Mountain Equipment Company

Vancouver

Address:

111 2nd Ave East
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5T 1B4

Phone:

(604) 872-7858

Directions:

    Vancouver store

    Saturday Open 9:00am – 7:00pm

    Hours
    Saturday9:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday9:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 9:00pm
    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:

    • Household batteries (no broken or corroded ones please)

    • Bicycle tires and tubes

    • Climbing rope – it could become dog leashes, acoustic insulation or stuffing

    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 was born in Vancouver in 1971. Over the decades, we’ve moved through a number of spaces, and our current flagship store in Olympic Village was designed with sustainability from the ground up.

    Here are some of the green features:

    • Wood is good. In fact, when it’s a mass timber superstructure like this flagship store, wood is great. The timber is a composite, which means it doesn’t use old-growth sources. It’s also a renewable building material, stores carbon, and can easily be reused at the end of its life.

    • Drip, drip, drip: It rains 150+ days a year here, so we make the most of it. The roof captures rainwater that funnels into an underground cistern to provide up to 80% of the water used for flushing toilets.

    • Less is more: 30% less s’mores around the campfire? Not so good. 30% less energy used by a building? Brilliant. This space is designed to use almost one-third less energy than the standards set out by the national energy code for buildings.

    • A renewable day in the neighbourhood: We’re connected to an innovative energy system that recovers heat from untreated urban wastewater (a sanitized way of saying sewage). It’s renewable and doesn’t rely on fossil fuels.

    • Behind the scenes: Some of the biggest energy savings come from things you can’t see: heating and cooling systems. The building envelope has more insulation than most and the HVAC units are high-efficiency.

    • Carbon neutral: Like all MEC buildings, this space is operationally carbon neutral. We buy renewable energy certificates (wind and low-impact hydro) to match the electricity we use in this location.

    • Safe for salmon: It’s official: this building is certified as Salmon-Safe, thanks to its progressive water management practices. It’s only the second Salmon-Safe urban site in BC – MEC Head Office was the first.

    MEC aims to minimize environmental impacts and make our buildings healthy, inviting spaces. 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

    | Snowshoe services|

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

    More than just a place to get gear – this store is a hub for your outdoor community. As a flagship, it’s home to a couple of cool extras, like a bouldering wall and a special space for events.

    We’re taking precautionary steps due to COVID-19, and pausing all community events for the moment. We take your health seriously and are following the recommendations of public health agencies to practice social distancing and limit gatherings.

    Local events

    Basecamp is our open-concept community space.  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. Find MEC events near you

    Outdoor impact

    This year, we’re  donating $1 million to Canadian outdoor organizations to teach outdoor skills, protect wild spaces and grow the communities of people getting active outside. Funding  supports groups across Canada with avalanche safety training, outdoor programs for youth, conserving wilderness and more. Learn more about community partnerships

    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 van_aa@mec.ca or phone the store.

    Store Pickup
    Bike shop

    Phone: (604) 872-7858

    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).