About Us

Our Family

Algonquin Basecamp began 25 years ago, as a tripping company for youth. We have designed, outfitted and guided year round wilderness adventures for various groups and programs in many wilderness areas in Ontario. Fifteen years ago we switched gears and opened up our outfitting shop so that we could share our experience and outfitting services with you. We truly are a family run shop, with the kids and dog in tow most of the time!

Here at the Basecamp, we provide complete and partial outfitting. We have a hearty menu selection with fresh and freeze dried food systems. Let our Basecamp, serve as your “Adventure starts here Headquarters!” We are on the West side of Algonquin Park, directly on route to Tim Lake (access #2), Magnetawan Lake (access #3), and Rain lake (access #4), and are only 20 minutes away from Highway 60.

Let us outfit your next canoe trip or join us on a winter camping trip. Our little shop has a great selection of gear and our rental and retail lines include: Souris River canoes, H2O Canoes, Nova Craft Canoes, Redtail paddles, GSI, Level Six, NRS and many more. We carry a great selection of tripping gear from canoes, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, tents/tarps, sleeping bags, dry bags, pillows, canoe packs, barrels/harnesses, cook kits / stoves, and much more!


Wade – Our full-time canoe guy! Deliveries, tie-downs, repairs, etc. You will also see him in the store, and helping out with our winter programs.


Join our team for the summer. We need someone that can be involved with all aspects of outfitting. From booking rentals, retail operations, doing tie-downs to cleaning gear. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have excellent customer service skills. The position is for 4-5 months but can have a flexible start and end date if needed. We are looking for an outgoing, positive person who can think on their feet, has a love for the outdoors and is willing to learn.


  • manage time and tasks effectively and responsibly without supervision
  • deliver outstanding customer service
  • Tie canoes to customer vehicles
  • Process sales and rentals
  • Book rentals
  • Clean gear and store, yard work, open and closing duties.


  • Valid G license
  • Capable of lifting 60lb over your head and comfortable learning to load/unload a canoe trailer.
  • Must be able to work 8-9 hour days, weekends, and holidays
  • Willingness to learn all of the retail and rental operations involved
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent people skills and customer service

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Algonquin Park, and backcountry camping
  • Passion for outdoor adventure.

Wages and Benefits:

  • Starting Wage: $17.00 – $19.00 based on experience
  • Lodging may be available and included for the right applicant
  • Discounts on retail products
  • The use of rental gear free of charge (based on availability)

Start Date: 2024-05-01 (Flexible)

End Date: 2024-10-01 (Flexible)

Contract length: 4-5 months


Contact Us

For questions or bookings we are available year round




705-636-1616 (May-Oct.)


Please send us an email and we can arrange a time to connect over the phone.


info@algonquinbasecamp.ca (email is the best way to contact us during the off season.)


Algonquin Basecamp:
15 Main Street
Kearney, Ontario, Canada
P0A 1M0

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