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Mountain Equipment Co-op

130 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1P3, Canada
+1 604-872-7858
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Don't bother any more

MEC is a shadow of its former self. If you want unhelpful staff acting like they're doing you a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
British Columbia
via mobile
Outdoor Adventurers

This is the best place to purchase your outdoor adventurer gear. The staff are professional and... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Andreas M
Summerland, Canada
via mobile
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This equipment and apparel store carries everything needed for the outdoor enthusiast.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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130 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1P3, Canada
+1 604-872-7858
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

MEC is a shadow of its former self. If you want unhelpful staff acting like they're doing you a favour and enjoy products that don't match their advertising, then knock yourself out.

Thank cwithy
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best place to purchase your outdoor adventurer gear. The staff are professional and full of knowledge with personal experiences. The product is worth spending the money on for your personal comfort and safety. I would recommend this store to anyone. My shopping...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 17 September 2016

6 months ago I drove over to MEC to purchase a very popular pull on boot (in a very common size)..sold out. Two weeks ago needed to purchase a fairly high end common item, got wise now...checked on the website and they had one left...More

Thank D G
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Wasted 30 minutes feeling totally invisible in a fruitless attempt to acquire a water bottle before walking out in disgust. Store entry was first issue - not easy to locate. Help from staff non existent. Had one fellow next to where I was standing waiting...More

Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

A bit like Cabelas for real people. There's no guns (I kinda like guns 😕). There's no fishin' stuff (I LOVE fishin' 😕😕) but there's pretty much everything else. It's Canada's wonderland, winter and summer. Kayaks, canoes, pedal bikes of EVERY description, EVERYTHING and more...More

1  Thank 5cottie
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Expertise - if you need specialized equipment for various disciplines : biking, hiking, camping, running, etc., Excellence - if you need high quality product. Guaranteed? MEC is the shopping venue for you. The store is well laid out, by discipline; each department is staffed with...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Cannot find the Victoria store listed. It's a great place to find awesome gear and friendly staff. We have been members of MEC for decades. I love that they stand behind their products. Latest visit was to look at wallets and gear for a trip...More

Thank Shelagh944
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Quite a big store with a ok selection of gear and clothes. But nothing more than that really. And that makes it a "2" instead of "1". The guys working there was unfortunately not so service minded or even specially friendly. The whole experience from...More

Thank zelmander
Reviewed 16 September 2014

It's hard not to compare it with REI, its closest US counterpart. At REI (particularly at the Seattle flagship store), you can choose from a huge selection of gear, plus an entire floor devoted just to clothing. You can even get something to eat or...More

1  Thank WandererOnTheRoad
Reviewed 19 August 2014

MEC used to be awesome. Not so much anymore if you are size 12 or 14. Very little stock in store. Seems everything is always 'sold out'. However you can get it online so that doesn't make sense. Technical equipment, packs and, if they have...More

1  Thank pinkduckYVR
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the
gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area
are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is
Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and
its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails,
and charming public parks make for an ideal location
to spend and afternoon communing with nature.
Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the
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