About Us

AQ Outdoors provides high-quality paddlesports, splitboarding, and roof rack products backed by expert advice and customer service. The Rocky Mountains are our backyard -- we live and breathe all the products we stock.

We use this knowledge to provide you with the best possible customer experience.

Our Founders

Our Story

My wife and I bought AQ Outdoors (at the time, known as Aquabatics) in 2009. I had been running the kayaking school. We both decided owning this business was the best way for me to stay engaged in the outdoors industry, while still providing the stable background needed for our new family.

Since then, with the help of many others, the Splitboard HQ and Roof Racks Calgary brands were created, and we opened a store in Edmonton.

Now, with 3 young kids and a supportive AQ Outdoors community, we are proud to continue providing expert service for all our customers.

We are proud to call Southern Alberta our home. We value all the relationships we’ve built over the years and everyone that has helped AQ Outdoors grow into the business it is today. 

Our Mission

To be Canada’s premier source of paddlesports, backcountry, and roof rack products, service, and expert knowledge.