Mountain Equipment Company

Winnipeg

Address:

303 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2B4

Phone:

(204) 943-4202

Directions:

    Winnipeg store

    Friday Open 10:00am – 9:00pm

    Hours
    Friday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday10:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday10:00am - 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 and tubes – they can get ground up for tarmac or playground surfaces.

    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 Winnipeg opened in 2002. Before we moved in, it was the site of three buildings – two of them too dilapidated to be occupied. The buildings were carefully dismantled, and the materials were meticulously inventoried and used to build new sections of the store. About 95% of the existing buildings got reused or recycled in some form.

    MEC Winnipeg is LEED Gold certified, and was the second retail building in Canada to meet the national C2000 Green Building Standard (the first was MEC Ottawa). All the energy-saving features in the store make it 65% more efficient than the standards set out in the Model National Energy Code. Here are some of the green features:

    • Almost 4000 tonnes of material in the existing buildings was diverted from the landfill.

    • All structural materials were reclaimed, including the brick and wood floor, joists, exterior masonry, cast iron columns and steel beams.

    • To cut down on new materials required, the ceiling’s exposed, the floors are uncarpeted, and we used minimum drywall.

    • Composting toilets provide fertilizer for our rooftop garden. Plus they cut down waste water volume by more than half (which saves 73 cubic meters of water each year).

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

    • To reduce heat loss and energy consumption, outer walls are insulated to an R value of 30, more than twice the R12 called for in the building code.

    • A central skylight means we don’t need as much artificial lighting. The lights we do have are high-efficiency with motion sensors to turn them off if no one’s around.

    • The green roof provides evaporative cooling and also helps insulate building, which cuts down on energy for heating and cooling.

    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
    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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    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


    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.

    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 win_aa@mec.ca or phone the store.

    Parking

    You can park for free for 1 hour with a $10 minimum purchase at MEC at the following location:

    Store Pickup


    Bike shop


    Phone: (204) 943-4202

    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