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Survive in style

Rain and snow gear to get you through a Vancouver winter

MEC Bricole Jacket: A good shell is essential for keeping dry and staying active in the wet Vancouver winter. Credit: Photo courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op

There is no question that British Columbia is an amazing place to live. We are so fortunate to have access to amazing opportunities to get outside and play. Whether your passion is conquering the Grouse Grind every weekend, backpacking in the alpine ranges or glamping with your best buddies on long weekends, BC offers endless opportunities to play outside.

But thoroughly enjoying the great outdoors takes the right kind of gear.

Since 1971, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has been outfitting adventure seekers  — or simply helping us survive in style during the wet Vancouver winters.

Virtually all Vancouverites have made the pilgrimage to MEC at some point. And if you haven’t, it is a highly recommended shopping destination for nearly all your outdoor gear needs. Plus, you’re practically guaranteed to run into someone you know while you’re there, or someone you would really like to know . . . MEC never disappoints.

Check out our slideshow for a look at some essentials to get you through the rainy season — and your next date with adventure.