Canada's leading outdoor retailer, MEC is passionate about inspiring and enabling everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles. From city streets and yoga studios to backcountry trails and pristine waterways, MEC matches people with expertise, experience, enthusiasm, clothing and gear for camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, climbing, hiking, running and fitness. Through our... more
The Calgary store established an initial presence with a U-Haul trailer full of gear driven out from Vancouver. Initial digs were minimal – a cramped office space above a record store – a far cry from the present location, which is a veritable palace of outdoor gear.
This is a big store, they have LOTS of outdoor (and indoor) sporting / camping equipment. Best selection around, and clothing rotates through the seasons so there's always something new.
this store has the best footbags (hacky sacks) you'll find anywhere, but you would probably never guess. Other than that little gem, they are the #1 store for outdoor equipment in my opinion, and many others'. Absolutely the best quality and pricing is reasonable. Lots of variety throughout the seasons too.
This place is truly special.
When I walk into the store I suddenly feel like a black man in southern Mississippi in the 1960's, you feel like the staff doesn't want you there, but they can't do anything but pretend to ignore you.
I buy a lot of outdoors equipment, this place used to be decent about 7 years ago. Now everything is cheaply built and priced at 3 x the... more
The best outdoor store on the planet. Please open a shop in the US!
Fantastic selection, easy to find, and great staff. Not the least bit arrogant like REI. Good prices, especially MEC brand which is high quality. Overall awesome. Can San Francisco be your first US location, pretty please?
Good Service and Helpful Staff their online inventory system is accurate as well as they stand behind their products. I bought a bike helmet there three weeks later the outer shell detached from the foam I brought it back it and got a refund no problem.
I would recommend them for sure!
MEC was conceived by a small group of Canadian climbers who wanted a place to buy gear not carried by conventional retailers: gear for mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring, and hiking.
Today MEC supplies outdoor equipment to over 3 million members worldwide.
Mission: to help people enjoy the benefits of self-propelled wilderness-oriented recreation. We do that by selling outdoor gear,... more
For any outdoor enthusiast who wants or absolutely needs the best equipment available for weekend camping or climbing Everest, this is THE spot. This place is filled with quality clothing and gear intended for the serious hiker, camper or climber. There are rows of water and tear-proof clothing, endless selections of sleeping bags and tents, and bins and racks filled with the portable clamps,... more