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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

Canoe and Kayak shuttle to begin on the Saugeen River May 1st, 2015 book now for the May Long Weekend. Our 2015 Calendar of Events has been updated and live online. Follow this link to see the Calendar overview of our guided trips and special events 2015 Event Calendar

Hobie kayaks to arrive the first week in May!!!Thorncrest Outfitters is closed Tuesday and Wednesdays till mid May.

Spring Product arriving daily!
Thorncrest is offeringWeekly Specials Starting April 1st.

Thorncrest Outfitters now has the latest edition of the Bruce Trail Guide Book <Time to start planning this spring/summer hike trip!!!.

Spring canoe and kayak shuttle service schedule will restart May 2015!! Pending River conditions

Current paddling conditions on the Saugeen River...
Paddling conditions on hold until spring 2015. Expect impassable ice, extreme cold water and high water levels if navigating this river system during winter months.

Book now for Saugeen River rental and shuttle or any Thorncrest paddle trips or courses.

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 FALL Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10-5:30 pm
Sunday 11-4:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 


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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 kayak
OUR PRICE at $849.99, in stock only

Spring shipment of Aqua bound paddles now in

Vaude Back Packs just arrived - great stock - perfect for this years hike and travel plans.

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
Kayak/Canoe Instructor (Paddle Canada Certified)

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


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