In 1982 a group of Yellowknife sports enthusiasts and business people saw the need for a specialty sporting goods store in Yellowknife. They got together to form a small company and started selling sports equipment in May 1983 out of a location of 1,800 square feet on 49th Street.
In the spring of 1984 they moved locations to the Roman Empire Building on the corner of 51st & 51st, eventually expanding to take over the whole main floor. In 1987 Bill & Sandra bought out the remaining shareholders to become the sole owners of Overlander Sports.
In 2003 they moved to their current location on 4909-50th Street, originally an IGA grocery store. They have now been in business for over 30 years.
To read more about our story check out the article, “Doing it All” by Miranda Booth which was featured in the June/July 2013 issue of Edge Magazine.