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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 ;-).

  • A holding box for all the cardboard on our back porch 
  • Some help with our security door - we need creative solutions!
  • A source for small pieces of soapstone to sell in the shop (tennis to baseball sizeI)
  • A source for whittling wood - especially spoon blanks - also to sell. We are bringing in hand tools and want to have the materials to go with the
  • Painters. We have one last room to scrub and paint!
  • Paper shredder. So we can keep your information safe.
  • Leather belts for a cool project.
  • Small to medium sized wheels and axles. For next year's zucchini race!

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.


Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10:00-6:00

Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00

Sunday 11:00-5:00


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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