Whatever you like to do out in nature, from walking in the forest to beachcombing to ocean sports, the stores of downtown Victoria can help you with your next outdoor adventure. Getting out into the beauty of natural spaces is important, both for our own health and wellness and to help us appreciate the Earth.

Stores to Help you on Your Adventures!


Getting outside into nature is not only a great way to stay healthy and active, but it also reminds us how important the environment and our planet are! When we are out in the sunshine, or at the beach, or in the park, the beauty and majesty of the natural world are fully apparent.


Robinson’s Outdoor Store


Robinson’s Outdoor Store has been a locally-owned business for more than 80 years, starting in 1929 as a bicycle shop/repair. Now they have a wide selection of products to help you stay active and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. From hiking to climbing to fly fishing, they have got you covered.




Arc’teryx offers a wide selection of clothing, gear, and accessories for any outdoor adventure. Whether you want to go walking, hiking, skiing, or rock climbing, they have what you need. Everything is “built for what’s to come”, so what are you waiting for?

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Mountain Equipment Co-op


Mountain Equipment Co-op has everything you need for your hike, from clothes to boots to backpacks. They also sell equipment for just about any outdoor sport, including skiing, waterboarding, climbing, and more! Whether you’re planning a camping trip or a more urban outing, this is the place to go for supplies.

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Patagonia has stores in Calgary, Banff, and Victoria, and specializes in outdoor apparel, accessories, and packs for all outdoor adventures. From swimwear to kids’ products to bags and accessories, you will find what you’re looking for, whatever activities bring you out to enjoy nature. They are also a member of 1% For The Planet, pledging a minimum of 1% of annual gross sales to help find solutions to the environmental crisis.


Valhalla Pure Outfitters


Since 1991, Valhalla Pure Outfitters has been serving lovers of the outdoors. Whether you are looking to hike, paddle, sail, climb, ski, or travel, this locally-owned shop is the place for you. With a large selection of apparel and gear from the best outdoor brands, they have what you need for your next adventure.


Ocean River Sports & Adventures


Ocean River Sports & Adventures began in 1981 and has been serving the Victoria community ever since. It is a fantastic kayak and adventure company, specialising in kayaking rentals, courses, and tours. They offer an outstanding kayaking school, as well as half, full, and multi-day tours around the Inner Harbour, the Upper Harbour and Gorge Waterway, Oak Bay, and Saturna Island.


Victoria Kayak


Victoria Kayak is a locally-owned and operated company offering kayak tours and rentals. Come down and explore the Inner Harbour from a new ocean perspective. They open for the 2021 season on May 1st and pre-booking is available, so what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on your next adventure!


Adventure Clothing


Adventure Clothing has been outfitting travellers for over 20 years. Though we can’t have big travelling adventures right now, they have a fabulous selection of items that will help you with your small excursions and local adventures. They have everything from clothing to bags to hats and beyond, from such brands as Eagle Creek, Tilley, River Walk, and more!


Capitol Iron


Capitol Iron began in 1934 as a scrap business and the company dismantled nearly 100 ships by 1971. Since then, it has grown into a hardware store, which also sells clothing, camping equipment, barbeques, and gardening essentials. Come down and see how they can help you enjoy your exploration of natural spaces!

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Enjoy your coming adventures and remember to tag downtown businesses when you visit! It’s a fantastic and super-easy way to show your support and share how wonderful they are!

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