1217 Main Street
Outdoor Essentials has been in business at 1217 Main Street since it's opening day on April 14, 2000. We specialize in outdoor apparel and footwear, camping and hiking equipment as well as hunting. We carry a large selection of firearms, optics, ammunition, reloading supplies and hunting clothing and accessories. In our footwear department we specialize on German-made hiking boots from Meindl and Hanwag as well as Birkenstock and Chaco sandals. In the winter we carry a great selection of Muck boots for men, women and children. Our premium apparel and equipment brands are North Face, Mountain Hardwear, FjallRaven, Icebreaker, Deuter, Cascade Designs/MSR, Exped, Outdoor Research, Jetboil, Garmin/Inreach and much more. We also carry a great selection of knives from Buck, Columbia River, Schrade and more as well as Leatherman Tools and the full selection of hand-forged Swedish axes by Hults Bruk. In addition to our 4,000 sq. ft. store next to Shoppers Drug Mart o Main Street in Smithers we also have a full-featured eCommerce website where you can shop from the convenience of your home. We offer free store pick-ups and ship Canada-wide and, depending on product, can also ship to the US or internationally.
We place great importance on outstanding customer service and competitive prices. We also offer gun cleaning services, scope mountain gand bore-sighting and we are the Smithers booking centre for non-restricted and restricted firearms courses and "CORE" hunting courses taught by Frank McDonald. Last but not least we have been the proud host of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Smithers since 2000. This annual event is one of the ways we thank you, our customers, all profits from ticket sales are donated to various clubs or local groups such as the Smithers Ski Patrol, Northwest Animal Shelter Society etc.