Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Store Hours

MonFri: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sun: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following exceptions:

Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boxing Day: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Store Address

6902 Island Hwy. N.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9V 1P6
Map & Directions

Phone: 250-390-7800


Mon. to Sat.: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Store Details


Cabela's Nanaimo is located at 6902 Island Hwy. N. in the Dickinson Crossing Shopping Centre and is a 50,000-square-foot store. The building’s exterior reflects Cabela’s popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The interior surrounds customers in an outdoor experience, including museum-quality wildlife displays and thousands of quality outdoor products.

Store Amenities

Archery Range, Bargain Cave, Canadian Firearms Safety Courses (PAL and RPAL), Conference Room Rentals, Fly Shop, Fudge Shop, Gift Registry, Hunting and Fishing Licences, Museum-Quality Wildlife Displays

Date Opened

Sept. 11, 2014

Area Information

City of Nanaimo
Nanaimo Airport
Harbour Air
BC Ferries

Store Promotion

  1. Canada Day

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  1. 2017 Spring & Summer Catalogue

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  1. Canada 150

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Store Events

  1. Wet and Wild Target Practice

    Saturday, June 24 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Time to beat the heat and blast the competition out of the water at our water launcher and water balloon target shoot. We’ve loaded up some of our favourite water toys for you to test fire at our wet and wild water range.

  1. French Fry Frenzy

    Saturday, June 24 (1 p.m.)

Event Details

Be the hit of the party as our Outfitter shows you how to make your own homemade french fries. Learn how to put your own spin on this delicious snack.

  1. Kids’ Canada Day Craft

    Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a special craft your kids can create and bring home to celebrate with family and friends.

  1. Kids’ Scavenger Hunt: Canadian Edition

    Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Kids can have fun exploring the store as they try to find all the clues on our Cabela’s scavenger hunt. Prizes to be won for kids that complete the hunt. 

  1. Frozen Drinks Beyond the Blender

    Sunday, June 25 (12 p.m.)

Event Details

Want to impress your guests and add thirst-quenching fun to your Canada Day celebrations? Come and see how easy our ‘50s-style slush drink maker is create frozen drinks at home. We’re sampling some of our favourite flavours that are sure to become yours as well.

  1. Bring the Fun to Your Backyard

    Sunday, June 25 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Summertime is all about having fun outside with your family and friends so make sure you have lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. You can find all kinds of backyard games at Cabela’s and even try them out yourself at our Cabela’s Family Fun Zone.

  1. Canadian Candy Creations

    Saturday, July 1 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday celebration with a little something sweet. Kids can create their own red and white candy kabobs to take home and enjoy.

  1. Canadian Pride Made with Fudge

    Saturday, July 1

Event Details

Cabela’s is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday giving away our signature Canadian fudge to the first 50 customers in store. While quantities last.

  1. Canada 150 Community BBQ

    Saturday, July 1 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Event Details

Come celebrate the country’s biggest birthday ever at Cabela’s. We are throwing the ultimate Canada 150 bash and you are invited. Come by for a free community barbecue as we gear up for Canada Day. The whole family is invited to the party with candy crafts for the kids and free fudge giveaways for the first 50 customers in store. 

  1. We Buy Used Firearms

    Daily ( By Appointment Only ) (Store Hours)

Event Details

Cabela's is interested in acquiring good working condition and functional firearms of nearly every description - old or new, plain or fancy - field models and collector grades. Whether it's a single piece or an entire collection, we are always looking to purchase quality inventory.

To have your firearms evaluated please email to book an appointment.

  1. B.C. Hunting & Fishing Licences

    Daily (Store Hours)

Event Details

Come in to Cabela's to get all of your hunting or fishing licences. 

B.C. resident hunters will need a Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) to apply for Limited Entry Hunting or to buy a hunting licence. The FWID replaces the old B.C. resident Hunter Number card. There is no cost to obtain one. Your FWID is linked to your personal online profile, which can be updated at any time.

We can issue you a Saltwater or Freshwater Fishing Licence and provide the latest B.C. fishing regulations synopsis.

Two pieces of valid identification are required.

Stop by Customer Service to get your documents while you shop for all your gear for your next legendary adventure.

  1. CORE Hunting Course

    Multiple times monthly (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Event Details

In partnership with Silvercore Advanced Training Systems, Cabela’s is pleased to offer The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) courses at our Nanaimo location. Cost is $175. 

The CORE Program is British Columbia's Hunter Education Program. 

The CORE Program consists of a practical firearms handling test, and a written examination on all of the following subjects:

  • Outdoor ethics and game care
  • Firearm handling and archery equipment
  • Hunting regulations
  • Animals of British Columbia
  • Birds of British Columbia
  • Outdoor survival, first aid & field craft
  • Hunter heritage, conservation and wildlife management

The CORE Manual and the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis are the resource manuals used to learn these subjects.

To register, please register at the following link:


  1. Canadian Firearms Safety Course

    Multiple times monthly (9:30 a.m to 5 p.m.)

Event Details

In partnership with Silvercore Advanced Training Systems, Cabela’s is pleased to offer Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) courses at our Nanaimo location. Upon successful completion of this course you will have met the training requirements to apply for your Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for both non-restricted and restricted firearms. Cost is $225. To view dates or register, please click on the following link:

Silvercore Firearms Registration 

  1. Try Before You Buy - Archery Range

    Daily (Store Hours)

Event Details

Thinking about getting a new bow? Want to try it before you buy it? Visit our very own indoor archery range and test our archery equipment. Our Outfitters will help you find the right piece of equipment for your next outdoor adventure.

  1. We were born to work here. Were you?

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Work hard, play hard. It’s a good motto to live by, though here at Cabela’s you might not be able to tell the two apart. In a place where work and play are two facets of the same single passion, work is more fun and play is more serious. We approach all of it with fanatic energy—whether we’re on the job, in the field, or on the water. Helping someone else enjoy a superb outdoor experience is just as satisfying as having one of our own. And if you share this passion, you’re family—no matter where you come from or where in the company you work.

Cabela's Nanaimo is currently hiring part-time outfitters and we would love to hear from you!

  1. Meeting/Conference Room Available

    Daily ( By Appointment Only)

Event Details

Our conference room is available for your next meeting. For more details about our services please contact our marketing and event co-ordinator at 250-390-7800 Ext: 4178-8046 or by email at

  1. Scavenger Hunt For Kids

    Weekends (Store Hours)

Event Details

Are your children bored while you shop? How about a scavenger hunt to keep them busy while you browse? Pick up the scavenger hunt sheet from customer service, complete and return to get a prize!

  1. Wedding Gift Registry

    Daily (Store Hours)

Event Details

If you're a couple whose wedded bliss will have firm footing in a shared love of the great outdoors, there are plenty of options here at Cabela’s. You may be starting a new life together with your spouse-to-be, but there’s a good chance you already have a well-stocked kitchen and some decent linens in your life. Start making memories outside with our unique selection of gifts for your outdoors adventures. We've made it easier for you to let your wedding guests know what you'd love to have. To start your own wedding registry, visit our customer service counter. 

  1. Free Fudge Samples and Features


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Stop by the Fudge Shop and sample any of our world-famous fudge for free.

25% Off fudge every weekend.