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Pride Climb events

Climbing walls at MEC stores are re-opening across the country and you’re invited to the festivities.

Join MEC and Arc’teryx in-stores to celebrate Pride, get in some climbing and meet community groups. Beginner climbers are totally welcome; we’ll have staff from climbing gyms to show you the ropes. Plus, there’ll be knowledge sessions, giveaways, chats with athletes and local LGBTQ2S+ climbing groups to connect with. We’d love to see you there.

Event details

Join us! All our Pride Climb events are free, everyone is welcome, and we have a hunch they’re going to be popular.

Scroll down to see full event details for each location:

  • MEC Toronto: June 25–26

  • MEC Montreal: August 4

  • MEC Vancouver: August 13–14

MEC x Arct'teryx logos

Event info by location

Get ready for a (hand) jam packed party where you can connect with folks passionate about climbing and increasing equity in the outdoors. We’ll be following provincial COVID safety guidelines at each event.

Toronto: June 25 – 26

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Toronto, 300 Queen Street West

Happy Pride, Toronto! It’s festival weekend and we’re pumped to welcome you with climbing-chalk-covered arms. Join us for celebrations throughout the store, including music, games, snow cones, refreshments and lots more:

  • Bouldering wall is open for climbing by donation

  • Intro to bouldering clinics from Basecamp Climbing staff

  • Bouldering comp – get your fingers ready

  • Giveaways and lots of prizes

  • Connect with local climbing and advocacy groups

All proceeds support local LGBTQ2S+ community programs.

No registration needed – mark your calendar, show up and send.

Montreal: August 4

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: MEC Montreal, 8989 de l'Acadie Boulevard

It’s Montreal Pride, and we’re so excited to kick off celebrations for the outdoor community during Festival Fièrte Montréal. Join us happenings throughout the store, including art by local LGBTQ2S+ artists, music, a drag performance, games, a food truck, refreshments and lots more:

  • Climbing wall is open for top roping by donation

  • Intro to climbing clinics from local climbing gyms

  • Climbing comp – get your fingers ready

  • Giveaways and lots of prizes

  • Connect with local climbing and advocacy groups

  • Plus, watch for more weekly climb nights at the store throughout August

All proceeds support local LGBTQ2S+ community programs.

No registration needed – mark your calendar, show up and send.

Vancouver: August 13–14

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Vancouver, 111 2nd Ave East

Get ready, Vancouver – we can’t wait for Pride Month! Our store’s bouldering wall is basically brand new, since we opened it in March 2020 (yes, wild timing). All that means it’s very much time for a climbing party and we can’t wait.

Join us festivities throughout the store, including music, games, snow cones, refreshments and lots more:

  • Bouldering wall is open for climbing by donation

  • Intro to bouldering clinics from local climbing gym staff

  • Bouldering comp – get your fingers ready

  • Giveaways and lots of prizes

  • Connect with local climbing and advocacy groups

All proceeds support local LGBTQ2S+ community programs.

No registration needed – mark your calendar, show up and send.