We bring people together, protect natural places, and inspire Canadians to lead active lives outside.
MEC Outdoor Nation
Dedicated to getting young people outside. Through community events, partnerships, granting opportunities and a bustling online community, Outdoor Nation connects like-minded people, supports innovative projects and inspires young Canadians of all backgrounds to try new things outside. Outdoor Nation is funded through MEC’s commitment to 1% for the planet, an alliance of businesses who believe in providing financial support to outdoor and environmental initiatives.
Think outside summits
Key to MEC Outdoor Nation are the Think Outside Summits. We host these unforgettable weekend events across Canada to create a network of collaborators, fund community projects and connect people with anyone-can-do-it activities.