Our most remote location is found on Cedar Lake, in the northern part of Algonquin Park. Without phone service or electricity, the Algonquin Outfitters store in the historic village of Brent holds a certain backwoods character that you cannot find anywhere else. Although situated at the end of a 40 km (25 miles) gravel road, the Brent access point (#27) is the starting point for canoe routes journeying into more remote and less travelled regions of the park. It also offers the best access to the only part of Algonquin Park where walleye (yellow pickerel) are found.
Algonquin Outfitters has been operating the Brent Store since 1982. Outfitting, canoe rentals and supplies for camping trips are all available at Brent. Advance reservations (preferably four weeks) are highly recommended for any rental or outfitting package. Customers familiar with the wide variety of services and products available at our Oxtongue Lake and Opeongo bases will find things a little different when they get to Brent. The store is stocked with grocery items like snacks, milk, frozen meat and bread, along with a representative selection of freeze-dried and dehydrated food. The outfitting department offers the same types of equipment as our other bases, but not in the same quantity. Fishing tackle appropriate to the area is available.
We have purposely limited the amount of equipment available at Brent in order to help preserve some of the unique qualities of this remote base. Both complete and partial outfitting packages are available but reservations should be made through our Oxtongue Lake base at least four weeks ahead of your arrival date.
Visitors should be aware that there is no postal service at Brent and, believe it or not, no electricity or telephone other than a satellite phone reserved for emergency use! Petawawa River trippers should note that ABS whitewater canoes are not available at Brent. However, we do have a selection of these whitewater canoes, with or without rigging, at the Oxtongue Lake base.
You can read more about the Brent history and more about Jake Pigeon’s lifetime of experience in Algonquin Park.
Located at Access Point #27
c/o Algonquin Outfitters
1035 Algonquin Outfitters Road, RR#1
Dwight, ON, P0A 1H0
GPS location: 46.0304°, -78.4803°
- A historic experience including the Brent Meteorite Crater
- Brent Ranger Cabin (rental available)
- Fishing tackle & live bait (not available in 2020)
- Groceries & ice (not available in 2020)
- Rental canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
- Rental complete outfitting (reservation required, not available in 2020)
- Souvenirs (not available in 2020)
- – Dogs allowed
We are currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario [more info]
We are currently aiming for a July 1st opening for multi-day rentals by appointment only
This location will be a contact-free service with no walk up sales sales or rentals
For multi-day rentals please book ahead.
May 11th (Algonquin Park opening) to after May long weekend – by appointment only 1-800-469-4948.
|June 24th until Sept 9th|
|Monday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Thursday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Saturday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday||9 am – 5 pm|
Last weekend in June until weekend after Labour Day.
Because this is a remote location, daily hours may differ slightly from what’s posted.
For more information, please contact our Oxtongue Lake store 1-800-469-4948.
Weekend after Labour Day to Canadian Thanksgiving – by appointment only 1-800-469-4948.
Brent photo gallery