May
1
Fri
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

 2020 Opening – Please note Algonquin Park is closed until May 1st, 2020.  We should know more around April 15th, 2020

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 favourite 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)

Features

  • 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

Spring

 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

Summer

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

Fall

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


May
9
Sat
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

Features

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

Store Hours

Summer

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

Fall

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).


Jun
5
Fri
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 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

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 6:30 pm 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.

TBA


 

2020 PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

More than 75 paddling films were considered, however, the Paddling Film Festival committee narrowed down submissions to a shortlist of 25 films that will tour around the world to more than 135 cities as part of the 2020 Paddling Film Festival World Tour.  https://paddlingfilmfestival.com/press/208-2020-paddling-film-festival-lineup-announced.html

  • (People) Of Water – BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • A Kayaker’s Solo Adventure In India | with Nouria Newman
  • Balkan Rivers Tour 4 | Action for Wild Rivers- BEST ENVIRONMENTAL
  • Banking on Bailey- BEST SHORT FILM
  • Broken Body of Water
  • By Hand – BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL
  • Can’t Ski Vegas
  • Dagger Presents | Women Of Whitewater
  • Dave-the-Potter – Letting Go and Moving On
  • Family Routes – BEST CANOEING
  • Homecoming – A Boundary Waters Story
  • Howe Sound
  • ICEolation – BEST SEA KAYAKING
  • International Whitewater Hall of Fame Class of 2019
  • Lawaiʻa, A Family Fishing Fable – BEST KAYAK FISHING
  • Pull Of The North
  • Road to Water with Robert Field
  • Skooks
  • Svaha
  • The Crossing
  • The Great Route
  • The Long River Home
  • The Rio Caqueta – BEST WHITEWATER
  • The Salad Days
  • Vitamin Sea – BEST STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING

Our Huntsville Film List

We’ll handpick the best of the best from the list above and announce which films we will be featuring in Huntsville closer to our show.

  • TBA

 


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.

 

 

 

Jun
13
Sat
Band on the Run – Huntsville Half Marathon @ Huntsville, Ontario
Jun 13 all day
Band on the Run - Huntsville Half Marathon @ Huntsville, Ontario | Huntsville | Ontario | Canada

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Relay & Kid’s Run

YES! We’re hosting a 1/2 Marathon in Huntsville, Ontario.

Yes! There will be a band or two or three and lots of rockin’ music.

Yes! It will be the most fun you’ve had at a running event period.

 

Band on the Run is for everyone!

Band on the Run is the perfect race for anyone that likes to have fun – especially with a group of their friends. It is ideal for new Moms wanting to push strollers or for anyone that wishes to walk a 5k.

Jul
12
Sun
BT 700 Bikepacking Tour @ St. Jacobs
Jul 12 – Jul 17 all day

The BT 700 wanders along a mixed surface of gravel roads, rail trail, rowdy unmaintained roads and forest trail for a big 770km loop involving some of Ontario’s most awesome bikepacking terrain.

This is a primarily offroad, unofficial, self-supported bikepacking ride that begins and ends in the Ontario village of St. Jacob’s. There is no registration (other than on the website), no support and no prizes – it is simply a ride where a group of bikepackers will gather together to explore some of the most exciting riding terrain in the region. In an attempt to minimize the amount of time riders spend with the rubber side down on pavement, the route utilizes roughly 85% unpaved surfaces. It should be considered a challenging mixed surface route and more mountain bike oriented than a pure gravel ride. Highlights include grand views in escarpment country, riding the shoreline of sunny Lake Huron, photogenic waterfalls, plenty of backcountry-style riding and all the butter tarts you can stomach. Last season it took riders between 2 to 6 days to complete the route – some were “racing” against the clock and some were simply leisurely touring to soak up the scenery. There are plenty of accommodation, re-supply points and other services along the route. But don’t let the fairly modest overall elevation gain – about 8,000 meters – fool you. There are plenty of steep sections that will challenge even the fittest of riders.

New for 2020 is the opportunity to take on an even bigger challenge by signing up for the 1,125km BT XL which combines the BT 700 with the new GNR (Grand Nith Ramble) bikepacking route that includes a bounty of trails along the alluring Grand and Nith rivers. Both routes start and finish in the same location.

What does BT stand for in the BT 700.  Is it Bike Tour or Bikepacking Tour?  Nope it’s Butter Tart! – www.bt700.ca/bt.html

The BT 700 route

BT 700 Ride with GPS Map

The BT 700 (now about 770 km, but who’s counting) is a big loop in southwestern Ontario that uses a combination of gravel roads, rail trail, two-track, forest singletrack, rugged unserviced roads and just a whisper of pavement only when necessary. In an attempt to minimize the amount of time riders spend on paved roads, the route utilizes roughly 85% unpaved surfaces. It should be considered a mixed surface route and more mountain bike oriented than a pure gravel grind.

Make sure to check out Trevor Browne’s event recap, which you can check out here, from the inaugural 2019 BT 700 Grand Depart which includes a selection of photos so you can get a sense of the terrain that awaits riders.

More information & registration

Other Bikepacking Routes

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Content sourced from Bikepacking.com and bt700.ca

Register for the 2020 BT 700 Grand Departure

 

May
1
Sat
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

 2020 Opening – Please note Algonquin Park is closed until May 1st, 2020.  We should know more around April 15th, 2020

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 favourite 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)

Features

  • 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

Spring

 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

Summer

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

Fall

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


May
8
Sat
Port Carling Opens @ Algonquin Outfitters - Port Carling
May 8 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

Features

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

Store Hours

Summer

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

Fall

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 8 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).