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Thorncrest Outfitters is your outdoor adventure centre for canoe, kayak, bicycle, hiking, birding and winter pursuits. We offer complete canoe and kayak trips on the Saugeen and Rankin Rivers, as well as open water paddling on Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Our stores stock quality outdoor clothing and all of the gear you will need for your adventure.

Our web site is here for you to discover what our part of Ontario has to offer and to outfit you for it. Visit our store for a full list of rentals and see some of our products from such brand names as Mountain Safety Research, Wilderness Systems, Kelty, Grey Owl Paddles, Werner Paddles, Coleman, Level Six, Hobie, Nova Craft, Harmony, North 49, Vaude, and many, many more.

Have a question? Visit our Contact page to send us a note or read more about Thorncrest Outfitters in our About Us section. While you are there be sure to sign up for our semi-annual newsletter.

Thorncrest Outfitters makes any outdoor experience complete with a wealth of information, equipment and service.
Your visit to our web site is only the beginning of your adventure!

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Thorncrest News

Southampton Store Hours Easter Weekend
Friday April 18th, 10am-5:30pm
Saturday April 19th, 10am-5:30pm
Sunday April 20th, 11am - 4pm
Monday April 21st, 11am-4pm
Happy Easter!

Level 6 paddling and SUP clothing has arrived. New rash gaurds, tops, shorts and hot fuzz for men and women. Great stuff for comfort out on the water.

New Gear Arriving Daily
Spring has arrived in Southampton! Wilderness System and Hobie kayaks arriving soon.

Current paddling conditions on the Saugeen River...
Possible ice jams and flood levels. Very high and fast waters, paddling on hold until temperatures/conditions improve. Only ever paddle on water you are willing and prepared to swim in.

Book now for Saugeen River rental and shuttle or any Thorncrest paddle trips or courses.
Saugeen shuttle begins May 1st, 2014.
First guided kayak trip of the year "Circumnavigate Lyal Island" June 15th 2014

Link for real time river levels through Saugeen Valley Conservation Area Real Time Water Levels

See our Fall and Winter 2013/2014 Newsletter here. (updated October 10, 2013)

Current Featured Kayak - 2012 Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 regular $699.99 now only $543.99+tax, ONLY 3 left.

Please do not use our online store or online reservation system as we are having server issues. Our IT people are working on it and will update when it has been fixed.


Southampton Winter Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10-7:00 pm
Sunday 11-4:00pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday effective January 14th 2014 until spring.

Tobermory Business Hours 
Reopens for 2014 season Victoria Day weekend 2014.


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Mountain Hardware Epic Jackets rain/windproof(various sizes)
OUR PRICE $139.99

Thorncrest Outfitters in Southampton is your local HOBIE KAYAK sales and accessories dealer. Great boats and product inventory with their revolutionary pedal drive system and sailing accessories.

Level Six paddle tops and pants for men and women starting as low as $79.99, stay warm and protected in cold water conditions.

Kokotat full dry suits for men and women - breathable full body cold water protection for paddling. $599.99

Go Green with Thorncrest Outfitters - all of our stores use Biodegradable plastic retail bags. We all need to save the world - one item at a time.


Thorncrest Outfitters is seeking new and fun loving staff for the 2014 season.  If you are interested in the following positions, please send your resume and cover letter to - Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Positions to be filled for 2014 Southampton Location:

Two Shuttle Driver Positions
Two Full Time Retail Positions

Positions to be filled for 2014 Tobermory Location:
Two Full Time Retail Positions
One Shuttle Driver


Healthy Lifestyle's begin with Thorncrest Outfitters!

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