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. Fishing Opener

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  1. 2017 Spring & Summer Catalogue

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  1. Canada 150

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  1. Spring Great Outdoor Days

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Store Events

  1. Ladies' Day Out

    May 6 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Join our Outfitter hostesses for a networking opportunity and connect with other like-minded women. There will be mocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and of course, fudge. Share sources of information, meet a new hunting or fishing buddy and bask in the awesomeness of what it means to be an outdoorswoman. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, camping or other outdoor adventures, Cabela’s encourages women to embrace their passion for the outdoors. Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out provides women with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of outdoor activities while meeting and sharing experiences with other outdoor enthusiasts. Cabela’s staff and local partners will offer educational workshops and insight on outdoor products and activities free of charge. Additionally, all who participate in the event will qualify for a discount on in-store purchases.

The first 50 people registered will receive a gift bag. There will be giveaways throughout the day, as well as snacks and beverages. For each seminar that you participate in, you will receive a chance to win a Cabela's prize package. To pre-register contact

  1. Ready, Set, Tent Competition

    Saturday, May 13 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. )

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Grab a newfound friend or your trusty sidekick and get together in twos for some fun and friendly competition. Teams are timed on how fast it takes to put up our two-person tent. Prizes are awarded at 1 p.m. to the top 3 teams who complete their set-up with the best times.

  1. Kids’ Make and Take Trail Mix

    Saturday, May 13 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

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We’re gearing up for spring hiking. Nothing is worse than not having a power snack when you’re on the go. Our Outfitters bring the materials for you to create your own trail mix creation so you don’t power out during your next adventure.

  1. Dehydrated Foods and Energy Snacks Demo

    Saturday, May 13 (1 p.m.)

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Dehydrated foods have come a long way and now are not only nutritious, but also delicious. Come visit with our Outfitter who shows you dried and true methods for making your own dehydrated energy foods and snacks. Cabela’s offers the most popular and delicious dehydrated foods, energy gels, bars and more.

  1. Tour Tent City

    Saturday, May 13 (Store Hours)

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Tents come in all shapes and sizes so we’ve put several on display for you to explore and test out some of the features. 
Our camping Outfitters help you determine which tent best fits your needs.

  1. Kids’ Fish Pond

    Sunday, May 14 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Get the kids ready to go fishing with this fun activity. Try to reel in the big fish to win a Cabela’s prize.

  1. Flowers and Fudge for Mothers We Love

    Sunday, May 14 (Store Hours )

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Cabela’s is celebrating Mother’s Day by providing the first 50 in-store mothers with a free fudge-sampling treat bag featuring Cabela’s World-Famous Fudge and a beautiful flower. (While quantities last.)

  1. Mother’s Day Crafts

    Sunday, May 14 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

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Show your mother you appreciate her this Mother’s Day by creating a special gift for her at the Cabela’s Craft Station. Kids can enjoy decorating a free special gift for their mom. (While quantities last.)

  1. Lure Testing Tank

    Sunday, May 14 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

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Trying to find the right lure for the job? Our expert fishing Outfitters have selected their top lure picks to make sure you are successful on the water this season. You can even give them a try at our lure-testing tank to see them in action.

  1. Lights, Camera, PFD!

    Saturday, May 20 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

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Come show your support in the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” campaign by taking a photo at our free Cabela’s photo booth.

  1. Celebrate National Safe Boating Week

    Saturday, May 20 to Friday, May 26

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In honour of the National Safe Boating Week (May 20-26), Cabela's is proud to be a part of the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" campaign. As part of National Safe Boating Week, Cabela's joins various groups across North America in an attempt to set a record for the most life-jackets worn on a single day. Wear your PFD or life-jacket of choice to our store on May 20 to be counted in the record-breaking attempt. A commemorative gift will be given to the first 50 individuals who come in store wearing their PFD or life-jacket on May 20

  1. World-Record Attempt at Cabela’s

    Saturday, May 20 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

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Want to be part of a world record? As Cabela’s prepares for National Safe Boating Awareness Week, we invite people from across the country to join us in an attempt to break the world record for the most personal flotation devices being worn on a single day. Don’t have a life-jacket? Not a problem, come to the store, put on a PFD and get your picture taken for this safety initiative.

  1. Finding the Right Fit

    Saturday, May 20 (1 p.m.)

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Personal flotation devices (PFDs) come in every size and shape. Not every PFD may be right for an individual’s body type or boat. Learn from our Outfitters all about the differences in PFD ratings and more.

  1. Safety Gear for Every Boat

    Saturday, May 20 (12 p.m. )

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You are required to carry certain safety equipment on your boat or watercraft at all times. Our fishing Outfitters show you the items that you need to stay safe on the water.

  1. We Buy Used Firearms

    Daily ( By Appointment Only ) (Store Hours)

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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)

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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.)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.