Come visit a Qualicum Beach favourite!

michaelpointingCome visit Outsider, Vancouver Island’s favourite outdoors store. It’s one of Qualicum Beach’s most popular destinations for fun and unusual brands, practical, stylish gear for travel and outdoor adventures or just poking around to kill time! And we don’t just sell great gear, we spend hundreds of hours every year testing gear or leading activities on mountains, roads, trails, and in or on the water.

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We rent snowshoes in Winter and, in Summer, sit-on-top kayaks and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddleboards) on the sheltered waters off Qualicum Beach.


Outsider offers guided hikes for individuals and small groups, planned with you to provide an unforgettable Vancouver Island outdoor experience that suits your experience and abilities.

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We also offer Nordic Walking classes, including the free use of demo poles. This popular activity is great for rebuilding your body’s core stability, improving balance, developing a healthy heart and lungs or simply enjoying the trails while gently boosting your fitness.


We are open 7 days a week. Our retail hours are;

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon to Fri, 10 to 4:00 Saturday, 11 to 3 on Sunday

Beachfront Summer paddleboard and kayak rental location

11:30 am to 7 pm approximately, dependent on weather. Call retail store for up to date information