You can rent a wide variety of equipment at MEC Calgary. The offer hiking and camping gear such as tents and sleeping bags, backpacks; climbing gear including helmets, mountaineering boots, crampons and ice axes; alpine and cross-country packages, snowshoes, avalanche beacons, avalanche probes and shovels; and plastic sea kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. All boats/paddleboards are rented with paddles, PFDs and safety gear. Reservations are highly recommended for holidays and weekends. Some gear may only be available to rent at certain times of the year.