The Ernie’s Family
Since 1968 when Ernie and Irma Radbourne opened the very first Ernie’s Sports Centre in downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, the “Ernie’s Family” has worked hard to provide the guaranteed best prices on the largest selection of the best brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear and apparel to the Peace Country. Today, with www.ernies.ca we hope to provide that same exceptional small-town service mixed with an unmatched commitment to the very best products (carrying over 400 brands) and price to the rest of Canada and beyond.
In over 50 years we have grown from a small 1300 square foot single store to Ernie’s Sports Experts locations in Grande Prairie, Alberta (over 50,000 square feet) and Fort St John, British Columbia (over 20,000 square feet). We have also added specialty stores like Ernie’s Fitness Experts and ProSport Clothing Company (check out www.prosport.gp to see our team, association and corporate division) and are happy to have been a “first time summer job” or a “lifetime career” for thousands of Peace Country residents. With all this growth and change over the decades 2 things have remained constant. First, we are still 100% locally owned and operated. Secondly, because of that, our commitment to our communities has never been stronger. We are proud of the communities we operate in and have enjoyed growing with the region.
If you’re planning your 100th visit in one of our stores, or if you’re experiencing us online for the very first time, we thank you very much for choosing Ernie’s Sports Experts and welcome to the Ernie’s Family.