If you are new to the outdoors, or if you are travelling, you may not have all the equipment needed for the great outdoors. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, stoves and other items cost money, and you may not want to buy them, especially if you are not going camping often, or if you are just visiting Canada.
Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) is the largest and oldest outdoor recreation gear store in Canada. Although technically a co-op (with 3.3 million members in Canada), you can get a lifetime membership for $5 at the counter when you make your first purchase or rental.
MEC helped kick-off Parkbus program back in 2010, and continued to be our friend and partner through the years. Our latest joint initiative is this rental agreement, where Parkbus passengers can rent the gear at 50% off the posted rental rates. To qualify for the rate, just show your Parkbus ticket! Note that rentals are in high demand during the Summer, and especially for long weekends, and may sell out well in advance - you can make your reservation in advance by calling Toronto store at +1 (416) 340-2667 or Ottawa store at +1 (613) 729-2700. Toronto store is located in downtown Toronto (400 King St. West), about 5 subway stops away from our 30 Carlton St. pickup, while MEC Ottawa is located at 366 Richmond Rd. in Westboro, and our bus makes a pick-up right at their parking lot!
Parkbus passenger rates are 50% off the ones posted in those links below.
Have questions? Please call us toll-free at 1-800-928-7101.