Montreal like most large cities has a full complement of outdoor retailers, most of which are small boutiques, usually run by outdoor enthusiasts. What these shops may lack in breadth of offering (which sometimes is very little), they make up in personalized, service. Most importantly their staff know what their talking about, which in this industry is critical. Ill fitting hiking boots, a poorly designed tent, the wrong choice of carabiner can cause you serious discomfort, or worse could lead to serious injury. Trust becomes essential, and these small shops know that and build their businesses and reputations around that fact. Since the staff of these shops practice what they preach, their is another key benefit in patronizing their stores, they know where the best crags are, that sweet hidden stretch of single track, as well as that play hole that nobody else has found yet, but they'll only tell their good friends ;-) .

 

Don't get us wrong, we aren't knocking the big guys (or online shopping for that matter, we confess, we do it too), it's just that we want to point out that there's more to the picture
than a warehouse of climbing shoes or a 5% discount. Sometimes you'll find us at Atmosphere, sometimes at MEC and sometimes at Base Camp, it depends on what we're looking for and what are needs are.

Check out Montreal's cool community bike system Bixi. Pick up a bike at one of the stations and drop it off at another. Great idea! If your interested in how it works have a look at the Bixi System Website.

Retailers

  • ABC Cycles - 5584 Ave. Du Parc, Outremont, Montreal
  • Altitude Sports Plain Air - Outdoor Gear Retailer, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  • Andre Jac Sport - Outdoor Gear Retailer, 5520, boul des Laurentides, Laval
  • Andre Lalonde Sport - Outdoor Retailer, Multiple Locations, Montreal & Laval
  • Atmosphere - Outdoor Gear, Multiple Locations, Montreal
  • Le Baron - Outdoor Gear Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  • Bicycle Eddy - 6431 Monk, NDG
  • Bicyclettes Tranquille - 9611 Lasalle Blvd, LaSalle, Montreal
  • Boutique Couririer - Endurance Sports, Outremont, Pointe-Claire, Westmount, Montreal
  • Boutique Lafuma - 2180 Crescent Street, Downtown, Montreal
  • Caroule - Retail, Bike & Inline Skate Rentals, 27 De la Commune Street E., Old Montreal
  • La Cordee - Outdoor Gear Retailer, Bicycles, Camping, Canoe, Kayak and Climbing Equipment Rental, 2159 St. Catherine St. E., Montreal, 2777 St. Martin Blvd. W., Laval
  • Cycle Pop - 1000 Rachel East, Montreal
  • Detour Nature - Kayak and Canoe Rentals (Groups), Paddling School, Guided Trips, Transportation, 154 rue Villeray Montréal
  • Doug Anakin Sports - Cross Country & Backcountry Ski Rentals - 454A Beaconsfield Blvd., 514-695-0785, Beaconsfield
  • Foot Locker - Athletic Footwear, Multiple Locations, Montreal
  • Fraser Sports - Traditional Sports, 39-a Donnegani, Pointe-Claire, West Island, Montreal
  • Inukshuk - Montreal Outdoor Retailer, Rents Kayaks, Snowshoes, Camping Equipment, Montreal
  • Joe Sports - Traditional Sports, Downtown, West Island, Montreal
  • Kanuk - 485 Rachel, E., Montreal
  • Maison de Sport - Traditional Sports, Downtown & West Island, Montreal
  • Maison des Cyclistes 1251 Rachel E., Montreal
  • Marseille Bicycle & Sports - 6915, Marseille St., Montreal
  • Martin-Swiss - 313 Victoria, Westmount, Montreal
  • McWhinnies Cycle - 6010 Sherbrooke West, NDG, Montreal
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op - 8989, l'Acadie, Marché Central, Montreal
  • Nordic Norway - Outdoor Gear Retailer, Kayak Rentals, 127 Ste-Anne St., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal
  • Oberson - Snowboards - Brossard and Montreal
  • La Porte a Bicyclette - 4308 Hotel-de-Ville, Montreal
  • Pro Sports - Traditional Sports, Downtown, West Island, Montreal
  • Quilicot Bicycles - 1749 St-Denis, Downtown, Montreal
  • Robert Cycle & Sports - 9031 Airlie street, LaSalle
  • Rousseau Sports - Traditional Sports, Multiple Locations, Montreal, Laval, South Shore
  • Sport G.S. - Sport G.S. - 1135 boul. Arthur Sauvé Blvd., Laval
  • Sports Experts - Outdoor Retailer, Several Locations, Montreal
  • St-Laurent Cycles - 1344 Du Collège, St. Laurent, Montreal
  • Vélo 2000- Longquile, St-Hubert, Monteregie
  • Velo Adventure - Retail, Bike Rentals, Conveyor Pier, Old Port, Montreal
  • Velo Montreal - Retail, Bike Rentals
  • Velo Trizone - 112, Boul. Curé Labelle, Laval
  • Yeti Sports - Outdoor Retailer, Rents Camping, Snowshoeing, and Backcountry Skiing Gear, 5190, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal (Also Trois Riviere and Shawnigan)

    If you're looking for a particular manufacturer consult our Gear Manufacturers Page

Retailers in the Surrounding Regions


Check out Montreal's cool community bike system Bixi. Pick up a bike at one of the stations and drop it off at another. Great idea! If your interested in how it works have a look at the Bixi System Website.

Outdoor Gear and Bike Rentals

  • Caroule - Retail, Bike & Inline Skate Rentals, 27 De la Commune Street E., Old Montreal
  • La Cordee - Outdoor Gear Retailer, Bicycles, Camping, Canoe, Kayak and Climbing Equipment Rental, 2159 St. Catherine St. E., Montreal, 2777 St. Martin Blvd. W., Laval
  • Detour Nature - Kayak and Canoe Rentals (Groups), Paddling School, Guided Trips, Transportation, 154 rue Villeray Montréal
  • Doug Anakin Sports - Cross Country & Backcountry Ski Rentals - 454A Beaconsfield Blvd., 514-695-0785, Beaconsfield
  • Inukshuk - Montreal Outdoor Retailer, Rents Kayaks, Snowshoes, Camping Equipment, Montreal
  • Nordic Norway - Outdoor Gear Retailer, Kayak Rentals, 127 Ste-Anne St., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal
  • Ruban Blue - Kayak Rentals, (514) 938-4448, Lachine Canal (Atwater Market), Montreal
  • Yeti Sports - Outdoor Retailer, Rents Camping, Snowshoeing, and Backcountry Skiing Gear, 5190, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal (Also Trois Riviere and Shawnigan)
  • Velo Montreal - Bike, Inline Skates, Tours, 55 rue de la Commune W., 3880 Rachel E., Montreal

    Outdoor Gear and Bike Rentals in the Surrounding Regions

  • La Cordee - Rents almost all outdoor equipment, Laval
  • Les Excursions Riviere du Nord - Canoe, bicycle, mini-raft rentals, Riviere du Nord, P'tit Train du Nord, Ste-Adele
  • Pause Plein Air - Canoe, Kayak, Bicycle Rentals, P'tit Train du Nord & Riviere du Nord, Val David
  • Phenix Sport - Canoe, Bicycle Rentals, P'tit Train du Nord & Riviere du Nord, Val David, Laurantians

 

Outdoor and Nature Centres

Montreal

Morgan Arboretum - Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing At the west end of the Island just north of Ste Anne de Bellevue off of Hwy 40. A great place for a hike or walk, particularly in the Autumn given the wealth of different and unusual trees on the grounds. In the winter you can cross country ski through the forest. Ste Anne-de-Belleveau

Botanical Garden of Montreal - Cross Country Skiing Too often take for granted by Montrealers and now overshadowed by it's neighbor the Olympic Stadium, don't miss visitng the site. The grounds of the botanical gardens are extensive and incredibly beautiful.4101 Sherbrooke E., Montreal

Eastern Townships, Lanaudiere, Laurentians, Monteregie


 

Clubs and Associations


 

Provincial and National Associations


 

Guides, Outfitters , Schools and Instructors in the Surrounding Regions

 

 

Resources

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