Who We Are
The O.K. Boot Corral is situated in Vancouver’s oldest brick building in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown. This exact location is where Vancouver began in the mid 1800’s.
The management and staff are experienced in boot lore and know how to properly fit a boot, which fits differently to a shoe. Although boots are the main focus in the store there also is a huge selection of hats, belts, buckles, bolo ties and unique souvenirs from the Old West. The owner prides himself in procuring unusual items not normally found in stores.
If you like to step back in time & experience real ‘old fashioned’ western hospitality be sure to visit The O.K. Boot Corral.GET IN TOUCH
Everett McGowin (Founder)O.K. Boot Corral owner Everett McGowin has been at his highly photographed Maple Tree Square location since 1991. Prior to that, his Byrnes Block space was occupied by Woodwards department store, and he was clocking in just across the street.
A shoe man since his days at Agnew Surpass Footwear in 1959, McGowin says he chose Gastown for his burgeoning boot business in the '80s in the hopes that the neighbourhood would return its '60s glory days of great stores and restaurants — a place tourists and locals came to hang out.
Kenny Grano, the long-time manager of OK Boot Corral and a fixture in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood, recently passed at age 80.
Ken worked at the boot shop for about 25 years, selling boots to movie stars and cowboys, dealers and debutantes.
He was well-known in the downtown area, where he would often be found sitting outside his store chatting with passersby.
Friends and family say Grano was a gregarious man who teased those he loved the most and always had treats in his pocket for dogs walking by his store......READ MORE
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What Customers Say About Us
“ Love this place. Was really impressed with the awesome prices. Because of the location I really expected out of reach boutique pricing but I was blown away by the quality, selection, service and prices. I bought the coolest belt but will definitely return. Have my eye on a set of boots - it's only a matter of time. ”Jenson GregoryCustomer
“ A gem in the heart of Gastown with a beautiful selection of western goods, and a friendly and helpful staff. I was searching for an affordable, high quality, weatherproof (Indiana Jones-Esque) fedora for a couple of years to replace an old one, and I finally found it here. I'll definitely be coming back. ”Jenson GregoryCustomer
“ What a great shop and a huge selection of amazing quality boots. Very comfortable and durable. Good price for such unique footwear and something to suit all tastes. ”Lin HenshallCustomer
“ Fast and cheerful service provided by the owner. Great product lineup! Bought a fantastic belt and assured it was the last belt I would ever have to buy! ”Vince MayneCustomer