retail location:
3070 Edgemont Blvd,
North Vancouver, BC,
phone: (604) 986-4111
toll-free: 1-800-663-4477
fax: (604) 986-4148

store hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5:30pm
Sundays & Holidays: 10am-4pm
Closed December 25 to first Monday in January

BC Playthings offers a good selection of quality, wholesome toys. We are a resource for parents and educators of many different philosophies of education and child rearing. (ie. Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, homeschoolers, and more)

We've chosen these products to nurture and encourage active, wholesome play. Good playthings promote "participating play"... resulting directly from a child's creative, imaginative, and social input.

Childhood is an adventure of exploration, and well-chosen playthings provide opportunities for discovery.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

We accept orders on this website via PayPal or telephone. click the images below for more information:

PayPal website Ordering over the phone

BC Playthings Privacy Policy: All customer information is kept in strictest confidence by BC Playthings. BC Playthings will not divulge any customer information. We do maintain a list of customer names and addresses, for our annual catalogue mail-out.

BC Playthings Ordering Instructions and Shipping Policy

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  Happy Easter      April 19, 2014

The Gallaher Family would like to wish you a very Happy Easter with friends and family! We have enjoyed a busy weekend of helping customers find goodies for Easter baskets!

Oodles of art supplies have come back in stock too, new items will be added over the next week!

  GoldieBlox      March 03, 2014

GoldieBlox have arrived! Find them on our 'construction' page or come by the store and have a play with our demo set!

  Happy January!      January 26, 2014

New products are going up on the website! Keep your eyes out!

  Annual Sale      January 14, 2014

BC Playthings 2014 Annual Sale starts this Thursday and goes until Sunday. The entire store is 10-50% off. Clearance items are 50-80% off. Stride Rite, Saucony, and Robeez slippers, shoes, and boots are 40% off.


Thursday-Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

  Holiday Hours      December 07, 2013

Mon - Wed: 9-6
Thurs - Fri: 9-8
Sat: 9-6
Sun 10-5
Christmas Eve: 9-4
Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed
Dec 27 - 31: 10-4
Jan 2-4: 10-4

For the first time in decades, we will be open over the Christmas Holidays! Hours will be holiday hours but we will be open and here to serve you! ;-)

  Plan Toys are in!      December 05, 2013

We just received a shipment of Plan Toys. Lots of blocks, stackers, sorters and great for ages 1 year & up!

  Shipments arriving soon!      November 20, 2013

We have some great shipments of wooden toys arriving soon from Plan Toys and Melissa & Doug!

Keep checking back and we will be updating the website when new products arrive!

  GoldieBlox      November 20, 2013

Some of you may have heard about the new fabulous toy for girls AND boys... GoldieBlox!

We are excited to announce we will be getting them in soon! We will post a link on our facebook for those of you who haven't heard of this great new toy yet!  

If you would like to be notified when we receive our shipment or pre-order so you are guaranteed getting a set, email or call 604-986-4111.

  New game for preschoolers!      November 16, 2013
We are happy to have discovered a great new game for preschoolers. Where is Sock Monkey? is a great new hide'n'seek game for 3+ years. Check out how to play in the 'games' section!

  Custom Craft Calendars      November 08, 2013

Custom Craft Calendars are now in! Scrapbook a calendar for your family for Christmas or give them there own to decorate themselves!

Find them under 'art supplies' on page 2.

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BC Playthings' Recent Awards
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April 2006
North Shore News
Readers Choice Awards:
Gold - Best Toy Store

August 2005
North Shore News Readers Choice Awards: Gold - Best Toy Store
February 2004
North Shore News Readers Choice Awards: Gold - Best Toy Store
November 2003
World Wide Web Awards: Silver
November 2003
Canadian Web Awards: "Good" designation
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