Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Store Hours

MonFri: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sun: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following exceptions:

Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boxing Day: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Store Address

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

Phone: 250-390-7800


Mon. to Sat.: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Store Details


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. 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 to inquire about this amazing offer.

  1. Clippers Game Ticket Giveaway


Event Details

Are you a huge Clippers fan? Do you want to attend the game in Cabela’s Box seats? Cabela’s wants to send you and 5 of your friends to Cabela’s Corner to watch the game in style. Simply email and explain why your family or group should receive these free tickets.

  1. Ladies’ Day Out

    Saturday, September 30 (11 a.m. to 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 Ladies’ Day Out provides women with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of outdoor activities while meeting and sharing experiences with other outdoor enthusiasts.

Pre-registration for our September 30th Ladies Day Out event is now open. To register visit or email and provide first and last names of all ladies registering. Pre-registration is encouraged as our previous Ladies’ Day Out events filled up very quickly.

  1. Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out: Women With Bows

    Saturday, Sept. 30 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Arrow nocked, bow drawn, target chosen, and the whole world stands still as you breathe out and let it fly. Whether it’s for fun or food, archery isn't just for the guys. Ladies, visit our indoor archery range where you will learn, one on one, from our elite archery Outfitters how to choose the correct size and length of bow, as well as proper form and shooting technique all leading to the execution of that perfect shot.

  1. Cabela’s Ladies’ VIP Lounge

    Saturday, Sept. 30 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Event Details

Welcome to Cabela's Ladies' Day Out. Join our Outfitter hostesses for a networking opportunity and connect with other like-minded women. There will be mocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and of course, fudge. Share sources of information, meet a new hunting or fishing buddy and bask in the awesomeness of what it means to be an outdoorswoman.

  1. Tour De Rock – Cops for Cancer - Meet & Greet

    Sunday, October 1 (3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.)

Event Details

Come meet the star riders of Tour De Rock - Cops for Cancer. Tour de Rock will be on their ride around the Island to raise money for cancer research, including a stop at Cabela's. Come on down and let them know how much you appreciate all they do for our community.

  1. Ranger Finders, Game Cameras, and Optics

    Saturday, Oct. 7

Event Details

Technology used while hunting is quickly advancing. Keep up with the different equipment that can assist you on your next hunt. We’ll teach you what each of these items does and how to utilize this technology when you are out in the field.

  1. Keep Your Edge

    Saturday, Oct. 7

Event Details

Sharpening your kitchen or hunting knives is made simple with the right products and techniques. Come down to Cabela’s and let our Outfitters show you the products and techniques you need to use to get the sharpest edge you’ve ever had.

  1. Eliminate Your Scent with Ozone

    Saturday, Oct. 7

Event Details

What’s that smell? Not you. See what you don’t even know you’ve been missing by using ozone generators. Scent elimination plays a large role in all big game hunts and using an ozone generator allows us to consolidate our scent elimination products. Our Outfitter will go through the proper use of ozone generators on and off the field to help make your hunt more successful.

  1. Kids’ Thanksgiving Crafts

    Sunday, Oct. 8

Event Details

Parents, bring your little turkey’s to Cabela's for a creative afternoon of Thanksgiving and autumn crafts, coloring, and fun. This station is free and all materials are provided.

  1. Taste of Cabela's: Thanksgiving Finishing Touches

    Sunday, Oct. 8

Event Details

Cabela's is your one-stop shop for all snacks needed for holiday entertaining. Sample our delicious dips, fantastic fudge, nourishing nuts and perfect pretzels (while supplies last) to add the finishing touches to your Thanksgiving feast.

  1. Tis the Season for Seasonings

    Sunday, Oct. 8

Event Details

With Holiday season right around the corner, make sure you stop by Cabela’s to try our large variety of spices and seasonings so your holiday dishes are packed with flavor. Our Outfitters will help you pick out the best mouthwatering seasonings to guarantee you have the best menu on the block.

  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!

  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

  1. Free Fudge Samples and Features


Event Details

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

25% Off fudge every weekend.

  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 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:


  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 $225. 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.