Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is truly a collaborative and community-driven event. It was founded in 2011 by individuals from various hobbyist groups in Vancouver like Vancouver Hack Space (VHS), who had a strong desire to share ideas, learn from others, and celebrate the act of making. As opposed to a “World Maker Faire,” this event is run by local Vancouverites. Mini does not necessarily mean small; it’s simply the term used to differentiate it from the World Maker Faires that involve Makers from a wide geographical area.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The maker community is expanding, diverse, and inclusive. We welcome a broad range of ideas and projects – everything from collaborative and fun on-site activities like cardboard box making, to feats of engineering, robotics and crafting. It’s all about experimenting, playing and sharing in order to have fun, learn, and discover new possibilities.