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2019 Tent & Everything Else Sale

Posted March 22, 2019 | Events

The 33rd Annual Tent & Everything Else Event 

This winter has been cold and long, but there is a bright spot on the horizon.
The 33rd Annual Tent & Everything Else Sale is Back!
2 Great Locations showcasing the newest & trendiest Outerwear, Clothing, Footwear & Gear.




Lakehead University Hangar: Oliver Road - Across from the Oliver Road Hospital Entrance.
There will be Gear Up Signs throughout the city directing you to the LU Hangar.

Free Parking in Main Fieldhouse Lot  - Walk through and out to the Side Door of LU Hangar.

  •  Friday April 26:  Noon to 8:00pm
  •  Saturday April 27: 9:00am to 4:00pm
  •  Sunday April 28: GEAR UP STORE ONLY.

Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd.: 894 Alloy Place - Located off of Central Avenue, between Memorial & Balmoral Street.

  •  Friday April 26: 8:30am to 8:00pm
  •  Saturday April 27: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  •  Sunday April 28: 12:00pm to 4:00pm  

Gear Up For Outdoors 33rd Annual Tent & Everything Else Event
is back in school at the LU Hangar.

  • Come out and see the largest indoor display of tents in Canada!
  • Crawl into over 100 tents & shelters & talk with Industry Reps on hand over the weekend. 
  • The latest in hammocks, packs, sleeping bags, furniture & gear from suppliers you know & trust;

EurekaHennessy HammockMSRMarmotNemo, The North Face


Choosing A Tent 
There are many different types of campers, and each has very different needs when it comes to shelter. Backpackers favor lighter, smaller tents that make for easy packing and transport. Family campers tend to worry less about weight and portability, instead focusing on size and comfort. We offer a wide-range of tent sizes and styles to accommodate every type camper. To ensure that you choose the perfect tent, ask yourself the following questions and Read More  

 See the latest Equipment & Gear:  



  • Cascade Design & MSR - Ron Barr
  • Eureka & Jet Boil - Ian Holmes
  • Marmot & Kuma - Kevin Yates
  • Nemo Outdoors - Paul Gertens
  • The North Face - Jay Harrison
  • Outdoor Research & AlpineAire - Andreanne Bolduc (Our Old Assistant Manager - Welcome home Andy)


We are giving away over $2000.00 in prizing this year thanks to our fabulous brand reps! Purchase required at either 2 location to enter the draw for the 3 main prize packs!  

  • Day 1 – Friday April 26th ~ Total: $605.00 Value

Marmot Tungsten 3P Tent - $369.99 
Kuma Lazy Bear Chair - $129.99
Yeti 30oz Drink Tumbler - $44.99
Katadyn BeFree 1.0L Water Filter - $59.99  

  • Day 2 – Saturday April 27th - Total: $685.00 Value 

Eureka El Capitan 3 Tent - $379.99
Jetboil Flash Compact Stove - $134.99
Sea To Summit Sigma Pot Set 1.1 - $69.99
Yeti 20oz Drink Tumbler – $39.99
Eureka Tag Along Lite Chair - $59.99  

  • Day 3 – Sunday April 28th ~ Total: $458.00 Value 

TNF Stormbreak 3 Tent - $269.99
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp - $27.99
Yeti 20oz Drink Tumbler - $39.99
Katadyn BeFree Gravity Filter 3.0L - $89.99
GUFO Hat - $29.99  

  • Door Prize - TENT SALE SITE - LU HANGAR ~ Total: $279.99 Value  

Yeti Roadie 20L Cooler – Anyone can enter to win while at the tent site. Ballots on hand.

  This Year's Winner was Ruth Mills


  • Please take time and visit our  local partners and see what they have new and exciting to offer in completing your Outdoor Adventures this summer.

  • We do not charge admission to this event but if you are planning to attend any non-perishable food donations would be very much appreciated in helping to stock the shelves of the Shelterhouse. Please & Thank you for dropping them off at the Shelterhouse Booth.

  • Be sure to exercise your skills at our Family Friendly Bean Bag Toss. Win Prizes with all donations supporting Criss Cross Racing for her training & race expenses.

  • Be sure to enter the ballot for the amazing On-Site Exhibitors Prize Package. The Prize Package will contain gifts from all our On-Site Exhibitors in recognition of your attendance at our Event.  The winner will be drawn on Saturday Evening and announced on-line.

Seek Adventures: 
Walking Food Tours + Guided Outdoor Adventures Celebrating local food, stories + Places.

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority: 

A community-based environmental agency that provides value-added services to our watershed residents. information about our Conservation Areas, mandate and strategic plan

WayFinder Trails & Recreation App
WAYfinder Trails & Recreation Northwestern Ontario's first FREE outdoor adventure mobile application! Will incorporate trail activities around LU for visitors to explore, perhaps a scavenger hunt.

Up River Running: 
UpRiver Running is about bringing people together to enjoy Trail Running. It's all about time well spent in the trails and ear to ear smiles. Talk to us about our upcoming season and events.

Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club: 
Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop mountain biking in Thunder Bay and to encourages trail development in the region.

2019 Shelterhouse Great Outdoors Raffle:  
Gear Up & Shelterhouse have a long history of community support. Please consider a ticket for this year's Shelterhouse Raffle. Amazing Prize Package. All proceeds to Shelterhouse Thunder Bay.
2019 Shelter House Raffle

Outdoor Skills & Thrills:  
Aric Fishman author & climber can give you all the information required for Rock and Ice Climbing Guided Adventures & Courses - Fully Certified & Insured - No Experience is Required - Equipment Included. 

Lappe Nordic Ski Club:   

Table Display of photos and club information. Draw for a free Kids Running Wild - Spring program membership. This is an orienteering program for people 6 to 13 years old. 

Haven Hostel: 
Thunder Bay’s first downtown hostel has arrived! We are a stone’s throw from the waterfront of Lake Superior and even closer to the unique art, entertainment and culinary infusion that is downtown Port Arthur. Our main mission is to have our guests having the best local experience possible, take a look around and we will be sure to set you on the right adventure.

Criss Cross Racing: 

Julia Cross our sponsored athlete will be in attendance to show off a few of her sled dogs & discuss her passion as a 15 year old Musher. Julia embodies the true characteristics of a champion; she is young, determined, focused and has a love of the outdoors and her animals. Criss Cross Racing.
Her Holy Grail one day is to compete in Alaska at the Iditarod Race.



The Weather is still cool to get out to camp or clean up your yard...

So drop on in to the Gear Up Tent & Everything Else Event this Weekend...

2018 Tent & Everything Else Event



Keep Warm  & Comfy in the large selection of Furniture next to the Fake Fire from Lockstone.

Challenge your brother to a game of Gear Up Bean Bag Toss and win lots of cool prizes.


A Fish Eye's View of Tent Sale 2018 



Why we are where we are today at the Lakehead University Hangar...

Customers often wonder why we no longer do our Gear Up Tent Event outdoors at the Central Canada Baseball Diamond... We were outdoors for over 10 years at the Field...

2013 was the last year we ever did our tent event outdoors... Mother nature forced us indoors.
We shovelled & snoblowed the total outfield after a massive snowstorm the week prior to the Event...  

2014 was the first year going indoors at the Lakehead University Hangar except the one year we did it at the Sportsdome in 2016 the following year the Dome Collapsed. 

Thanks to the generous support of Tom Warden and his amazing staff of Lakehead University for the success of this amazing community event. Brad Jorgenson & Jamie Mintenko are such gracious hosts.


 2013 Prepping the Central Canada Outdoor Baseball Field for our Big Event... the Temperature was 23c for the remaining weekend.  

  Archive Tent & Everything Else Events

 2018 Tent & Everything Else Event - Lakehead Univestity Hangar

 2017 Tent & Everything Else Event - Lakehead University Hangar

 2016 Tent & Everything Else Event - Sportsdome 

2015 Tent & Everything Else Event - Lakehead University Hangar

2014 Tent & Everything Else Event - Outdoors Central Canada Baseball Diamond 

2013 was our last year Outdoors... Mother Nature was so cruel to be kind...

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