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Mountain Equipment Co-op

1550 Granville St
Halifax, NS  B3J 1X1

(902) 421-2667

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July 19, 2014

Specialties

Directed by the members, MEC fulfills its core purpose - to help people enjoy the benefits of self-propelled wilderness-oriented recreation. We do that by selling outdoor gear, clothing, and services.

History

Established in 1971

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,... more

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Reviews [2]
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4.5 star rating
Scotty June 15, 2012
Fantastic store

It's amazing and definitely worth the trip to downtown.

4.5 star rating
Hali_AL Update Halifax, NS October 16, 2008
If you want more than looks...

If you want serious outdoor/sporting gear and put a greater value on quality and functionality over looks, then MEC is a generally a good value option. You must become a member, $5 for life.

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4.5 star rating
February 04, 2014

I find that MEC has a lot to offer for outdoor needs all under one roof without the hassle of going from one place to another. Although price wise they could be abit on the high for some stuff, but for the most part, I am please with the quality of products that they place on their shelves. If you're looking for any type of knapsacks, laptop bag or the like, this place has lots of them ranging... more

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4.5 star rating
December 11, 2013

I was by the MEC store today to look at trail runners for men. I almost paid full price for a $99 pair becuase I am 6 foot 2 inch I never look down that far to see the sales as which are placed middle to bottom rack. This is a real problem at the nslc I keep ending up with Hennessy and other top shelf stuff. So after not attracting the sales person attention for some time. I ended up looking at... more

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4.5 star rating
October 26, 2013

I love coming to MEC when I'm in Halifax. They have so much great merchandise, with good prices.

An outdoorsy person's paradise!

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Business Description from the Web
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September 10, 2014

Co-op specializing in high-quality gear for outdoor adventurers, including several exclusive brands. MEC sells exclusively to members but a membership only costs $5 and is valid at any of the chain's locations across Canada. Members can also rent equipment.

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July 14, 2013

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

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