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Introducing Tinker Kits! 

Explore trades through play!

These inspiring kits are made by The Learnary, with funding from the Industry Training Authority, to explore trade skills such as metalwork, electronics, tile work, pipefitting, heavy machinery and more. All while having fun and being curious.  

Perfect for classrooms, small groups, and families. These kits are well designed for people of all ages to work on together; each kit has a recommended age, ranging from 5+ to 14+.  

Make real things! Use real tools! Have fun tinkering!  

And stay tuned...more kits are coming soon...

Check them out

Learn About our Covid Response:

be calm, be kind, be safe, be curious......

The Learnary is a non-profit shop at 2643 East Hastings that sells resources for the curious - including home learners, unschoolers, lifelong learners and teachers of all kinds. We stock curiosity maker kits, books, games and things that make you go oh!…for all ages and stages.  You can visit us in person or at our on-line shop.  

The Vancouver Learnary Society is dedicated to building community, supporting intergenerational learning and generating curiosity.

We operate The Learnary Shop and host learning events on line, in our storefront, and around town. 

When we say, we can’t do this without you, we really mean…we can’t do this without you! As a non-profit society, we depend on our members to help us grow and sustain our work. You are The Learnary.

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Are you a maker?  Would you like to sell your products and connect with community?  Let us know. 

Pop Up Shops

 Are you interested in offering a zoom workshop through The Learnary?  That's wonderful, we want to talk with you.  Check out our information on offering workshops and let us know what you have in mind.  Send us an email  to talk about possibilities.

Search our website here. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us at becurious@thelearnary.ca

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

*Now Open 7 days a week*

Monday to Saturday  

11:00 - 6:00

Sundays 11:00 - 5:00

You can also purchase online for  pick-up in store or curb side.

No-contact deliveries are also available for a small fee.


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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