Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Thornhill, ON
A department store focused on fishing and other participatory outdoor sports.
|Store Type |||Sporting Goods|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||York transit|
|Cross Street |||Highway 400 and Rutherford Road|
|Mon-Sat 9AM-10PM, Sun 10AM-7PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 06, 2008
A store dedicated to inspiring people to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. Bass Pro Shops opened its first store in 1972, but did not open in Canada until 2005. The business was established when top anglers expressed frustration at not being able to find the specialized gear to compete in the growing sport of tournament fishing, and the selection expanded from there.
Bass Pro Shops carries all the accessories required for freshwater fishing, fly fishing and saltwater fishing, plus hunting gear, camping and auto equipment, marine and electronic items, apparel, footwear, golf essentials, gift and home items. The stores are also affiliated with the NASCAR circuit, sponsoring several championship racers. The location at Vaughan Mills Mall features a complete boat centre, and a 24,000-gallon aquarium featuring 15 different fish species.
The full Bass Pro Shops experience is accentuated by events like fish feedings three times a week, which give the entire family an opportunity to see fish in their natural environment. A kids casting pond is set up in front of the store for several days each summer, giving them a chance to catch and release trout. Hunting takes centre stage at the end of each summer with tips from industry experts and fishing demonstrations. The store also hosts regular fishing workshops, seminars and meetings, along with a complete safe boating course and coast guard exam.