Kelvin Ewald reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

Algonquin Basecamp (Chris & Robin) was our best outfitting experience over years of outfitted trips in the park. We had a group of 7 on our trip and it was a breeze. They are organized, knowledgeable, accommodating, and most of all extremely personable to work with. Having been outfitted by companies large and small, I am confident they are the best.

– Certainly fair prices, and great gear!

Gear & Services
– We picked our gear & packs from a large selection with AB and they helped us decide what to bring and what to leave, merging with the gear that we brought ourselves.
– Great quality, great condition, & clean gear.
– We had our canoes delivered to the access point, (I’ve done it at 3 and 4 now with AB), this was well worth it given the long drive in.

– We stayed at the AB lodge the night before our trip, highly recommended!
– Huge kitchen which allowed us to pack our food, freeze our meat, and cook a big breakfast the first morning before leaving.
– Lot’s of sleeping space and washrooms (with AC and fans).
– Very cool decoration, maps everywhere, helps you get into the camping mood & a family room to sit and play games or watch TV.

– We changed our numbers a few times and AB was very flexible and accommodating with us throughout the process.

– We planned our own route, but had great input from them on the difficulty, water levels, etc.


Bryan Buttigieg reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

“Top quality equipment and service, excellent outfitter for a wonderful winter camping experience!”

We chose Algonquin Basecamp to help outfit us for our first foray into winter camping. It was an excellent choice! From our first email contact right through the return of his equipment at the end of our little adventure, Chris provided us with prompt and clear communication and excellent service. He helped us chose the equipment we needed to supplement our own summer camping gear. A spacious 4 person tent complete with woodstove provided superb shelter. Chris took the time to carefully explain the set up of the tent and stove on the day we picked up the equipment. When we got to the campsite, set up was effortless thanks to his clear instructions. The sleeping bags and pads worked wonderfully as well. This is no cheap rental equipment. The gear we had is the sort of high end gear that serious campers would buy for themselves. Truly a pleasure to use! Temperatures dropped as low as -20C on our first night but we slept as comfortably as if we were in a summer tent. If you are new to camping or want to try out winter camping for the first time, Algonquin Basecamp should be high on your list of potential outfitters.


Andrew Stark reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

Chris runs an honest, knowledgeable, and generous business. Each time we go back-country camping, we go straight to Chris for canoes and gear. He rents out excellent quality items, and gives great advice for free. Chris knows the park very well and anyone would be wise to take his word when it comes to the park, the gear, and the art of camping. I’d recommend Algonquin Basecamp to anyone looking to go into the park. If I could Chris, I’d give you 10 stars. Thanks for everything!


Naomi Yano reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

On behalf of my friend Raj, who says, “The service by Chris and Robin at Algonquin basecamp is phenomenal. I’ve rented canoes from them on a couple of occasions for back country camping in Algonquin and they have been extremely helpful, have great quality gear and have provided other insights that made the process and our trip easy. There’s the only outfitter I would use when going to Algonquin. Especially as I still consider myself a relatively novice paddler and backcountry camper, having only gone out about a dozen times, I’m grateful for their expertise.
Since they’re not a a marina that happens to also rent canoes, but a full service camping outfitter, they focus on this type of business and it shows.
It’s been a pleasure to rent from them.”


Malcolm Horton reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

Fantastic service from this outfitter. We’ve dealt with numerous outfitters over the years, and Alqonguin Basecamp are one of the best.


Tom Martin reviewed Algonquin Basecamp — 5 star

Another great backcountry trip in Algonquin, and another great experience renting from Algonquin Basecamp. It’s been said, but I’ll say it again, Chris and Robin are professional and knowledgeable, and just as important they are warm, friendly and very helpful. We’ll be coming back to them for sure!


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