The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

This month, real advice, real inspiration, and real experts are set to arrive at the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, from February 22-26, 2017. The always popular home and garden show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, and today, Marketplace Events is officially announcing its list of must-see attractions at this year’s show. Featuring more than 425 trusted brands and local companies, and appearances from the industry’s biggest names, including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., the 46th annual show promises to be the best one yet.

TRUSTED ADVICE

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.

Ask an Expert designed by Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Official Paint Sponsor, Cloverdale Paint

Sometimes an expert’s eye for design is all you need to get your home and garden goals on the right track. Enjoy a custom, 10-15 minute complimentary consultation with one of our local home improvement insiders and get your projects on the right track. Take inspiration from styled home décor vignettes, and come prepared with paint swatches, flooring samples and an open mind so you can head home ready to make your design dreams a reality.

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 including Chef Curtis Luk of Mission Kits, Chef Chris Oliviera of Fable Diner and Chef Jim Vesal of Virtuous Pie. 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.

GARDENING KNOW-HOW

Feature Gardens

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 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 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!

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.

FRESH INSPIRATION

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.

Spring Clean presented by Nellie’s All Natural and designed by Dexter Dolores Interiors

Few things add to a happy, healthy home like having a dedicated spot to do your laundry with all natural, earth friendly products like Nellie’s All Natural. Modern meets retro as Nellie’s, together with Dexter Dolores Interiors, create dream laundry spaces together. Learn how you can incorporate function and form in your own home, all while preserving the environment and the health of you and your family with toxin and phosphate free laundry products for a truly hypoallergenic experience. Go green with Nellie’s and take a look at these dreamy laundry rooms – we promise you’ll never see laundry as a chore again!

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.

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.

For more information on the show and to buy tickets, visit the BC Home + Garden Show website.

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! WE’RE GIVING AWAY TWO FOUR-PACKS OF TICKETS TO THIS YEAR’S BC HOME + GARDEN SHOW HAPPENING AT BC PLACE. SIMPLY POST A COMMENT BELOW TELLING US WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN. WE’LL SELECT TWO WINNERS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH AND NOTIFY THE WINNERS BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK!
UPDATED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: CONGRATULATIONS JOELLE AND JANICE! YOU ARE EACH THE LUCKY WINNERS OF A FOUR-PACK OF TICKETS TO THIS YEAR’S BC HOME + GARDEN SHOW HAPPENING AT BC PLACE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO GO ABOUT CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED TO WIN. WE HOPE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT TO THIS YEAR’S SHOW, AND THANKS AGAIN FOR CHECKING OUT INSIDE VANCOUVER!

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41 Responses to The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Lindy-Ann Clarke

    I will be purchasing an apartment this year so attending the show will surely give me ideas for remodelling from the experts and maybe even having an innovative garden on my balcony. I am also a fan of HGTV

    • Virgilio Carpio

      i just purchase an old house and me my wife is looking to go for this event, the last time we went here was 5 years ago, very excited to get new fresh idea and style for the house.

    • I renovated my home which I sold due to my divorce. I then renovated a subsequent home after my divorce to house my mom and son. My mom died and then I renovated my parent’s home. My girl friend liked my renovation results and subsequently asked me to renovate her home. I also purchased a get away home which I am at the tail end of renovating. Although I work full time, it seems I keep linking up with renovation projects. Therefore, I will attend the show to seek out products and vendors for renovation ideas. Renovation by accident but love the beautiful results of the renovation work!

  2. Mur

    Aside from loving all of the experts featured this year I’m also really excited that it looks like the Garden portion might feature more prominently than last year – I love outdoor design, features and plants so much more than throw pillows!

  3. Maryanne

    We are renovating our kitchen and need more ideas!

  4. Patricia

    Looking into container home ideas +studio renovation ideas

  5. MK

    I’m looking to renovate this year and am sure the Home + Garden show will provide endless ideas!

  6. Christina

    I have purchased a home in the past 18 months and I am now wanting to make improvements.

  7. Erin McInnis

    I’d love to attend to the show in order to get inspiration for my burgeoning container garden.

  8. Taigi

    Huge fan of HGTV, but also in the middle of planning some renovations for a 1 B+D Condo everything is nearly 20 yrs old.

  9. Maggie

    Love the show. I look forward to the new showcase stages you have and get useful ideas for my home and garden. I only go when I can get a free ticket. Hopefully this would be the lucky draw for my family to attend the show. Bigger and better every year!

  10. Maggie

    Love the show. I look forward to the new showcase stages you have and get useful ideas for my home and garden. I only go when I can get a free ticket. Hopefully this would be the lucky draw for my family to attend the show. Bigger and better every year!

  11. Joelle Shelton

    I’d love to attend to get some decorating and gardening ideas!

  12. Johnny P.

    I’m looking to redecorate my home.

  13. Ina

    Recently purchased a 10 year project kind of home; always looking for ideas.

  14. Selyn

    Just moved to Vancouver and got really excited by this event. I always love nature and having one right in my home is my lifelong project! I hope to get the free tickets so that I can convince my partner and educate us on the right way to be successful in this little nature project of mine.

  15. Wendy T

    I’m looking for ideas to spruce up the garden.

  16. Claire

    I’ve never been to this event and would love to attend this year. Gardening and designing are my two passions! Seems like a perfect fit!

  17. Kay

    I go every year and would love a free ticket this time!

  18. Veronica Stockton-Kushner

    I would love to take my boyfriend! We both love HGTV (and Bryan, especially), and now that we’ve been living together for a while and are saving up to a buy a house, this is the perfect time to get inspiration for our upcoming purchase and the inevitable remodel and decorating phase!

  19. Brett

    I’m visiting Vancouver that weekend. Would love to add it to our itinerary.

  20. Beth

    I’m SO stuck mid-reno….looking for an inspirational jolt to get back on track! The Home and Garden show ia a place place to draw inspiration from. Looking forward to this event!

  21. Cyndi

    We are in the process of a full renovation of our home both inside and out. Our house is over 20 years old
    and needs a full update. I need all the help and advice I can get and the BC home and garden show would be the perfect place to find the advice I need!

  22. Margaret

    I have had a passion for gardens my whole life. I have always wished to visit Canada. I have recently learnt that I have two cousins there too so really wish to be able to win this as it’s costly flying from here to there.

  23. donnapetroff

    i love going to these shows .they are fun and interesting

  24. Jeff

    Learn to improve my garden.

  25. natalie

    would love to go as purchased an ‘original’ 70s home and need to be inspired to update

  26. Charles

    After the winter we’ve had, I’m really looking forward to spring. This is the perfect show to kick it off!

  27. Becky Wanless

    Just discovered the fabulous container home designs by Honomobo and would like to experience them in person before I build.

  28. Denise

    Renovating our home from the outside this Spring: roof and gutter replacement, paint, and garden. Interested to see what the colour trends and styles are – looking for new ideas.

  29. Shirley

    I want to learn more about gardening.

  30. Yvonne

    What can I say… I am addicted to HGTV… I’d love to be there in person to take it all in!

  31. Janice Lee

    Gardening ideas

  32. Matt Silvestre

    My sister is looking to do renovations and we don’t get to see each other often. This would be the perfect bro/sister activity so we can continue to grow our sibling relationship.

    We don’t share a lot of interests but home renovation is definitely one of them.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Matt

  33. Alayna

    I’d like to attend because my family is renovations on our home, and we’d love to get some some fresh ideas from the show.

  34. Alix

    We’ve owned our home for 13 years and are currently renovating and getting our house out of the 90’s! Were looking for fresh details. This summer we are wanting to landscape and get our deck & yard to reflect the beachy/ coastal vibe.

    We love HGTV and regularly watch so many of the designers that will be featured at the show- can’t wait!

  35. Heather Mercer

    I have owned my home for 3 years now and have yet to make the time to make it a priority to design and decorate it. 2017 IS THE YEAR and I am looking to be inspired! I would love the opportunity to meet experts in design and make my space a cozy home! CHEERS! :) Heather

  36. Jeff

    Would love to check out the cooking stage!

  37. Love to see what I can do with a small space to make a rental look like a home and especially what to do with our balcony space for a balcony garden or oasis in the city.

  38. Jeanne

    Love to see what new ideas out there for updating our house

  39. Tony Voon

    To get gardening ideas for the spring & Summer