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Algonquin Outfitters Coronavirus update

By , published on March 17, 2020
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Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake

A message from Richard Swift, owner and general manager: Algonquin Outfitters – March 17, 2020 To our valued friends and customers, As a responsible member of our community, province and nation dealing with the ongoing Coronavirus threat and recently declared provincial emergency, Algonquin Outfitters has temporarily closed ALL locations normally open at this time. This…

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Barber prepares for the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon

By , published on January 28, 2020
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Chad Barber Yukon Arctic Ultra

By Don McCormick 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…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020

By , published on January 5, 2020
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The list is finally revealed! The films below will be showing at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, ON, on Jan. 20, 21 & 22, 2020, when Algonquin Outfitters presents the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Huntsville’s Algonquin Theatre. While unlikely, please note that film selections may change at the last minute. For more…

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Algonquin – What’s The Big Deal?

By , published on January 1, 2020
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Why Algonquin Park

Algonquin. So, what’s the big deal? Why do people love this place so much? The popularity of Algonquin has continued to grow since it’s creation well over a hundred years ago, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The average visitation is well over half a million per year. People literally worship this place….

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

By , 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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The Lure of Owls in Algonquin Park

By , published on November 10, 2019
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Algonquin Owl

For the past decade, I have frequently visited Algonquin Park to observe birds. While watching all birds, common or rare, excites me, the prospect of seeing an owl in the Park gives rise to sensations that are inexplicably heightened and mysteriously reverential. I know I’m not alone in feeling this, as owls have inspired emotions…

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Lure of the North by Goh Iromoto

By , 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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Nalgene Outdoor Applauds Quick-Thinking of Hikers and Rescuers in “Message in a Bottle” Rescue

By , published on October 10, 2019
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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2019 – Nalgene Outdoor, manufacturers of the original water bottle that traces its roots back to 1949, applauds the search and rescue workers and quick-thinking of Curtis Whitson who used an SOS message in a Nalgene water bottle to get rescued from a remote part of the Arroyo Seco River known…

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