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5 Reasons You Need Check Out Sports Garage, Canmore’s Local Sports & Lifestyle Shop

In case you missed it, a new business joined the scene in Canmore over a year ago.


Sports Garage is a sports and lifestyle store focused on making gear selection and recreation approachable and accessible for everyone. The store is owned and operated by long-time locals, Peter Philp, Simon Philp, and Louis Panning-Osendarp, who are focused on building relationships and community so that people of all experience levels and backgrounds feel comfortable and supported in the shop, on the ice and out in the mountains.

Sports Garage has a wide range of offerings, including sporting gear & apparel consignment, retail, rental, and services. The top five reasons for checking them out this season include:

Buy Quality Used Gear

Their vast consignment offerings will help you get geared up without breaking the bank. We all know how expensive gear can be, especially if you’re getting into a new sport or hobby for the first time. This way, you can save money and be assured that all of the consignment items have been carefully vetted to ensure they are gently used and of the highest quality. From tents and backpacks to hockey equipment, bikes to skis and snowboards, and a wide range of other things like snowshoes, hiking boots, and outerwear, Sports Garage carries consignment gear for a wide variety of sports. If you want to do a bit of browsing before heading down in person, you can get an idea of their stock on their online consignment shop

Sell Your Own Gear

We all know that mountain folks tend to have garages, closets, and trunks filled with gear. While some of it gets a whole lot of use, you might have a few (dozen) things that you’re ready to part with. Instead of dealing with selling it yourself, you can consign it through Sports Garage. The process is simple, and you’ll be compensated for your items as soon as they sell. It’s the perfect way to declutter, repurpose and make a bit of cash in the process. Sports Garage loves to accept high-quality sporting gear, and you can learn more about what they accept and even do a quick survey to find out if your items are a fit on their website

Shop Retail and the Local’s Corner

Sports Garage’s retail selection includes a “Local’s Corner” dedicated to sporting accessories, apparel, and other goods from local makers. You’ll find everything from awesome apparel to accessories. They’re making supporting locals as simple as can be. Outside of the Local’s Corner, you’ll find other new items like bear spray, trail snacks, hockey skates and sticks, ski poles, helmets, goggles, gloves, and a whole lot more. Of course, you’re going to want to check out the Sports Garage merch, too. If you’re not in the Bow Valley or you’re not feeling like leaving the house, you can browse and shop some of their retail selection online

Rent or Buy an E-Bike

E-bikes are the way of the future. Not only are they a fun and efficient mode of transportation, they also save on gas prices and parking stress and are a great equalizer for folks of all ages and stages. Even better, they’re far more kind to mother earth than some other modes of transportation. Sports Garage has a whole fleet of rental e-bikes that you can rent for the hour, a half, full, or multi-day booking. They also carry a large selection of e-bike models for sale from two Western Canada manufacturers. Whether you’re looking for the perfect e-bike to buy and ride as soon as the snow melts or planning a fun activity for your summer visit to the Bow Valley, you can book or buy now so you’re all set up for the sunny season. There are other rental options, too, including ice skates, ice cleats, and hiking poles. So you can get set up for your outdoor adventure without buying new gear, no matter the season. 

Get a Tune-Up

Last but absolutely not least, Sports Garage services a wide range of equipment to ensure you’re in the best shape possible for your next adventure. From bike and ski tuning to skate sharpening and hockey stick repair, they do it all.

If you haven’t visited Sports Garage yet, now is certainly the time. You can find them at #125B 1 Industrial Place in the new iPlace development, beside the Crossway Thrift Store.

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