Welcome to the 47th 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 home improvement celebrities and local designers alike to share trendy, but useful, advice to whip any home or garden into shape for spring.


New faces will be gracing the stage bringing fresh perspective to this year’s home and garden show! Set to hit the Main Stage presented by the Vancouver Sun are HGTV Canada’s returning favourite, Carson Arthur from Home to Win, and joining him for the first time in Vancouver are Brian McCourt & Sarah Keenleyside of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds, Danielle Bryk of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win, and contractor Kenny Gemmill of HGTV Canada’s Love It or List It Vancouver. Joining this all-star line up on stage will be Vancouver’s very own top designers and landscaping specialists, including Sarah Gallop 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.

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, explore the creativity at the new Great Crate Challenge featuring some of Vancouver’s top local influencers, learn about living large in the smallest of spaces at the Tiny Home Village, 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 all 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 47th 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

TOP FEATURES

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 HGTV Canada's Brian McCourt & Sarah Keenleyside of Backyard Builds, Danielle Bryk and Carson Arthur of Home to Win, and contractor Kenny Gemmill of Love It or List It Vancouver will join a lineup of local favourites including Jamie Banfield and Sarah Gallop to deliver insight to up your home and garden game.

The Great Crate Challenge, presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada  
You’ve never seen a crate look so great. Five of Vancouver's most stylish bloggers will get creative - or should we say, crate-ive (see what we did there?) - by reimagining the humble wooden crate into a beautifully versatile piece of storage or home décor. From shelving to stash books, to a rustic spot for cozy blankets, or even flipped over to become a quaint perch, the Great Crate Challenge proves that the possibilities are endless. Stop by to pick your favourite entry and learn more about your chance to win, as each crate creator will be giving away their piece to a lucky winner through their social feeds! 

Tiny Home Village presented by Mint Tiny House Company  
The Tiny Home trend has arrived! Step into the Tiny Home Village and explore these incredible small (but mighty!) mobile homes designed and outfitted by Mint Tiny House Company, a locally owned, husband and wife-operated tiny home builder based in the Lower Mainland. You'll have the chance to marvel at each tiny home's unique design features, inventive use of space and upscale finishes. Who knows, you may just start dreaming of downsizing. 

BC Hydro Home
Learn how to pair affordable design elements with energy efficient products throughout your home. Jamie Banfield Design effortlessly conveys 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 Home, too. Visit powersmart.ca to boost your power smarts and save on your electricity bill.

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 Lower Mainland's top gardening gurus, with topics ranging from urban gardens to edibles and everything in between. Dig in! 

The Lounge presented by Western Living 
Chill out and treat your taste buds with a stop at the Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in a cutting-edge, creative presentation on the Main Stage. All you need to do is sit back with drink in hand and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two! 

Feature Gardens
Explore more than 3,000 square feet of innovative garden spaces designed to impress by Great Canadian Landscaping and No Limit Landscaping, among others. From synthetic turf to hearty greens and lush florals to trendy succulents, we’ve got all the tools and inspiration you’ll need to create the garden of your dreams. 

TELUS Future Home powered by TELUS PureFibre  
The future is here, now with the TELUS Future Home, powered by the TELUS PureFibre™ network. In partnership with communities throughout Western Canada, TELUS is building a fibre optic network that will revolutionize the way we live our lives. With blazing fast speeds of 150 Mbps uploads and downloads, you’ll enjoy the most consistent and reliable connection, the ability to watch streaming video in ultra-HD quality, and more. The 560-square-foot Future Home showcases how TELUS Fibre can enhance one's lifestyle through a variety of exciting, forward thinking technologies. Some are available today, others are simply possibilities for tomorrow. TELUS PureFibre. Internet Reimagined. 

Outdoor Dining Feature designed by Jamie Banfield Design 
Outdoor entertaining dreams come alive at Outdoor Dining Feature! Walk through four displays designed by Jamie Banfield perfect for any style. From family friendly or masculine to boho and modern chic, you'll be sure to walk away with inspiration to make your next garden party the best one yet.  

M(art)ket  
Dress up those naked walls with a stop at M(art)ket. Add that much-needed finishing touch to your space with one-of-a-kind pieces from this curated collection of canvases, prints, and photographs by local artists. With more than a dozen featured vendors, including Sean Schuster Photography, Kerri-Jo Photography and more, you’re certain to say goodbye to your blank walls for good. 

Portobello West  
Flock to Vancouver’s very own nod to London’s world-famous street market Portobello West, where you’ll discover local artistry, superior craftsmanship and a wide array of antiques and collectibles. Shop from a selection of unique purveyors and goods, including jewelry, sustainable textiles, and hand-poured candles from Vancouver’s top emerging artisans at this eclectic pop-up – chock-full of original pieces that are bound to catch your eye.  

Meet The Experts

Carson Arthur
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Photo Courtesy of HGTV

Carson Arthur is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations while maintaining a focus on environmentally friendly choices. 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; has a syndicated radio show called ‘Take it Outside’; is the spokesperson for 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 2019.

His credits include; the host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing; the Gemini nominated Room to Grow on Global, ION and the Discovery network; Better Homes and Garden’s Home, First Home on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.; and as the gardening expert on HGTV’s blockbusters; Home to Win, Home to Win 2, and Home to Win 3.

Brian McCourt
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Growing up, Brian had an obsession with real estate. When he was 19, he dreamed of buying, renovating, and selling properties. Without independent financial means, he gathered investment from friends and bought his first fixer-upper and successfully flipped his first property. By the age of 25, Brian had successfully flipped 7 properties. With heavy demand, he began a new venture: Brian McCourt Designs. 

With over 13 years of experience as a renovation specialist, Brian has unique concepts and a full understanding of the home renovation process. Brian's well-rounded skill set, knowledge of building products, and creative mind make him a true asset to the world of renovation. 

Brian is the co-host of HGTV Canada's Backyard Builds, and joined 29 of Canada's best-known builders, designers and real estate experts in renovating Home to Win 2.

Sarah Keenleyside
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Photo Courtesy of HGTV

As a Principal Designer and co-owner of Qanūk Interiors Inc., Sarah Keenleyside has become recognized for creating unique and creative environments tailored to the individuality of her clients. 

Sarah's signature approach to interiors is a result of a multi-disciplinary background in art and design. Beginning with an early interest in fine art, she went on to apply those theories to the designed interior while studying Environmental Design at OCADU. Her varied work experience includes residential and commercial interiors as well as experimenting in graphic and industrial design. A move to working in lifestyle television alongside Candice Olson reignited her love of the residential interior and inspired her to team up with fellow OCADU graduate, Lindsay Konior to found the boutique design firm Qanūk Interiors Inc. 

Sarah has lived and travelled extensively abroad which has influenced her eclectic sensibility and fueled her desire to design in a style that is uniquely Canadian. Sarah pulls inspiration from various cultures and design styles, defining what she sees as the "new" Northern voice. 

Sarah is the co-host of HGTV Canada's Backyard Builds, and joined 29 of Canada's best-known contractors, designers and real estate experts in renovating Home to Win 2.

Danielle Bryk
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Danielle Nicholas Bryk is a self made Renaissance woman. Blessed with an incredible sense of style and a keen intelligence, she is equally comfortable in the domestic realm and on the construction site and has transformed numerous homes while navigating the minefield that is the modern family.

This wife and mother of three children is a Dean's List Honour Graduate from Queen's University with a degree in English Literature and Art History. She furthered her schooling while studying design at the Parsons New School in N.Y.C. She has the ability to create beautiful spaces on a limited budget, making use of common sense, an aptitude with tools, and a boundless creativity.

After having her house featured as one of 2012's best homes in House and Homemagazine and completing her first television show Family Under Construction for the DIY Network, Danielle was thrilled to launch a new show, Bryk House on HGTV Canada. The show follows the launch of her design and project managing company, The Bryk House.

As Danielle tackles the challenges of starting a business, guiding clients through their renovations and finding time for her family at home, she always manages to find some magic in the chaos. Now Danielle is back with a 2-episode special, Flip Addict, which follows Danielle fighting her way through a renovation flip nightmare to transform a neglected home into a buyer's dream. She is also one of the featured designers on HGTV’s Home To Win, now entering its third season.

The Vitals

What: The BC Home + Garden Show

Show Dates & Hours

Wednesday, February 21     4:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, February 22.        noon – 9:00 pm
Friday, February 23              noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 24         10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 25           10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location
BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC
(Enter at Gate A, Terry Fox Plaza)

Ticket Prices
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

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