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About Sports Traders

Established, locally owned, and operated in Victoria, BC since 1983, Sports Traders became the largest new and used sporting goods store on Vancouver Island!

Here at Sports Traders our staff pride themselves on being able to find sports equipment and gear for all ages and ability at affordable prices. With a huge selection of Hockey, Ski, Snowboard, Fitness, Soccer, Baseball, Curling, Lacrosse, Football, Rugby, Men's & Ladies Apparel, Cycling, Outdoor Games, Water-sports, Camping Gear and so much more. Sports Traders has something for everyone!

Sports Traders also has a top-quality Service department providing repairs and technical work for bikes, skis, skates, golf clubs, baseball gloves, and curling shoes. This includes skate sharpening, golf gripping, glove repair, Sani-Sport Sanitization for equipment, curling fast toe application, and other general repairs.

For custom team wear, as well as business and personalized accessories including jerseys, shirts, and track-suits contact the Sports Traders Team and Corporate division located in the upstairs section of our store.

History - Established, Locally Owned, and Operated since 1983

In 1983 Sports Trade Mall was established in Victoria, BC. The original concept was a public market for sporting goods of all types. At the current location 'cubicles' or stalls were rented out to local merchants to sell new sporting goods of various kinds. The middle portion of the market was operated by the Mellett brothers where they offered used sporting goods for affordable prices. As the years went by the Mellett brothers took over and operated the individual booths until they consolidated into what is now known as Sports Traders. From that point, the Sports Traders franchise grew rapidly and by 1987 the Sports Trader concept was in over 30 stores across Canada all the way to Halifax. In 1991 Sports Traders USA was established and by 1999 had grown to 6 stores. Over the years, many of the Sports Traders franchise stores were either sold or became independent operations. Today, Sports Traders is located in Victoria, Duncan, and Maple Ridge, BC, as well as The Pas Manitoba.

We Support Local Sport and Work to Improve the Health of Our Local Communities

The founding vision and practices of Sports Traders has been to promote local sport and physical activity in our communities. Through our Community Sponsorships we work to improve the health, happiness, and well-being of all through the support of minor and recreational level associations, junior sports teams, local sporting events, and charities.