Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Store Hours

MonFri: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Victoria Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Canada Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Civic Holiday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Labour Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Remembrance Day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday: TBA
Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Boxing Day: TBA
New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed: New Year’s Day, Christmas Day

Store Address

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

Phone: 250-390-7800

Store Details

Description

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

There is currently no promotion available for this store.

Store Events

  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. Fall Hunting Classic

    August 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26

Event Details

Fall is right around the corner. Join us at Cabela’s for seminars, activities for the kids, and to get prepared for the upcoming hunting season.

  1. Calling & Decoying

    Saturday, August 18 (11 a.m.)

Event Details

Using the right calls and decoys on your hunt can be the difference between a good hunting season, and a great hunting season. Our Outfitters provide sage advice in selecting the calls, demonstrate effective calling techniques, and discuss how to properly use decoys to take your hunt to the next level this fall.

  1. Archery Insights: Improving Your Aim

    Saturday, August 18 (2:30 p.m.)

Event Details

Arrow nocked, bow drawn, target chosen, take a deep breath and let it fly. Wondering how you can hit the bullseye constantly? Come to Cabela’s and join our archery Outfitter as they share their tips and tricks, so your shot always lands on the target.

  1. Women’s Hunting Workshop

    Saturday, August 18 (3 p.m.)

Event Details

Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, camping or other outdoor adventures, Cabela’s encourages women to embrace their passion for the outdoors. Cabela’s Women’s Hunting Workshop provides women with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of outdoor activities while meeting and sharing experiences with other outdoor enthusiasts.

  1. Stealth and Scent Control

    Saturday, August 18 (3:30 p.m.)

Event Details

Hunters know that covering their natural scent is just as important as the camouflage clothing they wear. Get closer to your target by learning which products work best and the different scents you’ll need for seasonal conditions. Our Outfitters help you pick the best scent products for you and the area you’ll be hunting.

  1. The Right Rifle for the Hunt

    Sunday, August 19 (11 a.m.)

Event Details

Make sure you have the right gun and enough power to take down your large game. We can help you choose the right deer and elk rifle with our knowledgeable hunting and gun counter outfitters.

  1. Basic Hunting Safety

    Sunday, August 19 (2:30 p.m.)

Event Details

What’s more important then having the best gear when you’re heading out for the hunting season? Being safe. Join us at Cabela’s as our Outfitters go through the best ways to stay safe while out in the field.

  1. Free Hot Dog BBQ

    Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m to 2 p.m.)

Event Details

What’s better than a hot dog BBQ? How about a FREE Hot Dog BBQ! Kick off the Labour Day weekend right with a visit to Cabela’s. Gear up for fall with new inventory, enjoy long weekend savings and specials, and help yourself to a free hot dog straight from the grill.

  1. Face Painting

    Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

It’s fun, it’s free, it’s face painting at Cabela’s! Come try on some cat whiskers or a camouflage worthy of the fiercest big game. Enjoy fun for the whole family while shopping for the latest outdoor gear with exclusive Labour Day savings and a variety of long-weekend events.

  1. Free Photo Download

    Saturday, September 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. )

Event Details

Nothing captures the long weekend spirit like a family photo or picture with your best buds. Come capture some magic (or comedic gold) with loved ones in our photo booth as you shop for the latest in outdoor products and gear. Free photo download available.

  1. Inflatable Archery Challenge

    Saturday, September 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. )

Event Details

Think you have what it takes to hit a bullseye? Come down to Cabela’s for our inflatable archery challenge. Fun for kids or the whole family, enjoy this free activity while setting your sights on the latest hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear, including long weekend savings and specials.

  1. Pick a Duck Pond

    Saturday, September 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. )

Event Details

Step up and test your luck at Cabela’s very own “Pick a Duck” pond. Bring the family, pick a duck and you could win a prize! Be sure to check out our Labour Day weekend deals on hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor apparel and more while in store.

  1. Bait Toss Challenge

    Saturday, September 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Event Details

Think you have a throwing arm worthy of the bait toss challenge? Step up and test your accuracy on our fun and interactive Cabela’s-style bean-bag game. Compete against friends and family members and win prizes while you shop our in-store Labour Day specials.

  1. Crafts for the Kids

    Saturday, September 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Event Details

Let’s face it, kids are the creative ones. Bring the family out for a long weekend of events, activities and in-store savings. Our kids craft booth will be set up for the young ones to get creative, collaborate and bring something home to hang on the fridge.

  1. Smokers: Tips Techniques, and Types

    Saturday, September 1 (1:30 p.m.)

Event Details

Thinking about investing in a premium smoker for the backyard or the cottage? Join our cooking experts for tips, techniques and info about the latest products and accessories. Find a smoker that’s right for you, and take your BBQ game to the next level!

  1. Tips for the Backyard Chef: Best Grills and Accessories for Backyard

    Saturday, September 1 (3:00 p.m.)

Event Details

Nothing says summer like the smell of food cooking on the grill. Impress the guests at your next dinner party or barbecue with the latest and greatest in backyard cooking products and accessories. Whether you’re a charcoal champ or a pellet pro, our cooking experts are here to help.

  1. Free Photo Download

    Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

Nothing captures the long weekend spirit like a family photo or picture with your best buds. Come capture some magic (or comedic gold) with loved ones in our photo booth as you shop for the latest in outdoor products and gear. Free photo download available.

  1. Inflatable Archery Challenge

    Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

Think you have what it takes to hit a bullseye? Come down to Cabela’s for our inflatable archery challenge. Fun for kids or the whole family, enjoy this free activity while setting your sights on the latest hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear, including long weekend savings and specials.

  1. Pick a Duck Pond

    Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

Step up and test your luck at Cabela’s very own “Pick a Duck” pond. Bring the family, pick a duck and you could win a prize! Be sure to check out our Labour Day weekend deals on hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor apparel and more while in store.

  1. Bait Toss Challenge

    Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

Think you have a throwing arm worthy of the bait toss challenge? Step up and test your accuracy on our fun and interactive Cabela’s-style bean-bag game. Compete against friends and family members and win prizes while you shop our in-store Labour Day specials.

  1. Crafts for the Kids

    Sunday, September 2 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Event Details

Let’s face it, kids are the creative ones. Bring the family out for a long weekend of events, activities and in-store savings. Our kids craft booth will be set up for the young ones to get creative, collaborate and bring something home to hang on the fridge.

  1. Going Dutch: Dutch Oven Cooking Made Easy

    Sunday, September 2 (1:30 p.m.)

Event Details

Whether braising short ribs or making a big pot of baked beans, Dutch ovens are the perfect pot for slow-cooked yumminess. Thinking about picking one up for the campsite or the kitchen? Be sure to stop by, speak to our cooking experts and learn everything there is to know about this heavy-duty cooking pot.

  1. Fryer Functionality: Deep Fryer FAQ

    Sunday, September 2 (3:00 p.m.)

Event Details

Chicken and waffles, home-made tots, calamari—with a deep fryer, the delicious possibilities are endless. Come speak to our kitchen experts about the different fryers we carry. We’ll be looking at different seasonings, recipes, pro techniques and more. Add the right fryer to your Cabela’s cooking arsenal!

  1. Conference room donation

    Daily (Store Hours)

Event Details

Are you a not for profit or charity group who requires event space for your meetings? Cabela’s is now offering our conference room free of charge to groups like yours. Email michelle.polsom@cabelas.ca to inquire about this amazing offer.

  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. 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?

Event Details

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! http://cabelas.jobs/

  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 Erin-Melissa.Shaver@Cabelas.ca

  1. Free Fudge Samples and Features

    Daily

Event Details

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

  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 brian.grouhel@cabelas.ca to book an appointment.

  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:

CORE HUNTING COURSE 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 $249 (+tax). To view dates or register, please click on the following link:

Silvercore Firearms Registration 

  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.