Loon Lake Resort and Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge

Vancouver MEC Outdoor Nation Summit




MEC Outdoor Nation Summits are your destination to help shape the outdoor community in Canada.

Applications are closed for the Vancouver Summit! Congrats to all those who have been chosen to come to this once in a lifetime adventure weekend.

Don’t miss the bus! Meet at 4:30pm at MEC Vancouver 130 West Broadway



Want to know what to expect?

See the Agenda and Packlist below


What to pack

Don’t forget your:


Sleeping bag or blanket


Water bottle

Clothes and gear to run, hike, and/or swim in

Fri Aug 10

4:30-5pm: Pickup at MEC Vancouver


6pm: Welcome & Partner Showcase

7pm: happy Hour & Hangout


Sat Aug 11

7am: Yoga, Trail run, or Chill

9am: Breakfast

10am: Workshops

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Workshops

4pm: Climb, Acroyoga, Canoe, or Chill

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Film Fest & Apres party

Sun Aug 12

8am: Mindfulness, Hike, or Chill

9am: Breakfast

10am: Workshops

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Funding & Vancouver Ambassador announced!

4pm: Load buses and drop off at MEC Vancouver

Loon Lake Resort and Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge

14500 Silver Valley Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R3

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Best. Weekend. Ever.

Want more details?

I got in! Now what?!

Did you get an email saying your application was chosen? Congrats!

Steps to get to the Vancouver Summit:

  1. Fill out your acceptance form – link in approval email
    • There are a lot of people on the waiting list, so please confirm your attendance as soon as you can
  2. Pack your bag! Don’t forget your:
    • Sleeping bag or blanket for your bunk
    • Pillow for your head
    • Clothes and gear to run, hike, and/or swim in
  3. Meet at the Vancouver MEC Store (130 W Broadway)                                            Friday Aug 10th @ 4:30pm
    • Bus leaves at 5pm on the dot – don’t miss the bus!

Bring your idea to life

If you have a great idea to get a bigger, more diverse crew outside, we want to hear about it!

A weekend of project shaping and refinement with input from our panel of experts and workshops led by awesome local entrepreneurs.

  • To be accepted to the Summit, you must have a project idea that:
    • Gets 18–35 year olds active and outside in a unique and creative way
    • Introduces new communities to an outdoor activity/activities. Who is missing from the outdoor spaces you love the most?
    • Is a resource, an event, a program, or a network of people. Or something totally different. There is no wrong answer.
  • The top ideas are awarded grants, as judged by our panel – up to $50,000 across Canada

Inspire others to get outside

If you want to inspire 18–35 year olds to get active and outside, we want you!

Two days of shaping and refinement of your social power with input from our awesome experts and workshops led by inspiring locals.

  • The way you want to inspire a new group or groups of people outside and active is the #1 priority here. Ask yourself:
    • What do you love about the outdoors?
    • What needs to change
    • How are you part of that change?
  • The big reveal: the next Outdoor Nation Ambassador will be chosen by our panel to represent their city and MEC. Only 3 will be chosen across Canada.

Be part of shaping the outdoor community in Canada!

Get in touch

Want to find out more about MEC Outdoor Nation?


Amil Reddy

MEC Outdoor Nation Coordinator



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