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Escape Outdoors' Promise 

At EO, we embody values of hard work, goodness, and environmental concern, serving as Cape Breton's premier outdoor retailer. As an independent, family-owned small business, we strive to hold ourselves to high standards internally, and we extend the same approach to our interactions with you, our valued customers. 

As a bonus, you might encounter our beloved shop dogs, George and Gus, who occasionally grace our store with their presence. They embody the spirit of adventure and are always ready to offer a warm welcome.

At EO, we are not just an outdoor retailer. We are a family business that takes great joy in serving our community and helping you embrace the outdoors in the best possible way. Contact us at EO and let us know how we can help you realize your outdoor adventure goals!

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Quality Comes First

Escape Outdoors, where quality meets sustainability – Discover our environmentally focused brands. And that's important to us. At EO our brands speak for themselves.

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Customer Service Focused

Professional and friendly service is the gold standard. We aim to greet everyone with a smile and offer our help. We may not have answers to all your questions, but we promise to try and find them.

Oh, we also like it if you just stop by to say, hi. We consider our customers our friends, too!

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Award Winning

Some of our work that has been recognized:

2017 - Patagonia Conservation Grant Recipient for Bee Friendly Garden project

2017 - Rising Star Award - Chamber of Commerce

2016 - NS Heart & Stroke Walkability Award

2014 - Best Active & Healthy Living Award - Chamber of Commerce

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Just Play

Discover Adventure at EO: where we host events such as, Big Foot Snowshoe Meetups, Patagonia Film Screenings, or Try Archery Night, a travel talk from a community member. We really dig coming up with ideas to get people together to learn and fuel their outdoor passions.

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Consciously Sourced

EO's commitment to sustainability – discover our eco-friendly brands and practices. Increasingly, we’re seeing many of our brands making a step in the right direction toward a sustainable mandate, and most of our clothing brands stand out from the others, including Patagonia, Prana, and Toad & Co.

We promise to continue to monitor our own eco-footprint, as well as that of our brand partners.

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Socially Minded

We believe it is the responsibility of a business to support the community that supports it. Since day one of opening our doors, we have worked very hard to give back in many ways. We are proud to have spearheaded lots of initiatives and partnered with community groups on others.

Check out our blog for some of these stories.

Contact us at EO to start your outdoor adventure today!

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