The annual BC Home + Garden Show is back for its 45th year, taking place from Feb 17 to 21 at BC Place Stadium. This is BC’s second-largest consumer show, attracting 425+ local vendors, features and experts to bring real inspiration and advice to more than 55,000 visitors over five days.
BC Home + Garden Show Highlights:
In addition to walking the show floor, if you time your visit right, here are some of this year’s home improvement highlights you can catch. For the full line-up, visit: bchomeandgardenshow.com/
Autograph Signings with HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler
Meet the Canadian host of HGTV series including Disaster DIY, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, and Canada’s Handyman Challenge in person and take a quick selfie, grab an autograph and leave it to Bryan to answer your burning home improvement questions in two minutes or less.
When: Friday, Feb. 19 at 7PM & Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2PM
Where: Baeumler Approved Booth #1416
Battle of the Brewmasters
Ready, set, BBQ! Catch Big Rock and Steel Toad as they go head-to-head in a burger and beer cook-off for the ages on opening night. Grill lovers, be sure to stay until the best brewmaster wins – you could win one of two brand-new barbecues, courtesy of Napoleon and Kerrisdale Lumber Co. Patio party, anyone?
When: Wednesday, February 17 at 6PM
Where: The Cooking Stage
Meet the Makers
Slow living is far from slow moving, and these makers are here to stay. The BC Home + Garden Show has lined up some of Vancouver’s best foraging, preserving and home-making specialists including Sarah Stewart of Juniper, Natalie Ferrari-Morton of East Van Jam, and Emma Davison of Golden Ears Cheese. Meet the makers at the show, and learn their tips on conservation and sustainability paired with delicious homemade results.
- Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30PM: Emma Davison, Golden Ears Cheese
- Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2PM: Sarah Stewart, Juniper
- Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7PM & Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4PM: Paula Maddison, Madd Acres
- Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2PM: Natalie Ferrari-Morton, East Van Jam
Where: The Cooking Stage
Support Local at the BC Home + Garden Show:
And of course, it wouldn’t be a BC Home + Garden show, without featuring local small businesses. Some BC-based companies which will be exhibiting at the show include:
The FAT Paint Company (New Westminster, BC)
The FAT Paint Company makes chalk-style paint that goes on smooth, distresses easily, and finishes with flair. Developed by an artisanal brother-sister duo, FAT Paint transforms old furniture, frames, bowls, jars, and anything at all really into enviable works of upcycled art.
Republica Roasters (Fort Langley, BC)
Republica Coffee Roasters specializes in fine single estate coffees from around the world, roasted to best exemplify their flavour profiles. To ensure quality and freshnes, they roast fresh to order, and each batch is meticulously cupped to ensure it meets our superior quality standards. All coffees not sold within 72 hours of the roast day are donated to the community.
Canuck Soap (Cloverdale, BC)
Established in 2012 as a small family business, Canuck Soap produces high quality, all natural bath & body products and pure soy candles. Their product lines also include shampoo pucks, bath salts and lip balms, which feature luxurious essential oils, natural colorants and relaxing fragrances.
Admission Details to the BC Home + Garden Show:
Show dates and hours are as follows:
- Wednesday February 17, 2016 4pm to 9pm
- Thursday February 18, 2016 noon to 9pm
- Friday February 19, 2016 noon to 9pm
- Saturday February 20, 2016 10am to 9pm
- Sunday February 21, 2016 10am to 6pm
Adult tickets are $16 at the door. Save $3 by purchasing in advance online here.
BC Home + Garden Show Ticket Giveaway:
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