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The following retailers sell outdoor equipment in Manitoba. If you are familiar with retailers in a certain region of the province, then please feel free to add them to the lists below.

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Winnipeg Region

Mountain Equipment Co-op

MEC store on Portage Ave.
303 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B4
(204) 943-4202
www.mec.ca

This store has everything you could possibly need for outdoor recreation -- from basic hiking gear to full-blown mountaineering and climbing supplies. This is the place to go if you need rope, 'beeners, pre-packaged meals, utensils, clothing, sleeping bags, kayaks... you name it. The prices are reasonable and all of their gear is top-notch and should last a lifetime.

"We guarantee the products we sell, and the advice we give. Return anything that fails to meet your expectations and you'll receive a no-hassle refund, exchange, credit, or repair."[1]

If you cannot find the clothing or gear that you need in their Winnipeg location, you can order the item online and it will be shipped to the store for pickup. You can also rent equipment here for very reasonable rates, and if you choose to purchase the model you rent, they will subtract the first day's rental fee from the purchase price.

To buy or rent gear from MEC, you must be a member of the Co-op. A lifetime membership will cost you $5.00.

Cabela's Canada

1300 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0E9
(204) 786-8966
www.cabelas.ca

In 2007 the American chain Cabela's purchased the family-owned S.I.R. Warehouse Sports Store in Winnipeg and began operations in Canada [2]. They offer a good selection of outdoor equipment and hunting gear at very reasonable prices.

They guarantee their equipment for up to 30 days, except for the following items:

  • Ammunition, Powder, Primers, Caps
  • Base Layers/Underwear
  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Mouth Blown Calls
  • Sleeping Bags & Mattresses
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

The Prairie Summit Shop

1887 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z2
Ph: 204.284.8631
Fax: 204.284.6014
http://prairiesummitshop.com/main.php

100% Dedicated to all things North Face

Wilderness Supply Company

623 Ferry Road
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0T5
Ph. (204) 783-9555
www.wildernesssupply.ca

A very small, nondescript building that is largely devoted to watersport but does carry a little bit for every outdoor adventure. Will do mailorders for all non-in stock items.

Wholesale Sports

1094 Nairn Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2L 0Y4
Ph. (204) 663-1094
www.wholesalesports.com

References

  1. Mountain Equipment Co-op - Warranty & Returns - accessed 09/06/2009.
  2. Cabela's Canada - The Canadian Story - accessed 09/06/2009.