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Moncton Grand Opening Weekend

With rumours circling the Maritimes, we can finally confirm.... we’re moving into Moncton!

Join us in celebrating the grand opening of our Moncton store. With a full menu of free and fun events happening all weekend, stop by to join in on the festivities and all your outdoorsy needs!

MEC Moncton
79 Wyse Street
August 18 – 20

What’s happening

  • First 50 visitors each day get a tote with outdoor goodies
  • Special in-store deals on gear
  • To inspire good times outside, enter for a chance to win a $1500 MEC gift card
  • Free climb clinics with MEC Ambassador, Emma Contaoe
  • Snacks, music, prizes, giveaways and more

Everyone is welcome – we can’t wait to see you there.

Intro to Climb Clinic Details

Interested in climbing? Stop by the store to learn what’s needed to get started with MEC Ambassador, Emma Contaoe.

How to start rock climbing and the gear you need

We’ll share tips on getting started and the different types of gear you’ll need, like climbing shoes and how to choose the right pair.

  • Saturday, August 19 from 11am to 11:45am
  • Sunday, August 20 from 11am to 11:45am

How to progress in climbing: physical and mental training

Improve your technique and strength while pushing your mental boundaries in climbing. We’ll share tips for physical and mental training and resources to help you progress.

  • Saturday, August 19 from 2pm to 2:45pm
  • Sunday, August 20 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Woman in a pink shirt rock climbing

About Emma Contaoe

Emma is an avid climber and lover of all things outdoors. As a certified rock-climbing instructor in Quebec and founder of Climbing Escapes, she teaches beginners the basics of climbing outdoors safely. She also hosts climbing, camping and yoga women empowerment retreats near Montreal. Through five years of teaching, she’s realized that it is as meaningful to her as climbing itself.

Learn more about Emma here.

About the store

The MEC team is beyond excited for the opening of our second store in the Maritimes.

As a hub for outdoor activities like trail running, cycling, snowshoeing, and a variety of water sports near Fundy National Park, MEC is excited to bring its new, highly-anticipated 25,000-square-foot store to the community of Moncton. From climbing to canoeing and biking to camping, the large retail space provides greater breadth and depth to MEC’s carefully curated activity assortments.