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Five of the Best Backcountry Canoe Trips in Algonquin Provincial Park

By , 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

By , 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

By , 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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One Tripper’s Full-circle Experience with Project Canoe

By , published on February 19, 2021
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Project Canoe Cover

One tripper’s full-circle experience with Project Canoe: from first enrolling as a youth participant to guiding youth trips with knowledge and intention. Through the lens of Rohith’s story, here is what the PC mission is all about. Rohith’s journey began at Sherbourne Health Centre, where he was first introduced to Project Canoe. He heard of…

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THAT’S NOT WOODSMOKE!

By , published on February 14, 2021
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Algonquin Outfitters Love Stories

What’s in the air at Algonquin Outfitters? At some stores, it could be campfire smoke, on occasion. But, there’s also something else, something less aromatic but much sweeter. Even when it’s not Valentine’s Day, it can often be said that love is in the air! Over the years, the air at numerous Algonquin Outfitters (AO)…

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Algonquin Park Winter Photography

By , published on December 20, 2020
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Winter Landscape Cover

Algonquin Park is an extraordinary place to take pictures, offering a plethora of photographic opportunities.  Stunning panoramic landscapes, exhilarating wildlife, clear night skies and infinite macro photography possibilities abound.  Over the years, Algonquin has seen an increase in photographers, both amateur and professional, coming to the Park with hopes of capturing that once in a…

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Group of Seven Canoe Mural Project

By , 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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Kevin Callan’s Fall Hiking Whisky Fireside Chat with Algonquin Outfitter’s Nate Smith

By , published on November 7, 2020
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Happy Camper fall hiking

The Happy Camper heads out for a late fall walk in the woods (Crown land along the border of Algonquin Park) with Algonquin Outfitter’s Nate Smith, manager of the Huntsville store. They gather ingredients for boiling up a bush tea on separate stick stoves (Kelly Kettle & KIHD Products) and share a whisky (Old Forester)…

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A Girl & Her Blow dryer – From Car Camping to Backcountry Camping with Algonquin Outfitters

By , published on August 25, 2020
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Tom Thomson Lake Algonquin Park

Growing up as a tomboy, I’ve always appreciated the great outdoors. My parents nurtured that love for nature by taking me and my two younger brothers camping every year – and it was always Algonquin Park. Over the years, my list of camping staples has changed significantly, and I truly thought I had the entire…

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