From a humble second floor office on Hastings Street, to the present location which occupies more than half a city block, MEC has long been a significant presence in the outdoor community on the west coast.
A true west coast institution and an outdoor-lover's dream come true, this block-long store houses the best selection of top-quality outdoor equipment: rain gear, clothing, hiking shoes, climbing gear, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and more. Memorize the MEC label; you're sure to see it later -- at the beach, the bar, or the concert hall.
Carries active wear and essentials for camping, hiking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits. All products meticulously researched and catalogued.
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
Hiking, camping, climbing, cycling, snowshoeing, kayaking, skiing, back country snowboarding and walking this member-owned and directed equipment store specializes in any activity you can enjoy in the great outdoors. The city and the surrounding area offer some of the most extensive outdoor activities anywhere, and this west side store offers extremely high quality merchandise at very good... more