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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.

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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

We have updated our Calendar of Events for the 2017 paddling Season
Check it our here 2017 Calendar of Events

Spring Hours
Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30pm
Open 7 days a week now !!
Sunday 11:00am to 4:00 pm.
Easter Weekend - Annual Used Canoe and kayak Gear Sale - Starts Good Friday (April 14th) at 11:00 am and Ends Saturday April 15th at 5:00 pm! All boats listed online April 1st
Tobermory Reopening May 5th 2017!

Used Boat and Gear list

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 Fall Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 11:00 4:00pm

Tobermory Business Hours 
Reopens Victoria Day Weekend 2017


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 2017 season in Southampton and Tobermory.  If you are interested in working in the outdoor industry, please send your resume and cover letter to admin@thorncrestoutfitters.com - Only successful applicants will be contacted.


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