The BC Home and Garden Show is a trade show featuring interior and exterior household products and services at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium.
The event normally happens in February. In 2021, however, it has been postponed until mid-April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vancouver’s Home & Garden Show
In 2021 the BC Home and Garden Show was originally scheduled to take place during the week of February 17th to 21st. Due to COVID-19, however, it has been postponed until April. The new tentative dates for the event are April 7th to 11th. Hopefully the coronavirus will be better under control by then and the event will be able to happen.
In years when it is able to take place, the venue for the five-day event is BC Place which is located at 777 Pacific Boulevard in Vancouver.
Home Show Hours
Tentative hours of operation for the BC Home and Garden Show in 2021 are listed below. Exact details, however, may vary.
- Wednesday, April 11th – 4 to 9 pm
- Thursday, April 12th – 12 to 9 pm
- Friday, April 13th – 12 to 9 pm
- Saturday, April 14th – 10 am to 9 pm
- Sunday, April 15th – 10 am to 6 pm
Home Show Costs
Admission to the BC Home and Garden Show last year was the following:
- Adults (ages 13+) – $16 at the door or $14 online
- Seniors (60+) – $13 at the door or $11 online
- Children (12 & under) – free
TIP: Buy your tickets online and save a couple of dollars. Also, on the Thursday and Friday seniors got in for just $6 until 6 pm last year (and a similar deal will likely be offered in 2021 too).
HOME RENOVATION TIP
Looking for inexpensive, environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible building materials for your renovations? Then check out a ReStore building supply store in the Lower Mainland.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that runs ReStore which is a non-profit social enterprise that sells second-hand building supplies. By doing so they keep tons of materials out of landfills and raise money to help people in need of affordable housing.
If you’re (1) looking for new appliances, kitchen cabinets, building materials or hundreds of other home and garden products, (2) want to save lots of money, (3) don’t mind second-hand and (4) want to make a difference in society and the environment, before buying anything new, check out a Habitat for Humanity ReStore location near you. And if you do want new, be sure to donate your post-renovations good-quality second-hand items to Habitat for Humanity.
If in good condition, ReStore locations take most appliances, sheets of drywall, plywood, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, framed mirrors, outdoor furniture, BBQs and lots of other items. In many cases they’ll even pick up your items, plus give you a tax receipt for the value of your donation!
Habitat for Humanity has ReStore locations in Maple Ridge, Burnaby, Langley and North Vancouver. Click Habitat for Humanity of Greater Vancouver for more information.
What’s at the Show?
The Home and Garden Show is a trade show, so expect to see over 400 exhibitors with all kinds of home and garden displays.
At the event there are Jacuzzis, bed mattresses, furniture, fireplaces, massage chairs, kitchen gadgets, window displays, home decor and various other items for the inside of a house. There are also lawn care services, gutter repair people, outdoor patio furniture, lighting experts and timeshare sales agents.
At the trade show there are also cleaning product demonstrations, financial services agents, roofing experts, and home entertainment systems to admire and test out, plus tons of other things of interest to people who have recently moved into a new place or are looking at renovations and upgrades where they presently live.
Things To Do At the Show
Here are some of the many things you could have done at the 2020 BC Home and Garden Show:
- Last year you could test drive a 2020 Toyota and receive a $15 gas gift card when you booked your test drive time in advance. This may or may not be offered again in 2021.
- Learn how to do a fuel-efficient renovation on your home at Dave’s Renovation by BC Hydro.
- Shop at the Vancouver Etsy Collective or m(ART)ket to find unique home and wall decor.
- Learn about the tools you need to maintain your garden or yard and the most efficient ways to do it.
- Watch some of Vancouver’s top chefs create amazing meals on the Lilydale Cooking Stage.
In addition to all the vendor booths and things to buy, at the Home and Garden Show there are also a number of presentations by expert speakers and celebrities.
Some of the presenters for 2020 included Bryan Baeumler from HGTV’s Bryan Inc. and, from HGTV’s Worst to First, Mickey Fabbiano and Sebastian Sevallo. There were many more to enjoy as well.
See the official BC Home and Garden Show website for more details on the event.
For other events happening in the same month, click Vancouver’s February Calendar.
For a list of other events taking place at other times of the year, see Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.