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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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193 High Street Southampton, Ontario Phone: 519-797-1608

The Tobermory store is now OPEN!!! We have a ton of kayaks for rent so you can get up close to all the shipwrecks in the area! Canoe and kayak shuttle is up and running for the Saugeen River! Departs at 8:00am and 10:00am call us to reserve your spot! Lots of brand new 2016 boats for you to look at. Anything from touring kayaks to recreational and sit on top as well as angler specific! Great new colours and lightweight materials so come on by and get a head start on your paddling season! Summer Hours: Open Monday-Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm Fridays 9:00am to 8:00pm . Happy Paddling!
Used Boat list and pricing available here: Used Gear List
or from our Facebook page here: Thorncrest Outfitters Facebook

Canoe and Kayak rental and shuttle service for Lake Huron, Saugeen River and Georgian Bay have ended for the 2015 season.

Link for real time river levels through Environment Canada Hydrological monitoring Real Time Water Levels

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 Summer Business hours:
Monday to Sunday 9:00-6:00pm pm
Friday 9:00-8:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 
Reopens Victoria Day Weekend 2016


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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 2016 season in Tobermory.  If you are interested in this positions, please send your resume and cover letter to - Only successful applicants will be contacted.


Healthy Lifestyle's begin with Thorncrest Outfitters!

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