Hike Haliburton Winter Edition @ Glebe Park at Haliburton Museum
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

Hike Haliburton Festival is pleased to present the Winter Edition!  In this first year we are offering over 20  guided & themed snowshoe hikes, demonstration and events for all ages, interests and abilities.

The Festival is more than just traditional snowshoeing/hiking; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area. There are lots of great events happening throughout the Festival as well, which anyone can attend!

Bring your friends and family for 2 days of adventure and fun. All hikes are free of charge. Donations are welcome.

See the official website at www.winter.hikehaliburton.com or Facebook

Registration is now open! – www.winter.hikehaliburton.com/hike-registration/

Tubb’s Snowshoes – www.tubbssnowshoes.com/


Gear, Gab and Grub Note this event is cancelled

The Happy Camper and the author of the Complete Guide to Winter Camping, Kevin Callan and Algonquin Outfitters would like to show you a few things about winter gear – snowshoes, hot and cold camping, tent types and set-ups, stoves, gear and much more.  Drop by for an entertaining chat with Camper Callan.

We will also be featuring food, of course. Come and try some trailside cooking and campfire cuisine.

Date: Sunday, February 9

Time:   Open house 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:  Glebe Park at Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd


Algonquin Outfitters Note this event is cancelled

Winter Gear Demo & Sale – Algonquin Outfitters

Algonquin Outfitters will be on-site to share their winter gear experience with fat biking, skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping and more.  With more than 50 years experience in the outdoor adventure market place you can count on them to answer all of your winter gear questions from what’s the best layering options for winter outdoor fun (don’t forget a pair of warm merino wool socks), to what’s the best snowshoe for a winter hike or camping excursion and is there any options to riding a bike in the winter that I will enjoy.

Drop by Glebe Park, where you will find AO next to Kevin Callan for a double dose of winter outdoor education:

If you need snowshoe rentals for the weekend please make arrangments with Algonquin Outfitters ahead of time – 1-800-469-4948

See more about snowshoes at www.tubbssnowshoes.com, view the snowshoes Algonquin Outfitters offers online here.

Lastly, if you’re in the market for some get winter gear check out the special sale happening this weekend at the Algonquin Outfitters store in Hailiburton and Oxtongue Lake for some speical Hike Haliburton Winter Edition sales.

Date: Sunday, February 9

Time:   11:00 AM to 2:00 PM




The Haliburton Highlands and area is blessed with extraordinary craftsmen and women who are full of personality and knowledge. Over the course of the Festival weekend, we invite you to drop in before, after or instead of a snowshoe walk to see one or more of these remarkable folks. They are keen to share their experiences with you through stories and demonstrations.

Traditional Snowshoe Construction – Rick Nash

Rick Nash is an extraordinary craftsman and builder of birch bark canoes,  paddles, toboggans, bark baskets, quill boxes baskets and …. snowshoes!  Drop into his workshop to witness the construction of traditional wooden snowshoes (and canoes).  If you have a question, Rick has an answer!

Date: Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9

Time:   10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:  19844 Highway 35 Algonquin Highlands. 14 km south of Dorset and 36 km north of Minden


Snowshoe Show and Tell – Craig MacDonald

Winter travel expert, Craig Macdonald invites you to drop by his home to take in his personal collection of heritage snowshoes – over 50 pairs! If you have babiche snowshoes bring them along to get some advice from Craig regarding care and repair. Also, you will have a chance to see and learn about wilderness travel sleds and related winter camping gear including many tents and trail stoves.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time:   Open house 1:00 to 4:00 PM; presentation 1:30 – 3:00 PM.

Location:  1001 Sale Rd. Dwight. 17 km north of Dorset


Tubbs Snowshoe Demo – Tubbs CanadaTubbs Snowshoes

Learn about, and try, modern snowshoeing with Tubbs Canada.  Tubbs will be onhand with Algonquin Outfitters in Glebe Park to go over features and function of modern snowshoes.  Here’s your chance to try before you buy.

Tubbs will also be hosting a draw for a FREE pair of snowshoes, all you have to do is show up and try a pair, you’ll then receive instructions on how you can enter to win online.

Date: Sunday, February 9

Time:   11:00 to 2:00 PM

Location: Glebe Park at Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd, Haliburton, Ontario


“Water” Rails End Gallery Annual Salon Exhibition

Opening reception 3 til 5 pm – Vote for your favourite from over 50 original works by Haliburton County Artists.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  3:00 pm

Duration:   2 hours

Location:   Rails End Gallery

Tickets:   By donation


Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a guerilla-punk-balkan-folk-brass band massive like no other. Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, the original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and the full-blown, dozen plus strong Orkestra was born. The multi award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by the Canadian and international media alike and over the past 8 years they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Duration: 6-7 dance workshop (free but must preregister); 8 pm-11 concert/dance party

Location:  Haliburton Legion 719 Mountain St., Haliburton ON

Ticket: On-line, in store $30 or at door $35 https://m.bpt.me/event/4450056


Jeff Moulton Live

Jeff is a familiar face in the Haliburton. He is a versatile talented performer who loves classic rock.  You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to catch dinner at the Dominion.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  7:30

Duration:    3 hours

Location:   Dominion Hotel

Tickets:    no cover charge


Open Stage – Feat. Nick Russell

The Haliburton County Folk Society invites you to come to play or listen. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the talents of local and guest performers. Nick Russell will be the host and featured performer.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  8:00 pm

Duration:   2 hours

Location:   Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd

Admission by donation

Algonquin Winter in the Wild Festival 2020 @ Algonquin Provincial Park
Feb 15 all day
Algonquin Winter in the Wild Festival 2020 @ Algonquin Provincial Park | Ontario | Canada

Join The Friends of Algonquin Park and Ontario Parks to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the Park, including many at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the Festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). For complete Winter in the Wild Festival, details see http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca

This festival celebrates winter in Algonquin Park through indoor and outdoor events held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of Algonquin Park, including many at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the Festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food).

Developed camping is available at Mew Lake Campground with overflow camping available at Lake of Two Rivers Campground if necessary. Campsite reservations are now possible for a portion of Mew Lake Campground (including the yurts) through the central reservation service. First-come, first-served camping is still available. See the Winter in Algonquin Park page for all the details. Roofed accommodation, in a wide variety of forms, is also available outside Algonquin Park.

Event information provided by The Friends of Algonquin Park.


Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
Highway 60 at km 43 (13 km inside the East Gate)
Whitney, Ontario, Canada
K0J 2M0

Phone: (613) 637-2828
Fax: (613) 637-2138
Web: www.algonquinpark.on.ca

Events Schedule – Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Full details available at  www.algonquinpark.on.ca



Videos from 2017 Winter in the Wild Festival

Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival – Wildlife Snowshoe Excursion

Discover what Algonquin wildlife is active in winter while exploring infrequently traveled areas by snowshoe. This excursion will be led by a Park Naturalist. There will be limited snowshoes available to borrow courtesy of The Friends of Algonquin Park however bring your own if you prefer. This excursion will require moderate physical fitness and is suitable for all ages. Instruction will be provided on snowshoeing technique.


Learn how to snowshoe at the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival

Algonquin Park’s Winter in the Wild Festival is a great place to learn to showshoe for the first time. Learn how to put on snowshoes and traverse hazards you might find while showshoeing. This great winter festival happens every Ontario Family Day Weekend in Algonquin Provincial Park.


Guided Winter Bird Walk at the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival

Join a Park Naturalist as we go looking and listening for some of the “Algonquin Specialties” such as Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadee all the while being aware of the other natural phenomena in our midst. A limited number of binoculars will be available to loan to participants, courtesy of The Friends of Algonquin Park.


Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild – Nature Talks on Trails

Experience nature though the Algonquin Park Winter in the Wild Festival, annually during Ontario’s Family Day Weekend.





Algonquin Wonderland Photography Workshop – Follow Me North @ Algonquin Park - Mad Musher
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all day
Algonquin Wonderland Photography Workshop - Follow Me North @ Algonquin Park - Mad Musher | Ontario | Canada

“Follow Me North Photography” loves Algonquin in every season, and they’re confident you’ll agree after journeying to Algonquin Park in the Winter – the fresh, white powder that blankets the landscapes are something special to behold.

Imagine – wintertime snowshoeing to vast, icy waterfalls; eating maple taffy from a fresh blanket of snow, the possibility of observing moose, beavers, pine martens and otters co-existing in a white powdered vista and hiking to locations crystallized by the morning frost – all with a camera in hand and new skills to practice!

They have methodically scheduled their Algonquin Wonderland workshop in the midst of winter allowing you to capture the wonderland scenes after a fresh snowfall. We’ll have the snowy landscapes of the Park practically to ourselves during a time of unpredictable, bewitchingly radiant change!

With this experience, they have married their knowledge of photography with a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors; crafting a masterclass of accessible tutorials and hands-on demos in an ego-free, relaxed environment with two instructors! They’ve mapped out multiple routes for your photography quest; choosing lesser-known, intimate and most importantly – scenic locations, which have provided you with many once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities with wildlife and landscapes alike.

This workshop is geared towards photographers from all walks of life. It will provide one-on-one coaching during your stay, both during our day trips and also during our editing hours. Their individual critiques and ideation sessions are designed to help build your confidence in the field and equip you with the skills you require to enhance your visions using post-production once you return home – taking images from an unedited state and transforming them into a polished piece of art.

It’s recommended you have a DSLR camera for this workshop, however, they are able to adapt to your own personal photography journey – providing simplified or detailed instruction as needed.

Follow Your Wild with Follow Me North!

Algonquin Outfitters, will also be providing all snowshoeing equipment needed for our day trips into the wild!

This is an exclusive landscape and wildlife photography workshop, tailor-made for adventurous photographers from all photography backgrounds.

They will access the best viewpoints for sunrise and sunset, guiding you to some of their favorite locations within the park.

You will only need to carry your day pack with camera gear – you’ll travel light to maximize your time and experience in the elements.

Find out more and register here



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Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show 2020 @ The International Centre
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Once again Algonquin Outfitters will be attending the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show. Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences!

See it!  Do it!  Live it!

OVER 300 EXHIBITORS offering the latest camping gear, paddle sports, outdoor clothing, scuba diving & ultimate adventure travel destinations!  PLUS – over 100 adventure presentations to help you plan your next adventure.


Algonquin Outfitters Booth – #548

We will be on hands to help you plan your Algonquin Park adventures for the 2019-2020 seasons.  Plan your next canoe trip or wilderness experience with Algonquin Outfitters, Algonquin Park’s premiere canoe trip outfitter, since 1961.

Special Guest Appearances

Get Inspired! See breathtaking presentations and hear from seasoned adventure travellers as they share incredible stories of the thrill of their adventures. Industry experts, celebrity guests and world-class film screenings add to the enjoyable elements of entertainment and education of the show.

See a complete list of other Special Guest Appearances here – www.outdooradventureshow.ca/toronto/features/special-guest-appearances/

We’re right in the middle of the show between Ontario Outdoor Adventure, Paddling & Camping.   Click here for a full Exhibitor List.

Attend our very own, Randy Mitson’s talk, “Algonquin Park, something for everyone” on the Best of Canada Adventures Stage, Friday, Feb 21st at 1:30 pm.  Save $4 off your Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show admission with the code “Canada20”.  See you there!

Show Hours

  • Friday, February 21, 2020, 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10am – 5pm

Contact the Show

The International Centre
Hall 5
6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, ON
Show contact: 905-477-2677 or 1-800-891-4859


  • Adult: $14
  • Youths 12 – 17: $12
  • Seniors 60+: $12
  • Weekend Pass: $18
  • Children 11 & under are free
  • Save $4 with the “Canada20” coupon code to the right.

Save money and purchase your ticket online!


Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show Videos

Algonquin Outfitters at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show 2018


The Best Place to Go In Algonquin Park | Canoeroots | Rapid Media 2016


Best Canoe Tripping Gear To Buy | Canoeroots | Rapid Media 2016


…See you there!

#PaddleON #CanadianCanoeCulture #DiscoverON #WeGetOutside #PaddleForever #OASToronto

Muskoka Snowshoe Races 2019 @ Camp Tawingo
Mar 1 all day

Snowshoe Race

A series of athletic and recreational snowshoe races in conjunction with TriMuskoka, Snowshoe Canada and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Marked and groomed snowshoe trails of 5 and 10 kilometres stretch across Muskoka lake and forest. Complete the course competitively or recreationally. Prizes are distributed by time and age group. This is the final event in the 2020 Ontario Cup Series sanctioned by Snowshoe Canada. Try a new and exciting race and support the Huntsville community!

The Date: March 1, 2020
Location: Camp Tawingo – 1844 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville
Race Distances: 5km, 10km and Fun Races for kids!

Proceeds from Muskoka Snowshoe Races go towards the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

Lake of Two Rivers Store Opens @ Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe
May 1 all day
Lake of Two Rivers Store Opens @ Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe | Ontario | Canada

 2018 Opening – Open May 3rd / Algonquin Park officially opens for spring (May 11th 2018)

The Lake of Two Rivers Store has a great assortment of fresh produce and fruit, fresh and frozen meats, dairy, groceries, drinks and ice. Don’t forget your Algonquin Park souvenirs too! The store also features a full range of camping and fishing supplies from the best brands in the biz. The new Cafe & Grill is serving great gourmet coffee as well as hamburgers, french fries, pulled pork poutine, wraps, fresh salads and more healthy and gluten free options than ever before!  Get a scoop of your favorite flavour of Kawartha Ice Cream or cool down with a milkshake!

Mountain bikes are available for rental at the store. All of our bikes are mid to high end products from great brands like Specialized and Salsa, they are available in a variety of frame sizes and include a helmet in the rental rates. We also rent youth bikes and Trail-a-Bikes for the early years riders. How about a trailer for the infant or your extra gear? We rent those too!  The Old Railway Bike Trail is easily accessible from the Lake of Two Rivers Store and is a great way to see the park from a new perspective!

Contact Information

South of Highway 60 at km 31.4
between Mew Lake and Lake of Two Rivers campgrounds
in Algonquin Provincial park
Get Directions

c/o Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
1035 Algonquin Outfitters Road, RR#1
Dwight, ON, P0A 1H0

Phone: 705-635-2243 (Oxtongue Lake)
Phone: 613-637-2075 (Lake Opeongo)
Toll-free: 1-800-469-4948 (Oxtongue lake)


  • General provisions
  • Groceries; fruit, meats, dairy and ice
  • Cafe & Grill; coffee, burgers, pulled pork, salads, and more
  • Ice cream & milkshakes
  • Camping and hiking gear
  • Algonquin Park souvenirs
  • Mountain bike rentals (Adults & Children)
  • and more

Store Hours


 Opens on May 3rd 2018
Monday 8am to 7pm
Tuesday 8am to 7pm
Wednesday 8am to 7pm
Thursday 8am to 7pm
Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday 8am to 7pm
Sunday 8am to 7pm

May 4th until 2nd Thursday in June


Monday 7am to 9pm
Tuesday 7am to 9pm
Wednesday 7am to 9pm
Thursday 7am to 9pm
Friday 7am to 9pm
Saturday 7am to 9pm
Sunday 7am to 9pm

Second Friday in June up to and including Labour Day


Monday 8am to 7pm
Tuesday 8am to 7pm
Wednesday 8am to 7pm
Thursday 8am to 7pm
Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday 8am to 7pm
Sunday 8am to 7pm

Tuesday after Labour Day until Monday of Thanksgiving Weekend

Port Carling Opens @ Algonquin Outfitters - Port Carling
May 9 all day
Port Carling Opens @ Algonquin Outfitters - Port Carling | Port Carling | Ontario | Canada

The Algonquin Outfitters Port Carling location is a new addition to the Algonquin Outfitters family but carries on the same tradition of quality and service started back in 1961. Nestled between Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph in Steamboat Bay in Port Carling.  Our Port Carling store features the active lifestyle of cottage country in true summer fashion. This location features a great stock of surfwear, outdoor clothing & footwear for all ages, along with the best names in wakeboards, water skis, and water toys for the cottage.

Contact Information

119 Medora Street
Steamboat Bay Units #3 and 12
Port Carling, ON,
GPS location: 45.0412°, -79.3108°
Get Directions

Phone: 705-765-2074


  • Surf clothing, swimwear & footwear
  • Stand up paddleboards (SUP)
  • Wakeboards, waterskis, & towables
  • Packs, bags and purses
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Souvenirs

Store Hours


Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Open 2nd weekend in May until Labour Day weekend


Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

Tuesday after Labour Day until Thanksgiving weekend

Spring Swift Canoe Sale @ Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
May 9 all day

Where can I buy a good new or used canoe?

This question comes up more often than you might think.  Whether it’s the beginning of paddling season or the middle of winter, people always want to know where they can buy a good used canoe, and many of them turn to us as they know our rental fleet consists of some of the best canoes on the market.

Swift Canoe will be featuring a spring sale at our Oxtongue Lake location.  There’s not better time to buy and enjoy a new, or new to you, canoe than the spring.

Every year we sell off a number of retired rental canoes that have seen several seasons of rental use and will always have scratches and patches on the hull. All of our canoes have been reconditioned to a “no leak” condition, some may even have had new paint jobs. All are a good value.

Most used Kevlar models sell between $1000 and $2000 (about half to a third of their original retail price) and fiberglass models sell between $500 and $900. The most popular used models are Algonquin or Prospector 16 & 17 and the Swift Kipawa 16’6″.  Please visit our Used Canoe page for a list of models currently available.

Estimated Price Ranges

•    Used fiberglass canoes $500-$900
•    Used Kevlar canoes $1500-$2500
•    Used plastic recreational kayaks $300-$700
•    Used touring kayaks $500-$1200
•    Used whitewater kayaks (call 1-866-KAYAKS-O)

The Elusive $300 Used Canoe

We do get a lot of calls from customers looking for the elusive $300 ultralight Kevlar canoe. Considering that most new Kevlar canoes cost $3000-$4000, you can just imagine what a used one valued at $300 would look like! One thing to consider is that usually the lower the price, the more TLC your used canoe will require (or the heavier it will be).

World Environment Day @ Global
Jun 5 all day
World Environment Day @ Global

UN World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.”

Paddling Film Festival 2020 – Huntsville @ Algonquin Theatre
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Paddle OnSince 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Huntsville, Ontario, Friday June 5th 2020 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 15th annual Paddling Film Festival at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on Friday June 5th 2020 at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.

Be sure to show up early at 6:30pm for a meet and greet with some special guests in Partner’s Hall. “Taste the Great Outdoors” with our good friends from Lake of Bays Brewery will also be on hand with some cold samples of their line of local craft beers.



Film List – Not exactly in this order

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How to buy tickets

Tickets are: $16+HST Adults and $12.50+HST Youth

Online: With the use of Visa or Master Card – purchase tickets online at https://tickets.algonquintheatre.ca/

By phone: Please call 705-789-4975 or toll free 1-877-989-4975 with the use of Visa or Master Card

In Person: At the theatre box office 37 Main Street East, Huntsville with the use of cash, Visa, Master Card, gift certificate or debit – see our hours of operation.

For special ticket requests or accessible services contact us by phone or in person.