The team at Algonquin Outfitters is excited to announce that after an open tender process, Ontario Parks has selected us to be the operator of the Canoe Lake Store concession (known as The Portage Store) in Algonquin Park, starting this season. Algonquin Outfitters and the Swift family have been part of the Algonquin Park community for over 60 years and have welcomed Park visitors from all over the world during that time.

We would also like to take the opportunity to recognize the rich history of all the previous operators, who collectively have operated the concession since the 1930s. We are committed to honoring that legacy as we move forward at Canoe Lake by offering excellent service, great food, top-notch merchandise and high-quality rental equipment.

Portage Store Algonquin Outfitters
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The opportunity to improve and enhance the visitor experience in Algonquin Park has always been our focus. Some of our initiatives include education and raising awareness in important areas such as Indigenous culture, canoe and camping ethics, and respect for Algonquin’s wildlife and natural spaces. This will help us embrace, preserve, and share the unique history and experiences of Canoe Lake and The Portage Store.

We have a long history of providing quality canoe trip outfitting packages, equipment rentals and guided experiences for Park visitors. We are looking forward to bringing that experience to Canoe Lake. Stay tuned to and our social media channels for more news and updates.

We look forward to meeting visitors at Canoe Lake this season and in the years ahead and thank Ontario Parks for this opportunity. We value the input of the Algonquin Park community and welcome any feedback or questions you may have about the Canoe Lake Store: [email protected]


Rich and Sue Swift
Owners Algonquin Outfitters



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