Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Climbing, a mountain, Canada.
Interest: climbing and spraying
New Outdoor Store in Chilliwack
Mt Waddingtons Outdoors has been open for about a week in Chilliwack in the old BC Connections/Peggy's Donair building just north of Garrison Crossing at Keith Wilson and Vedder Road.
You might think it's odd that it's called Mt Waddington's Outdoors and has a big picture and logo of Mt Slesse on it but it turns out the proprietor's name is Sam Waddington so...
This isn't the second coming of Vedder Mountain Feild Supply. That place was full of overpriced crap of the quality you might otherwise find in Canadian Tire. This store is different. They are a more boutique version of a VPO or Escape Route it looks like to me.
Being my first time in the new store I walked around to check it out. Scrambles Guide, Alpine Select etc., check. Clothes from Smartwool, Kuhl, Westcomb, Sherpa, Chlorophylle, Mtn Hardwear etc.. Boots from Keen, La Sportiva, Patagonia etc. Rock shoes - Evolv or La Sportiva. Bouldering mats. Packs from Osprey. Full climbing rack selection (Metolius, BD) Camping stoves, camping gas, cartridges, plates etc, water bottles, headlamps, all that. Even a nook with a fireplace and a couple couches next to the book shelf!
All in all this looks like a really good addition to the range of outdoor stores in the Valley and a very convenient location just north of the Chilliwack River turnoff.
Also they had Best of the Banff tix for Mission in a month.