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About Us

The company

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.

460 Champlain Street
Saint John NB
E2M 1R9

The Background

We are 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 and incorporated in 2011.

The Promise

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. 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.

The Leadership


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 Intro to Sea Kayaking Instructor Certification

Experience: Darby loves Kayaking, Hiking, Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking, spending most of his kayaking time in South Bay off the Saint John River,  at Camp Pasobac and off Dominion Park. Darby has completed the Fundy Footpath and many other challenging hikes.  Growing up in the scouts program, Darby is very proficient with both Canoes and Kayaks. He is also an avid photographer.



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 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
Experience:  Jeremy grew up helping his father with their Whale watching company "Cline Marine" on Deer Island. He completed his Transport Canada  Limited Masters course. Jeremy is the President of Canoe Kayak NB and VP of kayaking and the Safety and Cold Water Preparedness Chairman for the Fundy Paddlers Club. Jeremy is very passionate about safe kayaking and has been coached by some of the finest coaches in the world, among them: Christopher Lockyer, Gordon Brown, Nick Cunliff, James Manke, Kate Hives and Sid Sinfield.  You will find Jeremy outdoors:  Hunting, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching or Snow Shoeing. He is also an avid photographer and kayaks all along the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Coast but you'll find him most often Kayak Surfing at Bayshore Beach in Saint John.