The 45th annual BC Home + Garden Show

The 45th annual BC Home + Garden Show

Less than a month until showtime: Count down to the BC Home + Garden Show with five essential features

Shop and consult more than 425 local vendors and experts from February 17-21, 2016 at BC Place Stadium

The 45th annual BC Home + Garden Show is officially three weeks away, and that means it’s time to start mapping a route through the show’s 425+ local vendors, features and experts. Happening February 17-21, 2016 at BC Place Stadium, the province’s second-largest consumer show promises to bring real advice, real inspiration, and real experts to more than 55,000 visitors over five days.

Get the most out of this year’s most anticipated home improvement showcase with five essential features destined for every must-see list. For the full line-up, visit

5. Autograph Signings with HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler

What: 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

4. 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

3. Meet the Makers

Slow living is far from slow moving, and these makers are here to stay. We’ve lined up the city’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. Now that’s worth the wait.


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

2. Westcoast Smart Home

Our fair province’s very own Trinity Post & Panel Inc. is paving the way for a new and innovative approach to constructing residential and vacation homes. Case in point: the Westcoast Smart Home, an 810-square foot recreational beauty featuring modern post and beam construction, reduced construction time, and the highest energy efficiency in the business. Talk about the best of both worlds.

When: All show long!

Where: Located beside the BC Hydro Main Stage

1. Carson Arthur on the BC Hydro Main Stage

Network television’s last gardening and landscaping superstar, Carson Arthur, is making his debut at the 45th annual BC Home + Garden Show. Catch the host of HGTV’s upcoming new series Home to Win on the BC Hydro Main Stage, presenting “The Top 5 Places to Renovate Outdoors” and “TV Gardening Shows…on the Endangered List.”


Saturday, February 20, 3PM

Sunday, February 21, 12PM

Sunday, February 21, 3PM

Where: BC Hydro Main Stage

For tickets, visit and save $3 on regular adult admission.

About the BC Home + Garden Show: The BC Home + Garden Show has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1971, attracting more than 55,000 qualified visitors every spring. Produced by Marketplace Events, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 42 home shows in 21 markets that collectively attract 1.5 million attendees and another 1.5 million unique web visitors annually.

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