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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 Labour Day Weekend from Thorncrest Outfitters

Southampton and Tobermory location open all weekend
Store hours are 9:00-6:00 everyday, including Holiday Monday

Converting to Fall hours on Tuesday September 2nd

Fall shuttle service effective Tuesday September 2nd through to Thanksgiving Weekend
Tobermory Location will close for the season effective September 14th

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.
Final Sunset Sea Kayak tour in Tobermory this Saturday August 30th, book now while space is available!

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

See our Spring and Summer 2014 Newsletter here. (updated April 29, 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 Spring Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10-7:00 pm
Sunday 11-4:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 
Open Friday through Sunday 10am-5pm. Will open for 7 days per week with extended hours beginning mid-June.


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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:

Shuttle Driver
FILLED Two Full Time Retail Positions

Positions to be filled for 2014 Tobermory Location:
1 Full Time Retail Position
FILLED - One Shuttle Driver


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