About Us

Exsile Outdoors is more than just a box outfitter, we are a group of outdoors enthusiasts that love what we do and have a blast doing it. We offer an outstanding selection from great brands, and we back that up with years and years of knowledge, so you can be confident that we are bringing you the right gear.

Who are we?

  • Canadian-owned and operated
  • In business since 2011
  • Free shipping over $75
  • Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm MST


We listen to our customers and want to hear from you. Please Contact Us at any time with comments, feedback, or suggestions. We aspire to make Exsile your trusted resource for the outdoors.



Hey there, I’m Curtis Byford, the founder of Exsile Outdoors.

I am proud to have grown up as an avid hunter and fisherman in the Lloydminster region, enjoying the amazing woods and waterways of both Alberta and Saskatchewan. These were first hobbies I ever had, and over the years they became a part of who I am.

Living in the Lloydminster region, I made my living in the oil industry for many years. All of that changed one day, when I returned home tired and worn out. My son asked me, “Dad, what could you do that would really make you happy?”

Just like that, I decided to return my one true love, hunting and fishing. I opening a much-needed outdoors supply store in the border city, and we enjoyed immediate success. There were ups and downs, but through it all the store grew bigger and stronger.

Originally, the store was a physical one, with storefronts in both Lloydminster and Cold Lake at one point, but the downturn in the mid 2010’s forced us to restructure. Worse, a fire in 2019 pushed us to make some really hard decisions. Would we be able to rebuild? Would it be worth it in the midst of the economic struggle the region was facing? Could we rise from the ashes?

We realized that our core strength is finding the best possible products to share with our customers, and that we can continue to do this through an on-line store. A lifetime of getting out into the field whenever I possibly could gifted me the ability to know what gear works, and what doesn’t. In fact, a move to a digital storefront has allowed us to improve the savings for you, the customer, while also letting us expand the product offering! Along the way we managed to forge relationships with unique suppliers, so that we can bring you gear that no one else has in our market.

I’m also a big believer that we need to give back to the communities that support us, which is why a portion of Exsile’s profits each year make their way back into local clubs and organizations that support the outdoor lifestyle.

So, my promise to you is that we will work tirelessly to find the best suppliers, of the best products, and put them front and centre for your consideration. We will continue to serve discriminating outdoors enthusiasts that need their gear delivered to their door.