Even though the retailers we feature are Canadian just realize that due to the nature of retail they sell the top products in their categories from across the world. Unfortunately many great Canadian Outdoors companies over the years have been bought out by larger companies from the United States or elsewhere. We would love to see a comeback here!
Altitude Sports – Canadian Outdoor Equipment
Founded in Montreal in 1984 they specialize in outdoor sports equipment. They launched their online store in 1999 (one of the first to enter the online realm) and things really took off from there. It was bought by 2 employees and remains that way today. It has since expanded to several retail locations but has a major online presence. They also launched another brand with even more discounts The Last Hunt so check them out.
Baffin – Canadian Outdoor Footwear
Founded in 1997 by current President Paul Hubner he grew up learning about footwear. Growing up he spent time in the Arctic learning about footwear and survival in the harsh climates. Baffin’s products include boots for everything outdoors as well as a clothing line.
Baffin has a continued commitment to manufacture as much of their products as possible in Canada. Found online and at retailers throughout Canada.
Fishing Tackle Store – Canadian Fishing Retailer
Online only fishing retailer which is 100% Canadian owned. Everything is in Canadian dollars and since they ship from Canada you can avoid all duties and tariffs.
Fishing World – Canadian Fishing and Hunting Equipment
Founded in 1989 in Hamilton Ontario, they are an outdoor retailer. Carrying hunting gear , fishing gear, and firearms. They sell online as well so check them out.
Gostwear – Canadian Camo and Work Apparel
A Canadian outdoors retailer carrying camo and work apparel. We believe this is Canadian owned although we haven’t been able to confirm as of yet. The company strongly believes in made in Canada (though they also believe in made in U.S.) clothing. What we like about them is they really have made efforts to carry made in Canada products including Baffin, Royer, and Big Bill (80% Made in Canada). Their staff works directly out of Quebec so are fully bi-lingual.
Islander Reels – Canadian Fishing Reels
Manufacturing precision fishing reels since 1990 in Victoria BC. They are a division JS Foster who has been manufacturing their reels in town. They are a Canadian owned, family business, who employ about 50 people. They have reels for: fly, troll, or float fishing and can be purchased through various retailers or online through them.
Latulippe – Canadian Outdoor Retailer
A third-generation family owned business with a history dating back to the 1940s. With its beginnings in Quebec they have a couple retail outlets but have expanded online. Their products include: hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor gear.
Lucky Strike – Canadian Fishing Tackle and Nets
Since 1929 Lucky Strike has been producing fishing tackle and nets out of Peterborough Ontario. It is still a family owned Canadian business. They actually ship products world-wide but can be found in retailers across Canada or from their online store.
Outdoor Group Media – Canadian Outdoors Magazine
For 40 years, they have succeeded and continue to produce award-winning magazine titles Outdoor Canada and BC Outdoors. They have a head office in Vancouver, with editing in Mission BC, and Toronto.
Sail – Canadian Outdoors Retailer
SAIL was founded over 40 years ago and have stores all through Eastern Canada, making them the most well represented in the area. They have plans for further expansion in Ontario and Quebec They’re an outdoors superstore offering products in: outdoor, camping, hunting, and fishing. You can also purchase online.
Silent Predator – Canadian Camo
A division of Modern Headwear based out of Winnipeg, they’ve been in existence for over 40 years, specializing in camo wool jackets and pants. Unfortunately the wool is sourced from Portland Oregon. All garments are made in Canada. Their products are mail to order and take 6-8 weeks so keep that in mind when going through their ordering page.
Sportchief – Canadian Camp and Outdoor Wear
Founded in 1946 in Quebec, Sportchief is a Canadian brand known worldwide. It offers hunting camo as well as other clothing for extreme conditions. They have a premium line made in Canada and a cheaper line from China so research your products carefully before committing. Thank you Peter for reaching out and letting us know the boots from China only lasted 5 days before cracking! Can be bought through many retailers across the country. Would love to hear from anyone with more details on this one.
Tackle Shack – Canadian Fishing Retailer
Another online fishing retailer 100% Canadian owned. Not a ton of details in this one so we’d love to hear from anyone that can fill us in.