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Free Shipping

  • On orders of $50 or more, before taxes
  • Offer limited to web and telephone orders shipped Expedited Parcel Post within Canada.
  • Gift cards, membership shares and taxes do not count toward order total for free shipping eligibility.
  • Orders must meet Canada Post size and weight requirements (no dimension greater than 1m, weight less than 30kg). Oversize items, such as skis and bikes will not qualify for free shipping.
  • Hazardous goods shipments are not eligible for free shipping.

Orders under $50 sent via Expedited Parcel within Canada are $6.50. Read Details


Holiday Shipping

To insure your products arrive on time, check the shipping estimator within the shopping cart. This widget will let you know, based on your postal code and the products within your cart, Canada Post's best estimate of product delivery time.

Gift-card Deadlines

Destination Regular letter mail Xpresspost Email
Canada December 12 December 18 December 23
USA December 6 December 7 December 23
International December 6 n/a December 23

* Delivery is based on business days and does not include weekends.

International Deadlines

International Destination By AIR/XPI
Africa November 30
Asia December 7
Australia December 7
Caribbean December 7
Central/South America November 30
Europe December 7
Middle East December 7
New Zealand December 7
USA December 10

Free In-Store Pickup

Have your order shipped to an MEC store free of charge. Some conditions apply:

  • Orders are shipped to the store of your choice for free. This includes oversize items.
  • Gift cards and new membership cards are not available through this shipping method.
  • We offer limited tracking for in-store pickup orders.
  • Be aware that shipping times vary by store.

We will email you when your order is ready for pickup and you will need to bring picture ID to collect your parcel. For more information on the status of an in-store pickup order, please contact your store directly.

Shipping within Canada

Orders are sent via Expedited Parcel Post unless otherwise specified. Orders are insured in case of damage or loss. Applicable provincial and federal taxes are applied when your order is processed according to where the item will be shipped. Most orders are shipped from Surrey, BC and take one to two business days to process, in addition to the delivery times shown. Isolated and rural areas may take longer.

Taxes

If an order is shipped to the following provinces or territories, MEC must collect the applicable taxes as described:

  • British Columbia (BC) – 7% PST on merchandise plus 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Alberta (AB) – 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Saskatchewan (SK) – 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Manitoba (MB) – 8% PST on merchandise plus 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Ontario (ON) – 13% HST on merchandise and freight
  • Quebec (QC) – 9.5% PST on the total of the merchandise and freight plus 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • New Brunswick (NB) – 13% HST on merchandise and freight
  • Nova Scotia (NS) – 15% HST on merchandise and freight
  • Prince Edward Island (PE) – 14% HST on merchandise and freight
  • Newfoundland (NL) – 13% HST on merchandise and freight
  • Northwest Territories (NT) – 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Yukon (YT) – 5% GST on merchandise and freight
  • Nunavut (NU) – 5% GST on merchandise and freight

Canadian taxes are not collected on orders shipped outside of Canada. However, orders shipped outside of Canada are subject to import duties, taxes, and customs processing fees, which are levied once the package reaches its destination. These fees are collected by the carrier or brokerage company and members are responsible for paying them. MEC is unable to give estimates for these fees. Please contact your local customs office for more information.

Method Order total Rate Delivery
Expedited Parcel up to $50 $6.50 3-12 business days
over $50 FREE 3-12 business days
Priority Courier up to $1500 $25.00 2–5 business days

Signature required upon delivery. To opt out of this requirement, order by phone and specify you do not want to sign for your package.

Purolator (Bikes only) up to $5000 $49.00 4–10 business days

Bikes do not ship to PO boxes, rural or remote locations. Call 1.888.847.0770 to confirm shipping availability outside of urban centres.

Certain products or orders are too large, fragile and/or heavy to be shipped by our standard methods. Please email us at info@mec.ca, or call 1.888.847.0770 (Canada and USA) or 604.876.6221 (Vancouver area and international), and we will let you know if your order requires extra freight. A ground door-to-door service for larger items and hazardous goods is also available – some restrictions apply. Bulk orders are handled through Corporate and Group Sales.

Shipping to the USA

Orders sent to the USA are shipped by Xpresspost. Bikes cannot be shipped to the USA. Orders shipped to the USA are not charged Canadian taxes; however, all orders pass through customs and are subject to import duties, taxes, and custom processing fees. A customs invoice will arrive with your parcel or may follow in the mail. Recipients are responsible for paying these additional fees.

MEC is unable to provide estimates for customs fees. Check with your local customs office for more information.

USA Shipping Rates

Method Order total Rate Delivery
Xpresspost up to $1000 $19.00 4-10 business days

Certain products or orders are too large, fragile and/or heavy to be shipped by our standard methods. Please email us at info@mec.ca, or call 1.888.847.0770 (Canada and USA) or 604.876.6221 (Vancouver area and international), and we will let you know if your order requires extra freight. Bulk orders are handled through Corporate and Group Sales.

International Shipping

Orders going to international destinations are shipped by air mail. Orders shipped outside of Canada are not charged Canadian taxes; however, all orders pass through customs and are subject to import duties, taxes, and custom processing fees. A customs invoice will arrive with your parcel or may follow in the mail. Recipients are responsible for paying these additional fees. Bikes cannot be shipped to international destinations.

MEC is unable to provide estimates for customs fees. Check with your local customs office for more information.

Many international destinations are now receiving improved airmail service via Canada Post Xpresspost International. For countries and delivery times visit Canada Post.

Method Order total Rate Delivery
Air Mail up to $200 $50.00 1-4 weeks
$200-400 $70.00
$400-600 $85.00
$600-1000 $98.00

Certain products or orders are too large, fragile and/or heavy to be shipped by our standard methods. Please email us at info@mec.ca, or call 1.888.847.0770 (Canada and USA) or 604.876.6221 (Vancouver area and international), and we will let you know if your order requires extra freight. Bulk orders are handled through Corporate and Group Sales.

Shipping Restrictions

Shipping restrictions may apply to certain products and destinations. These restrictions include regional distribution agreements, hazardous or over-sized products, and complexity in exporting some items.