When you become part of MEC, you join a community of more than 5 million people who love to get active outdoors. We’re Canada’s go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration. Welcome. We’re glad you’re here.

As a member, you get awesome gear

Campers at a picnic table drinking coffee

Gear from MEC is good stuff that works. All of it – from camp stoves to hoodies to kayaks – is covered by our Rocksolid Guarantee and a 30-day price matching policy. We’re the only place you can get the sweet value of MEC’s own designs.

You get advice from people in the know

Three MEC staffers hiking in summer

Have a question? Ask away. Our friendly staff are into hiking, camping, running, biking, climbing and more (see #mecstaffer for proof). There are no sales commissions, so we can focus on helping you find just what you need. We also share our know-how with free or low-cost demos and workshops.

You’re part of a community hub

Runners in the MEC race series waving to the camera

Our stores are outdoor activity hubs across Canada. Running races, bike meet-ups, yard sales, gear swaps and club nights are just some of the events to check out (note that social distancing is impacting many of our in-person events right now). Plus, we support local groups through our community program, and have donated more than $44 million since 1987.

You’re part of something bigger

Skiers carrying skis with mountain view

We believe in getting outside, being active, and making good things happen along the way. Everything we make, buy, sell or touch has an impact, and we find ways to stretch our limits, take responsibility and stay accountable.