- About Us
Our family’s journey started in 1956 with the opening of Skyline Sports in North Vancouver, a family run general sporting goods store selling everything from fishing rods to car racks. Casey and Ann ran the business, with their sons Steve and Greg joining as soon as we were old enough to sweep the floors. Starting with only $500, Casey and Ann put their lives into this endeavor and with their determination and commitment to top notch customer service, the store became a North Shore favourite.
In the 90’s an opportunity arose that we just couldn’t pass up. With cars becoming smaller and more difficult to rack, with consumers asking for more specialization and with our passion for and experience in the car rack business, it was an easy decision to open Rack Stop in 1998, a store dedicated solely to car racks and related accessories.
Our sixty plus years of retail experience and our high level of customer service and professionalism has allowed us to grow into the North Shore’s largest car rack store. We sell, service and install racks for skiing, boarding, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing and camping plus rooftop tents, cargo boxes and commercial racks for the construction industry. We also take trade-ins, sell used equipment, rent racks, install trailer hitches and specialize in custom installations for hard to fit vehicles. We carry all of the top end brands including Thule, Yakima, Kuat, SportRack, Swagman and Rhino.
We are proud of our achievements and milestones over the years. We sold one of the first Thule racks in the 1960s and still have one of the old racks on display in the store. Steve and Greg have been selling and installing a variety of car racks since the 1970s. We are one of the most experienced rack retailers in Vancouver and even Western Canada. We are a Thule Master Installer, a Thule 5 Star Dealer and a Yakima 6 Star Dealer, there are no higher accreditations than these. Most importantly though, we have maintained the same level of commitment, dedication and attention to customer service that our family has had since day one of our adventure in the sporting goods world.
Our focus is to be your “one stop shop” for all of your car rack needs. Give us a call, shop online or drop by, you won’t be disappointed.