This page contains a directory of all the outdoor stores in Vancouver BC. You can find stores in other nearby cities here. If you want to see what is happening in the outdoors around Vancouver check out the latest articles, and if hiking is your thing there’s a great collection of guides for many Vancouver hikes.

Outdoors and Sports stores in Vancouver, BC



Guided Adventures

GuiidesGuiides – Find Your Next Adventure
“Discover and book authentic adventures led by local guides”
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Climbing

Cliffhanger Climbing
”We are proud to have on staff a team of friendly and professional employees and instructors, and recognize them as a key component of our dynamic climbing environment. We are proud to offer what is arguably some of the best indoor climbing available anywhere in North America.”
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Hive Climbing
”Welcome to the Hive, Vancouver’s Premiere Bouldering Gym! The best place to learn to climb, and the best place to take your climbing to the next level.”
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Zen Climb
“Zen Climb teaches top-rope climbing, rappelling, sport leading, trad leading, multi-pitch climbing, anchor setting, improvised rock rescue and alpine climbing lessons.”
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Cycling

Ace Cycles
”The Ace Cycles tradition in providing friendly and professional service to the cycling community is proudly carried on by George Inglis and Jan Atkinson.”
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Atomic Bike Shop
”Atomic Bike Shop is located in the heart of Vancouver BC, and has been helping cyclists of all sorts with their bicycles.”
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Bicycle Sports Pacific
”Bicycle Sports Pacific is the #1 Cannondale dealer in Canada and BSP is also the #1 Trek store in BC. Shop with confidence at our stores in Vancouver, North Vancouver or Langley. We have the largest selection at the best price, everyday!”
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Bikes For All
“At Bikes For All we provide service for all your biking requirements.”
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The Bike Doctor
“Here at the Bike Doctor we aim to provide you with excellent bike service with a smile. We ride bikes ourselves and we know how enjoyable cycling can be with the right bike, the right fit and the right information.”
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Bikes on the Drive
“Bikes on the Drive is a environmentally and socially conscientious retail bicycle shop.”
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Bikes On Robson
“Our vision is to inspire and help the people in our community live healthier and happier by promoting biking, and providing quality and affordable bikes, accessories and services.”
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The Bike Gallery
“The Bike Gallery is Vancouver’s premier bicycle specialty retail store located in Point Grey.”
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Live Out There

Cambie Cycles
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Denman Bike Shop
“The DENMAN BIKE SHOP is a cozy bike boutique with a fantastic reputation. We’ve been Voted Best of the City’s “Best Bike Shop” and “Best Bike Repair Shop” last 4 years in a row by WestEnder readers. People come from all over to buy bikes and accessories from us..”
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Different Bikes
“We love riding bikes. Every kind of bike. We ride for fun, fitness, competition, freedom, transportation, adrenaline, exploration and sometimes even for therapy – cycling can provide all this and more. We’re here to help you ride too!”
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Dizzy Cycles
“With our friendly bike store in the heart of Kitsilano, Vancouver, and our dedicated staff, Dizzy Cycles is committed to providing the best bike-related products to cyclists of all ages, shapes and sizes — and from beginners to experts.”
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Dunbar Bikes
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Mac-talla Cycles
“Mac-talla Cycles is an independent bike shop located in the community of Hastings-Sunrise, East Vancouver. We are mechanic owned and operated and we strive to be an open, inclusive space that is free of the biases that hinder more traditional bike shops.”
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Mighty Riders
“We have been in business since 1998. We have some of the things that you might expect to find in a bike shop, and we do some of the things you expect a bike shop to do, although we do some things differently.”
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More Bikes

“More Bikes is a local, family run Vancouver bike shop located in the beautiful UBC Wesbrook Village. More Bikes strives to make the riding lifestyle more accessible to the local community in a friendly and helpful manner. ”
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On The Rivet Cyclewear
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Reckless Bike Stores
“Reckless Bike Stores first retail store (Fir Street) opened its doors in 1986. Today, three stores in Vancouver and Victoria continue our tradition of exceptional service. Our growth and success is due to a simple formula–a welcoming atmosphere, good advice, and top-quality cycling products.”
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Ride On Again Bicycles
“Our focus has been put on a strong community relationship between the rider and the rider’s experience within the bicycle repair shop.”
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Sidesaddle Bikes
“Side Saddle is proud to be Vancouver’s woman-focused bike shop, where everyone is welcome, but women come first!”
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Simon’s Bike Shop
“Simon’s Bike Shops in Vancouver has been a fixture in Downtown on Robson street for over 25 years. Looking for Rocky Mountain or Specialized road or mountain bike vancouver locations? Simon’s Bike Stores Vancouver carries the latest models and bike accessories.”
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Spokes Bicycle Rentals
“The Standard is your friendly neighbourhood bicycle repair shop. We’re located right at the heart of the Adanac Bike Route at the intersection of Union and Gore.”
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The Standard Bicycle Repair and Service
“Conveniently located at the entrance to the world famous Stanley Park, Spokes Bicycle Rentals has been serving Vancouver locals and tourists since 1938. With the largest selection of the newest bicycles, knowledgeable staff and complimentary use of helmets and locks, seeing Stanley Park and the rest of Vancouver couldn’t be easier.”
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Super Champion Specialty Cycle Shop
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Tandem Bike Cafe
“Are we bicycle service with an in house cafe? Or a cafe where you can get your bike serviced? You be the judge.”
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Velofix
“Founded with a passion for cycling. We believe that bicycles can help change the world. Our goal is to offer a convenient Premium Service that gives you more time to do what you love…RIDE”
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West Point Cycles
“Are we bicycle service with an in house cafe? Or a cafe where you can get your bike serviced? You be the judge.”
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Online Canadian Outdoor Gear Retailers

If you’re looking for outdoor gear, there are a number of great online retailers in Canada. Most provide free shipping with a minimum purchase. I’ve compiled a few quality retailers below.

Live Out There
LiveOutThere.com stocks a lot of great outdoor brands including North Face, Arc’teryx, Patagonia and many more. There is free shipping within Canada and free returns. Also, since they are based in Alberta, tax is only 5%.

Columbia Sportswear Canada
Columbia has a great reputation for winter coats and gear. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.

Under Armour
UA makes great athletic wear, and I’ve found a lot of their base layers perfect for days in the snow. Free shipping on orders over $49.

Saxx Underwear
Developed by an athlete and avid outdoorsman, SAXX Underwear was founded with a mission to revolutionize the core staple of every wardrobe. Free shipping on orders over $125.

Patagonia
A great collection of ethically sourced clothing and gear for all outdoor pursuits. Flat $15 shipping.

Cabela’s
The go-to store for hunting, fishing and camping gear. Free shipping to store for pick-up, or on orders over $99.

On Running
Swiss Performance Running Shoes. Soft landing, firm push-off: that’s the core concept behind the new running shoe by On, the young Swiss-based manufacturer.

Backroad Mapbooks 
Backroad Mapbooks is Canada’s top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series. Get free standard shipping on all GPS maps with code BRMBFREESHIP.

STORMTECH Performance Apparel 
Highly technical outdoor apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Flat $15 shipping.


Clothing and General Outdoors

Dam Good TripsDam Good Trips
“Specializes in self-guided adventure packages for hiking, kayaking and mountain biking in BC. We build the convenience of a guided trip, into your personalized self-guided adventure. We match your unique group with the many paddling and hiking and biking opportunities available in BC and equip you to do it. Alone. Unguided. But well informed and advised about what challenges you will face. That’s how we put our knowledge to work for you.” Website

ACT Adventures
“Are you looking to enjoy an outdoor experience at your pace, without the burden of a large group of tourists? Then why not let All Canadian Tours custom design you the experience of a lifetime!”
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Alpine Start Outfitters
“Whether you are a veteran outdoor-enthusiast or just getting started on having a taste what the outdoors has to offer, here at Alpine Start Outfitters, we have a variety of clothing and quality equipment that will ensure you a safe trip.”
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Arc’teryx
“Manufactures outdoor and climbing equipment and clothes.”
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Atmosphere
“Atmosphere offers a large selection of outdoor sports and recreation products and services with stores across Canada”
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Canadian Tire
“We offer products and services that help Canadians live active, healthy lives and our store network and staff connect communities from coast-to-coast.”
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Climate Outdoor
“Climate was founded in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1998 and operates 100% of our production and manufacturing in our own facilities. Our head office, design studios, and sales support are all located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.”
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Deakin
“Deakin is one of Canada’s leading outdoor equipment outfitters. With nearly forty years in business, Deakin continues to source the best products for its customers and deliver them wherever they are needed worldwide.”
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Eco Outdoor Sports
“Eco Outdoor Sports, our mission is to have the best group of outdoor people working for us who shares the same passion and focus of holding our customers best interest at heart in providing them with a great quality mountain jackets, clothing and equipment from the best brands like The North Face.”
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Fjallraven
“We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.”
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Icebreaker
“When we’re designing a new garment, the key question for us is always: how does this perform?”
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Mountain Equipment Co-op
“At MEC, our aim is to provide quality gear and excellent value. We also want to minimize our environmental impact, by building products that last.”
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Patagonia
“Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running.”
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Rent Outdoors
“Rent Outdoors is the ultimate camping gear rental store in Vancouver. We offer the greatest selection of rental gear, lowest rental rates across Canada, and free delivery and pickup to/from homes and hotels.”
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Sitka
“Founded in 2002 in Victoria, B.C., Sitka is a lifestyle brand designed by the sea and woven by a common thread.”
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Sport Chek
“As the largest national retailer of sporting goods, footwear and apparel in Canada, we’ve got the tools to get people moving on the path to wellness.”
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Taiga Works
“Dedicated to making the best outdoor equipment possible, TAIGA WORKS® is a model of excellence in innovation, quality and price”
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Valhalla Pure
“When we started Valhalla Pure Outfitters in 1990 to make specialty outdoor clothing and gear, we didn’t need to look to some exotic location on the far side of the planet.”
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3 Vets
“Since 1947, Three Vets has been the one-stop shop for the serious outdoor enthusiast. We carry the top names in camping, fishing, footwear, and outdoor clothing.”
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Fishing

Lever Arms
“Our friendly staff is here to assist you with all of your firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessory requirements.”
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Italian Sporting Goods
“We have BC’s largest selection of hunting and shooting equipment, including firearms, optics, ammunition, vaults, clothing, boots, reloading supplies, accessories, knives and outdoor gear.”
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Michael and Young Fly Shop
“We work hard and fish harder. All of us at Michael & Young love what we do because what we do, is what we love… fly fishing.”
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Pacific Angler
“Pacific Angler is Vancouver’s fishing tackle shop. A full service fishing shop that has everything for the discerning angler.”
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Reliable Gun
“Over 65 years of supplying great gear.”
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West Coast Fishing Tackle
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Live Out There

Kayak, Canoe & Watersports

Airtime Boardsports
“Need kiteboarding gear? We carry the most reputable brands – quality gear you can trust, yet aggressively priced.”
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Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre
“Ecomarine began in 1980 with the goal of making a positive difference in peoples’ lives through ocean kayaking. Through our retail, lessons and rentals we have achieved this goal thousands of times. We are proud to offer the best products available for ocean kayaking at our Granville Island store”
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Ridge Wilderness Adventures
“Our Adventures and Lessons are available all over southern BC. We also offer specialty training all over Canada. We utilize Voyageur, Tandem and Solo canoes to make sure we offer what you are looking for. Our canoe adventures and lessons are offered on a weekly basis and our office is located in Maple Ridge, just outside Vancouver.”
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Stand Up Paddle Vancouver
“Vancouver’s FIRST Stand Up Paddle only lesson and SUP Yoga provider!”
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Waz Sup
“We offer water enthusiast high quality Stand Up Paddle and Surf Boards, SUP Lessons, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness, SUP Rentals and SUP Tours.”
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Running

Distance Runwear
“Distance runwear is a Vancouver running store that was started by Dave and Meghan Cressman [who] both have numerous years of experience in retail. The need for a true specialty run apparel shop in Vancouver was the inspiration for distance runwear.”
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Forerunners
“At Forerunners you are assured a friendly welcome with professional advice from a fellow runner. Our focus is on ensuring that no matter your age or skill level, running or walking plays an enjoyable and rewarding part of your lifestyle.”
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Ladysport
“Since 1983, LadySport has been providing active women with the most complete selection of athletic wear and shoes anywhere in Canada.”
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New Balance Vancouver
“New Balance Vancouver is a group of full-line New Balance stores located in the Greater Vancouver, with stores in downtown Vancouver, Delta, and Langley.”
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Rackets and Runners
“While we eagerly embrace innovation, we remain as committed to our community, devoted to you our customer, and inspired to help you live an active life, as we were in 1978.”
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The Right Shoe
“”Happy Feet = Happy People” – that’s something we’ve believed ever since The RIGHT Shoe opened it doors in 1991, here in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano.”
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The Run Inn
“The Run Inn prides itself in providing a great selection of athletic footwear and apparel in combination with the best customer service and specialty fitting.”
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The Running Room
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Vancouver Run Co.
“Vancouver Running Company was created by Rob & Becky Smith and born out of a desire to celebrate the beautiful urban and natural environment we all love to run in.”
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West Point Multisport
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Scuba Diving

The Diving Locker
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“The dedicated Diving Locker crew will provide you with friendly, knowledgeable equipment services, guided diving adventures and world recognized scuba certifications.”

International Diving Centre
“At IDC we have always followed the philosophy of maintaining the best possible dive training and retail facility. We are always reinvesting in our facility to offer our divers the best possible training and equipment the dive industry has to offer.”
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Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop
“Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop is one of the largest snorkeling and scuba diving facilities in the Vancouver area”
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Ski & Snowboard

The Boardroom
“Snow.Wake.Skate.Surf”
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Comor
“Go Play Outside”
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Showcase Snowboard Surf & Skate Shop
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Sigge’s Nordic Ski Shop
“Sigge’s is a family owned and operated specialty cross-country ski store which is open seasonally from September 1st to April 30th.”
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SnowCover’s
“Our Company has been built over the past 33 years one thing – Service.
At all Skiis & Biikes-SnowCovers locations you will find the best Ski and board tuning in Canada, The Best Boot Fitters and the best Bicycle Technicians anywhere.”
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Vancouver Ski & Board Services
“Vancouver Ski & Board Services has been in the business of servicing ski equipment since 1971 and has been evolving with and leading the developments of servicing and repairing skis and snowboards from the beginning.”
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Westbeach
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West Coast Sports
“West Coast Sports – your one-stop sporting goods store for great sports gear, low prices and excellent service.”
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