My goal is to make this an awesome and exhaustive list of the rad outdoor shops in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island. If you notice any that are missing, comment or email and I’ll add them to the list right away! And away we go….
Valhalla Pure Outfitters
Everything you need for heading into the outdoors, they’ve got gear for hiking, running, AT and cross country skiing, climbing, kayaking and snowshoeing. I have to put in a bit of a disclaimer here; I worked there for a while and loved it.
ONO Work and Safety
Not your typical outdoors shop but they do have lots of outdoor gear, first aid, and trades gear.
“Since 1996 the Romper Room has been Vancouver Islands Premier Indoor Rock Climbing destination …For Fun …For Fitness …To Challenge Your Mind! We are dedicated to providing a safe and fun climbing experience for everyone!”
Looking for a clinic for running? Talk to the folks at Frontrunners.“At Frontrunners we pride ourselves in our clinics. Whether you are looking for a group to walk with, looking to start a run/walk program, or looking to improve your running performances we have a clinic to help. Our clinic leaders are trained in running and walking techniques, injury prevention, and basic nutrition and are there to answer any questions you may have.”
“The Running Room reputation has been built upon product innovation, quality and the knowledge of our sport.Through the input of our customers and the staff, our products have been tested and proven as products of choice. The Running Room’s unique private label products have been developed to provide customers with the best in style, functionality, fabric innovations and reasonable price.”
Arrowsmith Bikes Nanaimo
An excellent bike shop in Nanaimo. Arrowsmith firmly believes in a better life through cycling.
Another locally owned bike shop in Nanaimo. Definitely talk to these guys if you’re looking to get into cycling.
Directions to Bastion Cycle | (250) 758-2453
Pacific Rim Bicycles
“Whatever category of bike you are looking for, whether it’s a Mountainbike, Hybrid, Comfort, Beach Cruiser, City / Commuter bike, Touring, Road, BMX, Tandem, Recumbent, Kids, or even Off-road Unicyle’s, that’s right we can get you one. Stop by, I think you’ll find what you’re looking for. And if we don’t have it, we’ll do our best to get it for you.”
Rock City Cycles