Algonquin Outfitters. Algonquin Outfitters is the most well-known outfitter and has multiple locations in and around the park, specializing in canoe trip packages and rentals, outfitting and camping services, sea kayaking, and a water-taxi service to the park's central areas. Stores are at Oxtongue Lake (the main store—near the west Highway 60 park entrance), Huntsville, Opeongo Lake, Bracebridge, Haliburton, and Brent Base on Cedar Lake. Call to confirm equipment rentals. Visit their web site and blog for updates on park conditions and other happenings. Oxtongue Lake store:, 1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd., R.R. 1, just north of Hwy. 60, Dwight, ON, P0A 1H0. 705/635–2243 or 800/469–4948. algonquinoutfitters.com.
Portage Store. If you plan to camp in the park, you may want to contact the Portage Store, which provides extensive outfitting services and guided canoe trips. It rents canoes and sells self-guided canoe "packages" that include all the equipment you need for a canoeing-and-camping trip in the park. Also available are bike rentals, maps, detailed information about routes and wildlife, and an on-site general store and casual restaurant. When you arrive, employees can help you brush up on your paddling and portaging skills. Hwy. 60, Canoe Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON. 705/633–5622 in summer; 705/789–3645 in winter. www.portagestore.com.