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Five of the Best Backcountry Canoe Trips in Algonquin Provincial Park

Published on October 8, 2021
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Central Ontario is home to one of Canada’s most prized wilderness jewels, Algonquin Provincial Park. As the third-largest provincial park in Ontario and the oldest provincial park in Canada, Algonquin has been drawing adventure lovers from near and far since it was established in 1893. The area is teaming with wildlife, diverse trails, meandering rivers…

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2021 Paddle Art Auction – Notice

Published on September 17, 2021
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Paddle Art Auction Notice

Algonquin Outfitter’s 3rd, 2021 Charity Paddle Art Auction launched on September 13th. This contest is used to raise funds for local art organizations like the Algonquin Art Centre, Huntsville Art Society, Canadian Canoe Museum, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound, and the Town of Huntsville’s reserve fund for future public…

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The North Face Turning 55

Published on April 10, 2021
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The North Face 50 Years

Behind The Brand Repost of the 2016 North Face is Turning 50 article 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 neighbourhood,…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – Local Partners

Published on December 11, 2020
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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020 2021 cover

This year, bring the adventure home! Fluff up your couch cushions, grab a snack of choice, and make sure you have a good internet connection because the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is Going Virtual!  Travel to the most remote corners of the world, dive into daring expeditions, and celebrate some of the…

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Group of Seven Canoe Mural Project

Published on November 30, 2020
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Huntsville Festival of the Arts Group of Seven Canoe Project 2020

Updated July 2021 You can see the 2020 Group of Seven Canoes on display at our Oxtongue Lake store for the month of July 2021, in August they will be on display at the Algonquin Art Center in Algonquin Park.  Come September you’ll be able to bid on them in our Charity Paddle Art Auction. …

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Algonquin Opening

Published on June 8, 2020
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Algonquin Open

June 22nd 2020 Here at Algonquin Outfitters, people are our priority. That’s why, as we reopen our stores and our rental offerings, we’re putting our customers and staff first. Here’s what you can expect as we begin to welcome you back. Our stores will have reduced hours to allow for proper cleaning. Please see our website…

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Mark in the Park Season Two 2020

Published on May 10, 2020
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Mark in the Park Season 2 2020

AO guide Mark R., better known as “Mark in the Park,” has a wonderful approach to sharing some of his adventures in Algonquin Park. This season, Mark shows newbie Iain Murphy the route they will be taking on their 10-day Algonquin Park backcountry canoe trip. He’ll review the planning process and the gear they will…

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COVID-19 2021 update

Published on April 8, 2020
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Updated: June 1, 2021 With the Ontario stay-at-home order being lifted we are once again able to travel when needed.  Our retail stores will continue to operate with curbside and online services.  Day rentals are now available at Huntsville, Lake of Two Rivers, Lake Opeongo and Oxtongue Lake for those wishing to get outside for…

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Barber prepares for the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon

Published on January 28, 2020
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Chad Barber Yukon Arctic Ultra

Huntsville chiropractor and ultrarunner Dr. Chad Barber is in the final stages of preparation for what is likely the greatest running challenge of his career, the Yukon Arctic Ultra (YAU). “This is a 100-mile continuous footrace out of Whitehorse, Yukon starting January 30, 2020,” explains Barber. “It’s the middle of the winter – the coldest…

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AO donation helps set HHS Nordic team up for success – Huntsville Doppler

Published on December 13, 2019
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By Dawn Huddlestone, Huntsville Doppler on December 13, 2019 Main photo (Right): Algonquin Outfitters owner Rich Swift, AO staff member Carlee Wood, HHS Nordic team member Ryan Clarke, and HHS Nordic coach John Cowan with the team’s new equipment (Algonquin Outfitters) The Huntsville High School Nordic team is off to a great start this season,…

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Lure of the North by Goh Iromoto

Published on October 29, 2019
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Lour of the North

Lour of the North short film In the remote wilderness of Ontario, Canada, two travellers endure the repetitive mental hardship of cold winter tripping.  This short film captures the experiences and emotions of their expedition.  It’s tough.  It’s tiring.  It’s lonesome.  Yet it’s a beautiful and meditative love affair as you persevere one snowshoe step at a time. Behind-the-scenes images:…

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