Incorporated in 2011, OutdoorsNB has steadily expanded its paddle sports offerings to become one of Saint John NB's most comprehensive supplier of paddle sport gear.
54 Mallard Drive
Grand Bay-Westfield NB
We were three co-workers who share a common love of the outdoors. Dan Donovan founded the company when he started selling kayaks on consignment in 2010. In the spring of 2011 Darby Richards, keen to sell outdoor equipment, and Jeremy Cline, already involved in his own Paintball Retail company, decided to join forces. The company was named OutdoorsNB after Jeremy's youtube page and was incorporated in 2011. Since that time Jeremy has taken over as the majority shareholder after buying out Darby in 2018.
We as both business owners and outdoor enthusiast adhere to an ethical standard. That standard is simple: "education and safety are paramount in our sales". We don't want to sell you a kayak and send you on your way (unless you are in a hurry 😆). We want to ensure the kayak we provide is suitable for the conditions in which you intend to use it, that's why we carry such a wide variety. We want to ensure you are both competent and confident in that kayak. That's why we are trained by professionals and are experienced in the Bay of Fundy (having a deep respect for its changing conditions). Most importantly, we want to ensure that you have the proper safety gear, that your PFD fits properly and you know how to use everything we provide you. We're not here to drop you off a boat and leave, you come to our place of business, where you can return should you ever have a problem.
Should you require further training or want to develop your skills we also provide Paddle Canada Certified Kayak courses throughout the summer months.
"We won't be satisfied unless you are." We expect quality and durability in the products we use and we guarantee our customers will receive nothing less from OutdoorsNB. We will not sell what we do not use. If we don't trust it, we don't sell it PERIOD.
Education: Civil Engineering Technology
Paddle Canada Level 1 sea Kayak Certification
Experience: Dan loves to Kayak, Hunt and Fish, spending most of his kayaking time at Black Beach, the Saint John River, Victoria Lake and Lake Digdeguash. Dan has worked in the outdoors most of his adult life in the surveying industry and knows his way around a chart or map.
Education: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Certification
Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Certification
Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Certification
Paddle Canada Intro to Sea Kayaking Instructor Certification
Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor Certification
Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor Aspirant
Paddle Canada Intro to Sea Kayaking Instructor Trainer Aspirant
Industry Canada Global Marine Distress Safety System Restricted Operator VHF Certification
Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties A2 Certification
Transport Canada Chart Work and Pilotage 061
Transport Canada Navigational Electronics
Red Cross Medical First Responder
Stanford University: Humanities Sciences EP101 Your Body in the World