Oxtongue Lake

The heart and soul of Algonquin Outfitters is found at our original store in Oxtongue Lake, opened in 1961. A lot has changed since that day but, in some ways,  a lot has not. The Oxtongue Lake base maintains the largest selection of outfitting equipment, canoes and camping supplies. Canada’s largest light weight rental canoe fleet is hosted here, along with a wide selection of kayaks and even four 26′ Voyageur canoes for group outings. With a wide range of camping equipment, canoeing gear and accessories in the rental program, the Oxtongue Lake store is set up to outfit almost any wilderness adventure.

Our main outfitting base is located just outside the western entrance to Algonquin Park. The resort community of Oxtongue Lake is near the village of Dwight, about 20 minutes from Huntsville on Highway 60. Established in 1961 by Bill Swift Sr. and his family, the store is centrally located to canoe route access points both along Highway 60 and on the west side of the park. Additionally, it is the home of the Swift Canoe Company’s Algonquin Canoe Store, where a wide variety of canoe models are available for sale and test paddling.

Contact Information

1035 Algonquin Outfitters Road
Dwight, Ontario, P0A 1H0
GPS location: 45.3812°, -78.9250°
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Phone: 705-635-2243
Fax: 705-635-1834
Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-469-4948


  • Camping and hiking gear
  • Canoes, kayaks, & paddling equipment
  • Fishing tackle & live bait
  • Guided day trips
  • Guided wilderness canoe trips
  • Nordic skis, snowshoes, & sleds
  • Outdoor clothing & footwear
  • Rental canoes, kayaks & SUPs
  • Rental complete outfitting
  • Rental Nordic skis & snowshoes
  • Souvenirs
  • Winter outerwear & accessories
  • Dogs Allowed – Dogs Allowed

Store Hours


Canada Day Weekend to First Monday in September
Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday 8am to 7pm
Sunday 8am to 7pm



Spring: May 1st to First Saturday in July.
Fall: First Tuesday in Sept to Mid Oct (Thanksgiving)
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm



Mid Oct to end of April
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm *
Wednesday 9am to 5pm *
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm

* Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November until the third week of Dec.

Closed Christmas Day, Holiday hours may differ, please inquire. 1.800.469.4948
We are open on all holidays in the summer season.

Winter Activities

Algonquin Outfitters – Oxtongue Lake is open year round, if you haven’t visited Oxtongue Lake during the winter, you don’t know what your missing.  Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Algonquin Park and there’s plenty of things to do, you can snowshoe nearly every winter hiking trail, there’s some of the best Nordic skiing trails and you can even winter fat bike in Algonquin Park on the Old Railway Trail.  (See our Map)

One little secret that most people don’t know is, there’s 15km of groomed and track set Nordic Ski Trails and nearly 10 km of multi use snowshow trails right at our Oxtongue Lake store.  Our friends and neibours at the Blue Spruce Resort maintain these trails right behind our Oxtongue Lake store.  If your looking for a place to stay the area you should really check them out online at www.bluespruce.ca.

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