Abbotsford Cabela’s Opening June 23

Abbotsford -MAY 18 UPDATE –  Cabela’s is ahead of schedule and that means a June 23 opening.

The 70,000-square-foot store is the chain’s second in BC  and will be the anchor tenant for the 130,000-square-foot McCallum Junction shopping centre, just off Highway 1.

Their media release staes, “the store is designed to surround customers in an immersive outdoor experience with wood construction, stonework, a large mountain replica, indoor archery range and dozens of museum-quality wildlife displays. It will also include a gun library, firearms counter, conference room, fudge shop, and Bargain Cave.”

Cabvela’s will employ 220 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

MAY 10 UPDATE – Cabela’s is aiming for a Fall 2016 launch of the new store in Abbotsford. From their media release, they are now accepting resumes.

Cabela’s Canada is now accepting online applications for more than 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions at its new Abbotsford, B.C., store.

Cabela’s employees work within an outdoor environment to create a fun and unique shopping experience while providing legendary customer service. Interested applicants with a passion for the outdoors are encouraged to apply for positions in all departments including hunting, camping, fishing, firearms counter, customer service, home and cabin and more.

Anyone interested in applying should visit www.cabelas.jobs, click on “Job Search,” then select Canada and Abbotsford, B.C., for the location and click “Search.” Select a desired position then follow instructions to log in and apply.

The 70,000-square-foot store is scheduled for a summer 2016 opening. It is located at 1818 McCallum Road in the new McCallum Junction development off Exit 90 of TransCanada Highway. Upon opening, it will become Cabela’s second location in British Columbia, joining the Nanaimo store that opened in 2014.

The store is being designed to offer customers and employees an immersive outdoor experience with many wildlife displays and museum-quality taxidermy mounts, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia as well as an indoor archery range. Additionally, it will include a premium firearm feature and Bargain Cave, along with thousands of quality outdoor products.

Cabela’s Canada was established in 2007 and currently operates nine retail stores with locations in Winnipeg, Man.; Nanaimo, B.C.; Barrie, Ont.; Saskatoon and Regina, Sask.; Moncton, N.B.; Calgary, Alta. and two in Edmonton, Alta. The company previously announced its expansion with stores opening in Ottawa, Ont. and Halifax, N.S.

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter®, offers thousands of products for hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. Cabela’s has become a recognizable brand with a world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service. 

June 16, 2015 ORIGINAL STORY– Abbotsford Council has decided to move ahead with a major retail development on McCallum Road just off the freeway which would include a Cabela’s store.

They gave third reading to the rezoning and OCP amendment Monday night.

A number of concerns have been voiced around the size of the project, especially the parking lot, and the amount of residential land lost, concerns which Mayor Henry Braun says can be addressed during the development permit process.

“There are still some things that have to be ironed out with staff.  Council has obviously signaled that they are prepared to see this development proceed.  Now staff will have to work with developer on various issues.”

The vote on final approval will come at the next council meeting.

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