2017 Spring Events
Great adventures ahead!
Spring and summer seem to take forever to arrive (this year in particular) and then zip by all too fast once they do. How will you get the best out of our warmer seasons this year? Maybe some camping, canoeing and kayaking? Or how about some cycling and hiking?
Maybe this will be the first year (or the fiftieth!) you head into Algonquin Park on a canoe trip. Whether you’re a newbie and don’t know where to start, or a seasoned tripper looking for something different, we’re here to help you plan.
And we’re here to get you inspired, too. Algonquin Outfitters is sponsoring or hosting multiple events in the next two months. Some are armchair pleasures that will get your adrenaline pumping for your own upcoming adventures. Others will get you out where you love it the most: on the trails and waterways of this beautiful part of the world.
Here’s what’s coming soon:
Premiere of Traversing Wild
at the Algonquin Theatre, Friday, May 19th 2017
Why would someone push themselves to exhaustion, going head-to-head against a wilderness that doesn’t care if they succeed? The documentary Traversing Wild aims to answer that question as it follows seemingly normal people as they go beyond their perceived limits to bike, run and paddle to the finish line of a 120-kilometre expedition race in just 24 hours.
Set in the backcountry near Parry Sound, Traversing Wild examines what drives those adventurers; what makes them heroes, if only among a small group of people; and what the rest of the world thinks of their attempts to traverse the wild.
Algonquin Outfitters is hosting the premiere of this documentary, your chance to see it in its entirety before it hits the film circuit in shorter form. It happens for one night only – don’t miss out!
Join us at the Algonquin Theatre
Friday May 19th 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm, film rolls at 7:30pm
Tickets are just: $16 + HST Adult / $12.50 + HST Youth
Come out and meet the producer & crew and find out about the Wilderness Traverse adventure race. Lake of Bays Brewing Co. will also be on hand with some craft beer samples, so be sure to arrive early!
Algonquin Park Clean-Up Weekend
on Sat, May 27th to Sun, May 28th
You know how important it is to keep the wilderness free of human-made debris, but not everyone seems to. Help out with this annual clean up to keep the park beautiful and tidy, and get half price accommodations at the amazing Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat. If you’re on the backcountry clean-up crew, you also get use of an Algonquin Outfitters Royalex canoe. Show your favourite park some love!
AO Big East River X,
Saturday, May 27th 2017
Whether you can’t wait for the ice to go out so you can get out paddling, or you’re a novice who wants to push yourself a bit more, the Big East River X is the perfect way to welcome the return of paddling season. With a 40-kilometre course to challenge more experienced paddlers and a nine-kilometre recreational option for families, novices, or anyone just wanting to spend a day on the water, there’s something for paddlers of all types. Registration is open now.
Spin the Lakes Road Ride, Saturday, May 27th 2017
The annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour returns for its twelfth year of glorious riding around some Muskoka’s most stunning terrain. Take it easy with the shorter 20km or 58km routes, or go all out with a full day of cycling 96km or 165km. It’s not a race, though – go at your own pace and appreciate the scenery with support of vehicles, food and water stations. Check out the routes and register here.
Reel Paddling Film Festival
at the Huntsville, Algonquin Theatre, Friday, June 2nd,
at the Haliburton, Northern Lights Theatre, Friday, June 9th 2017
Algonquin Outfitters presents the 12th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Huntsville, Algonquin Theatre and the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion (highschool) in Haliburton.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 120-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
The world’s best paddling films – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and more – from around the world, the Reel Paddling Film Festival is the place to get inspired for your own paddling adventures.
With your $16 ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you’ll also receive free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, PLUS, ENTER TO WIN AN AQUA-BOUND PRIZE PACK (UP TO $375 VALUE)
Algonquin Outfitters is sponsoring two nights of exciting entertainment with different line-ups each night. Take in one or double your fun and see them all – check out the films featured each night at the links below.
Watch the 2017 Trailer
Friday June 2nd at the Algonquin Theatre
Doors open at 6:30, film rolls at 7:30pm
37 Main Street E, Huntsville, Ontario
Tickets: $16 Adult / $12.50 Youth
Tickets available at the link below or by calling (705) 789-4975 or 1-877-989-4975
Friday June 9th at the Northern Lights Theatre
Doors open at 6:30, film rolls at 7:30pm
5358 Haliburton County Rd 21, Haliburton (Highschool)
Tickets: $16 Adult / $12.50 Youth
Tickets available at the link below or at Algonquin Outfitters, 218 Highland Street, Haliburton Ontario
Algonquin Outfitters 24 Hours of River X
on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18th 2017
Marathon paddling event the Muskoka River X has an exciting new format this year. In honour of its fifth anniversary, event organizers are pitting participants against the clock. Solo, tandem, and relay teams race to complete as many laps of a 12-kilometre course as possible in 24 hours. Paddlers from all walks of life – land-based weekend warriors and competitive athletes alike – can come together for some friendly competition, paddling as little or as long as they like.
Registration is open now.
Painting the Wilderness of the Oxtongue
at the Algonquin Theatre, Saturday, July 1st, 2:00 p.m.
What was it like for Tom Thomson and the future Group of Seven painters when they first set out to paint the Canadian wilderness? This documentary brings history to life with a journey along the Oxtongue Waterway near Algonquin Provincial where landscape artists Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley and A.J. Casson began to paint the Canadian landscape in 1912. Proceeds from this show help further the efforts of nonprofit Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC) to create a better understanding of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
A 100th year anniversary celebration of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
Take a journey with Jean and Bob Hilscher, an award-winning film producer, along the Oxtongue Waterway near Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. The Oxtongue Waterway begins where the Oxtogue River flows out of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, flows through Oxtongue Lake in Haliburton County, and continues its run into Lake of Bays in Muskoka County.
It is here that landscape artists Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley and A.J. Casson began to paint the Canadian landscape in 1912.
This film documentary brings history alive as it relates the challenges faced by Tom Thomson and the future Group of Seven members when they set out for the first time to Paint the Canadian Wilderness.
Proceeds from this show help further the nonprofit efforts of Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC) to create a better understanding of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
Join us as this intriguing film returns to the Algonquin Theatre, where it premiered back in 2015.
Tickets: $15 (+ tax)
Enter the Great Outdoors photo contest,
inspired by Tom Thomson & the Group of Seven
Are you inspired and ready to hit the trails and waterways this year? Don’t forget to bring your camera along! You could win big with the Great Outdoors Photo Contest, inspired by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. They painted what they saw in the landscape – take your inspiration from their love of the land and the beauty of nature and capture your unique personal view of the landscape. The contest is sponsored by Algonquin Outfitters, Cavalcade Color Lab and Lake of Bays Brewing Co.
A few of the photos already entered
Enter your photos any time before September 10, 2017