A host of professional DJs armed with a suite of sound-shaping implements staff School of Remix, a mixing and scratching academy where fledgling DJs earn their wings. Turn fertile brainwaves into tuneful soundwaves with the aid of an hour-long introductory course in DJing, where knowing soundsmiths illustrate the principles of beat-matching, simple mixing concepts, proper use of equipment, and techniques to induce crowds to pump fists at the ceiling rather than your face. Professional DJs from Vancouver's club scene lead School of Remix's one-on-one sessions, where their encouragement and individual guidance sets neophytes on the path to party demigod-hood.
Every so often, a pint-sized train chugs past, wending its way through lush foliage and myriad attractions. This type of whimsical ride is typical of an amusement park, but the surrounding greenery suggests a different locale. The train is driving through a one-stop shop and tourist destination known as Art Knapp Plantland, a 5-acre nursery, garden-supply store, kid-friendly playland, model-train oasis, and much more.
Art Knapp Plantland's inventory runs the gamut of plant supplies, from actual plants—such as flowers, trees, and the exotic pink blueberry featured in the video tour—to the fertilizers and landscaping equipment integral to kempt yards and vigilante park maintenance. While touring the grounds, patrons can also find an eclectic array of non-gardening items, from jewellery and golf shoes to hot-tub equipment.
The smorgasbord shopping center also hosts family friendly activities including a train ride, a mini-golf course, and a model-train exhibit.
A tiny ripple glides along the smooth-as-glass water, alerting captain Pete to the fact that he and his passengers are about to have company. Sure enough, within seconds a group of glossy black fins breaks through the sea in a silent, synchronized ballet. A native Washingtonian who has spent his entire life on the water, captain Pete orchestrates San Juan Excursions to grant guests the chance to go head-to-head with nature in moments such as these. As marine naturalists certified by the Whale Museum’s Naturalist Training Program, captain Pete’s crew of passionate guides take to the peaceful waters of the Puget Sound to entertain boatloads of guests with informative facts about area wildlife witnessed during excursions.
The team’s passion for nature informs its low-impact approach to whale and wildlife watching, which is exemplified in the Odyssey, the company's tour boat. Originally a U.S. Navy search-and-rescue vessel forged in 1941, the craft is fueled by biodiesel when possible and maintains a low propeller RPM to minimize the Bono moans it releases into the water column. Though San Juan Excursions specializes in whale watching, it also sends adventurers forth to explore the waters on their own steam during sea-kayak tours.
At Making Memories, customers stock up on a wide selection of tools and supplies for paper crafts, and the shop's scrapbooking sages guide students' hands during a variety of card-making classes. Scrapbookers can construct invitations out of card-stock and pattern paper ($0.99+/sheet), or equip their hands with embossing folders ($6.99) to bring a touch of texture to their paper creations. Adhesives ($3.99+) keep materials and co-workers' moustaches snug while Tombow markers ($3.99) leave their inky signature across pages. During two-hour classes, expert paper artisans teach techniques to transform paper items into custom-created cards and card boxes, each decorated for winter holidays or any of the year's other special occasions. To get the most out of the provided materials and avoid using car keys as scissors, students should consult the schedule for a list of additional scrapbooking items to bring to class, or purchase one of the store's starter kits.
Our studio is located in tranquil Point Roberts Washington, a quick five minute drive from Tsawwassen, BC. We invite you to come and enjoy a yoga class in our intimate studio, and be back at home again in a few minutes, or perhaps stay and take a peaceful stroll on the beach.