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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

Open every day this long weekend - both locations open Monday 9-6pm, converting to fall hours on Tuesday September 8th>Like us on Facebook and see current used boats instock now

Fall Shipment of Mountain Hardware clothing and gear to arrive mid September!

Thornrest Outfitters used gear sell off is Thanksgiving Saturday. All boats and pricing will be listed on October the 1st. Great deals on canoes kayaks and camping gear. Saugeen River shuttle and rental services are in full swing. Four daily departures along Saugeen access points. Book your next paddle now!

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

See our Fall and Winter 2014/2015 Newsletter here. (updated October 10, 2014).

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 9-6:00 pm
Friday 9-8:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 
Reopens Mid June 2015


Thorncrest Outfitters is on Facebook.  Like our page to keep up to date on news, deals and special events and trips. Lets be friends!



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.  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 2016 Southampton Location:

2 Shuttle Driver
2 Full Time Retail Positions
Kayak/Canoe Instructor (Paddle Canada Certified)

Positions to be filled for 2016 Tobermory Location:
2 Full Time Retail Position
2 Shuttle Driver


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