Our store is open as we continue to serve our in-store customers in compliance with Provincial and Federal regulations and recommendations.

If you are a local customer and prefer to place your order online for pick-up we will call you after we complete your order to make arrangements.

We continue with our free shipping promotion for orders over $149 before tax to Canadian addresses (this does not apply to firearms, ammunition and other large items. We reserve the right to contact you if your order does not qualify even if at check-out shipping charges were not assessed).

If you have any questions prior to placing an order please call us at 250-877-7744 between 9:30 AM and 5 PM Pacific Time.

About Us




Outdoor Essentials was started in April 2000 by myself, Sieghard Weitzel. My objective is to provide the best selection of outdoor gear and clothing as well as hunting and shooting supplies in our region. We are customer service oriented and will go to great length to take care of whatever it is you require. We also offer competitive pricing and even though Outdoor Essentials is a relative small store with about 4000 Sqf. of retail space, we can ship worldwide.

I immigrated to Canada in 1989 from Germany and despite the fact that I lost my eye-sight in an accident at the age of 16, I am passionate about outdoor sports and enjoy hiking/backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and crosscountry /downhill skiing. I moved to Smithers in 1996 because I believe it is one of the most beautiful places in all of British Columbia with friendly people, and beautifully situated in the heart of the Bulkley Valley and surrounded by an incredible outdoor playground.