happened for me in the summer. Never having visited the park in the winter, I was curious about the park’s winter cross country ski trail systems. After doing some research, I had 4 ski areas to choose from: Fen Lake, Leaf Lake, Minnesing, and…

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Safety in the Backcountry

By , published on October 12, 2016
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Safety is always top of mind for me when camping in the backcountry, but it was even more important recently when my 12 year old daughter and I did our first ever canoe trip just the two of us, on Ralph Bice Lake at Algonquin Provincial Park. Not only did I need to make smart…

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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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Bikepacking Algonquin Park

By , published on June 28, 2016
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Algonquin Outfitters

Bikepacking Algonquin Park: Corridor Confession I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven through Algonquin Provincial Park using the Highway 60 corridor. Coming from Simcoe County, the park offers a scenic route when travelling to parts of Eastern Ontario when a canoe or hiking trip isn’t on the agenda. There’s always a good chance…

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Bikepacking Ontario

By , published on April 19, 2016
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Ontario Bike Packing

What is “Bikepacking”? Bikepacking is a relatively new term in the grand scheme of cycling for most of us, however, it has been around for years. In essence, it’s the amalgamation of cycle touring and mountain biking; stripped down to its simplest possible form. Bikepacking.com defines it perfectly… “Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of…

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