The Best Places to Shop for Workout Clothes in Canada

ICYMI, the only thing that makes a gruelling sweat sesh bearable is chic activewear

Victoria Christie

Even if New Year’s resolutions aren’t your thing, adding some exercise to your day isn’t exactly a bad idea. And there’s gotta be at least one workout that makes you feel like a total boss, right? Maybe it’s hopping on the saddle at your fave spin class or breaking a sweat at hot yoga–but whatever your preferred way to work up a sweat, you need an ensemble that will make you feel as unstoppable as you are. From fashion-forward matching sets to super comf sweat-proof ensembles, these are the best places to shop for workout clothes in Canada. And since the athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing down, we highly encourage you to take these trendy pieces from your sweat sesh to the streets.

Best Workout Clothes in Vancouver

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Vancouver

RYU in Vancouver (Photo: Courtesy RYU)

Karma Athletics

Find it: 308 Water St., 
The vibe: With views of bustling Water Street down below, this airy boutique in Gastown, which had its grand opening this summer, has a carefully curated selection of colourful garb—all perfectly folded on crisp white tables and hung on sleek minimalist racks, of course.
What you’ll find: The perf mix of goes-with-everything neutrals and psychedelic prints fit for any style and workout.
Average cost:
$100 to $200
Brands: Karma Athletics

RYU Apparel

Find it: 1745 W 4th Ave.,  
The vibe: This urban athletic wear shop has a rustic-meets-industrial aesthetic. From the wooden beams to the black and grey interior and circular seating, you’ll get maj streetwear vibes as soon as you step inside the modern space.
What you’ll find: Minimalist apparel and accessories that focus on craftsmanship and performance.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: RYU Apparel

Lululemon Lab

Find it: 50 Powell St., 
The vibe: Part retail store, part design studio, this gorgeous space brings luxury to activewear shopping. The spotlights, fresh foliage and monochrome interior make the retail space timeless, but catching a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes work in the design studio is what truly makes this Gastown spot magical.
What you’ll find: Elevated versions of your fave Lululemon staples mixed in with capsule collections and other one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find at any other location.
Average cost:
$50 to $200
Brands: Lululemon

Public Myth

Find it: 2005 W 4th Ave., 1631 Powell St., 
The vibe: The Vancouver-based label boasts an intimate, industrial space—though its understated exterior means it’s easy to miss. Inside, the organized racks make it easy to sift through sports bras, leggings, tops and more in literally every colour you could imagine.
What you’ll find: Sustainable and ethically-made garments in a rainbow of colourful hues (think, sunshine yellow and electric pink), from edgy strappy tanks to side stripe leggings.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: Public Myth

Lady Sport

Find it: 3545 W 4th Ave., 
The vibe: The hot pink sign will immeds draw you in, but it’s the diverse array of workout clothes from the buzziest activewear brands that will have you coming back time after time. The cheerful interior, friendly female staff and uplifting vibes will give you all of the motivation you need to run that 5k or sign up for that boxing class.
What you’ll find: The largest selection of athletic footwear for women in Canada as well as inclusive apparel for ladies of all sizes—their sports bra selection ranges from 32A to 44E. Praise be!
Average cost:
$50 to $200
Brands: The North Face, Under Armour, Lolë, Columbia, Champion, Nike, New Balance and more

Best Workout Clothes in Calgary

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Calgary

Hemm in Calgary (Photo: MJay Photography)

Sweat Society

Find it: Their athletic wear can be found at  (840 6 Ave. SW),  (2424 4 St. SW), (4251 Bow Trail SW., 1202 20 Ave. SE), (5123 Elbow Dr. SW),  ( 620 46 Ave. NE #104) and more, 
The vibe: You can find activewear from this Calgary-based company at one of their  or at any of the city’s studios listed above.
What you’ll find: Ethically-sourced and -produced apparel from almost 30 activewear designers. Everything here is breathable, comfy and on-trend, from graphic tees to printed leggings and a few gems from their .
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: Alo Yoga, Daub + Design, Tonic Active, Alea Active, Sweat Society and more

Hemm

Find it: 819 49 Ave. SW, 
The vibe: From the cozy faux fur rugs to the rustic unfinished tiled floors, this trendy concept store, located in Britannia Village, offers a chic backdrop for your next activewear shopping venture.
What you’ll find: Yogi-approved pieces, like breathable tanks, supportive sports bras and high-waisted bottoms, that can take you from the studio to brunch by just throwing on one of their trendy toppers (we’re currently obsessing over the , which has distressed cutouts down each arm).
Average cost:
$100 to $200
Brands: Michi, Splits59, Beyond Yoga, Body Language, Onzie, Alo Yoga and more

Nordstrom Chinook Centre

Find it: 6455 Macleod Trail SW, 
The vibe: This upscale department store *delivers* when it comes to their space and their selection of activewear. The store is bright, modern and easy to navigate—, there are two chic on site, Bazille and Ebar, for a post-shopping refuel.
What you’ll find: Mix and match basics with trendy extras (think, leather, lace-up necklines and mesh), including a couple goodies from Beyoncé’s activewear line,  (nbd).
Average cost:
$50 to $150
Brands: Zella Activewear, Ivy Park, Alo Yoga, Champion, Onzie and more

Best Workout Clothes in Edmonton

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Edmonton

B3 in Edmonton (Photo: @romyyoung.photography)

United Cycle

Find it: 7620 Gateway Blvd., 
The vibe: From sports equipment to apparel and footwear, this expansive two-storey warehouse has literally everything you could ever need for any indoor or outdoor sporting venture.
What you’ll find: A diverse array of technical sports bras, tops, hoodies, leggings and more from some of the buzziest sportswear brands.
Average cost:
$30 to $150
Brands: Nike, Adidas, New Balance, 2XU, Under Armour, The North Face and Reebok

B3 Athleisure

Find it: 8882 170 St. NW, West Edmonton Mall, Unit 217,  
The vibe: This bright activewear shop, located in West Edmonton Mall, strikes the perfect balance between fashion-forward and fitness-friendly for both men and women.
What you’ll find: Casual apparel that can easily double as sportswear and loungewear (a.k.a. the best kind of #lewk), like their super comf graphic hoodies, which look chic with patterned leggings and sneaks by day or cropped jeans and heels by night.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: B3 Apparel, Live Fit, Tonic, Body Engineers, Spiritual Gangster, Lorna Jane and more

Keylime Athletic Wear

Find it: 2693 Broadmoor Blvd. #100, Sherwood Park, 
The vibe: Just a short 20 minute drive from downtown Edmonton, the interior of this colourful boutique in Sherwood Park truly packs a punch. Pops of lime green and racks upon racks of bright activewear will get you in the workout mood faster than you can say “drop and give me 20.” Plus, Keylime offers in their studio, so you can schedule a sweat sesh before you shop.
What you’ll find: Loose fitting wraps, casual tanks and ultra cool cut-out mesh leggings fit for the yoga studio.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: Keylime Athletic Wear, Zola Activewear, Lorna Jane and Alo Yoga

Best Workout Clothes in Saskatoon

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Saskatoon

One Tooth Active Wear in Saskatoon (Photo: Sherese Luneng)

The Prairie Summit Shop

Find it: 601 51st St. E, 
The vibe: This store carries exclusively The North Face merch, so you’re bound to find high-tech workout wear that can withstand the harshest of conditions. The eye-catching interior, complete with red accents, is stocked floor-to-ceiling with the best of what this staple activewear brand has to offer.
What you’ll find: Layerable pieces for outdoor workouts that focus on performance and keeping you insulated.
Average cost:
$100 to $200
Brands: The North Face

One Tooth Active Wear

Find it: 1824 McOrmond Dr., Unit #130, 
The vibe: This laid-back shop has no shortage of options for every type of workout aesthetic, with well-organized racks and shelves bursting with pieces in a range of hues, styles and sizes.
What you’ll find: Casual and comfortable basics for yoga that can easily double as loungewear around the house, like sports bras, loose-fitting tanks, sleek leggings and zip-ups in solid brights and muted neutrals.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: One Tooth Active Wear

Best Workout Clothes in Winnipeg

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Winnipeg

MPG in Winnipeg (Photo: Courtesy Modetta)

LBS Yoga & Athletic Wear

Find it: This homegrown athleticwear brand sells its gear at local events, via its website and at  (20 De La Seigneurie Blvd.), 
The vibe: The Winnipeg-based retailer has mastered the athleisure trend with a top-of-the-line selection of activewear from Canadian designers.
What you’ll find: Minimalist meets modern pieces, like breathable, flowy tees, textured leggings and even eco-conscious garments made out of bamboo, that can easily be transitioned into your current daytime wardrobe.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: LBS Yoga & Athletic Wear, Free Label and more

Sacred Tusk

Find it: 91 Albert St., Suite 2A, 
The vibe: Located in the Exchange District, this brand new showroom is an under-the-radar gem. Between the chic rose-coloured couch, fresh foliage and neon “Girl Power” sign, there are tons photo-ops around the space. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays or you can  if you want to shop at another time during the week.
What you’ll find: A seriously dreamy mix of bold separates, psychedelic prints and wearable basics that will look just as good on your feed as it will in the yoga studio. Peep their for an endless amount of #fitspo and aesthetically-pleasing pics.
Average cost:
$75 to $150
Brands: Sacred Tusk, Free People, Beyond Yoga, DYI, Tonic, Zobha and more

MPG Sport

Find it: 1109 Winnipeg Ave., 
The vibe: This contemporary athletic apparel brand should def become your go-to for finding a dependable, high-performance and on-trend ensemble for your next sweat sesh. The space is contemporary and cool with tons of bright lighting, drool-worthy displays and stunning pics hanging on the walls from their latest campaigns.
What you’ll find: Sophisticated activewear that is both timeless and of-the-moment, from sports bras with the most gorg cutouts in the back to chic matching sets that will have people doing a double take in the weight room.
Average cost: 
$20 to $80
Brands: MPG

Best Workout Clothes in Toronto

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Toronto

Ardith in Toronto (Photo: Sian Richards)

Titika Active Couture

Find it: 357 Queen St. W, 
The vibe: With a diverse array of covetable clothes fit for any workout, this colourful boutique is a dream for the activewear-obsessed. And its interior, which features bright green accents and lots of natural wood, gives off maj earthy vibes without taking the attention away from the drool-worthy displays.
What you’ll find: From chic separates to the prettiest sports bras, these workout basics can both handle a high-impact workout and stand up to haute couture thanks to their mesh details, peak-a-boo panels and on-trend hues.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: Titika Active

Nuvango

Find it: 2738 Dundas St. W, 
The vibe: This Toronto-born fashion and lifestyle label puts a seriously aesthetic spin on activewear. Although there is no brick and mortar retail store to purchase the pieces (it’s a strictly online biz), their  in The Junction is where the magic happens. With exposed brick walls and pops of original artwork hanging on the walls, this spot is almost as cool as their OTT garments.
What you’ll find: Bold, artistic and colourful workout wear (we recommend the super comf leggings) for those who are tired of blending in at the gym.
Average cost:
$50 to $80
Brands: Nuvango

Ardith

Find it: 373 Roncesvalles Ave., 
The vibe: This minimalist, modern boutique offers up plenty of Insta-worthy accents, like the neon “A” at the back of the space and shelves displaying elegant jewellery, chic homeware goodies (we’re looking at you, healing crystals) and one-of-a-kind workout clothes.
What you’ll find: A constantly rotating line-up of standout pieces from local and international designers, including hand-dyed leggings and sleek separates that are just begging to be worn to your next barre class.
Average cost:
$100 to $200
Brands: Daub + Design, Lucas Hugh, Live the Process, Pansy, Spanx and more

Lorna Jane

Find it: 24 Karl Fraser Rd., CF Shops at Don Mills, North York, 
The vibe: Step inside this brand spankin’ new store and you’ll immediately feel inspired to sign up for that spin class or hit the gym. This popular Australian activewear brand, which opened its first Toronto location this spring, has inspirational messages around the space and colourful garments you can sport from the gym to brunch. ‘Cause FYI, athleisure is still going strong for 2018.
What you’ll find: Playful pieces that pack a punch, from graphic tanks with uplifting mantras like “Hustle Hard Girl” and “Cardio Obsessed” to patterned leggings that are anything but basic.
Average cost:
$50 to $100
Brands: Lorna Jane

BlackToe Running

Find it: 95 Bathurst St., Six50 King – Bathurst Tower, 
The vibe: Running enthusiasts, take note. As the name of this spacious athletic wear store would suggest, this is the spot for veterans and newbies alike to stock up on all of their running essentials. The high ceilings offer an airy feel, while the sleek workout clothes hang from wooden and mesh displays for the perf mix of industrial and rustic.
What you’ll find: Running shoes are their specialty, but they’ve got a good selection of high-performance gear for all seasons.
Average cost:
$20 to $150
Brands: Nike, New Balance, Mizuno, Brooks and more

Best Workout Clothes in Ottawa

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Ottawa

Hyba in Ottawa (Photo: Courtesy Hyba)

Bushtukah

Find it: 203 Richmond Rd., 
The vibe: This Ottawa-based outdoor clothing and equipment shop is a one-stop-shop for all of your workout needs. The laid-back warehouse space is stocked with skis, bikes, footwear and more for both men and women, but their selection of women’s activewear is what truly makes this spot stand out.
What you’ll find: High-performance tanks, thermal tops, leggings, shorts, vests and jackets from the biggest brands in the industry.
Average cost:
$50 to $80
Brands: New Balance, Under Armour, Lolë, Sugoi, 2XU and more

Forbie Active Wear

Find it: 375 Churchill Ave. N, 
The vibe: Have you ever struggled to find an activewear ensemble that fits your bod, budget and style? The personable husband-and-wife duo behind Forbie Active Wear totally gets how hard that can be, so they can create custom pieces fit for your every need.
What you’ll find: Ready-made lycra and polar fleece pieces, biking gear and workout accessories or uncut fabric ready to be crafted into your dream ensemble.
Average cost:
$20 to $80+
Brands: Forbie Active Wear

Hyba

Find it: 50 Rideau St., Unit 226, CF Rideau Centre, 
The vibe: This Reitmans activewear brand just opened its first stand-alone store in the Rideau Centre this December. The bright, yet rustic space makes it a breeze to find your dream sweat-proof #lewk because it’s organized by types of workouts: yoga, running or training.
What you’ll find: Affordable, trendy and inclusive pieces (they have sizes XXS to 3X) in wearable periwinkle, maroon, plum and hot pink (including a v. nostalgic ). Plus, It Girl  is one of the faces of their latest campaign.
Average cost:
$40 to $80
Brands: Hyba

Sporting Life

Find it: 125 Marché Way, 
The vibe: This two-storey sportswear meca (it’s 43,000 square feet) in Landsdowne Park is an upscale destination for seasonal equipment and, more importantly, the perf place to score a knockout gym ensemble, from your tank to your trainers.
What you’ll find: Literally everything you’d ever need for every type of workout, from supportive sports bras to gorg duffel bags to trendy neutral toppers that you’ll want to keep on long after your workout.
Average cost:
$50 to $200
Brands: Adidas, Puma, Nike, Fendi, PE Nation, Juicy and more

Best Workout Clothes in Montreal

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Montreal

Lolë in Montreal (Photo: Courtesy Lolë Women)

Sportive Plus

Find it: 1962 Boulevard le Corbusier, Laval, 476 Victoria Ave, Saint-Lambert, 
The vibe: This inclusive Quebecois activewear brand provides a body-positive, uplifting space for curvy women to find a sweat-proof ensemble.
What you’ll find: Fun, fashionable and supportive sports bras from sizes 36C to 46E and colourful tops, leggings, jackets and more from XL to 4X.
Average cost:
$50 to $200
Brands: Sportive Plus, Columbia, Brooks, Shebeest, Ohsho, Anita and more

i.Fiv5 at Simons

Find it: 977 Saint-Catherine St. W, 
The vibe: The colourful i.Fiv5 space is located on the first floor of Simons, just left of the Metcalfe Street entrance. Lime green, turquoise and sunshine yellow décor keeps the vibe cheery—especially since the apparel comes in matching hues. 
What you’ll find: Classic silhouettes with on-trend extras fit for every millennial style, from streetwear inspired joggers to watercolour monochrome leggings and sweatshirts with lace-up necklines.
Average cost:
$40 to $100
Brands: Adidas, Columbia, Nike, Lolë, Puma, MPG, Under Armour and more

Lolë

Find it: 954 Saint-Catherine St. W, 4075 St Denis St., 
The vibe: With high ceilings, shelves of colourful leggings and pops of yellow, this buzzy activewear brand provides a bold and beautiful space to find your #newyearnewme workout ensemble.
What you’ll find: Sleek, timeless pieces in rich hues and standout patterns for yoga, pilates, running and other fitness activities, goodies for travel and the beach (when it’s not -30 degrees out, obvi).
Average cost:
$50 to $150
Brands: Lolë

La Cordée Boutique

Find it: 5190 St Laurent Blvd., 
The vibe: This expansive outdoor sports store, stocked with outdoor gear and indoor apparel, is a go-to for athletic junkies looking for sweat-proof essentials, whether they’re destined for the spin bike, yoga studio or an outdoor trek through the snow.
What you’ll find: A good mix of both high-end brands and more affordable options for babes on every budget.
Average cost:
$30 to $150
Brands: La Cordée, Lolë, Columbia, Champion, Salomon, The North Face and more

Joe Fresh

Find it: 375 Rue Jean-Talon O, 4325 Jean Talon St. E,  2925 Rue Rachel E, 6825 Côte-des-Neiges Rd, 6600 St-Jacques O, 8305 Ave. Papineau, 7600 Sherbrooke St E, 
The vibe: The next time you visit this Canadian retailer to pick up your fave pair of jeans, check out their inclusive, on-trend activewear collection offered in sizes XS-3X. There is a reason this modern brand is our go-to for *all* of our fashion needs.
What you’ll find: Chic athletic wear that is inexpensive without skimping on quality or performance. Think, printed sets, neon fleece tops and cozy hooded zip-ups.
Average cost:
$10 to $30
Brands: Joe Fresh

Best Workout Clothes in Halifax

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Halifax

Bhavana Yoga Boutique in Halifax (Photo: Krista Watters)

Aerobics First

Find it: 6166 Quinpool Rd., 
The vibe: This activewear shop is a dream for sporting enthusiasts. Skis, winter boots and tons of warm apparel are in stock ATM, so this spot can hook you up with a bangin’ ski or snowboard ensemble that will have people doing double takes on the slopes.
What you’ll find: Within their winter apparel, they’ve got everything from covetable jackets to warm wool base layers and Nordic-inspired sweaters that can withstand the harshest conditions.
Average cost:
$50 to $200
Brands: The North Face, Saloman, New Balance, Smartwool and more

Bhavana Yoga Boutique

Find it: 3063 Gottingen St. #3, 
The vibe: With a cool all-grey interior and stars and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, this dreamy boutique is an oasis for the yoga-obsessed.
What you’ll find: On-trend, breathable and eye-catching pieces that won’t get all bunched up when you’re in warrior pose or downward dog.
Average cost: 
$60 to $110
Brands: Tonic, Inner Fire and Spiritual Gangster

MEC

Find it: 1550 Granville St., 
The vibe: This expansive, multiple-storey locale is a one-stop-shop offering up layerable pieces for any outdoor activity you’ve got planned this winter.
What you’ll find: Insulated, high-performance gear and technical clothing, from wool shirts, super comf zip-ups and warm leggings just begging to be layered.
Average cost:
$30 to $150
Brands: MEC, Patagonia, Adidas, MPG, New Balance, Castelli and more

Best Workout Clothes in Charlottetown

These are the best places to get workout clothes in Charlottetown

Island Activewear in Charlottetown (Photo: Courtesy Island Activewear)

Maurices

Find it: 202 Buchanan Dr., 
The vibe: This North American retailer may have 900 locations across Canada and the U.S., but their Charlottetown location has no shortage of intimate vibes and small town Islander charm.
What you’ll find: An inclusive selection of on-trend activewear with feminine touches (think floral leggings and blush hoodies), ranging from size 0 to 24.
Average cost:
$20 to $50
Brands: Maurices

Island Activewear

Find it: 299 University Ave., 
The vibe: This friendly activewear shop strikes the perfect balance between rustic and contemporary, thanks to a cozy fireplace, touches of wood, natural lighting and top-of-the-line workout wear.
What you’ll find: A small but covetable collection of playful and bright apparel.
Average cost:
$50 to $150
Brands: Lorna Jane and Freddy Pants

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