Our History

 

The toy store with something for everyone!

 Lynne & Richard opened their doors in April 1997. Teeter Totter Toys has been voted the Number 1 Toy Store for the best place to buy toys in the North Okanagan by the readers of Okanagan Life Magazine for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.



Featuring over 11,000 different SKU's (Stock Keeping Units), with over 50,000 items in stock and over 150 suppliers you can see why!



  Owners, Lynne and Richard, moved to Vernon in December 1996 and opened Teeter Totter Toys in April 1997. Lynne worked in the toy industry for many years, first as a sales rep for Irwin Toys and later for a toy wholesaler in the metro Vancouver area. Richard has a business background in economics and finance.
  Teeter Totter Toys is an independent specialty toy store stocking a variety of creative and educational toys, games, puzzles and activity kits for all ages. When you contact us, you are talking directly to the team that staffs our store every day which enables us to provide customer service second to none. You're also helping support a locally owned business and its staff as well as a wide variety of toy manufacturers from around the world who care about their impact on our planet and the quality of life of your children.
At our store, you can find toys that are made in North America and Europe. Unlike your typical big box store, we strive to provide toys that will engage your child and provide a high level of play value . Sourcing product that is unique to the independent toy store and is environmentally friendly helps establish and maintain customer trust.
  The store offers free gift wrapping and for those wishing to make a donation, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the North Okanagan Neurological Association ( NONA). In addition, the store supports many non-profits (schools, organizations and charities). The store maintains a customer loyalty program as a way of saying,” thank you” to our repeat customers. Okanagan Life Magazine readers have chosen Teeter Totter Toys as the number 1 toy store to buy toys in the North Okanagan for eight consecutive years. Our customers (13,300+) can’t be wrong and that’s why so many have called us “The Greatest Toy Store in the World”. Teeter Totter Toys takes great pride in its knowledgeable and friendly staff whom are always available to help you find just what you are looking for.