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
MEC exists to encourage and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lives. We support outdoor activities, such as climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, paddling, cycling, running and yoga.
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, rock climbing,... more
MEC exists to encourage and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lives. We support outdoor activities, such as climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, paddling, cycling, running and yoga
Since it's a co-op, exchanges and refunds are easy as your sale is on record. Product quality is excellent and better than average products but not extremely expensive considering the top-of-the line product one could get. They did a great job in boosting the image of their brand because it's backed by quality in manufacturing & service. Highly highly recommend it.
Incredibly helpful staff, the membership is well worth it. The quality of the items are great. I can say that for the socks, the daypacks, full-sized knapsacks and hand warmers!
Ordered a very fancy headlamp online. It arrived very quickly. However it was missing the strap. I emailed to inquire about an exchange and was called back almost instantly. The return process was very simple and the staff member Vicky A. was so helpful and followed up every step of the way. I sent the lamp back on a Wednesday and received a new item on Friday. On top of it I was sent a $10... more
I come here often to get my bike fixed. They are very busy so don't come if u don't have time to kill but what they lack in speed they make up in incredible customer service. Thanks guys!!!!!
This place is a staple in Toronto
The store’s expansive space makes room for a huge selection of knapsacks, fleece, wet-weather garb and all the gear you need for climbing, cycling and more. Pay $5 for a lifetime individual membership. Open daily.
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