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Safety in the Backcountry

By , published on October 12, 2016
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Safety is always top of mind for me when camping in the backcountry, but it was even more important recently when my 12 year old daughter and I did our first ever canoe trip just the two of us, on Ralph Bice Lake at Algonquin Provincial Park. Not only did I need to make smart…

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AO Paddle Found – PORTAGE QUEEN Crowned!

By , published on August 16, 2016
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Portage Queen Paddle

We wondered if the last clue we published for the Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle would be the final one, and it was! Paddles up to and royal congratulations to Kathryn Grace Malek (Gracie), who has officially been crowned the 2016 AO PORTAGE QUEEN! Gracie found the AO paddle after figuring out all the clues which finally…

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Snorkeling in Muskoka with Aqua Lung

By , published on August 10, 2016
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Aqua Lung

It doesn’t matter if your heading some place sunny warm and tropical for vacation or just exploring the waters of the lake at your cottage, Algonquin Outfitters carries a complete selection of snorkeling gear: masks, flippers, snorkels, wet suites or complete packages by Aqua Lung. Get out there, go where you want to, explore where…

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Paddle in the Park

By , published on July 29, 2016
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paddle in the park contest

We found the 2015 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle hidden by Kevin Callan! Having been following the clues for the 2015 Paddle in the Park Contest (PITPC) since the beginning I was pretty confident I knew the area where the Algonquin Outfitters Paddle was hidden. With the “lake of origin” mentioned in the first clue being Source…

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Sun Bum, Trust the Bum

By , published on July 11, 2016
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Sun Bum Cover

We’re a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that started making products for our friends and family. We don’t use focus groups, make decisions in a boardroom, hide ingredients or make bogus claims. We’re just a group of friends who know what works and what doesn’t and we’re happy to share it with you. Our…

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Bikepacking Algonquin Park

By , published on June 28, 2016
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Algonquin Outfitters

Bikepacking Algonquin Park: Corridor Confession I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven through Algonquin Provincial Park using the Highway 60 corridor. Coming from Simcoe County, the park offers a scenic route when travelling to parts of Eastern Ontario when a canoe or hiking trip isn’t on the agenda. There’s always a good chance…

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Bikepacking Ontario

By , published on April 19, 2016
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Ontario Bike Packing

What is “Bikepacking”? Bikepacking is a relatively new term in the grand scheme of cycling for most of us, however, it has been around for years. In essence, it’s the amalgamation of cycle touring and mountain biking; stripped down to its simplest possible form. Bikepacking.com defines it perfectly… “Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of…

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Multi-Day Trip Planning

By , published on April 15, 2016
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Multi-Day Trip Planning

You’ve got yourself a solid camping kit, you are comfortable on overnighters in Algonquin Park, and now you are looking to push your way into some multi-day trips in the backcountry! This is a fairly common progression for the outdoor enthusiast; however, even eager campers may be hesitant to tackle a multi-day trip in the…

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Used Canoe Buying Experience

By , published on April 14, 2016
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Used Canoe

Our Used Canoe Buying Family Adventure! We are an active family that loves the outdoors. We spend our summer vacation split between our family cottage and camping in Provincial Parks. We enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and exploring nature in general. We love being out on the water with the kids and the dog: paddling, tubing…

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Kayaking in Algonquin Park

By , published on April 12, 2016
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Kayaking in Algonquin Park

Should you Consider Kayaking in Algonquin Park? Are you more comfortable in a kayak than a canoe? Are you looking for a different kind of backcountry experience? Consider kayak tripping in Algonquin Provincial Park! If you don’t have the requisite gear, no worries – Algonquin Outfitters rents everything you need. Trip Planning and Route Selection…

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Winter in the Wild

By , published on April 7, 2016
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Winter in the Wild

Experiencing Winter in The Wild at Algonquin Park While most campers and paddlers are impatient to get out and paddle Algonquin’s Lakes this Spring, I still have winter on my mind. I think it’s because winter decided to ignore my part of Ontario this season.  I’m pretty sure that I could hear my snowshoes quietly…

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First Days of Spring 2016

By , published on March 23, 2016
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First Days of Spring

2016 will see the earliest first days of spring in 120 years!   Did you know that spring will arrive earlier than it has in the last 120 years?  According to The Weather Network, “The equinox occurs at exactly 4:30 UTC on March 20 for the entire planet, however, due to the way we track…

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