At Valley Firearms, we proudly continue the legacy of our founders, John Urquhart Sr. and his son, John Urquhart Jr. From a humble beginning as a hobby, our business has evolved into a well-respected firearms dealership in Trail, B.C. When John Jr. decided to return to his roots in the Kootenays, the father-son duo embarked on this ambitious journey, growing their niche venture and earning widespread recognition along the way.
In 2015, we expanded our offerings by incorporating an archery section upstairs and adding fishing gear to our product range. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction was acknowledged when we received Trail’s Business of the Year award and were named among Kootenay Business’ Top 10 Business People. In an exclusive interview with Kootenay Business, John Jr. shared insights on the family business and its growth.
We attribute our success to the loyalty of our customers, many of whom have become friends, as well as our commitment to meeting the needs of the community. By maintaining a diverse inventory and investing in our product offerings, we have set ourselves apart from the competition. Our pursuit of success is never-ending, as we continually strive to create a pleasant working environment for our employees and a welcoming space for customers.
To stay competitive and relevant, we attend major dealer and manufacturer shows to keep abreast of industry developments. Our approach allows us to offer the best products and services in the region, rivaling even the largest stores in bigger cities. We have learned the value of community support and collaboration, recognizing that the success of a small business depends on the efforts of many.
Outside of work, our founders prioritize quality family time and cherish every opportunity to spend it with their loved ones. Looking back, the biggest risk taken by the Urquharts was starting Valley Firearms, but the unwavering support from their family and customers has made it a rewarding experience.
We are immensely grateful for the loyalty and patronage of our customers. Their trust in our products and services continues to inspire us to provide an exceptional shopping experience. As we look towards the future, we are committed to building on our success, embracing new challenges, and nurturing the strong relationships that define the very essence of Valley Firearms.