Mountain Equipment Company

Victoria

Address:

1450 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1Z2

Phone:

(250) 386-2667

Directions:

    Victoria store

    Tuesday Open 10:00am – 7:00pm

    Hours
    Tuesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday10:00am - 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  

    • 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).

    • Empty CO2 cartridges used for bike tires and avalanche safety.

    • Bike tires and 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 Victoria is in a registered heritage building, known as the Vogue building, that was built as a hotel in 1892. This timber post-and-beam structure has a concrete front and fine architectural detailing, which we modified to expose wood features and improve natural light. It’s a distinctive retail space we’re proud of, and it opened as a store in 2006. Here are some of the green features:****

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

    • Used regionally sourced materials where we could to reduce transport emissions.

    • Reclaimed wood and strawboard, approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, is used in many displays and fitting rooms.

    • Decorative wood boards in fixtures come from reclaimed submerged trees, which are harvested from flooded reservoirs to reduce demand for living trees.

    • Marmoleum flooring (made of renewable materials) is used in the lunchroom.

    • Carpet tile in the meeting room and offices has recycled content and low VOC (volatile organic compounds).

    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 (hand)$35

    | Additional services|

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    Skin fit and shaping -- Call for availability$25
    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 display space

    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.

    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 vic_aa@mec.ca or phone the store.

    Store Pickup
    Bike shop

    Phone: (250) 386-2667

    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).