The Urban Barn Main Stage

VHDS16-4076Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including the biggest names in the industry such as Interior Designers and hosts of Cabin Pressure, Colin & Justin and HGTV's Todd Talbot from Love it or List it Vancouver.   Vancouver’s very own top talent including Interior Designer, Jamie Banfield will also be there. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.  

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Cooking Stage

Presenters on the Cooking Stage

Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives - it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Cooking Stage. See Vancouver’s culinary legends, as they conduct in-depth demos featuring tried-and-true kitchen cheats, can’t-miss culinary trends, and entertaining expertise. Oh, and you might just be lucky enough to taste some of their creations!

THE LOUNGE Presented by Western Living Magazine

Floform Lounge Chill out and treat your taste buds with a stop at the stylish Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in a cutting-edge, creative presentation on the Urban Barn Main Stage. Designed by award-winning Interior Designer Jamie Banfield, all you need to do is sit back with drink in hand, browse the newest issue of Western Living Magazine and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!

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BC Hydro is here to help you make smart energy choices. Start planning your smart home with help from the BC Hydro team. Learn how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency while keeping style top of mind. The BC Hydro Smart Home combines a stylish west coast design with the latest smart products to create an inviting space that will suit the needs and lifestyle of everyone in your home.

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Workshop Your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Vancouver’s finest local artisans. Learn from the best in a variety of categories, including The Flower Factory. Learn the best tricks for setting a stunning dinner table before the holidays, create your very own unique floral wreath, make it personal with using your hands to create your own mug or get creative with hand-looming and weaving. Schedule and booking information coming soon.

Help Desks

Help Desk Get the most out of your visit with a trip to the show entrance  in Hall C, where you’ll get insider tips from staff, there to help you navigate the show and point you in the right direction to tackle all your home improvement tasks. Whether you’re stuck with wall-to-wall carpeting or dreaming of blowing out that wall for an airy open-concept space, you’ll get all the assistance you need — after all, asking for help is the first step to success!

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Telus Future Home

Back to the TELUS Future Home! Step inside the super-wired 560 square foot Home to see just how revolutionary TELUS PureFibre ™ network is. You might want to make yourself comfortable and stay awhile to enjoy the most reliable, consistent connection to date with Telus PureFibre – their ultra-fast and symmetrical fibre-optic network to stream video in ultra-HD quality, and more.


Room full of paintings

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 Farahnaz Samari Art and Barry J Brady Photography, you’re certain to say goodbye to your blank walls for good.


Portebello West Booth

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 jewellery, 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.