Large format Sidney, Nebraska based specialty retailer Cabela's, which focuses on hunting, fishing, boating, camping, shooting, and related outdoor recreation merchandise, will open its 10th Canadian store on June 23 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Cabela's confirms that it will open two more Canadian stores -- one this year, and one in 2018.
The Abbotsford store, located at 1818 McCallum Road, will measure 70,000 square feet and be part of the McCallum Junction development off Exit 90 of Trans-Canada Highway 1. The store will feature the retailer's new-format layout, designed to offer customers an outdoor-like experience with log construction, stonework, wood siding, a large mountain replica, an aquarium and dozens of museum-quality wildlife displays. The store will also include an indoor archery range and archery tech room, Bargain Cave and fudge shop. The store’s staff will host educational seminars and demonstrations, offering tips and insights on outdoor products and activities. Abbotsford is the second location for Cabela's in British Columbia, following the opening of its 50,000 square foot Nanaimo store in 2014.
Cabela's confirms that in the fall of 2016, it will open a 70,000 square foot Ottawa store, located near the intersection of Palladium Drive and Highway 417. It will anchor the newly planned Kanata West Centre, which is being developed by Taggart Realty Management. In 2018, Cabela's will open a 50,000 square foot Halifax store in the Dartmouth Crossing development near the intersection of Countryview Drive and Wright Ave. North American Development is the developer.
Cabela's Canada currently operates nine stores, with locations in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Barrie ON, Nanaimo, Moncton, Calgary and two locations in Edmonton. Cabela's Incorporated established its Cabela's Canada division in 2007 with a retail store and Canadian headquarters in Winnipeg.