Annual Spring Gear Sale
Here’s your chance to get outfitted for summer at great prices. One day only Algonquin Outfitters relocates to the “green space” between Bullock’s Your Independent Grocer store and their gas pumps for a pop up sale on some great cottage country adventure gear:
- New and used Kayaks
- New and used Paddleboards
- New and used Bikes
- New and used Water Trampolines
- Towables and Tubes
- Camping Gear
- and more…
Prices too good to post.
Map to the Spring Gear Sale
Join Minden artists Caroline Finn for a fun and inspiring Paint a Paddle Party at the Finn Art Centre in Minden on Tuesday June 4th 2019.
This is a great opportunity to create a paddle for our Paddle Art Contest / Auction.
See contest details here.
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.”
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.
Since 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 14th 2019 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on Friday June 14th 2019 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.
- Lake of Bays Brewing Co & the Huntsville Brewhouse
- Hap Wilson: Artist, Author, Photographer, Guide, Environmentalist, Cartographer and Eco Trail Builder. Hap and Andrea Wilson will be on hand to answer any questions about the showing of the documentary “Wild Temagami”
- Wild Temagami – This environmental documentary features canoeists Hap and Andrea Wilson in Temagami, Ontario, which is home to the world’s largest stand of old growth forest in the world. The film highlights Hap and Andrea’s relationship with the Temagami wilderness and the threats the land faces. Director & Producer: Hailey Sonntag, Michael Oliphant
- More TBA soon…
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/
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.
Paddle the beautiful and quiet waters of Oxtongue Lake and Oxtongue River. Enjoy two full days of racing. On day one, go head-to-head within a high intensity short course format in which pairs of teams face off against each other. On day two, race a 10km sprint, 30km tri-paddle or 40km marathon event. During the evening, relax and enjoy family and friends at a BBQ Feast. There are categories and options for everyone.
Located on the edge of Oxtongue Provincial Park and just east of Algonquin Provincial Park, Oxtongue Lake and River is the perfect location for water sport racing. With protected and quiet waters and spectacular scenery, THE OX offers a spectator-friendly short course stadium and 10km marathon loop. The site is well serviced with accommodations, basic provisions and is hosted at Algonquin Outfitters’ premier backcountry base-camp. Oxtongue Lake is the quintessential Canadian paddling destination.
Algonquin Outfitters – The OX
Battle of the Paddle
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Enjoy head-to-head, high intensity short course racing in which pairs of teams face off against each other in a double-elimination format. Each team races at least twice per event. First round pairs are randomly drawn. Race One is for seeding. Race Two starts the elimination. Teams keep progressing to the next round as long as they keep winning. The last winning team is the winner. Canoe classes are a “ONE DESIGN” event, meaning all teams will paddle a standardized watercraft provided by race management. Participate in as many events as you are eligible. Awards will be presented at Algonquin Outfitters THE OX banquet on Saturday evening.
- CASH PRIZE for winners of each event/subcategory, being an equal share of the total available cash prize
- Medals and Certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams
Algonquin Outfitters – The OX
Sprint, Tri-Paddle and Marathon
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Sprint and Marathon racing in which teams paddle a 10km loop on Oxtongue Lake and the Oxtongue River. Teams complete as many loops as necessary to reach the total distance in each event. Teams may resupply nutrition/hydration/supplies at the designated “feeding station” upon the completion of each loop, located at the start-finish line. Support teams are encouraged!
- Medals and Certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams
- Door Prizes: All participants of the Sprint, Marathon, and Tri-Paddle are eligible
A part of our Heritage
An informational presentation by author, artists and adventurer, Hap Wilson
Hap Wilson is the author of 14 nature-related books and the recipient of the Bill Mason Award for lifetime achievement in river conservation, and is a co-founder of Earthroots Environmental group. Hap will be happy to answer any questions about canoeing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
*Coffee and Pastries Served
Please just RSVP above by clicking the [BUY TICKET] button for this FREE Event.
Some of Hap’s recent books:
- River of Fire
- The Cabin, Grey Owl and Me, Trails & Tribulations
- Lake Superior to Manitoba by Canoe
- Temagami – A Wilderness Paradise
- Wild Muskoka
- Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley
- Missinaibi – Journey to the Northern Sky
Whitewater Ontario and The Minden Whitewater Preserve are pleased to host the 2019 American Canoe Association Open Canoe Slalom Nationals and the Canada/USA North American Championships.
The event will be held on the Gull River within the Minden Whitewater Preserve
Registration opens January 1st. Registration after April 15th will be an additional $15. Registration after July 7th will be an additional $25.
The dates for the race: Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21
Gates will be up by Wednesday, July 17. The course will be available for training on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18.
The Gull River is considered to be the premier site for white water slalom sports in Ontario. National and World Cup competitions are hosted here annually. In 2015 it was the site for the slalom events of the Pan-Am Games.
In 2018, an extensive river restoration and landscaping project began which has improved the water flow in the river and created safer and easier river access points, from the trails, along the length of the course.
The Town of Minden is about 2.5 hrs. north east of Toronto on highway 35. The Whitewater Preserve is located approximately 5 kilometers north east of Minden on the Gull River via County Rd. 20. (Horseshoe Lake Rd.). You will see the race course from the road as you approach the Preserve. Turn South onto Bethel Road and cross the single lane stone bridge. Immediately turn Right into the Minden Whitewater Preserve (MWP). See “Lodgings/Services” section for detailed information about the MWP.
Parking and camping are available at the MWP. There is also some day parking available on river right at a small put-in midway down the top half of the river on the south side of County Road #20. There is a large parking lot on the north side of County Rd #20 and at the Training Centre (MWP). Do not park on shoulder of County Rd. #20 or on Horseshoe Lake Road.
Grab your boats and paddles, and join us downtown on the Muskoka River for a night of stand-up comedy in the great outdoors. Audiences will embark from the town docks on a scenic paddle to a stand-up Comedy Show located right on the water! Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by some of Toronto’s biggest upcoming comedians hosted by Dan Galea.
WANT MORE COMEDY?
Join us on July 20 at 8pm at the Algonquin Theatre for a hiliarious night of stories from Kevin Callan aka “The Happy Camper” regaling the audience with his adventures paddling Once Around Algonquin.
The Algonquin Outfitters Paddle On Comedy Festival
Presented by Algonquin Outfitters and the Huntsville Festival of the Arts
July 20 | Afternoon | Muskoka River, behind Algonquin Oufitters
Tickets: By Donation | Canoe rentals available for $34 from AO
Grab your boats and paddles, and join us downtown Huntsville on the Muskoka River for an afternoon of stand-up comedy in the great outdoors. Audiences will embark from the town docks on a scenic paddle to a stand-up Comedy Show located right on the water! Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by some of Toronto’s biggest upcoming comedians hosted by Dan Galea.
Don’t have a boat? No problem! Canoe rentals are available through Algonquin Outfitters.
Call 705-787-0262 for a special off the dock day rental rate of just $32.98 including paddles and PFD’s (2-3 people)
Once Around Algonquin with Kevin Callan
July 20 | 8pm | Algonquin Theatre Stage
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
A night of storytelling with best selling author and humorist Kevin Callan aka the Happy Camper. Kevin will share stories from his hilarious new book “Once Around Algonquin”: an exciting tale of misadventure on the toughest paddling route in Ontario’s most well-loved wilderness, Algonquin Provincial Park. While sharing his love of this paddling paradise, Callan details some of the park’s history and evolution, interweaving stories from the voyage. Chuckle along with the tales behind the blisters and bruises in this bromance adventure tale all told with Callan’s trademark humor.
Once Around Algonquin is an epic three week journey ,with good friend Andy Baxter. – This 420km canoe route, complete with 93 portages that add up to 68km is known as the Meanest Link. Andy says Kevin isn’t allowed to organize any more canoe trips. Don’t miss this presentation. It’s a classic.
Click the book to purchase your copy online >
Kevin Callan bio
Kevin (aka The Happy Camper) is the author of 18 books; his latest being Once Around Algonquin: An Epic Canoe Journey. He is an award winning writer and a keynote speaker at outdoor events across North America. Kevin is also a regular guest on several television morning shows and CBC Radio. He has won several film awards, writes a column for Paddling Magazine and Explore Magazine. Kevin was listed one of the top 100 modern day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada. Check out his web site at www.kevincallan.com and YouTube channel KCHappyCamper.