Mountain Equipment Company

Kelowna

Address:

1876 Cooper Rd, Unit 100
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9N6

Phone:

(250) 448-7637

Directions:

    Kelowna store

    Tuesday Open 10:00am – 7:00pm

    Hours
    Tuesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday9:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday9:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday9:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday10:00am - 7:00pm

    Welcome

    We are following the advice and guidance of local health authorities to ensure we are providing the safest possible environment to MEC members and staff.

    We aim to provide a safe environment that respects everyone’s comfort level and risk tolerance. Thanks for looking out for each other.

    Order online and pick up at this location.

    You can return products to any store.

    MEC is closely monitoring provincial government guidelines to ensure the safety of all members and staff.

    Safety measures

    • Masks are optional for staff and customers. We support every individual’s personal preference and model our respect for those choices in how we treat each other.

    • Hand sanitizer stations are set up for members and staff to use.  

    • Staff practice and promote everyday preventive behaviours including frequent hand washing and social distancing.  

    • Common areas including doors, staircases, cash desks, and bike fitting areas are regularly disinfected.  

    • Cleaning processes are enhanced for the entire store.

    • Plexiglass shields are installed at cashier stations. 

    Service updates  

    • Rental services are In-Store only. Limited to Stand Up Paddleboard packages.

    • Climbing walls and play areas are temporarily closed.  

    • Clinics and events are being offered, community room bookings are available.  

    • Repair shops are open for all bike and ski services.

    Facilities and supply chain 

    • We remain committed to our responsible sourcing practices. MEC continues to uphold standards for the health and safety of people who make and distribute the products we sell.

    Repairs and recycling

    For the safety of staff and members, we are pausing in-store gear repair services for a while. Thanks for your understanding. Want to try some repairs on your own? Learn how to fix your own gear with these how-to articles and videos on popular gear repair topics.

    Recycling

    If you bought any of the items below at MEC, you can bring them back to our store for recycling:

    • Batteries (no broken or corroded ones please).

    Have a question about something that’s not on the list above? Give us a call or contact your local municipal recycling program.

    Green building features

    Located in the heart of the city, MEC Kelowna is a prime location for Okanagan residents and visitors. The store opened in 2016 after doing extensive renovations to an existing building, which included updates to make the space more energy efficient. Here are some of the green features:

    • Moved into an existing building, which saved on construction materials and the embodied energy costs.

    • Significant updates to the roof insulation, since that’s a major spot to cut down on heat loss (just like people, buildings can lose a lot of heat through their highest point).

    • Rooftop solar system pre-heats the hot water for the building to cut down on energy required.

    • Upgraded to a high-efficiency HVAC to reduce energy use, and a heat recovery ventilator reduces the amount of energy required to heat the building.

    • Furniture is certified by Level, a third-party sustainability certification program that looks at environmental and social impacts.

    • To cut down on materials required, there are minimal floor coverings.

    • To reduce energy consumption, we use predominately high-efficiency LED lighting controlled by auto dimmers and occupancy sensors in some areas, and on automated schedules elsewhere.

    • Landscaping uses non-invasive species that encourage bird and insect populations, and doesn’t need irrigation except for in drought conditions.

    • Low-flow fixtures such as toilets, urinals and shower heads reduce overall water consumption.

    Like all MEC buildings, we’re proud to say that this store is carbon neutral. We purchase Green Electricity Certificates and Green Natural Gas Certificates from Bullfrog Power, which means that Bullfrog procures renewable energy (wind, micro-hydro and biogas) on our behalf for electricity and natural gas.

    MEC aims to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impacts in our stores. Learn more about our green buildings.

    Ski services

    Professional ski and snowboard shop services to set you up for the season. Some services may not be available year-round. Call us to set up a visit.

    Buy two of the big three – board/skis, bindings, boots – from MEC and we’ll mount your bindings for free. This offer applies to all types of snowboard and ski equipment sold at MEC. If you’re shopping online, take advantage of this deal by calling your store to arrange an appointment to mount your bindings before you visit. Our ski techs get busy, and we don’t want to let you down.

    | Mounting|

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    Classic$30
    Skate$30
    Alpine$50
    Alpine touring$50
    Binding removal -- With purchase of new binding or skisFree

    | Base tune-up|

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    General repairs -- Minimum shop charge is $5$70/hr
    Hot wax (hand)$35
    Pine tar -- Call for availability$30

    | Additional services|

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    Boot liner molding -- With purchase of bootsFree
    Boot fitting$20

    | Snowshoe services|

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    Binding replacement$70/pair
    Rivet replacement (per rivet)$15/unit
    Binding strap replacement (per strap)$15/unit
    Community

    Your local MEC store is more than just a place to get gear – it’s a hub for your outdoor community. MEC All Out (our community program) has all kinds of ways to help you get outside:

    Local events

    Year-round, MEC offers low cost (or even free) clinics and workshops. Find MEC events near you see what’s happening in store, learn new outdoor skills from friendly staff instructors, and spark ideas for your next outdoor trip.

    Grants and donations

    Our community program has given tens of millions of dollars to help people in Canada get active outdoors. Have an awesome outdoor idea? Check out our community grants and grassroots product donations for criteria and applications.

    Free meeting room

    *We’re taking precautionary steps due to COVID-19, and pausing all bookings of the Community Room for the moment.  We take your health seriously and are following the recommendations of public health agencies to practice social distancing and limit gatherings. We will continue to monitor and reassess the situation as it evolves. For groups with a current booking, we’ll contact you by email to ensure you can plan accordingly.  *

    Store Pickup
    Bike shop

    Phone: (250) 448-7637

    Our bike mechanics can do it all, from installing fenders to building wheels from scratch. Not sure what work your bike needs? Bring it in for a free safety inspection and we’ll let you know. Call us to set up a bike shop visit. Small repairs can be done while you shop.

    Bike fitting services are temporarily paused.

    Tune-up packages

    Parts are not included in tune-up prices. **Add-on services for all Tune-up packages: bike cleaning fee $20, hub repack (single) $20, spoke replacement $10 (spokes and nipples not included).