Our Story

Escape Outdoors (EO) is Cape Breton’s outdoor retailer focused on helping you get out into the great outdoors, because quite simply, life is better when you do. What’s your passion? Do you like to take man’s best friend and run the trodden paths of your favourite forest? Are you a birder still looking for your next great rare sighting? Perhaps your passion is for places and you want to go where you haven’t yet been. Or, maybe you’re still looking for that something that makes you want get outside everyday and experience life a little more closely with nature. Whatever your passion, we're here to help. Through our events, sponsorships, and partnerships we educate, inform and bring like-minded people together to help fuel that passion! And, with our product offering, we make it possible for you to engage in that passion with the apparel and gear to keep you comfortable, safe, and stylish! Escape Outdoors is happy to represent some of the best brands in the outdoor industry. These companies are not only leaders in the innovation and design of outdoor clothing, gear and footwear, but equally important, many are gamechangers when it comes to doing what they do in an eco-friendly manner. That means something to us and we hope it means some thing to you. Some of our brands include...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, among others.

Escape Outdoors is located in North Sydney, on beautiful Cape Breton Island, adjacent to the Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal and the gateway to Newfoundland. We cater to locals and tourists, alike.