Next up: Think Outside Summits (Toronto and Montreal)

MEC Outdoor Nation is about getting more young Canadians active outside

We want you to do the outdoors your way. Try surfing. Go on a sunrise hike. Join a group camp-out. Pitch us a brilliant idea. Become an outdoor entrepreneur. Through our network of partners and collaborators, we’re hosting unforgettable events across Canada, funding community projects and linking up our followers for anyone-can-do-it activities.

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Make an impact, connect communities and inspire people. Pitch your project here.
Get fired up by these free thinkers and soul seekers who are defying the get-active status
Fuel outdoor dreams with gear, grants, rental support and gift cards from MEC Outdoor Nation.

what's happening

Hosted by Surf the Greats

Tidal flow Yoga at MEC Toronto Road Race TWO

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM, Coronation Park
Surf the Greats is joining forces with the MEC Outdoor Nation community to get you
out of bed early on a Sunday and join us for a road race and a Tidal Flow Yoga session. This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and kick off spring in a healthy way. MEC Race Series is great for runners of all levels and you can choose from 5K, 10K and 21.1K. To participate in the race, make sure you sign up in advance
on MEC Toronto Road Race's website.

Whether you decide to race or not, we would like to invite you to come stretch, warm up and meditate with us by the lake. This Tidal Flow Yoga session is free and everyone is welcome. We will have a limited number of mats available, so bring a mat or a beach towel to be on the safe side.
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Hosted by Healing in Nature

10 week Pilot Walking Group program

Rouge Urban National Park
Healing in Nature would like to provide an opportunity for 10 youth or adults (18-35 years of age) experiencing loss or multiple losses. Explore nature while building your support network.
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Hosted by Voyage Grand V

Grande virée grand V

The Regional Park Mountagne du Diable
For anyone who wants to escape in nature the time of a weekend, and especially, to enjoy the last moments of the winter before the summer, join us for our Grandes virées weekend. We will be divided into 3 rustic cottages, around the same big campfire, a few minutes walk from 80km of trails. Good times guaranteed for snowshoeing and day trip type of adventure.
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Hosted by Chasing Sunrise

Damn Early Days

Various Locations, Lower Mainland
Damn Early Days is about breaking that routine, getting out of your comfort zone, and getting back to what we want in life – starting with a few hours each morning.
For 21 days, Monday to Friday you, along with hundreds or thousands of others,
will commit to getting up Damn Early to focus on what matters to you.
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Hosted by Chasing Sunrise

Sunday School

Various Locations, Lower Mainland
Every.single.week. Chasing Sunrise executes a unique adventure and opens it to
the community.

Time and again, the thousands of people who love what we do, told us they were
craving more adventures, real community, real connection. We committed to
giving them that, and they've responded.

Sunday is the day (some deviation) and everyone knows it. But what they don't
know exactly what we're doing until Thursday each week. This creates a lot of buzz, attention and allows us to make changes on the fly for weather, or for customize an experience with partners.
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Stories from MEC Nation

May 11, 2017

6 amazing outdoor projects debuting in 2017

One-of-a-kind ways to get outside from the 2016 Think Outside Summits.

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May 11, 2017


Find out how to keep the outdoors awesome from our Leave No Trace expert.

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May 2, 2017


Don't forget your headlamp... or your camp chairs, Aeropress, speakers and more.

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April 27, 2017


Get inspired by twin sisters who went from 1 km to a tri in just a few years.

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get in touch

If you have a great idea for a collaboration or want to get involved, then we’d love to hear from you.


Amil Reddy
MEC Outdoor Nation Coordinator
604.707.2355 or