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Links to Other Stores

We are continually learning about great Canadian (plus American, and worldwide) companies in the STEM area (including some sports/outdoor technology).  This page is dedicated to providing links to some of our favourites.  We have personal experience with most of them and recommend them to anyone interested.  An awesome U.S.-based scientific supply store run by the famous Bob Lazar.  There is always some new and really cool on offer at United Nuclear.   An excellent source for scientific and lab equipment and supplies (though not a retail outlet).

Unihedron  A Canadian technology company providing some excellent meters for physics and astronomy (plus some beautiful and informative posters).

Bowley Lock Company  A Canadian engineering company that has created some locks that are virtually "unpickable" due to an innovative design.  We love our Bowley Padlock Model 543 (stainless steel) and are very impressed with the design, and its very precise machining.  We learned about the company from YouTuber "The Lock Picking Lawyer".

Magic Box Hobbies.  We love this Vancouver shop and all of the possibilities they supply you with!

Painless Learning.  A great selection of educational placemats with very reasonable pricing that was suggested to us by a fellow Vancouverite.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC).  Famous outfitters in Canada for outdoor sports, hiking, adventure, etc.

Note:  We do not (yet) have personal experience we the following but intend to in the future.

Burnaby Hobbies.  We love their tag line: "At Burnaby Hobbies, We Have Everything - Or We Can Find It".  As the name implies, a store dedicated to selling those T-Shirt cannons you used to see at big events (pre-COVID19).  We don't endorse the safety of any of the products - use at your own risk!

Karst Sports: caving, climbing, outdoors and rescue equipment.  You can even buy calcium carbide from these guys (for mining helmets).  Based in West Virginia.