Outsider is an independently owned sports store that has offered clothing, footwear and accessories for travel, sport and outdoor recreation since 1998. We rent kayaks, skimboards and stand up paddleboards through the summer months and guided hikes throughout the year. We have recently opened a consignment section to help our customers turn gear into dollars, while providing quality, lightly used outdoors gear at great prices. We’re committed to outdoor safety and run Wilderness Skills Classes geared to day hikers and anyone taking part in lightweight activities on the trails.
Our retail store is in the heart of Qualicum Beach and our seasonal rental location is right on the beach at Sand Pebbles Inn, just up Island from Tourist Information. Call our retail store on 2nd. Ave for hours or to make a reservation. 250 752 6610
We spend hours on the trails, ocean and roads and choose what we stock carefully to provide ease of use, comfort and value. We always sell at recommended retail or below, but stay clear of “no-name” suppliers who sell down to a price without accountability for manufacturing standards or working practices.
We often sell equivalent products cheaper than big box stores, but please don’t expect us to make a buck selling eye candy that will let you down when you need it to work. We are absolutely committed to selling good value gear that will help you get the most from your chosen activity.
We want you to enjoy your outdoors activities in comfort and safety, and we care about our reputation so everything we stock is something we would use ourselves or would recommend to a friend. And let’s face it, you can get just as wet walking the kids to school or taking your dog on the local woodchip trails as you can getting caught in a shower on your way up a mountain, so our gear is well made for West Coast weather. Whether you’re a leisure user or a hard core outdoorsman we will have a choice of products to provide great performance at the right price. We hope to see you soon!