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Snorkeling in Muskoka with Aqua Lung

By , published on August 10, 2016
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Aqua Lung

It doesn’t matter if your heading some place sunny warm and tropical for vacation or just exploring the waters of the lake at your cottage, Algonquin Outfitters carries a complete selection of snorkeling gear: masks, flippers, snorkels, wet suites or complete packages by Aqua Lung. Get out there, go where you want to, explore where…

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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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Sun Bum, Trust the Bum

By , published on July 11, 2016
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Sun Bum Cover

We’re a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that started making products for our friends and family. We don’t use focus groups, make decisions in a boardroom, hide ingredients or make bogus claims. We’re just a group of friends who know what works and what doesn’t and we’re happy to share it with you. Our…

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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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Multi-Day Trip Planning

By , published on April 15, 2016
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Multi-Day Trip Planning

You’ve got yourself a solid camping kit, you are comfortable on overnighters in Algonquin Park, and now you are looking to push your way into some multi-day trips in the backcountry! This is a fairly common progression for the outdoor enthusiast; however, even eager campers may be hesitant to tackle a multi-day trip in the…

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Used Canoe Buying Experience

By , published on April 14, 2016
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Used Canoe

Our Used Canoe Buying Family Adventure! We are an active family that loves the outdoors. We spend our summer vacation split between our family cottage and camping in Provincial Parks. We enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and exploring nature in general. We love being out on the water with the kids and the dog: paddling, tubing…

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Kayaking in Algonquin Park

By , published on April 12, 2016
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Kayaking in Algonquin Park

Should you Consider Kayaking in Algonquin Park? Are you more comfortable in a kayak than a canoe? Are you looking for a different kind of backcountry experience? Consider kayak tripping in Algonquin Provincial Park! If you don’t have the requisite gear, no worries – Algonquin Outfitters rents everything you need. Trip Planning and Route Selection…

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Winter in the Wild

By , published on April 7, 2016
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Winter in the Wild

Experiencing Winter in The Wild at Algonquin Park While most campers and paddlers are impatient to get out and paddle Algonquin’s Lakes this Spring, I still have winter on my mind. I think it’s because winter decided to ignore my part of Ontario this season.  I’m pretty sure that I could hear my snowshoes quietly…

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First Days of Spring 2016

By , published on March 23, 2016
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First Days of Spring

2016 will see the earliest first days of spring in 120 years!   Did you know that spring will arrive earlier than it has in the last 120 years?  According to The Weather Network, “The equinox occurs at exactly 4:30 UTC on March 20 for the entire planet, however, due to the way we track…

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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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Autumn, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By , published on November 12, 2015
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Autumn in Algonquin Park

Autumn (or fall) is my favourite.  It’s no secret, everyone who knows me, knows that. The crisp air, the incredible colours, the anticipation of winter, all make for a photographic smorgasbord that’s impossible to resist. That’s why I was so glad to be able to be in Algonquin Park during the “peak” of the fall…

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Winter Camping in Algonquin Park – Shelters

By , published on October 23, 2015
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Winter Camping in Algonquin Park – Shelters

When it comes to winter camping in Algonquin Park, there are many shelter options available that cater to all types and levels of winter campers.  Winters can be extremely harsh in Algonquin.  Temperatures can dip to -35 degrees Celsius and below, winds can howl and falling/blowing snow can accumulate very fast.   These are all important…

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