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Our Story

Escape Outdoors (EO) is Cape Breton's premier outdoor retailer, dedicated to helping you embrace the wonders of the great outdoors. We believe life is simply better when you connect with nature and pursue your passions. Whatever your interests may be, whether it's running the trodden paths with your beloved four-legged friend, birdwatching for rare sightings, exploring new places, or simply seeking a closer connection to nature, we are here to support you every step of the way.

At Escape Outdoors, we go beyond just offering products; we foster a community of like-minded individuals through events, sponsorships, and partnerships. Our goal is to educate, inform, and bring people together, fueling the shared passion for outdoor activities. With our carefully curated product selection, we provide you with top-notch apparel and gear that ensure your comfort, safety, and style while you immerse yourself in the wilderness.

We take great pride in representing some of the most reputable brands in the outdoor industry. These companies not only lead the way in innovation and design, but they are also committed to eco-friendly practices—an aspect that resonates with us and, hopefully, with you too. Among the brands we proudly offer are Patagonia, YETI, Lolë, Columbia, PrAna, MSR, Petzl, Vasque, Herschel, Hotcore, Thermarest, DUER, Naturmania, Opinel, O'Neill, NUUN, Aquatabs, Blundstone, Primus, GSI, Gerber, Backpacker's Pantry, Glerups, SAXX, Sorel, Tilley, Yaktrax, Half Moon, Salus Marinewear, Klean Kanteen, Merrell, Redwing, Sugoi, LOWA, the North Face, Life is Good, Lifestraw, Toad & Co, Chacos, Smartwool, Louis Garneau, Saucony, Nathan, Ruffwear, Osprey, Buff, Kuhl, Darn Tough, Dryshod, Redback, and many others.

Conveniently located in North Sydney, on the picturesque Cape Breton Island, we warmly welcome both locals and tourists alike. Our store is adjacent to the Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal, serving as the gateway to Newfoundland. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a novice adventurer, Escape Outdoors is your go-to destination for all your outdoor needs.

Join us at Escape Outdoors, and let's embark on unforgettable outdoor experiences together!

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