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Algonquin Outfitters

1035 Algonquin Outfitter Rd, Oxtongue Lake, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada
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Rent a Canoe or kayak from professionals

Right before Algonquin west gate. This is a retail and rental store for adventure sports. They have... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
sohailparvaiz
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Lovely Store and Location

We have dropped by this store a couple of times over the past few years. This is the first time we... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Wendy B
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The heart and soul of Algonquin Outfitters is found at our original store in Oxtongue Lake, opened in 1961. A lot has changed since that day and a lot has not. The Oxtongue Lake base maintains the largest selection of outfitting equipment, canoes and camping supplies. Canada’s largest light weight rental canoe fleet is hosted here, along with a wide selection of kayaks and even four 26′ Voyageur canoes for group outings. With a wide range of camping and canoeing gear, bikes and accessories in the rental program, the Oxtongue Lake store is set up to outfit almost any wilderness adventure. Near by you can discover a scenic easy paddle to the base of Ragged Falls on the Oxtongue River where you can enjoy the beauty of this raging waterfall or hike the near by woods. Great day trip for groups of families. Our main outfitting base is located just outside the western entrance to Algonquin Park. The resort community of Oxtongue Lake is near the village of Dwight, about 20 minutes from Huntsville on Highway 60. Established in 1961 by Bill Swift Sr. and his family, the store is centrally located to canoe route access points both along Highway 60 and on the west side of the park. Additionally, it is the home of the Swift Canoe Company’s Algonquin Canoe Store, where a wide variety of canoe models are available for sale and test paddling.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
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1035 Algonquin Outfitter Rd, Oxtongue Lake, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Right before Algonquin west gate. This is a retail and rental store for adventure sports. They have huge rental set up for canoe and kayak which was impressive. staff is extremely helpful and friendly. It was my first experience for kayak and they helped me...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have dropped by this store a couple of times over the past few years. This is the first time we have purchased anything as it is a bit expensive. We got a couple of really nice t-shirts and a great pair of hiking shoes...More

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found items expensive but convenient if heading into algonquin park, bought our gifts down the road at the trading post in Oxtongue lake over the bridge on the right.More

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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Wendy. Many of the products we carry are of superior quality and thus may indeed hold a higher price. If you do find that our prices are higher than elsewhere for the identical item, we...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

They make it an easy process to rent a canoe or a kayak, even for for one day. We would use them again.

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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

MaryMandKenM, thanks for the 5-Star review, hope to see you back again soon. ~ Randy M

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Wonderfull trip with a tripple-canoe and a kajak at an early time (8 a.m.) brought best weather condition but unfortunatly not much wildlife. Great staff and a great and caring guide Randy!More

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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

I always say the more time you spend in Algonquin Park the more wildlife you'll see so it can only get better. With more paddling experience you'll find canoeing is like riding a bike and any unsteadiness will soon disappear. Hope to see you back...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We booked the 3 day trip and picked up the stuff near Pembroke. There we met friendly People from the outfitters who had everthing prepared for us. We decided to choose the Food, too. They gave us so much, we could not eat that all...More

Thank Sebastian K
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Sebastian glad you had a great trip. Often people choose our complete outfitting packages because of the food. Lots of people say the portions were hardy with lots of choices. Hope to see you back again soon. ~ Randy M

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I have to include both the Huntsville location and Oxtongue. We went to Ox location to rent a stand up paddle board. They were out. But told us they would call when one came available. I also called Huntsville, they said the same. Within 2...More

Thank CarrieTr
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Carrie thanks for the great 5 star review. Paddlleboarding has became super popular so your advice to book in advance to avoid waiting for one to become available is great advice to people. We have over 60 paddleboards in our rental fleet and every weekend...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We had planned a nice camping trip for a few days and were really looking forward to it. Both being students we had to plan the trip to be as low-cost as possible so we ended up renting a tent from this place instead of...More

Thank Eerika H
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

So very sorry to hear that the tent you rented from us was missing a pole. I will personally review your rental with our outfitting department as it seems there were a couple of mistakes. Thank you for helping us make sure this doesn't happen...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Algonquin Outfitters carries what you need for your interior canoe trip. I visit Algonquin Park at least once a year and always find myself in one of the AO stores.More

Thank hersee3
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for your review hersee3. Be sure to drop by any of our stores in Algonquin Park (Brent, Lake of Two Rivers, Lake Opeongo and Oxtongue Lake) as well as our stores in Muskoka and Haliburton too. Always a please to see customers like you....More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The people here are so friendly!!!! Never have I ever met as friendly people in a shop than at this place. So it was an honor renting our gear with them. We were there two days in a row and rented snow shoes and cross-country...More

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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

January & February can be a great time to visit. As you discovered there's snowshoe and Nordic ski trails really close to explore and enjoy the winter wonderland in Oxtongue Lake and Algonquin Park. Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers ~ Randy M

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