One of the places I originally left off the Businesses We Support list was Sporting Intentions on North River Road in Charlottetown (it’s on the list now).
We’ve purchased a canoe from them, and life jackets, camping gear, and today a back pack for our upcoming trip overseas. Their staff have been universally helpful: they know their products and are good at communicating about them. There’s a lot of product that you can only buy at their shop if you want to get it on the Island too, and they’ve a good selection of most items.
They do tend towards the “outdoorsy” rather than “sporty” part of their name: canoeing, kayaking, cycling, skiing, camping, hiking rather than hockey, softball or soccer. If you want to buy a tent or a kayak, though, and don’t mind paying for quality, they’re the best.
I also left off Smooth Cycle, the cycle shop just up the street that I wrote about earlier here. If you need a bike, they’re good. I’ve added them to the list too.