Welcome to the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show!
As we ease out of the chilly, winter months and prepare for a fresh, new spring season, we’re bringing you real advice, real inspiration, and real experts to help tackle your home and garden decor goals for the new year. With the ever-changing real estate market in Vancouver remaining top of mind for many homeowners, we’re excited to welcome the industry’s top celebrities and local designers alike to share trendy, but useful, advice to whip any home or garden into shape for spring.
The boys are back in town at this year’s home and garden show! Set to hit the Main Stage presented by the Vancouver Sun are HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler star of HGTV’s Bryan Inc., Carson Arthur from HGTV’s Home to Win, and Mike Holmes Jr. of HGTV Canada’s Holmes + Holmes. Joining them on stage and making her Vancouver debut is the talented Tiffany Pratt, artist, stylist, designer, author and star on HGTV’s Home to Win. Joining this all-star line up on stage will be Vancouver’s very own top designers and landscaping specialists, including Kendall Ansell and Jamie Banfield.
Also returning is the always-popular Cooking Stage where award-winning Vancouver culinary chefs will heat up the set with live cooking demos and presentations all weekend long. Vancouver’s favourite chefs will be covering hot topics in dining, including farm-to-table and locavore dining, as well as plant-based options, too. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from the best and take their tips home to your own kitchen, too.
This year’s show is slated to be our biggest one yet, featuring more than 425 trusted brands and local companies all under one roof at BC Place Stadium, for five days only. Make sure you indulge in a little retail therapy at Portobello West, test your creativity at the new WORKSHOP series featuring some of Vancouver’s top local artisans and of course, stop by the always popular Ask an Expert booth designed by Sarah Gallop Design Inc. and sponsored by Cloverdale Paint as well to get answers to your burning home and garden questions.
So, gather up your Pinterest dream boards, renovation floor plans and gardening inspiration and get ready to hit the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show. Top local experts and companies will be ready and waiting to arm you with all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get started on creating the home and garden of your dreams. The best part? Satisfaction guaranteed - we’re so sure you’ll enjoy the show, we’ll refund your admission if you don’t!
We can’t wait to see you there.
Tyson Kidd, Show Manager
The Main Stage presented by the Vancouver Sun
Seeking sweet relief on a home improvement project? Look no further than Canada’s most popular renovation experts, landscapers, and designers on the Main Stage. Celebrity presenters including Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s Bryan Inc., Carson Arthur and Tiffany Pratt from HGTV’s Home to Win, and Mike Holmes Jr. of HGTV Canada’s Holmes + Holmes will join a lineup of local favourites including Kendall Ansell and Jamie Banfield to deliver insight to up your home and garden game.
Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Eat Your Veggies presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver ReStore
Eating your veggies has never tasted better! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge is back with a fresh new twist to grow your greens and give back at the same time. Five local tastemakers are sprouting change by upcycling rescued items from ReStore into one-of-a-kind containers for herb and vegetable gardens, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains, and a frugal $50 design budget. Place a silent auction bid on your favourite edible urban garden at the show and support Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver in the process - 100% of auction proceeds benefit the cause, helping to provide provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.
Container Laneway Home by HONOMOBO interior designed by Kendall Ansell Interiors and landscaped by Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd.
Take modern, beautiful and modular living to a new level with a Honomobo shipping container home! Interior designed by local, award-winning interior design firm Kendall Ansell Interiors, and landscaped by Blue Pine, 'one-of-a-kind' hardly describes how unique each Honomobo home really is. Take a tour through this 704 sq.ft. home that can easily be stacked or relocated depending on need, and features endless applications and beautiful, but practical design. Just one look and you'll see that the Honomobo shipping container home elevates compact, small-space living to a whole new level with environmentally friendly designs and efficient construction timelines. This is the dream home you never thought you'd need - and your neighbours will be talking about it non-stop, guaranteed.
BC Hydro Smart Home designed by Jamie Banfield Design
Learn how to pair attainable high design elements with energy efficiency throughout your home. Jamie Banfield Design manages to effortlessly convey the simplicity in cost savings through energy star appliances and fixtures and repurposed items for your home, all while bringing his signature west coast design flair to the BC Hydro Smart Home, too. Featuring a full sized garage, electric car - the Prius Prime - charging stations and more, visit the BC Hydro Smart Home to learn more ways to save on your energy costs.
The Cooking Stage
Can you handle the heat? Gather ‘round The Cooking Stage for seminars and live demos from the city’s most respected chefs. Vancouver’s top culinary artisans will be bringing all their trade secrets to the stage covering hot dining topics and trends including farm-to-table, locavore and plant-based dining. Quench your thirst and satisfy your tastebuds with these can’t miss presenters all weekend long.
The Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School
Growing apart from your garden plot? Rediscover your lost love for all things leafy with daily seminars from The Vancouver Sun gardening editor Steve Whysall and his team of gardening gurus, with topics ranging from urban gardens to edibles and everything in between. Dig in!
FLOFORM Lounge presented by Western Living and designed by Kendall Ansell Interiors and landscaped by Blue Pine
Great ideas take shape in the presence of comfort, inspiration – and a little liquid courage. Located just steps from the Main Stage, this year’s Floform Lounge is designed by Kendall Ansell Interiors and presented by Western Living. Snag a break from the action, take inspiration from your stylish surroundings, and toast to making those home improvements happen.
Apartment dwellers and urbanites, this one’s for you: conserving space and living small is all the rage right now, which is why we’ve got all the small garden ideas you’ll need to cultivate a lush, green garden of your own no matter where you call home. Explore more than 3,000 square feet of innovative container and small space gardens designed with conservation and drought prevention in mind by Jovak Landscaping, Vandenberg Landscape Design, No Limit Landscaping and Azuro Concepts, among others. From synthetic turf to hearty greens to self-contained recycled water features, we’ve got all the tools and inspiration you’ll need to create the garden of your dreams regardless of size.
The Telus Future Home powered by Telus PureFibre
Back to the TELUS Future Home! No need to press fast forward, the future of fibre optic entertainment is already waiting for you when you step into the TELUS Future Home. A showcase of their revolutionary technology, the TELUS Future Home showcases their state-of-the-art fibre optic network that connects communities across Western Canada better than ever before. Step inside the super-wired 560 square foot Home to see just how revolutionary TELUS Fibre is. You might want to make yourself comfortable and stay awhile to enjoy the most reliable, consistent connection to date with blazing fast speeds of 150mps to stream video in ultra-HD quality, and more.
Meet The Experts
Photo courtesy of HGTV.
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan and House of Bryan. Bryan’s quick wit and easygoing personality have made him a huge hit with viewers on all of his home renovation shows.
A few kids and number of hit TV shows later, Bryan continues to tackle home renovation projects, be the spokesperson for numerous products and expand his growing businesses to include Baeumler Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry. Currently filming Bryan Inc. with wife Sarah, viewers will follow the couple on their journey as they flip two investment properties while balancing their busy home lives together.
Photo courtesy of HGTV.
Carson Arthur is an international landscape designer with a focus on environmentally friendly design. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations. He is part of the Cityline team; writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; the outdoor expert for Terra Greenhouses; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living with a new book scheduled to hit the shelves spring 2018.
Photo courtesy of HGTV.
Mike Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Jr. (MJ) is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, guest expert and online personality. He started working with his father — celebrity contractor Mike Holmes—when he was just 14 years old on the set of Holmes on Homes®. For 11+ years viewers watched Mike Jr. grow up as he helped his father on some of his most ambitious builds and projects, including Holmes in New Orleans, Mike’s Ultimate Garage and HOME FREE on FOX. Today MJ focuses on a holistic approach to proper home building that supports healthy living and stars in the newest edition of the Holmes series franchise, Holmes + Holmes, where he and his dad transform his modest bachelor bungalow into a two-storey masterpiece.
Photo courtesy of HGTV.
Tiffany Pratt is a talented designer, artist, stylist, speaker and maker. Her colourful experiences stretch far and wide. From hustling through the streets of New York City as a Saks Fifth Avenue personal shopper, to running her own children’s art studio (Glitter Pie), she has almost done it all. Her vibrant and multifaceted design philosophy has transformed countless spaces and homes in Canada. She makes a colourful and one-of-a-kind impression through her design work, fashion line, speaking engagements and media appearances. She currently also appears on HGTV’s Home to Win and recently authored her first book, This Can Be Beautiful.
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Black & Decker Canada and Rust-Oleum Canada as well as half of the popular duo, Once Upon a Reno. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF.”
What: The BC Home + Garden Show
Show Dates & Hours
Wednesday, February 22 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, February 23 noon – 9:00 pm
Friday, February 24 noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 25 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC
(Enter at Gate A, Terry Fox Plaza)
Adult (13+) Box Office, $16
Adult (13+) Online, $13
Senior (60+) Box Office, $13
Senior (60+) Online, $10
Seniors before 6pm (Thursday and Friday only), $6
Children 12 & under, FREE
Buy your tickets online and save $3 at http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com/
Help support affordable housing in the Lower Mainland by donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver when you purchase your ticket for the BC Home + Garden Show.
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