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Old 10-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
Jenzo
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Talking Canadian Online Snowboard Retailers (E-tailers) Guide

Hi guys. Decided to write this out to help people find snowboarding gear online, but happen to live in Canada (or for you Americans that just want a taste of what Canada has to offer, we aren't all maple syrup, Tim Hortons and beaver, ya know. )

Please feel free to post if I missed anything.

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I've only listed actual e-tailer retailer shops with a checkout system (not just advertisement websites), and with a decent amount of products, I found a few stores with like 1 or 2 snowboards so I didn't bother adding those.

I advocate of course buying products from your local store, but sometimes they don't carry what you realllly want, or their prices are rather inflated.

Note: This is by no means a review since I haven't (in most cases) yet ordered anything from these retailers, this is just a listing of what I've found. Also I am just listing the brands of snowboards they carry not everything else since I don't want to take up 20 pages. I've also listed the location so you'll know if you'll have to pay PST.*

*Irrelevant now for some provinces who have HST.

Online Snowboard Retailers located in Canada

Alternative 113

Location

Quebec (Site may show in French, if you can't read French click the English link at the top)

Alternative 113

Sale page

Snowboard Brands

Burton
Coalition
Capita
Endeavor
Forum
Jones
K2
Libtech
Rome
Salomon
Nitro
Restricted (Burton)
Ride
Rome
Roxy
Stepchild
Technine
YES


Some other brands mixed in that are left over.

Shipping Comments

Free Fedex shipping on orders over $75 CND

Product in clearance (40% off and more) cannot take advantage of the free shipping promotion

Good experience, bought a board and bindings here.

Other Comments

I love this place for their clearance section. They always have a promotion going on as well (like, buy a jacket, get an underlayer free type thing)

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thinkEmpire

Location

Quebec

Skateboards, Snowboards, Shoes, Streetwear and Urban Fashion | Empire Online Skate & Snowboard Shop

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

Bataleon
Burton
Capita
DC
Forum
Gnu
Libtech
Nitro
Omega
Ride
Rome
Roxy
Signal
Step Child
Technine

Shipping Comments

Another store I see advertised a lot including here. Free shipping in Canada over $94 purchase.. but lots of exclusions, if you have a sale item in your basket its a no go on the free shipping. Their express shipping however is Fedex and extremely fast!
Empire offers international shipping by Fedex to a number of international countries.

Other Comments

"Trendy" shop, lots of brand name stuff and some decent sale prices.. seems higher priced overall though.

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The Source Board Shop

Location

Alberta

http://www.sourceboards.com

Sale page

Snowboard Brands

Burton
Capita
Dinosaurs will die
Forum
Lib Tech
Rome
Roxy
Gnu
Ride
Roxy
Yes.


Shipping Comments

Free shipping in Canada on orders over $100 in Canada and no PST.

Other Comments

NooOooOOo they went to a flash intro website.. (personal pet peeve) Seems solid however.

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Alter Ego Sports

Location

Manitoba

Http://alteregosports.com

Sale Page*

Snowboard Brands

Drake
K2
Never Summer
Ride
Rossignol


Shipping Comments

$5 Shipping on orders over $100 (snowboards not included ) Otherwise they offer Canada Post Expedited.

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Xtreme Adrenaline Board Shop

Location

Saskatchewan

Http://xtreme-adrenaline.com

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

Lobster
Technine
Bataleon
Class Five
Ride
Rome
Capita
Stepchild
Never Summer
Dinosaurs Will Die


Shipping Comments

Free shipping to US AND Canada on orders over $100, no restriction on boards!

Other Comments

New website which is kind of buggy at the moment.

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The Board Room

British Columbia

Http://www.boardroomshop.com

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

Capita
Endeavour
Flow
Forum
Gnu
Libtech
Never Summer
Ride
Rossignol
Technine
Stepchild


Shipping Comments

Free shipping on orders over $99. Ordered a new NS snowboard and binders on sale from here, no restrictions on free shipping and stuff came fast no probs via Purolator.

Other Comments

They also seem to have a location in Washington.

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Prior Snowboards

Location

Whistler, BC

Http://www.priorsnowboards.com

Snowboard Brands

Prior

Shipping Comments

Snowboard Shipping is $28 CND via Fedex Ground when ordering online. Free shipping on clothing and discount shipping on accessories with purchase of a snowboard.

Other Comments

Their boards are extremely customizable, you can get custom graphics, even a board custom made for you.

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Hustler Snowboards

Location

Ontario

Http://www.hustlersnowboards.com

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

Burton
Capita
Endeavor
Forum
Ride
Rome
Stepchild


Shipping Comments

Free shipping on orders over $100 via UPS.

Other Comments

Website has expanded, looks much better now!

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The Board Shop

Location

Ontario

Http://www.theboardshoponline.com

Snowboard Brands

Burton
Capita
Forum
Ride
Salomon
Yes.


Shipping Comments

Looks like shipping is about 28$ for UPS ground

Other Comments

New website

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Island Snow Online Shop

Location

Kelowna, BC

Http://www.islandsnow.ca

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

Burton
Forum
Gnu
Libtech
Nomis
Roxy
Salomon
Stepchild


Shipping Comments

Seems shipping is free over a certain price (I tried to checkout a snowboard to test) but it's not listed on the site!

Other Comments

Looks like they have expanded their online shop this season.

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Fresh Air Experience

Location

Kelowna, BC

Http://www.freshair.ca

Sale Page

Snowboard Brands

K2
Rossignol
Salomon
Burton


Shipping Comments

Shipping about $20 for a board.

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Canadian Cartel

Location

Misson, British Columbia

Http://www.canadiancartel.com

Snowboard Brands

Various


Shipping

Quoted me $29.99 shipping on a board

Other Comments

This is a new site that you have to sign up for in order to see the deals (it's just a log-in name/password thing).
They act kind of like a Canadian version of steep and cheap (actually they are exactly like "The Clymb" except the sales go for much longer and include multiple items.
Looks like they sell last years models at discounts.
I compared the prices of current snowboard sales to American prices and they are about on par.

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