Trail Side Sports Ltd. began in June of 1995. The dealership started as a full-line Yamaha, STIHL power equipment, and Naden Boats dealer. Kevin and Clare Muncaster renovated the old Canadian Tire warehouse on McCulloch Drive in Espanola to make way for the store. In the early days, it was hard to fill the showroom. With Gary Leclair as parts/service manager and Toby Swan as technician, they were off to the races, so to speak.
What began as basically a snowmobile dealership evolved into a thriving marine and ATV retail enterprise. Proud of its background in retail and customer service, Trail Side has excelled in what is a difficult market. Customers travel from all over Ontario, and Trail Side delivers to many far-off destinations. There are boats for customers in Kenora, Fort Albany, Bobcaygeon, Burlington, Florida, and Northern Quebec. Tourist outfitters from Wawa, Nakina, Hornpayne, Manitoulin Island, the North Shore, and as far east as Lake Nipissing are enjoying the services provided.
In 2001, Suzuki was added to the lineup, including ATVs, outboards, and motorcycles. This brought another dimension to the showroom, giving a wider selection and capturing a whole new group of customers. In 2002, Crestliner boats were added. In 2012, Polaris was also added to the lineup. Trail Side has become a destination for the powersport enthusiast.
Customer satisfaction is the key to success, and at Trail Side, success is measured by you, the customer.