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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 site should be up by this weekend (fingers crossed).  Currently: purchases can be made by phone or email, and we will work with you to come up with a custom order perfect for you.   Curb side deliveries are being made Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoons.   Thank you for your continued support.

FOSTERING COMMUNITY:  check out our Offerings page  and Calendar for details about virtual workshops and online community connection opportunities. These are turning out to be really lovely.   Check out Today's Inspiration for activities and challenges you can do at home. Please do share back any you do at home.  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 have a number of upcoming events that we believe can be a great way for us all to make (distant) contact in this time of social isolation. In the next day or so, we'll be offering ways to connect remotely and join us in reading, talking, and making together, from wherever you are. 

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 would like to share these with you. Each week, we will feature a selection of great products from the store and post our ideas for cost-free home-based entertainment. If you would like to make a purchase, you can call, email or DM us on social media. We will be offering free delivery of your purchases, within a 10km radius of the shop. All you have to do is let us know what you want, and we will drop it at your door! If you live outside this radius, items can be pre-paid and prepared for pick up at the front door of the shop.

This is going to be 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 a way 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 workshop at 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.

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We love to celebrate local makers and be a place to share skills.  If you are interested in sharing what you make.  Let us know.  

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As a non-profit, we rely on volunteers to make things happen! Those who contribute 12 hours of volunteer time a year become voting members and get to help us guide the direction of the society.

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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 shop is currently closed.  We are taking orders through email and phone (and working on a more efficient system).  We are making curb side deliveries Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  


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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