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The Learnary is a intergenerational space for learning and making together.

We offer drop-in meet ups where folks share what they know and learn from each other, on a variety of topics from repair to knitting to home brewing. You can also register for Workshops on any subject anyone wants to teach. These might be things such as how to make a tiny book, everything you ever wanted to know about bats, beginners weaving, how to dress like a "gentleman" and more. In our new space, we'll be offering all kinds of other making and learning opportunities. Stay tuned for more soon!

The Learnary was first co-created by Helen Hughes and Surya Govender. It has now grown into a non-profit society co-managed by Surya Govender and Sam Mills, and Helen has joined the board. We are all educators, of one kind or another, with a strong streak of curiosity, a love of the creative, and a high tolerance for chaos.

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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”.

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

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

Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday 11:00-6:00

Wednesday 11:00-6:00

Thursday 11:00-6:00

Friday 11:00-6:00

Saturday 11:00-6:00

Sunday Closed

Phone: 778-802-3544

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5


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.

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