Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is planning to bring the extraordinary Cabela’s retail experience to Kanata West. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and Cabela’s plans to open the store in the spring of 2016. The massive 70,000-square-foot store will be located near the intersection of Palladium Drive and Highway 417, anchoring the new Kanata West Centre, which is being developed by Taggart Realty Management.
The store will be Cabela’s second location in Ontario, hiring approximately 175 full-time and part-time employees, most of whom will come from Ottawa and the surrounding area.
“Cabela’s has experienced great success in Canada, and we’re absolutely thrilled to continue our Canadian expansion with an Ottawa location,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “What better way to show Cabela’s commitment to serving our loyal Canadian customers than bringing a store to the nation’s capital.”
The store will be built in Cabela’s new-format Canadian layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with a large mountain replica and museum-quality wildlife displays. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store will include an indoor archery range and archery tech room, Gun Library, Bargain Cave and fudge shop. 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. Additionally, the store’s staff will host educational seminars and demonstrations throughout the year, offering tips and insight on outdoor products and activities.