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LEAF LAKE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS

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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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Canadian Canoe Culture

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Canadian Canoe Culture

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” – James Raffan, adventurer, acclaimed author and Director Emeritus of the Canadian Canoe Museum. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

By , published on December 5, 2016
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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

For 20 years, Algonquin Outfitters has been bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to Huntsville, in the form of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Once again, we are proud to feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain…

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The North Face Turning 50

By , published on November 16, 2016
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The North Face 50 Years

Behind The Brand We are named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. We have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was…

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Algonquin Outfitters Gift Cards

By , published on November 15, 2016
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Gift Cards

Give the Gift of Adventure Algonquin Outfitters gift cards are the perfect gift to fuel the adventure for anyone on your list this season.  Our knowledgeable and experienced sales associates and adventure guides will help that special someone pick the right gear for their next adventure or help them plan and organize their next Algonquin…

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Burton Built for Adventure

By , published on November 8, 2016
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Burton Snowboards

Everything we do at Burton started in the mountains. From getting the most out of every journey to chasing snow around the globe, we’ve charged ahead to innovate and change the way people enjoy the outdoors since day one. In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton…

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Marmot for Life

By , published on November 8, 2016

Marmot

In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield on a school Glaciology project. It was there on a glacier that the idea of a Marmot Club began. The name ‘Marmot’ refers to a group of highly social, large ground squirrels that live in mountainous…

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Knix Wear

By , published on November 8, 2016
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Knix Wear

Knix Wear is an all female run company that is creating underwear designed by women, for women. The insight was simple: with the state of technology everything has evolved, everything but our underwear. Sweat, periods, light leaks… women have a lot going on down there and it’s time for a super power panty that can…

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Lolë Active Wear Inspired by Well-being

By , published on November 4, 2016
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At Lolë, well being means a lifestyle inspired by the quest for balance between urban living and nature, and the pleasure of varied physical activity. Live Out Loud Everyday! With a genuine concern for people and products, the company offers innovative collections that are feminine and functional for urban women. Born in Canada, Lolë still…

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Kombi Warmth from Head to Toe

By , published on November 4, 2016
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Kombi

Kombi provides the kind of warmth that keeps you outside longer but also the kind that puts a smile on your face as you live life’s precious winter moments. It’s a feeling that goes far beyond degrees. It’s an unwavering love of winter. The result of decades of caring for Canadians since 1961. (Just so…

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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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