Up the Nipissing Backcountry Outfitters Inc. is a father and son company that spawned from a trip on the Nipissing River in Algonquin Park. The founders went on this trip very underprepared but were inspired to better prepare others for their trip "Up the Nipissing". In spite of their poor preparation, the six-day kayak trip made the founders fall in love with the backcountry experience and we wanted more people to have experiences of their own.

Proudly serving Ancaster and the Hamilton area, Up the Nipissing is a retailer of everything you need for the backcountry experience with a focus on kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, camping, hiking, fishing and related clothing and footwear.

There are many companies in our industry that have committed to donating 1% of all sales to support environmental causes. We have the utmost respect for this and as much as we value the environment, we have personally chosen to support a cause we have become involved with over recent years, focused on children, a cause even closer to our heart. Our first one percent of total sales will be in support of Hands at Work (an organization that seeks out Sub Saharan Africa’s most vulnerable children, bringing essential care and hope one child at a time.)