Be prepared for an experience when you visit Bass Pro Shops. Allow yourself several hours to browse through the store and even that may not be enough. We recently visited the Outdoor World located just North of Calgary and we were awestruck by what this major retailer has done. I recall remarking that I was surprised they didn't charge admission. Although we took lots of pictures we will only present a few, as you really need to visit this place to fully grasp the experience.
What do they specialize in? Simply everything outdoors, so a brief list of the gear they sell is: fishing, hunting, camping, boating, marine, hiking, backpacking, outdoor cooking (including bar b ques). Apparel, footwear, and even novelty gift items.
The store is chock full of artifacts, trophy fish & wildlife mounts, full size stuffed animals and even a plane hanging from the rafters.
The store is located at:
112-261055 Cross Iron Blvd (near the new Cross Iron Mills Mega Centre)
Rocky View, AB T4A 0G3
GPS Coord: 51.200377ºN, 113.996308ºW (WGS84/NAD83)
If you are travelling North from Calgary you will easily spot it on the right hand (East) side of the Deerfoot Trail (by that point I think it is just highway 2, it is the Balzac/ Kathyrn exit )
Regular Store Hours:
Mon-Sat 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm
Below is a small sample of the hugeness of the interior of this store
Here is the masthead over the door