Mountain Equipment Company

Montréal

Address:

8989 de l'Acadie Boulevard
Montréal, Québec
H4N 3K1

Phone:

(514) 788-5878

Directions:

    Montréal store

    Saturday Open 9:00am – 5:00pm

    Hours
    Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday10:00am - 5:00pm
    Monday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday10:00am - 9:00pm

    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  

    • Climbing walls and play areas are temporarily closed.  

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

    • Rental services are paused.  

    • 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).

    • Bike tires (no tubes) – they can get ground up for tarmac or playground surfaces.

    Due to safety concerns, we do not accept used flammable goods, including camping gas canisters, stove fuel, flares, bear bangers and bear spray. Please contact your local waste management office to find out how to properly dispose of these items.

    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

    MEC Montreal opened in 2003, and was our first store in Quebec. It was also the first retail building in Quebec to meet the national C2000 Green Building Standard, and the amount of energy it consumes is nearly 70% less than was required by the Model National Energy Code at the time of construction. Here are some of the green features:

    • The wood deck inside the curved roof was salvaged from the Seagram’s distillery in Ville Lasalle. Salvaged wood is also used in the entrance canopy and railings.

    • To reduce material waste, the concrete slabs contain 27% blast furnace slag (a by-product of steel manufacturing).

    • 50% of the materials used in the building are made of recycled content, by weight.

    • Walls are insulated with cellulose fibre from recycled newsprint to cut down on energy consumption (they provide about twice as much thermal insulation as conventional retail buildings from the same era).

    • Captured precipitation (stormwater run-off) from the roof is stored in a 45,000L underground cistern, and is used for landscaping and toilet water – this cuts our potable water use in half.

    • To keep energy usage down, the concrete floor acts as a thermal reservoir that’s warmed or cooled by fluid pumped through embedded piping. Twelve geothermal wells pump extracted heat in winter and disperse heat in summer.

    • There’s mostly natural ventilation with fresh air coming in through underground tunnels. In summer, warm air rises and escapes through roof vents and motorized window openings.

    • CO2 sensors keep a good balance of fresh air coming in, so energy isn’t wasted in heating or cooling.

    • Lots of daylight reduces the need for artificial lighting. The lights we do have shut off automatically when there’s enough natural light to save energy (for both the lights and the energy needed to cool heat from the bulbs).

    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
    Telemark$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 (machine)$15
    Hot wax (hand)$35
    Machine sharpen and wax$35
    Pine tar -- Call for availability$30

    | Additional services|

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    Skin fit and shaping -- Call for availability$25
    Boot liner molding -- With purchase of bootsFree
    Boot fitting$20
    Boot punching (First punch)$50
    Boot punching (Additional punch)$25

    | 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.

    Local events

    Find MEC events near you to see what’s happening in store, make connections with interesting people and get active outdoors. Year-round, MEC offers low cost (or even free) clinics and workshops from friendly staff instructors, plus events happening in the larger community – everything from backcountry navigation classes to film screenings.

    Outdoor Impact

    MEC has given tens of millions of dollars to help people in Canada get active outdoors. Our Outdoor Impact program includes national partners, local partners, and community grants and donations. We invest in groups that are actively working to break down barriers of access and increase equity in the outdoors.

    Free display space

    Not-for-profit groups and local clubs that share MEC values can use our floor space to tell people what’s going on. Let people know about outdoor issues, collect input on plans, or just get the word out about your club. For more info, please email mon_aa@mec.ca or phone the store.

    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: (514) 788-5878

    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).

    Basic Tune-up $100

    For when your bike hasn’t had a tune-up after a season of light use. Designed to get you rolling smoothly again by solving your drivetrain issues, imprecise shifting, loose feeling brakes, or when the whole bike is feeling slightly off.

    • Full bike safety check; all bolts, pivot points, and components inspected for proper torque and wear levels

    • Light cleaning -- Frame and fork wiped down and inspected

    • Tires inflated, chain lubricated, and grease applied to seatpost

    • Bearing adjustments -- including headset, and front and rear hubs

    • Brake systems adjusted -- including cable adjustments and pad position

    • Shifting systems adjusted -- including cable adjustments and hanger alignment

    • Minor wheel truing -- lateral truing and light radial adjustments (spoke replacements extra)

    • Minor components installed (chain, cassette, brake pads, tubes)

    Advanced Tune-up $140

    For when your bike hasn't had a tune-up after a season of regular riding or has issues caused by dirt, component wear, or light damage. If your bike has poor or inconsistent shifting, soft brakes, or the wheels aren’t straight, this package is for you.

    • Includes every service from the Basic Tune-up, plus:

    • Major wheel truing as needed -- including tension and dish adjustments

    • Drivetrain removed and fully washed, lubricated, and reinstalled

    • Frame, fork, and wheels cleaned -- including braking surfaces

    • Installation of up to 2 cables, with housing **parts extra

    Advanced Plus Tune-up $220

    A comprehensive service for well-used bikes that need of some TLC.

    • Includes every service from the Advanced Tune-up, plus:

    • Headset and Wheel bearings cleaned and repacked

    • Hydraulic brakes bled, or the installation of all cables and hosing for non-hydraulic systems

    • Installation of intermediate-level components (bottom bracket, spoke replacements, tubeless sealant refresh) **parts extra

    Premium Tune-up

    Available in Road and MTB specific packages. This complete service gets your bike looking and feeling brand new.

    • Includes every service from the Advanced PLUS Tune-up, plus:

    • Complete tear down and rebuild (MTB includes linkages)

    • Full frame, component, and wheel detailing

    • ** NOT included -- Specialty services such as: Suspension services, dropper post services, and wheel building.

    A la carte bike services

    WheelsPrice
    Tire or tube install$12
    Specialty Tire or Tube Install (e-bikes, fat bikes, etc)$20
    Wheel true$15 – $20
    Wheel build$70 and up
    Hub adjustment$10 – $20
    Hub overhaul$25
    BrakesPrice
    Brake adjustment$15 – $25
    Brake bleed$30
    Cable and housing replacement -- Installation cost per cable and housing length$10
    DrivetrainPrice
    Gear adjustment$15 – $20
    Chain installation$8 - $17
    Bottom bracket replacement -- BB Removal, frame prepped, installation (parts not included)$30
    Shimano internal geared hub service -- Disassembly, fluid replacement, and lubrication$70
    Shimano Di2 reprogramming and firmware update -- call for store availability$35
    Cable and housing replacement -- Installation cost per cable and housing length$10
    Other servicesPrice
    Headset adjustment$10
    Headset overhaul$30
    Miscellaneous accessory install$10 – $35
    Bar tape installation -- Tape extra$25
    Bike boxing -- Partial disassembly and packaging for shipping or airplane travel$60
    General repairs -- Minimum shop charge is $5$80/hr