Bringing purposeful design in technical outdoor apparel to Vancouver Island.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Arc’teryx Equipment, the global design company specializing in technical high-perfomance apparel, opens its first retail location in Victoria, B.C. This outdoor focused store, located in Victoria’s premier downtown shopping district, is the largest store in Canada and will offer the full suite of Arc’teryx products including climbing, hiking, trail running, and lifestyle options.
“Arc’teryx looks forward to serving the many passionate outdoor enthusiasts on beautiful Vancouver Island. The coastal mountains, along with their unique climate conditions, are a huge source of inspiration for our brand. This store offers not only an interactive retail experience to touch, feel and learn about the products, but a gathering place to host meetups, clinics and events for the community,” says Megan Cheesbrough, VP of Retail, Arc’teryx.
Located on historic Government Street in the heart of the downtown shopping district, the store will be central for the estimated four million tourists annually. On the second floor, a digital map of the West Coast Trail allows customers to visualize their hiking trip while having access to expert product guides to help make the appropriate gear selections.
"The new retail store is a thoughtfully designed, bright and modern space to inspire and connect customers to the many incredible parks, trails, and rugged coastlines around Victoria,” says Stephanie Jamieson, Global Retail Marketing Manager, Arc’teryx. "We are proud to provide a retail experience that truly reflects our passion for the outdoors.”
The grand opening celebrations start Saturday, January 11th with several special events. The first 50 customers through the doors at 10:00 a.m. will receive Arc’teryx gift bags. Throughout opening day refreshments will be served in store, Arc’teryx will host a GORE-TEX demonstration station, live music, a nutrition lab for wellness advice and tips, and a community scavenger hunt. Additional launch events also include a Photography Clinic on January 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and a Winter Run Clinic on January 23rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Connect with Arc’eryx Victoria on social media @arcteryxvictoria.
- 3,850 sq ft footprint
- 10th Canadian brand store
- Address: 1350 Government St., Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8
Arc’teryx is a global design company based in North Vancouver, Canada, specializing in technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment. Our products are distributed through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including over 50 branded stores. Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight.