Oxtongue Lake

The heart and soul of Algonquin Outfitters can be found at our original store on Oxtongue Lake, which opened in 1961. A lot has changed since that day but, in some ways, a lot has not. The Oxtongue Lake base maintains the biggest selection of outfitting equipment, canoes and camping supplies of any AO location. Canada’s largest light-weight rental canoe fleet is based here, along with a wide selection of kayaks and four 26′ North (Voyageur) canoes, which are great for outings with six or more people. With a wide range of camping equipment, canoeing/camping gear and accessories in the rental program, the Oxtongue Lake Store is able to outfit almost any wilderness adventure, from solo trips to large groups.

Our main outfitting base is located on lovely Oxtongue Lake, in a small resort community by the same name. It is just outside the western entrance to Algonquin Park, near the village of Dwight, about 20 minutes from Huntsville on Highway 60. Established by Bill Swift Sr. and his family, the store is ideally located to serve canoe route access points along Highway 60 and on the west side of the park. Day trips are available from this base, either within the park or on Oxtongue Lake, starting right from the docks adjacent to our store. Additionally, it is right next door to the Swift Canoe Company’s Algonquin Canoe Store, where a wide variety of canoes and kayaks can be test paddled and purchased.


Monday9 AM–5 PM
Tuesday9 AM–5 PM
Wednesday9 AM–5 PM
Thursday9 AM–5 PM
Friday9 AM–5 PM
Saturday9 AM–5 PM
Sunday9 AM–5 PM

The above hours are for the next 7 days.
To enquire about seasonal hours please call.

Contact Information

1035 Algonquin Outfitters Road
Dwight, Ontario, P0A 1H0
GPS location: 45.3812°, -78.9250°
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Phone: 705-635-2243
Fax: 705-635-1834
Toll-free reservations: 1-800-469-4948


  • Camping & hiking gear
  • Canoes, kayaks & paddling equipment
  • Fishing tackle & live bait
  • Guided day trips
  • Guided wilderness canoe trips
  • Nordic skis, snowshoes & sleds
  • Outdoor clothing & footwear
  • Rental canoes, kayaks & SUPs
  • Complete outfitting rental packages
  • Rental equipment for all seasons
  • Souvenirs
  • Winter outerwear & accessories
  • Dogs Allowed – Dogs allowed

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Winter activities

Algonquin Outfitters – Oxtongue Lake is open year round. If you haven’t visited Oxtongue Lake during the winter, you don’t know what you’re missing! Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Algonquin Park and there’s plenty to do. You can snowshoe on nearly every winter hiking trail in the park; some of the best Nordic skiing trails are available here! As well, you can even go for a winter fat-bike ride on the Old Railway Trail. (See our Map)

One little secret most people don’t know is that there are about 15 km of groomed and track-set Nordic ski trails and nearly 10 km of multi-use snowshoe trails right behind our Oxtongue Lake store. Our friendly neighbours at the Blue Spruce Resort maintain these trails and allow our clients to have access. If you’re looking for a place to stay in the area, check them out online: www.bluespruce.ca.