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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

Happy Fall from Thorncrest Outfitters. We are open 7 days a week until January and look forward to assisting you in your winter adventures!!.
Preview list available October 4th on our used section of our web site found here: Used Boat Sell Off List

Converting to Fall hours on Tuesday September 2nd

Fall canoe and kayak shuttle service schedule has officially ended for the 2014 season and will start up again in April 2015!!

Fall and Winter clothing arriving shortly from Mountain Hardwear and Louis Garneau

Current paddling conditions on the Saugeen River...
Average to slightly above average depending on rainfalls. Conditions considered excellent.

Book now for Saugeen River rental and shuttle or any Thorncrest paddle trips or courses.
Saugeen shuttle offers two shuttles daily.
Fall/Winter Newletter to be on line shortly

Link for real time river levels through Saugeen Valley Conservation Area 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 FALL Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10-7:00 pm
Sunday 11-4:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 


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Atlas snow shoes arriving the end of October
OUR PRICE start at $149.99

Fall Order of Wilderness Systems has arrived

Current Bruce Trail Guide just arrived September 17th great Christmas Gift for the Hiker in your family.

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 2015 Southampton Location:

2 Shuttle Driver
2 Full Time Retail Positions

Positions to be filled for 2015 Tobermory Location:
2 Full Time Retail Position
2 Shuttle Driver


Healthy Lifestyle's begin with Thorncrest Outfitters!

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