Haliburton

Algonquin Outfitters in Haliburton Village allows you to embrace all the area has to offer by providing a great selection of products and services. Canoes, kayaks, wakeboards, waterskis and towables are ready to go to your boathouse or shoreline. Can’t decide? Test paddle one of our rental or demo boats! In addition to our fleet of boats, our great selection of surfwear, outdoor clothing and footwear make this location the perfect spot to stop on your way to the cottage.

Call 1-866-KAYAKS-0 (1-866-529-2570) to ask about the paddling programs we offer at the Gull River in Minden. We can also arrange to visit your cottage or event to provide paddling instruction, from basic to advanced skills.

Algonquin Outfitters Haliburton is your destination for four-season outdoor adventure fun, including
whitewater kayaks, canoes, wakeboards, stand-up paddleboards, skis, snowshoes and a whole lot more!

 March 1st, 2021 – Algonquin Outfitters is OPEN for business under the current Orange-Restrict Regulations for Haliburton

We are open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup as per current COVID regulations in our area.
Please note facemasks are mandatory for all in-store shopping, rental services and curb-side pickup.
Please call 1-705-457-3737  for information on Nordic ski and snowshoe rentals

CURRENT STORE HOURS

Monday10AM–5PM
Tuesday10AM–5PM
Wednesday10AM–5PM
Thursday10AM–5PM
Friday10AM–5PM
Saturday10AM–5PM
Sunday10AM–5PM

Contact Information

218 Highland Street
Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0
GPS location: 45.0460°, -78.5088°
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Phone: 705-457-3737
Toll Free: 1-866-KAYAKS-0
www.boatwerks.net

Features

  • Dogs Allowed – Dogs allowed
  • Canoes, kayaks & paddling equipment
  • Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Rental canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats & bikes
  • Outdoor clothing & footwear
  • Souvenirs
  • Surf clothing & swimwear
  • Wakeboards, waterskis & towables
  • Winter outerwear & accessories
  • Snowshoes

Haliburton’s Head Lake Map

Cross Country Ski & Bike Specialist

Dave Paddock

We want to introduce you to Dave Paddock, our Nordic Ski specialist in Haliburton.

Dave came to Algonquin Outfitters after three years with Joanne Sharpley’s Source for Sports, where he worked in their tech shop with Kevin Sicard, sharpening skates, tuning and waxing skis and repairing bikes.

Dave’s interest in cross-country skiing began in the 1980s, working in a cross country ski shop and grooming ski trails for Circle R Ranch outside London. After moving to the KW region, he continued to groom trails for the Waterloo Nordic Ski Club. He attained his Level 3 CANSI instructor certification (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors).

In 2017 he and his wife Judy Paul, also a ski instructor, moved to Haliburton Village. Dave has also been given the opportunity here to groom trails at Moosewoods with the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Ski Club.

After retiring from a 30-year teaching career, Dave enrolled in an intensive 2-week bike mechanics course through the Winterbourne Bike Institute and Conestoga College. He volunteered at the local community bike hub, Recycle Cycles, where he rebuilt used bikes, and members of the community would come in to get help repairing their bikes.

Dave is just one of the highly skilled employees at Algonquin Outfitters who wants to help you have the best outdoor experience possible, no matter what the season.

Cross Country Ski & Skijoring Specialist

Karen Koehler Cross Country Ski Expert

Karen has been working at Algonquin Outfitters for 4 years. Prior to that, she guided adventure trips, and canoed and sea kayaked through many areas of Ontario. She taught cross country skiing, whitewater and flatwater kayaking at outdoor centers, and was an elementary school teacher. Recently she became a Certified Health and Life Coach.

Her main passion is cross country skiing. She started classic skiing at the young age of 3. When she was in her 20’s she won a team gold and silver medal at the Canadian Ski Marathon. In her 30’s she took up skate skiing and skijoring and started competing on the World Stage with her dogs in 2011.

She has competed in skijoring at the IFSS World Championships in Norway, Alaska, Germany and right here in Haliburton County, where she placed as top North American Woman in two classes. In 2019, she was Canadian Champion for Dryland, One Dog Scooter and Bikejor.

In her 40’s she partnered up with “Yours Outdoors” and began teaching people to skijor. She continues to do other activities with her dogs such as kicksled, bikejor, canicross, and scooter. She also began teaching skate skiing lessons.

She loves applying all her experience and knowledge to assisting Algonquin Outfitters valued customers to select their outdoor equipment to best meet their needs and abilities.