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Victoria

1450 Government Street Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z2
Manager: Sarah-Jane Chilton
250.386.2667

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If you park at a City of Victoria parking garage and shop at MEC, ask for a 1 hour parking voucher at the checkout. The program runs Monday to Saturday till 6:00pm except holidays. We have preferred parking set aside for hybrid vehicles and car co-ops.

Regular Hours

  • Monday10AM - 7PM
  • Tuesday10AM - 7PM
  • Wednesday10AM - 7PM
  • Thursday10AM - 9PM
  • Friday10AM - 9PM
  • Saturday9AM - 6PM
  • Sunday11AM - 5PM
  • Events

    About the Victoria Store


    Located in the heart of Victoria, our eleventh store is a conversion of a heritage structure, originally built as a hotel in 1892. The timber post and beam structure underwent significant mechanical, electrical, and structural upgrades to become a distinctive retail space.

    Learn about Victoria'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

    Green Building Tours

    Recycled building materials, re-circulated rainwater, low energy usage – what does it all look like, and how does it work? If your group is interested in taking a tour of our green building, please email the outreach coordinator for information. Contact information below.

    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.

    Contact Thomas Kizuk about any of store programs: thomas.kizuk@mec.ca, or 250.386.2667

    MEC Victoria Bike Shop

    Bike Shop Phone: 250-386-2667 ext 247

    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.

    Basic
    $45
    Advanced
    $65
    Advanced Plus
    $85
    Overhaul
    $140
    Premium
    $255
    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.
    Wheels trued radially and laterally. Spoke tension checked/adjusted.
    Crankset removed, bottom bracket tapers cleaned.
    Front and rear hub bearings adjusted.
    Derailleur and cable tension checked or adjusted.
    Derailleur hanger aligned if needed.
    All pivot points lubricated.
    Threadlock applied to crank bolt, rotor bolts, caliper bolts, and loose hardware.
    Brake cable tension, shoe height, and angle checked or adjusted. Centre orientation confirmed.
    Headset checked for proper bearing adjustment, adjusted as needed.
    Bottom bracket checked for proper bearing adjustment.
    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

    Wheels

    • Tire or tube install
      $12
    • Wheel build
      $35 - 40
    • Wheel true
      $13 - 18
    • Hub adjustment
      $8 - 11
    • Hub overhaul
      $16 - 18

    Drivetrain

    • Gear adjustment
      $11 - 13
    • Chain installation
      $10
    • Bottom bracket replacement
      $40

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

    • Shimano internal geared hub service
      $65

      Disassembly, fluid replacement, and lubrication.

    • Cable and housing replacement
      $15

      Installation of up to two cable and housing lengths.

    Brakes

    • Brake adjustment
      $11 - 16
    • Brake bleed
      $25
    • Cable and housing replacement
      $15

      Installation of up to two cable and housing lengths.

    Other Services

    • Headset adjustment
      $7
    • Headset overhaul
      $25
    • Miscellaneous accessory install
      $5 - 35
    • Bar tape installation
      $20

      Tape and end plugs extra.

    • Bike boxing
      $45

      Partial disassembly and packaging for shipping or airplane travel.

    • General repairs
      $60/hr

      The minimum shop charge is $5.

    MEC Victoria 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.

    Mounting

    • Classic
      $15
    • Skate
      $15
    • Telemark
      $30
    • Alpine touring
      $30
    • Climbing heels, wires, and shims
      $10
    • Binding removal
      Free

      With purchase of new binding or skis.

    Base Tune Up

    • General repairs
      $35/hr

      The minimum shop charge is $5.

    • Hot wax
      $15
    • Pine tar
      $30

      Call for availability.

    Additional Services

    • Skin fit and shaping
      $25

      Call for availability.

    • Boot liner molding
      Included

      With purchase of boots.

    • Remold boot liners
      $35

    MEC Victoria Fittings

    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. Call to book an appointment.

    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. Call to book an appointment.

      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 Victoria 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.

    Batteries

    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).

    CO2 Cartridges

    We can recycle empty CO2 cartridges, such as those used to inflate bike tires and avalanche safety systems.