Photo courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op Facebook page
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Type: Clothing Stores, Men's Clothing, Specialty Shops, Sporting Goods - Summer, Sporting Goods - Winter, Sporting Goods Stores, Women's Clothing
If there is any sport or activity that you have an affinity for, Mountain Equipment Co-op (or MEC) is the place to go. Whether you are trying on a sweat-wicking, toddler holding backpack or rain gear... Read More
If there is any sport or activity that you have an affinity for, Mountain Equipment Co-op (or MEC) is the place to go. Whether you are trying on a sweat-wicking, toddler holding backpack or rain gear that will support your trek up Kilimanjaro, MEC is filled with affordable and functional clothing that will move you towards your goals. This outdoor-gear brand prides themselves on minimizing environmental impact by building products that last. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a calm crusader, this large store is interested in outfitting your free time. They have preferred parking set aside for hybrid vehicles and car co-ops. Check out their website for their weekly clinics that can teach you anything from how to maintain your bike to how to run barefoot.
- Best Shopping: "Become a part-owner in the co-op and buy your $5 lifetime membership at the same time you make your purchase. This is mandatory and it may be the best $5 you have ever spent."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: A Canadian institution, you have not shopped north of the border if you haven't set foot in this mecca of sports clothing and gear.