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Have some cash lying around? Some loonies burning a hole in your pocket? Well, you’re in luck. It’s never been easier to donate to The Learnary! Just click here and away you go…


And even better – thanks to our generous supporters at the Transforming Education Society – we are now able to issue charitable tax receipts!

The Vancouver Learnary Society is a registered non-profit organization. 

Wish list

Since many of you have asked, we’re sharing our Wish List to let you know what kind of help would be most, well, helpful, right now. Of course, we are also open to offers of things we never thought to ask for ;-).

  • Help with finding and writing grants.  
  • Board members: Treasurer, Youth Advisor, Grant Writer
  • Small Tasks: We have a list of small tasks in our volunteer area in the shop.  Come in anytime to lend a hand.  Anything from sweeping to a variety of projects.  
  • Ongoing: We are looking for a person to assist with online promotion of Learnary Events.  Commitment is 4- 6 hours every 2 months, and can be done from home.  
  • Ongoing: a person to repair and maintain our typewriter collection. 
  • Ongoing: a person to repair and maintain our sewing machine collection. 
  • A source for small pieces of soapstone to sell in the shop (tennis to baseball sizeI)
  • Donation: Leather belts for a cool project.
  • Small to medium sized wheels and axles. For next year's zucchini race!
  • Tiling: Someone to help with tiling around our sink. We have all the supplies, but we need the time and skill part of things!

If you have something you’d like to donate, you can email us at to arrange pick up/delivery/carrier pigeon.

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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    Closed

Tuesday    Closed

Wednesday    11:00 - 5:00 

Thursday.    11:00 - 5:00

Friday 11:00 - 5:00

Saturday   11:00 - 5:00

Sunday      11:00 - 5:00

Special Closure Days:

Dec. 25 - Jan. 10


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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