People outside an MEC store in the evening with MEC and POW Canada logos

Season Opener: store events

Join MEC x POW Canada in select stores across the country and get stoked for the winter season.

Connect with regional chapters from Protect Our Winters Canada, join a snow safety clinic, meet other climate advocates and winter enthusiasts, and turn your passion into purpose.

Store event highlights

  • Chat with POW Canada to learn more about climate change and advocacy
  • Get expert advice from MEC staff to be prepped for skiing, snowshoeing, touring or your next winter adventure
  • Join an MEC clinic to learn about snow safety (select stores only)
  • Meet POW athletes during our fireside chats (select stores only)
  • Enjoy our special in-store discount for POW members (10% off regular priced items, some exclusions apply, see below for details)
  • Enter to win a heap of prizes

Prizes include:

  • 4 x $500 Arc’teryx gift card
  • 4 x $250 MEC gift card
  • An avy safety set (worth ~$490)

Store event locations


MEC Vancouver
November 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm
November 14, 11:00am – 3:00pm


MEC Calgary
November 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm


MEC Edmonton Downtown
November 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm
November 14, 11:00am – 3:00pm


MEC Toronto
November 12, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
November 13, 11:00am – 1:00pm
November 14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm


MEC Ottawa
November 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm
November 14, 11:00am – 3:00pm


MEC Montreal – Marché Central
November 12, 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Members get more

POW members will have access to a special in-store discount during the dates and times listed above.

During this special shopping event at MEC, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your purchases. Discount applies to regularly priced in-stock items purchased in-store only with proof of POW membership (see POW staff in-store to get your discount card).

A few specific products and brands are excluded from the discount (see below). Offer cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers, or applied to prior purchases or services. MEC member number must be presented at time of purchase.

This offer is available to MEC members only. If you’re new, you can easily join at time of purchase. No strings, and it’s free. If you’ve ever been a member, you remain a lifetime member of MEC.

Exclusions: Arc’teryx, Birkenstock, Blundstone, Brooks, Cannondale, DU/ER, Garmin, Glerups, Gregory, Hoke One One, Intense, Kari Traa, Nike, Oboz, Osprey, Patagonia, Tacs, The North Face, Timberland, Ugg, Vans, Wahoo Fitness

Valid only during Season Opener store event dates and times listed above.