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While we are closed...

visit our new online store 

for no contact pick up and free local delivery!

The Learnary is committed to fostering intergenerational interconnection, creation & curiosity through the Covid crisis and always..... 

PROCURING THINGS:   Our collection of curated kits, supplies, books, games, and resources remain available.  Our online shopping is up: We are still actively working on all the many details, however it is functional.  It can be used for orders, questions can be sent by email or phone call.   No contact pick ups available Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 1:30 - 3:00.  Curb side delivery on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.   Thank you for your continued support.

FOSTERING COMMUNITY:  check out our Events and Calendar for details about virtual workshops and online community connection opportunities. These are turning out to be really lovely.   Check out our Blog for activities and challenges you can do at home. Please do share your endeavours with us;  This facilitates the deep needed feelings of interconnection we are so need of. 


Like you, we've been following B.C's evolving Covid-19 response closely, as well as events around the world. We now feel it is the best decision to close our little shop and find new ways to connect with you over the coming days and weeks. The health and safety of all of you is our main priority. For this reason, we will be closing our doors...but not what we want to offer you.

We will continue to build online events that we believe can be a great way for us all to make (distant) contact in this time of social isolation. We'll be offering ways to connect remotely and join us in reading, talking, and making together, from wherever you are. We hope to see you online soon!

We also know that many of you will be searching for activities to do as a family or to keep your own self busy. We have so many great ideas and we are sharing these with you. If you would like to make a purchase, check out our on-line shopWe will be offering free delivery of your purchases, within a 10km radius of the shop. Items can also be pre-paid and prepared for no contact pick up at the front door of the shop.

This is a hard time for many of us socially, emotionally and financially. If you are in a position to support others, please consider doing so. If you are looking for ways to support The Learnary (or any other non-profit organization), you could buy or renew your membership, buy a gift certificate for a friend or yourself to use in the future, or make a donation

Please keep yourself safe and healthy and ensure others can too. Be kind and curious and keep joy in your hearts. We are thinking of you, 

Sam & Surya 

The Learnary is a non-profit shop at 2643 East Hastings that sells resources for the curious - including home learners, unschoolers, lifelong learners and teachers of all kinds. We stock curiosity maker kits, books, games and things that make you go oh!…for all ages and stages. 

The Vancouver Learnary Society is dedicated to building community, supporting intergenerational learning and generating curiosity.

We operate The Learnary Shop and host learning events in our storefront and around town. 

When we say, we can’t do this without you, we really mean…we can’t do this without you! As a non-profit society, we depend on our members to help us grow and sustain our work. You are The Learnary.

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 Are you interested in offering a zoom workshop through The Learnary?  That's wonderful, we want to talk with you.  Check out our information on offering workshops and let us know what you have in mind.  Contact us to talk about possibilities:

Search our website here. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us at

The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 604-215-1146

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5



Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Store Hours

 Our store front is currently closed.

Our online store is open.

No-contact pick ups: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 1:30 - 3:00

Curb side deliveries Tuesday & Thursday afternoons (within 10 km)


Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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