June 22nd 2020
Here at Algonquin Outfitters, people are our priority. That’s why, as we reopen our stores and our rental offerings, we’re putting our customers and staff first. Here’s what you can expect as we begin to welcome you back.
Our stores will have reduced hours to allow for proper cleaning. Please see our website for current hours because they vary by location and may change as provincial restrictions are updated. Curbside pickup will continue; please call or email the individual store to place an order.
Over the last few months, we’ve also been working hard behind the scenes to expand our online store to offer a larger selection of products. Check it out here and watch for more products in the coming weeks. We offer free shipping anywhere in Canada for most orders over $50 (oversized items may have a surcharge) and have a low shipping fee for smaller orders.
Our Price Match Guarantee, AO Rewards (2% for online purchases) and AO Warranty Plus programs are all valid with online purchases, and we’ve extended our return policy to give you more time to make sure you’re happy with your online purchase. Return or exchange items bought online up to 60 days after purchase. Returned items must be unused and in original packaging.
We know people are eager to get back to the parks they love. On Monday, June 1, Ontario Parks opened the backcountry to much-anticipated canoeing and backpacking trips. Developed Campgrounds opened up to the public on June 22. We’re anticipating that Ontario Parks will be a popular destination this summer, as restrictions slowly continue to relax and more activities become available.
Currently, you are encouraged to visit provincial parks and conservation areas close to where you live. Many activities are possible: hike, cycle, paddle, boat, fish, bird watch or take pictures for the day, or head out on a multi-day adventure in the backcountry, you can’t get much more social distancing than that, but remember that most parks have limited or no facilities open to the public. We’re encouraging you to book ahead with us and the park, see this notice from Algonquin Park for updated details of what’s open and what’s not.
As of June 1, backcountry camping and developed campgrounds are available at Ontario Parks, including access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails.
Please check the Ontario Parks website for more information on individual parks.
Ontario Park’s Phase 2 Opening
Algonquin Park’s backcountry, as well as day trips, are permitted currently and Algonquin Outfitters is open for rentals at our Oxtongue Lake, Lake Opeongo and Huntsville locations.
- June 12, 2020 – Beach access will begin to open
- June 15, 2020 – Campers already enrolled in this year’s Ontario Parks Seasonal Campsite Program will now have access to their sites at the majority of participating parks.
- Week of June 22, 2020 – More facilities, services and campgrounds will gradually open. See Ontario Parks or Algonquin Park for current details
New Online Store Launch
Over the last few months, we’ve been working behind the scenes to turn our small online store into a new, improved version with a larger selection of products for you to purchase online. You can now find these items for online purchase:
- A large selection of Yeti line of coolers, insulated bottles and drinkware.
- Local maps from Ontario Parks, Adventure Maps and Unlostify, covering Algonquin Park and other popular parks in Ontario.
- The popular Algonquin Outfitters canoe pack in three sizes.
- Algonquin Outfitters Charity Paddle Art Contest/Auction paddle blanks, suitable for carving, painting or decorating as you see fit.
- Algonquin Outfitters Gift Cards in $25 increments (for example, order ten $25 cards if you want a $250 gift card shipped to you, or as a gift for someone else.
- Free shipping anywhere in Canada for most orders over $50 (oversized items may have a surcharge).
- Low shipping charge for smaller orders ($5-$10).
- Our Price Match Guarantee, AO Rewards (2% for online purchases) and AO Warranty Plus programs all are valid with online purchases
- We’ve extended our return policy to give you more time to make sure you’re happy with an online purchase. Return or exchange items bought online up to 60 days after purchase (returned items must be unused, in original packaging).
AO Store Opening schedule
- Stores that are opening or opening soon:
- ☑ Huntsville opened Tuesday, May 19
- ☑ Oxtongue Lake opened Friday, May 22
- ☑ Bracebridge – Saturday, June 6
- Brent – July 1 – this location is a contact-free location where you must book ahead.
- ☑ Haliburton – Saturday, June 6
- ☑ Lake Opeongo – Monday, June 1
- ☑ Lake of Two Rivers – Saturday, June 6
- ☑ Minden – Sunday, June 21
- ☑ Port Carling – Saturday, June 20
- Stores may have reduced hours to allow for proper cleaning. Please see our website for updated hours, as they vary by location and may change as provincial restrictions are updated. https://algonquinoutfitters.
- Curbside pickup will continue; please call or email the individual store.
- Online ordering will be expanding as product selection grows in the online store.