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Expert advice

Have questions about getting outside? You’re in the right spot. Since 1971, MEC has been the place Canadians trust for advice on the outdoors.  

Check out the pages below to learn new skills and discover what you need to fuel future adventures. You’ll find real-world experience, decades of outdoor gear knowledge, and passion for rock, dirt, snow and surf.  

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