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Montreal (Marché Central)

8989 de l'Acadie Boulevard Montreal, Quebec H4N 3K1
Manager: Emmanuelle Speer

  • Directions

There is an outside parking lot adjacent to the store and an interior parking lot accessible from Beauharnois Street. Parking is free in either of these lots. We have preferred parking set aside for hybrid vehicles and car co-ops.

Currently closed

Summer Hours

May 16 - Sep 05

  • Monday10 AM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday10 AM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday10 AM - 9 PM
  • Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
  • FridayCLOSED
  • Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday10 AM - 5 PM

Regular Hours

  • Monday10 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday10 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday10 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday10 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday10 AM - 5 PM
  • Events

    About the Montreal (Marché Central) Store

    We came to Quebec in May of 2003. Our Montreal store incorporates geothermal energy, radiant heating and cooling, and a natural ventilation system. The store uses at least 50% less energy than conventional retail buildings.

    Learn about Montreal's green building systems.

    Grants, Support, and Product Donations

    MEC supports grassroots organizations and their efforts to conserve ecologically and recreationally important places and to inspire and enable Canadians to be active outdoors. Through our Community Contributions program MEC donates gear, funding and in-kind support, helping us all keep space for adventure.

    See our Community Contributions programs

    Display Space

    Not-for-profit groups that have similar values to MEC can use our floor space free of charge to educate the public about current environmental or outdoor issues, or to collect public input regarding future park or government initiatives. Local clubs can also spend time here, letting people know they exist and what they have to offer.

    Community Meeting Room

    Our meeting room can accommodate small groups, and is available to local outdoor clubs, ENGOs, or NGOs that have a similar mandate as MEC. We have audio visual equipment (not including laptop computers), white boards, and flip charts. Use of our space is free. If interested, please email us at least a month in advance of your event. See contact information below

    Seminars and Store Tours

    We offer free presentations and informational store tours to interested student groups, outdoor organizations, environmental organizations, or business. Topics range learning about outdoor gear and trip planning to corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability practices.


    If you have a product-related question, please contact our Service Centre.

    Contact Dany Thibault about any of store programs:, or 514.788.5878 (x240)

    MEC Montreal Bike Shop

    Bike Shop Phone: 514-788-5878 ext 269

    Our bike shop can provide any repair from minor service, like installing fenders, to a deluxe overhaul. If you're not sure what kind of work your bike needs, bring it in for a free safety inspection. Our mechanics will inspect it, consult with you, and if it needs service, determine the best package value for your bike's condition.

    Call the store to set up a bike shop visit. A tune-up may take two to four business days. Minor repairs can be done while you shop.

    Bike Tune-up Packages

    Parts are not included in tune-up prices.

    Minor Adjustment
    Advanced Plus
    8-hour turnaround repair, new Shimano® cables and housing for brakes and shifters, full frame and wheel detailing, and parts installation.
    Bottom bracket disassembled, cleaned, inspected, repacked with grease and new bearings (depending on type), and adjusted.
    Headset disassembled, cleaned, inspected and repacked with new bearings and greased.
    Frame fully cleaned and inspected for fatigue damage.
    Hubs disassembled, cleaned, and inspected. Repacked with new bearings and greased.
    Frame and fork wiped down.

    (New to Basic Service for 2016)

    Wheels trued radially and laterally. Spoke tension checked/adjusted.

    (New to Basic Service for 2016)

    Crankset removed, bottom bracket tapers cleaned.

    (New to Basic Service for 2016)

    Front and rear hub bearings adjusted.

    (New to Basic Service for 2016)

    All pivot points lubricated.
    Threadlock applied to crank bolt, rotor bolts, caliper bolts, and loose hardware.
    Headset checked for proper bearing adjustment, adjusted as needed.
    Bottom bracket checked for proper bearing adjustment.
    Derailleur and cable tension checked or adjusted.
    Derailleur hanger aligned if needed.
    Brake cable tension, shoe height, and angle checked or adjusted. Centre orientation confirmed.
    Tires filled to maximum stated pressure.
    Stem, handlebar, seat, controls, seatpost, and crankarms checked and adjusted.

    Add-on Services: bike cleaning fee $15, hub repack (single) $10, spoke replacement $5 (spokes and nipples not included).

    A La Carte Bike Services


    • Tire or tube install
    • Wheel true
      $15 - 20
    • Wheel build
      $55 - 60
    • Hub adjustment
      $10 - 15
    • Hub overhaul


    • Gear adjustment
      $15 - 20
    • Chain installation
    • Bottom bracket replacement

      Removal, frame prepped, installation, and adjustment of front derailleur (parts not included).

    • Shimano internal geared hub service

      Disassembly, fluid replacement, and lubrication.

    • Shimano Di2 reprogramming and firmware update

      call for store availability

    • Cable and housing replacement

      Installation of up to two cable and housing lengths.


    • Brake adjustment
      $13 - 19
    • Brake bleed
    • Cable and housing replacement

      Installation of up to two cable and housing lengths.

    Other Services

    • Headset adjustment
    • Headset overhaul
    • Miscellaneous accessory install
      $5 - 35
    • Bar tape installation

      Tape and end plugs extra.

    • Bike boxing

      Partial disassembly and packaging for shipping or airplane travel.

    • General repairs

      The minimum shop charge is $5.

    MEC Montreal Ski Shop

    Looking for a reliable place to get your skis or snowboard serviced? Look no further, our store offers professional ski shop services and competitive rates.

    When you purchase two or more of the big three ski items (skis, boots, or bindings) we'll mount your bindings for free. This offer applies to all types of ski equipment sold at MEC, and proof of purchase is required. If you're shopping online, you can take advantage of this deal by placing your order via phone at 1.888.847.0770 or 604.876.6221.

    Not all stores offer the full range of services, and some services may not be available year-round. Call the store to set up a visit.


    • Classic
    • Skate
    • Telemark
    • Alpine touring
    • Climbing heels, wires, and shims
    • Binding removal

      With purchase of new binding or skis.

    Base Tune Up

    • General repairs

      The minimum shop charge is $5.

    • Hot wax (machine)
    • Hot wax (hand)
    • Machine wax and edge grind
    • Pine tar

      Call for availability.

    • Base cleaning
    • Base binder application
    • Minor Base repair, base grind, sharpen, machine wax

    Additional Services

    • Skin fit and shaping
    • Boot liner molding

      With purchase of boots.

    • Remold boot liners
    • Boot punching (First punch)
    • Boot punching (Additional punch)
    • Base grind and wax
    • Base prep, base binder, and glide wax

    Snowshoe Services

    • Binding replacement - per pair
    • Rivet replacement - per unit
    • Binding strap replacement - per unit
    • Crampon replacement

    MEC Montreal Fittings

    Call 514.788.5878 to book fittings appointments.

    Footwear Fittings

    Find out which boots or shoes are right for you. Our staff footwear experts will measure your feet and show you how to adjust footwear to suit your feet.

    Bike Fittings

    Optimize riding performance and comfort in a one-on-one session with one of our bike fitting experts. A free fitting is included when you purchase a new bike for $990 or more.

      Basic Premium
    With purchase of bike with a base price of $990 or more. Included $60
    Your own bike or with purchase of bike priced less than $990. $60 $120
    Frame size assessment.
    Seat height assessed and adjusted.
    Handlebar and stem adjusted.*
    Seating position and posture assessed.
    Cleat installation.
    Cleat adjustment.
    Leg angle optimized.
    Body angle measured and adjusted.
    Arm reach measured and parts swapped if needed.*
    Bike customization.
    Free adjustment within 60 days of initial fit.

    * Additional bike components may be necessary. Cost of components are not included in the fitting.

    MEC Montreal Equipment Rentals

    Want to take a trip, but don't want to invest in all the gear you need? We rent tents, sleeping bags, and much more. If you are considering a purchase and it is in our rental program, you can try it out and put your first day's rental fee towards the purchase.

    Some items are available seasonally. Reservations are strongly recommended during holidays and weekends. Read our rental policies and procedures for information on reservations and credit towards purchase.

    Weekend special

    Pick up your gear starting Thursday 3:00pm and pay for just Saturday and Sunday.

    Camping Gear First day Add a day One week
    Sleeping bag (+10°C & -7°C) $10 $10 $52.50
    Kids sleeping bag $5 $5 $26.25
    Tent (Sleeps 2 or 3) $18 $18 $94.50
    Tent (Sleeps 4 or 5) $19 $19 $99.75
    Backpack $10 $10 $52.50
    Sleeping pad (foam) $4 $4 $21
    Sleeping pad (self-inflating) $5 $5 $26.25
    LPG stove $4 $4 $21
    Kid carrier $10 $10 $52.50
    Tarp $8 $8 $42
    Bear canister / Food barrel - - $5
    Hiking and Climbing Gear First day Add a day One week
    Trekking poles $6 $6 $31.50
    Mountaineering crampons $6 $6 $31.50
    Mountaineering axe $6 $6 $31.50
    Mountaineering boots $12 $12 $63
    Climbing helmet $4 $4 $21
    Crash pad $5 $5 $26.25
    Snow safety package
    Includes beacon, probe, and shovel.
    $12 $12 $63

    Note: Avalanche beacons do not include batteries.

    Cycling Gear First day Add a day One week
    Bike travel case $10 $10 $52.50
    Cycling panniers (pair) $10 $10 $52.50
    Equipment trailer $17 $17 $89.25
    Child trailer (double) $18 $18 $94
    Watersports Gear First day Add a day One week
    Whitewater kayak and helmet $25 $25 $131.25
    Single sea kayak (plastic) $30 $30 $157.50
    Single sea kayak (fibreglass) $40 $40 $210
    Double sea kayak (fibreglass) $55 $55 $288.75
    Canoe $30 $30 $157.50
    Stand up paddleboard $25 $25 $131.25
    Waterproof backpack (70L) $8 $8 $42
    Gear barrel and harness $7 $7 $35.75

    Note: All boats/paddleboards are rented with paddles, PFDs and safety gear, except the boat-only whitewater kayak. You may require a roof rack for boat transportation.

    MEC Montreal Recycling and Repair Services

    Visit the Member Service Desk if you have items to recycle or repair.

    Gear Swap

    Buy, sell, or swap your used outdoor gear! MEC's Gear Swap has been our way of encouraging people to recycle their gear. We host swap events at our store and some of our events - or you can use our Online Gear Swap.

    Gear Repair

    The store offers a repair service for items such as packs and jackets. Maximize the life of your stuff by having it fixed, and limit waste and the use of dwindling natural resources.

    Gear must be clean before being dropped off for repair.


    We recycle batteries that were purchased at our store. Just drop them off and we'll take care of them. Please don't bring any that are broken or corroded. For safety, cover the battery terminals with a piece of tape before putting them in the recycling bins.

    There is a cost associated with recycling non-rechargeable batteries (we pay about $130 per 30kg container) so if you purchased them somewhere else, we ask that you contact that vendor to enquire about their recycling program.

    Fuel Canisters

    We can recycle empty LPG (butane or butane-propane blends) fuel canisters. We cannot recycle propane cylinders (green 1lb. cylinders or larger barbecue bottles).

    Climbing Rope

    You can bring your old climbing rope to the store to be repurposed or recycled. It may become a super-sturdy dog leash, be used for agricultural purposed, or be finely shredded and turned into acoustic insulation, padding, or stuffing.

    Bicycle Tires and Tubes

    Return your bicycle tires and tubes to the store for recycling. They can be ground up and added to tarmac or playground surfaces.