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Home Learners

The Learnary is an enthusiastic supporter of unschoolers, home schoolers, and DL groups.  Some of us are home learning families ourselves and we all believe that young people deserve the best we can give them. You will find resources, inspiration, and connection here. 

Weekday Curiosity Table

In the middle of The Learnary storefront is a large and welcoming curiosity table. Families are invited to visit The Learnary, gather at our table and spend some time being curious here.

A perfect rainy weekday, hang-out space for home learning families, we hope to spend some time with you here soon!

Schedule and Details

Registered Vendor 
We are registered vendors for the following Distributed Learning/Home Schooling program.  Please contact us and/or your school if you would like us to become a registered vendor with you.  
Island Discovery Learning Community (IDLC)Materials in alignment with your family's learning plan/ spending forms can be billed directly to IDLC through The Learnary Shop. Some restrictions apply.  
Lending Library

The Lending Library is a curated collection of home learning and parenting resources, mathematics learning materials, and maker books.  It is available anytime The Learnary is open.  Borrowing from the Lending Library is a perk of becoming a 'friend of The Learnary'.  

Become a 'Friend of The Learnary'


Sam Mills is a learning and unschooling expert with a focus on self-direction and emotional resilience in learning. Come by any time to talk with her about our awesome materials we carry and ways to use them.  

Find out more about Sam.

Private, half hour, group or individual consultations can be booked for $40  or free with a $100 purchase at The Learnary Shop.    

contact Sam

Kit Rentals

The Learnary has a number of kits for rent that are sure to turn any gathering into a memorable and fun activity.  These are perfect multi age activities, for when you want to host an exploration day at your location.  


Space Rental
The Learnary Workshop space is available for small group rental during the standard school hours.  Activity programming, both guided or self-directed, is also available. 
contact us for rental details

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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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