MEC North Vancouver's Snowfest

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  • Date
    Saturday, 12 November, 2016
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 03:00 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC North Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC North Vancouver
    212 Brooksbank Ave
    North Vancouver, BC

MEC SNOWFEST- North Vancouver

Winter is coming... Are you stoked? We are!

Join us at MEC Snowfest North Vancouver on Saturday, November 12th, 2016! We will be celebrating everything SNOW and getting you ready to embrace every moment of this winter!

Don't miss out on this FREE event!

  • Connect with local community groups, clubs, and vendors  

  • Score a wicked deal on gear at our Snow Swap!

  • Learn something new, have some fun and meet other people to explore the great outdoors with this winter at our clinics and activities!

The festival will run out front of the store from 10:00am until 3:00pm. 

MEC Snow Swap

Tired of your old equipment, why not pick up some new-to-you gear to take on the new year? Our Snow Swap is back! Though the SnowFest gates open at 10:00am sharp, the Swap will not open until 11:00am; however, tickets to enter the Swap will be distributed starting at 10:00am on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Swap willl officially open at 11:00am and run until 3:00pm.  

If you’re interested in registering to sell your gear you can do so:

•$1 fee per item, plus 15% commission if sold (plus applicable taxes). $70 cap on commission. Must be snow related.

•We must collect GST on all sales and send it to the government.  All goods are advertised as "GST NOT included".

•Item drop off Sunday Nov. 6th from 1pm to 4pm, Thursday Nov. 10th from 6:30-8:30pm

•Unsold items and cash can be picked up after 3pm at Snowfest. Items not picked up by end of day Nov. 12th will be donated to charity.

Hardgoods only (no clothing)

Sign up to sell your gear by clicking on this link:


MEC Snowfest hosts some of the leading snowsports brands in the industry, and strives to introduce new product and services. You can also meet with local community organizations and clubs to help grow your passion for the snowsport you love.

Confirmed vendors for 2016 (and more to come) are:

  • Scarpa
  • Nikwax
  • Dynafit
  • La Sportiva
  • Salomon
  • K2
  • BCA
  • Atlas
  • G3
  • 4FRNT
  • Bolle
  • Scott
  • Keen Footwear
  • Spy Optic
  • Black Diamond
  • Dalbello
  • Cascade Designs
  • Marker Volkl
  • DPS Skis
  • Hitch Planet

In 2016, the following organizations are coming out:

  • Silver Star Mountain
  • Big White Ski Resort
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Mt. Seymour Resorts
  • Avalanche Canada
  • Fur Bearer Defenders
  • VASS
  • BC Hydro
  • Cool North Shore
  • Capilano University
  • Canada West Mountain School
  • The Chill Foundation
  • Whistler Olympic Park
  • Canadian Adventure Company
  • Vancouver Freestyle
  • AdventureSmart
  • BCMC
  • Excel with Grace
  • Big Red Poutine
  • Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
  • My Passion Media
  • Spearhead Huts Committee
  • Vancouver Adaptive Snowsports
  • Raven and Humming Bird Tea
  • Snowshoe Trails in SW BC

Exhibitors at Snowfest North Vancouver will be able to showcase their product and services to the community! If you’re interested in becoming an exhibitor, please email


Clinics & Workshops

We love to share our passion of winter sports with each other! Heck, who wouldn't? Have you taken an incredible adventure last winter? Interested in sharing it with the community? Take this great opportunity to share your story and insight!

Check out some of our great presentations scheduled for this year (and sign up today to save your spot!)

  • Snoga (Yoga for skiers) with Jeff Grace of Excel with Grace 11:15-12:15pm

  • Nordic Ski Waxing 101 10:00am-11:00am

  • Avalanche Canada's Backcountry Workshop 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • Alpine Ski Waxing 101 1:45pm-2:45pm

If you’re interested in becoming a presenter, please email


"If it's free, it's for me!"

Just like any great festival, MEC Snowfest will again be providing opportunities to win some awesome give-aways to festival go-ers! A few prize giveaways will occur throughout the day, with the bigger draws happening at 11:30am and 1:30pm at MEC Snowfest North Vancouver. Entry for prizing is available throughout the store during the event times.

*You must be present to win*

Last year's prizes included:

  • 2016 Season's Pass to Mt. Seymour plus 2 free days at Manning Park, Mt Washington, Apex, and Revelstoke- courtesy of Mt. Seymour 
  • Wicked Outdoor Research Bag- courtesy of Outdoor Research
  • 2016 Season's Pass to Grouse Mountain
  • MSR Snowshoes
  • MSR Poles
  • Bolle Goggles
  • Toques
  • Helly Hansen Jacket
  • and more!

If you wish to donate a prize to MEC Snowfest North Vancouver, please email email

Snowfest 10% OFF Card

All visitors to MEC Snowfest will have the chance to pick up a Snowfest 10% OFF Card. The Snowfest Card will entitle you to a 10% discount on a single transaction- will be applicable from 10:00am-3:00pm on November 12th. To get your discount card, you must attend Snowfest and present a completed Snowfest Passport to the Registration Tent.

*Snowfest 10% OFF Card may only be used one time. Limit of one card per member. Applies to regular-price items only. May not be combined with any other offer or discount including package discounts.

For more info regarding clubnight cards, please contact

Kids Activities

We will have some arts and crafts for the kids, so make sure to bring them- plus kids like snowsports too!


We will have a sweet S'more Zone to cure your sweet tooth & what every winter needs.. POUTINE from Big Red Poutine.