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Top 5 Places that Sell Metal Detectors in Winnipeg

Ever wonder what treasures hide beneath the ground you’re on? Metal detecting might help you unearth hidden gems worth their weight in gold, or perhaps add to the historical and cultural significance of Winnipeg.

In case you want to venture into treasure hunting, quench your curiosity about what’s underneath with a metal detector!

In this article, we will look into the top places in Winnipeg to find a trusty metal detector. So, look no further, and let’s dive right into it!

How much do metal detectors cost?

Metal detectors in Canada can cost anywhere from $200 up to $700. Prices may still change depending on the brand of the metal detector as this gadget ranges from low-cost to high-cost, and beginner-level to professional-level.

But if you’re curious about what different metal detector brands cost, take a look at the table below:

Bounty Hunter TK4-PL$118.70
Bounty Hunter Land$515.40
National Geographic PRO Series$249.99
Fisher F22$330.71
Garrett Ace 200$258.57
Garrett Ace 300$329.71
Garrett Ace 400$439.62

Selecting the Best Stores to Buy Metal Detectors

To select the best places to shop for metal detectors, we assessed the following shops in this article based on these criteria:

Metal Detector Selection – What brands does the shop currently offer? Are there metal detectors suitable for beginners and expert treasure finders?
Pricing – How much does the shop offer for its metal detectors? Are they worth paying for or not?
Product Quality – Are the metal detectors top-quality and functional? Have there been incidents of faulty machines?
Customer Service – Are the staff helpful and friendly to customers? Do they give insights on how to use metal detectors?

1. Cabela’s

CONTACT DETAILS Phone: +1 (204) 786-8966

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS580 Sterling Lyon Pky., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 1E9, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

⮕Different brands available★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Accompanying accessories available★★★★★ 5/5
PRICING★★★☆☆ 3/5
⮕Functional★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Well-made★★★★☆ 4/5

Cabela’s is the prime stop for all outdoor essentials. We’re quite impressed with the shop’s array of products for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, and treasure hunting.

We explored some of its current metal detector options and found that the shop offers units for beginner and expert hobbyists, as well as smaller ones suitable for kids. 

The shop also offers accompanying accessories, such as headphones, workboots, and carrying bags.

With prices ranging from $95 up to $500, we think that Cabela’s array of metal detectors and peripherals are affordable for hobbyists of all levels!

On the downside, we’ve heard reports of some of the accessories being uncomfortable to use and falling apart weeks after. The beginner metal detectors were also said to break easily, with some units often having false signals and not detecting anything significant at all.

That said, it might be more cost-efficient to purchase metal detectors intended for intermediate to expert treasure hunters. Sure, they’re pricier, but they guarantee better quality and more accurate readings.

Additionally, it might be more convenient to find spare parts or repair services for metal detectors from notable brands, should yours stop working properly.

Now, despite the ample array of metal detectors, Cabela’s seems to hold low stocks of its items. 

We think the shop’s management should look into this issue to ensure hassle-free shopping experiences for all customers all the time. 


  • Offers metal detectors for hobbyists of all levels
  • Metal detectors are affordable


  • Feedback on products being subpar
  • Instances of low stocks on some products

Customer Reviews

A haven for outdoor lovers

“Great knowledgeable staff, awesome layout, and products. You are missing out if you don’t include this place as one of your stops for your outdoor needs.” – R.B. Haas

Always love shopping here

“A trip to Cabela’s is always an amazing experience. You can always shop online but the store locations are always a fun distraction. The atmosphere is always friendly and browsing the store can usually find sales or uncover hidden treasures. They are always well stocked. Camping supplies are able to fill any of your outdoor adventures. The rifle stock is full and can arm you for any hunting trip. Great stop for the kids as they can check out the taxidermied animals on display. End your visit to the store with a stop at the fudge shop or try some candied nuts. All and all a great shopping experience.” – Ronald Elliott

2. Princess Auto

Princess Auto

Planet Road: Phone: +1 (204) 669-4252

Westwood Village Shopping Centre: Phone: +1 (204) 831-8275

Facebook: Princess Auto

Instagram: @princes_auto

Twitter: @princessauto

ADDRESSPlanet Road: 515 Panet Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2C 2Z1, Canada Westwood Village Shopping Centre: 3292 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Z1, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM 9:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Different brands available★★★☆☆ 3/5
Accompanying accessories availableN/A
PRICING★★★★☆ 4/5
Functional★★★★☆ 4/5
Well-made★★★★☆ 4/5

Princess Auto is a well-known place to purchase all sorts of tools for gardening, construction, mechanical repairs, and outdoor activities. And while the majority of its items cater to labourers, we found that it also sells metal detectors.

We took the liberty of exploring the store and found that there are traditional metal detectors and handheld ones. 

We think the availability of different sizes and portability caters to treasure finders of all skill levels, as well as their budgets.

Perhaps a downside is that Princess Auto’s metal detector selection is quite limited to models suitable for beginners and kids. Accompanying accessories also aren’t available, except the junior-level metal detectors that come in kits.

From what we’ve seen and were told, the store is clean and organised. It was quite easy to navigate and find the items we were looking for.

Outdoor parking is also available for customers, and we’ve received positive feedback on the shop’s staff keeping the space clean and snow-free as much as possible.

On the other hand, an area we would like Princess Auto to look into is the quality of its metal detectors. We’ve received feedback that some of them were flimsy and fell apart after only a few weeks since purchase.


  • Sells handheld metal detectors
  • Store is clean and organised
  • Has outdoor parking


  • Limited metal detector options
  • Feedback on subpar quality

Customer Reviews

A prime stop for outdoor and hobby essentials

“Friendly staff. It truly is a unique store. They have everything from welding, mechanical, camping, hunting, and trailers to hydraulics.   I go to this store often.  I almost always find what I’m looking for at a fair price.” – Eric Sawatzky

Store is clean inside and out

“Parking lot is maintained and cleared of snow.  Masks must be worn to enter the store.  Hand sanitizer is ready for use in the area between the outside doors and the store entrance.  Social distancing is maintained throughout the store and checkouts are protected by dividers.  Credit/debit machines are cleaned after each use. Friendly staff who assist clients in finding both merchandise and sale items.” – Carol Allan

3. Walmart Supercentre

Walmart Supercentre

Taylor Avenue: Phone: +1 (204) 992-9750

SmartCentres Winnipeg Southwest: Phone: +1 (204) 488-2052

St.Vital Centre: Phone: +1 (204) 256-7027

Facebook: Walmart Canada

Instagram: @walmartcanada

Twitter: @WalmartCanada

ADDRESSTaylor Avenue: 1000 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 3A3, Canada SmartCentres Winnipeg Southwest: 1665 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2M4, Canada St.Vital Centre: 1225 St Mary's Rd. Unit 54, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5E6, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

⮕Different brands available★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Accompanying accessories available★★★★★ 5/5
PRICING★★★☆☆ 3/5
⮕Functional★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Well-made★★★☆☆ 3/5

Walmart Supercentre isn’t just a great hub to get groceries and household items. The renowned depot of all goods also sells metal detectors from different brands, as well as models suitable for kids, beginners, and expert treasure finders.

We’re just a bit iffy that the metal detectors can only be bought at Walmart’s online store and not in any physical branch within Winnipeg. There is no way to test the metal detectors for yourself and check whether they’re top-quality to the touch.

Fortunately, Walmart’s listings have ratings and reviews that may guide you in choosing which metal detectors to get. That said, we recommend looking into the notable metal detector brands we mentioned earlier in this article to help you assess your purchase.

Additionally, some metal detectors are also offered with reduced prices and promos. In case you’re eyeing a premium brand, take advantage of units sold with discounts to save money and perhaps get freebies with your deal.

Perhaps a drawback to Walmart SuperCentre is that it sometimes has low stocks of its bestselling metal detectors. For a large store, it seems ironic that it doesn’t keep ample supplies of its items despite being only available online.

The good thing is that Walmart SuperCentre has more than three locations within Winnipeg that may have supplies of metal detectors. We also suggest contacting its customer service to enquire about when will it restock on metal detector models.


  • Offers a wide array of metal detectors and accessories
  • Multiple branches within Winnipeg


  • Metal detectors are only available online
  • Instances of low stocks

Customer Reviews

My favorite Walmart location\

“I enjoy shopping at this Walmart location. The store is very clean and uncluttered. This store is staffed with friendly and helpful people right from the Door Greeters to the Cashiers! Customer Service does just that and provides a wonderful service to their customers with a smile.” – Rosemary O’Connell

A haven for groceries, clothing, and tools

“Huge store with large departments for clothing, pet supplies, garden supplies, pharmacy, housewares, footwear, and groceries. There is even an in-store portrait studio, and nail and hair salons. Also, there is now a Mary Brown’s Chicken takeout located by the exit. A great thing is that the access to the parking lot (off Taylor Ave.)  is controlled by traffic lights, which makes it so much safer getting in and out. Like other stores, they have taken out some of the cashier-operated check-outs however there are plenty of self-check-out stations. And if you are intimidated by technology (like me, lol) don’t worry about using these; there are always attendants who are very patient and helpful to guide you through the process.” – Greg L.

4. Toys ”R” Us

Toys ”R” Us
CONTACT DETAILS Phone: + 1 (204) 982-8690

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS1560 Regent Ave. W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B4, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

⮕Different brands availableN/A 
⮕Accompanying accessories availableN/A 
PRICING★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Functional★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Well-made★★★★★ 5/5

Yes, the prime toy haven has metal detectors, albeit only one kind. Despite that, we think Toys ”R” Us’ metal detector is perfect as a birthday or Christmas present for any treasure-hunting kid in your family.

While categorised as a toy, the store’s metal detector is designed for kids to learn how to use one to find valuable treasures hiding beneath the ground. 

In fact, it can detect up to 6 inches below the ground, which makes it suitable for camping trips and science classes! 

That said, this store’s junior metal detector set will introduce young kids to the thrill of finding lost treasures and sharing their finds with others.

And since it is classified as an educational toy, we think its selling price of $35 is reasonable and worth paying for. 

Buyers may also choose whether they’ll have the metal detector shipped via DoorDash or claim the item via in-store pick-up which is free of charge.

On the downside, despite having multiple branches within Winnipeg, some Toys “R” Us locations might not always have stocks of the junior metal detector.

In case other branches do not have stocks, we recommend contacting the store’s customer service department and asking when will they restock the toy. 

You may also enquire whether you can make reservations for a faster check-out and payment process as soon as they replenish stocks.


  • Great for educational use
  • Can detect up to 6 inches below ground surface


  • Great for educational use
  • Can detect up to 6 inches below ground surface

Customer Reviews

Great educational toy

“Bought this for my 6yr old boy and he loooves it especially when we are camping!” – CampingMama

5. Peavey Mart 

Peavey Mart

Nairn Avenue: Phone: +1 (204) 663-6880

Pembina Highway: Phone: +1 (204) 261-6082

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESSNairn Avenue: 1150 Nairn Ave. #12 Winnipeg, MB R2L 0Y5, Canada Pembina Highway: 2860 Pembina Hwy. Unit 30, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2J1, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

⮕Different brands availableN/A 
⮕Accompanying accessories availableN/A 
PRICING★★★★☆ 4/5 
⮕Functional★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Well-made★★★★★ 5/5

To date, Peavey Mart has two branches within the city, but we’ve heard positive feedback on the branches being well-stocked with all sorts of items ranging from groceries to farmers’ goods, gardening tools, clothing, toys, home decor, and hobby essentials!

And yes, Peavey Mart also has a metal detector kit from the brand Bounty Hunter. Albeit quite limited choices of metal detectors, the store offers a notable brand that is ideal for treasure hunters of all skill levels.

Upon checking, the shop’s metal detector model has three metal modes, each giving a unique sound for the different metals it finds. 

We’re also amazed at the model being able to detect coin-sized objects buried six inches, and larger items buried two inches below the ground surface.

These features may seem basic, but we think the metal detector model is perfect for anyone who wants to hone their treasure-finding skills, or perhaps try out new fun activities at the beach, lakeside, or abandoned buildings.

On the other hand, we’re slightly iffy with the store selling the metal detector for $180. While we understand that this price might be due to the brand, we compared the price with other stores selling the same model and found that Peavey Mart’s default selling price is higher.


  • Stores are accessible to those in the outskirts
  • Metal detector has three different modes


  • Limited stocks
  • Item is quite pricey

Customer Reviews

Store hosts many items for different purposes

“My experience the first time entering the store was great.  One of the staff was very helpful, quick to assist, and valued my business.  I was purchasing several items, he explained their policies well and answered all questions, extended some old sale prices to me, and allowed me to open and have a thorough look at some of the items I bought.  The store is fairly new and you can tell.  Seems fresh, with lots of stock, and plenty of items.  It’s like Home Depot married Princess Auto in there and moved to the farm.  This location is now my preferred store vs the other one.  Quick access if you’re coming off the South perimeter.  I’ll be back often.” – C.A. N.

FAQs About Metal Detectors

So, there you have it – our impartial take on the top places that sell metal detectors in Winnipeg!

Do you have a metal detector brand in mind? Take your time exploring these stores and find your treasure-hunting best friend.

In case you detect heaps of junk that can’t be repurposed or radioactive metals during your exploration, we recommend looking into the best junk removal services in Winnipeg to collect these items.