Cabela’s expands in Canada

Sidney, Neb. -- Cabela’s will open a store Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, in spring 2012. The 50,000-sq.-ft. store will be Cabela’s third store in Canada, joining locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a former S.I.R. Warehouse Sports Store acquired and converted in 2008, and Edmonton, Alberta, to open late this summer.

The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The inside will highlight the retailer’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience and includes conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts. The store will also feature a Bargain Cave and a Fudge Shop. Construction is expected to start in July.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Cabela’s will open stores in Allen, Texas, and Springfield, Ore., in addition to the Edmonton store. The company has also announced plans to build a store in Wichita, Kan., expected to open in early spring 2012.