Check out this video to figure out what winter gear you need and where to find it in Alberta. Outdoor enthusiast and producer, Malcolm Sangster ( shows Scott Bakken how to layer up and gear up for downhill skiing at Mount Norquay in Banff. A quick stop at Banff Soul Ski & Bike ( gets the pair set for some front side rippin’ and top-of-mountain sightseeing. Whether you want to rent gear or purchase your own, you’ll find everything you need in Alberta. Every ski resort has its own on-slope rentals and sales and there are many other spots to get what you need. Here’s a list of more great places to get the gear you need to enjoy any winter activity.
MEC( At MEC stores in Calgary and Edmonton, you’ll find clothing and equipment for all your favourite winter activities.
Sporting Life ( – This upscale outdoor equipment and fashion retailer has two locations in Calgary.
University of Calgary Outdoor Centre ( – You can rent outdoor clothing, camping gear and equipment for a wide variety of activities at this U of C facility.
Valhalla Pure Outfitters ( -At the Medicine Hat, Red Deer or Canmore stores, you can purchase clothing and equipment for a wide variety of outdoor adventures.
Campers Village ( ( – This outdoor equipment and clothing retailer has been around for more than 50 years and has two locations in Edmonton and one in Calgary.
Nomad Mobile Gear Rental ( – This Calgary outfitter has a variety of outdoor equipment and they drop off rentals at the location of your choice in the city.
River Valley Adventure Co. ( – You can rent fat bikes and snow shoes to explore the Edmonton River Valley from this outfitter.
Kananaskis Outfitters ( ( – This shop in Kananaskis Village rents a wide variety of equipment for outdoor adventures.
For winter gear in Banff, you can also try Snowtips- Bactrax ( ( Banff Adventures ( ( Chateau Mountain Sports ( or Ultimate Sports Banff (
In Canmore, Gear Up Mountain Sport and Rentals ( ( Sports Experts Canmore ( ( Trail Sports at Canmore Nordic Centre ( and Rebound Cycle ( have the gear you need.
In Jasper, head to Jasper Source for Sports ( Totem Ski Shop ( Edge Control Ski Shop ( )( Outdoors ( and the Winter Rental Shop at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (
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