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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 but, in some ways,  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 equipment, canoeing gear and accessories in the rental program, the Oxtongue Lake store is set up to outfit almost any wilderness adventure.

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.


  • Camping and 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
  • Rental complete outfitting
  • Rental Nordic skis & snowshoes
  • Souvenirs
  • Winter outerwear & accessories
  • Dogs Allowed


Address: 1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0, Canada
Phone: 705-635-2243


First Saturday in July to First Monday in September
Monday - Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday - Sunday: 8am-7pm

Spring: May 1st to First Saturday in July.
Fall: First Tuesday in Sept to Mid Oct (Thanksgiving)
Monday - Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday - Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

Mid Oct to end of April
Monday - Sunday: 9am-5pm

Algonquin Outfitters – Oxtongue Lake
1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0, Canada