SIDNEY, Neb. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Cabela’s Canada announced today plans to bring the unique Cabela’s retail experience to customers in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and the Vancouver Island area.
The company will transform a former Canadian Tire building, located at 6900 Island Highway in the Dickinson Crossing Shopping Centre, into a 50,000-square-foot store. Construction is expected to begin next year and Cabela’s Canada anticipates a fall 2014 opening. It will be Cabela’s first location in British Columbia.
The store is expected to employ approximately 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Nanaimo and the surrounding area.
“As Cabela’s Canada continues to expand, we knew British Columbia, and especially the Nanaimo area, would be a great fit for a Cabela’s retail location,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “The region is full of people who live the outdoor lifestyle and have supported Cabela’s through our catalogue and online for many years.”
Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, established Cabela’s Canada in 2007 with a retail store and headquarters for Canadian operations in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2010 the company moved to a 300,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and distribution centre in Winnipeg. In May of this year, the Winnipeg retail store relocated and the previous location was closed in conjunction with the new store opening.
Cabela’s stores showcase thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service.
Also today, Cabela’s announced plans to open a Garner, N.C. and Sun Prairie, Wis., location.
Currently, Cabela’s operates 48 stores across North America, including four in Canada – Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan; Edmonton, Alberta; and Winnipeg. The company has announced plans to open an additional 19 locations over the next two years, including a second Edmonton location in spring 2014 and a Barrie, Ontario, location in fall 2014.
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