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  • 30 May 2019 2:37 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    They don't look like much, but they mean a whole lot! After a challenging year of working towards it, we are thrilled to announce that we have the permit papers to be offering workshops!  Hooray for perseverance! 

  • 17 May 2019 7:48 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    Tuesday May 28, 2019

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Click the link for many more details. 

    The Learnary AGM

  • 9 May 2019 3:30 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce that it has been a full year since we have moved into our location at 2643 East Hastings Street and started to get it ready to become The Learnary shop.  We have loved becoming part of this neighbourhood, and look forward to our years to come.


  • 22 Apr 2019 11:43 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    This past Saturday 29 Pysanky eggs were made!  It was a very lovely day.  Something we are sure to repeat next year!

  • 22 Apr 2019 11:14 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    New at The Learnary: Tiny Polka Dot! A numbers card game made by the great people at Math4Love.  

    This may be the best number game for young kids I have seen! 6 different piles of numbers in different formats to build play and nimbleness with numbers. It comes with 16 different games to play, and has the possibility for creating many more.
    Recommended ages 3 - 8. 
    Come in to The Learnary and ask to play our demonstration game. 

    It includes a guide to grownups, which we love: 1. Learning takes time! 2. Think out loud. 3. Follow their lead. 4. Use your fingers 5. Help Less. 6. Play!

  • 11 Apr 2019 5:41 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

     This is a beautiful story of what reconciliation and decolonization could look like. A great book to read with young ( very young, intermediate, and old) readers.
  • 11 Apr 2019 5:40 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    Oh my goodness. Surya has made a dream of mine come true (again!).  

    Look at this lovely OPEN sign she has created for The Learnary
    I harbour a not so secret belief that most things in life ought to be communicated in needlepoint.
  • 30 Mar 2019 12:39 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We made a little, special box. Now when you come into the store and see something that you wish for, you can write down your wish in our wish box holder. Friends and family looking to bring you some delight can find some inspiration here.

  • 22 Mar 2019 12:08 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We are so happy to announce that starting April 22nd, we will be offering Music Mornings!!!!

    Mondays at 10:00 and again at 11:00.  
    Play, Sing, Dance, Listen.
    All ages. 

    Offered by Paul Silveria aka Professor Banjo

    Music Mornings Info and Online Sales

  • 20 Mar 2019 6:25 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We just ordered many exciting pysanky supplies and beautiful, Canadian made, egg dyes. They will be coming to The Learnary soon! Great for an all ages, Easter/ spring, family activity. 

    Here's a little introductory video made by the fine folks at Ukrainian EggCessories, our lovely new supplier.

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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: 778-802-3544

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

Monday    10:00 - 4:00

Tuesday    10:00 - 4:00

Wednesday     Closed 

Thursday.    10:00 - 6:00

Friday 10:00 - 6:00

Saturday   11:00 - 5:00

Sunday      11:00 - 5:00

Special Closure Days:

Monday, July 1st


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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