The Cabela’s Ottawa Experience! I was able to take a sneak peek at the Cabela’s Ottawa location and I am so excited for opening day. Cabela’s story starts back to 1961 when Dick Cabela came up with a plan to sell fishing flies via mail order. In the beginning, Dick and his wife Mary ran the business at their kitchen table and eventually grew to what we know as Cabela’s today. The Ottawa location is getting ready to open on September 22nd with much fanfare and celebration.
Cabela’s is as much of an experience as it is a store! As soon as you enter the 70,000-square-foot store you are surrounded by an outdoor-like experience with a rugged look and feel, wildlife displays and a mountain replica. The murals you notice around the store are all hand painted. The store employs 230 full-time and part-time employees that are hired locally and are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable (shout out to Shannon and Bruce!!). Let’s not forget the thousands of quality outdoor products available. The store is conveniently set up in sections that make finding what you need easy.
Wildlife displays are strewn throughout the store. The centerpiece is the mountain scene that includes a huge moose that was donated by Jim Shockey. There are more than 100 museum-quality animal mounts.
Indoor Archery Range
Try before you buy. The indoor archery range allows you to try out that new bow before you buy it. I was able to chat with Bruce, one of the many helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable employees, and he is available for all of your archery questions. He is an expert with an obvious love of the sport and is quick to help you out. Cabela’s is known for their customer service and the employees exude this.
This one is self-explanatory. Enjoy saving all in one corner… ahem… or cave. A great spot to stop and check out some great deals.
Homemade Fudge and Salted Nuts
The fudge is made fresh daily and there are 300 fudge recipes! There is a weekly rotation of 35 of 300 flavours to choose from. The salted nuts were a hit with my husband and the choices are:
CABELA’S OTTAWA OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS
Opening September 22nd, 2016 at 3065 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, ON K2S 1B9
You will not want to miss the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 am. The ribbon will be cut by an arrow shot from a bow by Cabela’sAmbassador Taylor Wright. Not your average ribbon cutting ceremony! Opening day will also include crowd entertainment, including a DJ, giveaways and trivia games at 7 am.
Cabela’s Ottawa Opening Festivities Not to be Missed!
Taylor Wright, Cabela’s Ambassador and host of The Canadian Tradition – September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2pm
Leo Stakos, Cabela’s Ambassador and co-host of FishTV– September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2pm
Ron James, co-host of FishTV– September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2 pm
Jeff Chisholm, co-host of FishTV – September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2pm
Amanda Lymm Mayhew, Cabela’s Pro Staff – September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2 pm
Becky Gardhouse, Cabela’s Pro Staff – September 22 and 23, 10 am to 2 pm
First in line giveaways at Cabelas’s Ottawa Grand Opening Weekend
- First 250 customers in line at the Grand Opening on Thursday will receive gift cards ranging from $25 to $500
- First 50 customers through the doors on Friday will receive a Cabela’s multitool valued at $12.99
- First 50 customers through the doors on Saturday will receive a Cabela’s commemorative fishing lure valued at $7.99
- First 50 customers through the doors on Sunday will receive a Cabela’s commemorative duck call valued at $21.99
Customers 18 years and older who are residents of Ontario or Quebec can also enter to win the Grand Prize!! A 2017 Can-Am Outlander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 570 ATV package, valued at $11,600!
Can’t make it to the opening weekend? Here are the regular hours for the new Cabela’s location in Ottawa
Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday 9 am to 6 pm
Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty omni-channel retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports, and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Cabela’s offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service.