Things To Do in British Columbia

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

C$169 C$40

Instructors teach the basic principles and techniques of tae kwon do or kickboxing during classes for all age levels

Up to 54% Off at Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

C$70 C$35

Nine-hole, 1,915 yd. course boasts five par 4 & four par 3 holes lined with towering oaks & water hazards that come into play on five holes

63% Off Yoga at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

West Central Valley

C$132 C$49

Variety of yoga classes in a far-infrared heated studio, which increases circulation and helps build flexibility and core strength

Up to 69% Off at Delta Force Paintball

Tsawwassen

C$109.96 C$39

Paintball teams trade shots as they play role of special-forces team defending the city or treasure hunters in a zombie-infested graveyard

68% Off Skincare 101 Seminar

Richmond

C$399 C$129

Skincare seminar teaches attendees the basics of good skin, going over such topics as general skin health, anti-aging, and acne

Up to 79% Off Kick-Boxing and Boot Camp

North Clearbrook

C$179 C$39

Outdoor boot camps combine cardio and strength training, kick-boxing blends drills and martial arts, and Mudder Ready preps people for races

Up to 56% Off Golf-Swing Session and Range Practice

Rutland

C$65.50 C$30

Coach uses video-analysis sessions to increase golfers' awareness, allowing them to improve their unique swing by making it more efficient

24% Off Helicopter Discover Flight

Coast Mountains and Lakes

C$41.95 C$31.95

Guests experience the thrill of take-off and landing and take in breathtaking views during a 5-minute flight

40% Off Sightseeing Flight for Three

Delta

C$447 C$269

Professional pilots swoop into the sky for 60-minute flight tours of Vancouver mountains and ocean

Up to 55% Off Golf in Mission or Langley

Multiple Locations

C$55.65 C$27

Two rugged and rustic championship-length courses are both hemmed by colossal trees and scenic waterways

67% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes 

Multiple Locations

C$225 C$75

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Kids' classes focus on Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics interspersed with lessons in self-discipline and self-esteem

63% Off One Month of Yoga Classes

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

C$132 C$49

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Infrared heat prompts students to sweat out toxins while they hold yoga poses, whose variations and modifications prevent fitness ruts

Up to 55% Off Bowling at Chillibowl Lanes

Chilliwack Proper Village West

C$49 C$23

Guests of all ages enjoy five-pin bowling at this 24-alley centre that also offers black-lit disco bowling

BC Wildlife Park—Up to 38% Off Admission

Campbell Creek

C$29.90 C$19

106 acres of natural landscapes that are home to grizzly bears, cougars, and grey wolves, as well as interactive demonstrations

Up to 69% Off Yoga, Fitness, and Meditation Classes

New Westminster

C$139 C$49

Instructors teach a variety of yoga styles—such as Hatha, Vinyasa, and power yoga—to strengthen body and mind

45% Off Introductory Flight Experience

Squamish

C$199 C$109

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First-time flyers settle into the copilot’s seat and experience grabbing the controls during the 30-minute hands-on flight

Up to 53% Off an Intro to Hang Gliding Course for One or Two

Lumby

C$200 C$99

Intro course offers ground instruction & practice launching, controlling & landing hang gliders, preparing students for future certification

Up to 50% Off at Twin Lakes Golf Course

Kaleden

C$148 C$74

18-hole, par 72 course nestled in mountain valley challenges golfers with elevated tees while wooing them with scenic views

"Retromania" – Up to 50% Off Classic-Rock Tribute Concert for Two

Clarke Theatre

C$70 C$35

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Nostalgic concert salutes the hitmakers of the '70s with spot-on tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Abba, and Rod Stewart

Up to 51% Off Kickboxing

Comox

C$50 C$25

A trio of black-belted instructors teach students the basics of self-defense oriented kickboxing

Up to 59% Off Vineyard Tour on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

C$30 C$15

Attendees tour vineyards of sustainably grown grapes, learn about coastal winemaking, and sample wines at optional tasting

Up to 72% Off at Hong's Hapkido Martial Arts

Port Moody

C$135 C$40

Hapkido classes for students aged 4 through adult teach self-confidence and discipline while improving cardiovascular health and fitness

50% Off Services

Pitt Meadows

C$650 C$325

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 47% Off at Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Brentwood Bay

C$37.57 C$20

Up to 75 species of butterflies flutter talongside exotic birds, frogs, and geckos; butterfly identification chart and map included

Ballet Victoria – Up to 40% Off "Carmina Burana"

Cowichan Theatre

C$40 C$24

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Carl Orff's choral masterpiece comes alive thanks to vocals and choreography from Ballet Victoria's artistic director

Up to 54% Off Lesson at Tofino Surf Adventures

Tofino

C$75 C$35

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Three-hour beginner surf lessons teach basic riding skills in a small, structured environment with a 1:5 instructor-to-student ratio

Up to 54% Off Boat Rentals

Granville Island

C$65 C$30

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1-hour boat rentals let up to 5 people explore downtown, Howe Sound, & Indian Arm coastlines; temporary license & safety equipment included.

81% Off at Wachals' Martial Arts Academy

Surrey

C$149 C$29

Certified instructors teach jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kick-boxing

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 69% Off Classes at World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

C$96 C$35

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide students through salsa, tango, swing, and mambo dance classes

Up to 70% Off at Shanti Yoga

Tsawwassen

C$128 C$39

Yoga classes ranging from gentle Hatha and yin yoga to power and Shanti sweat for a more rigorous workout

46% Off Water-Park Outings in Richmond

Richmond

C$73.75 C$40

Indoor waterpark & fitness centre soaks families & partygoers in 57-metre competition pool, pair of waterslides & interactive play structure

63% Off Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes

Abbotsford

C$159 C$59

Fitness classes blend CrossFit, circuit training, and Pilates; muay thai uses elbows and knee strikes; toddlers focus on grappling methods

Up to 51% Off Game Show Cruise for Two or Four

Central City

C$40 C$20

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Aboard a luxury boat, couples compete in an interactive game show during a cruise along Okanagan Lake

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

Up to 55% Off Tour at Dead Frog Brewery

Gloucester

C$30.98 C$15

Guests tour 10,000 sq. ft. factory before sampling some seasonal drafts such as Fearless IPA, Vienna Lager, Belgian Pale Ale & Nut Brown Ale

Up to 54% Off Golf at Eaglequest Nanaimo

Nanaimo

C$84.75 C$39

Nine-hole, par 3 course challenges golfers with towering evergreens, water hazards, and tricky greens

Up to 53% Off at Dynamic Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

C$105 C$50

Passionate musicians teach students of all ages and skill levels techniques in piano, voice, guitar, bass, and musical theory

55% Off Sturgeon Fishing 

Chilliwack

C$880 C$399

Licensed guides helm fishing excursions on the Fraser River, which recently produced a 1,000 lb. white sturgeon

67% Off Yoga Classes at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

New Westminster

C$150 C$49

Instructors help students burn fat, increase flexibility, strengthen their cores, and relax their minds during far-infrared yoga classes

Up to 52% Off Rafting from Canadian Outback Adventures & Events

Squamish

C$156.45 C$88

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Guides teach rafters the skills needed to navigate the Class III and IV rapids along a scenic, beginner-friendly 16-kilometre trip

49% Off Services

Vernon

$59 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Camping

Hedley

C$58 C$29

Two double beds are in each cabin; laundry and shower facilities are onsite

51% Off Segway Tour from Wild BC Tours and Guiding

Stave Falls

C$79 C$39

Sights give explorers a feel for the natural beauty along scenic trails as Segways propel them along

Up to 54% Off Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

Brentwood Bay

C$60 C$29

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Couples or foursomes explore Brentwood Bay aboard kayaks or atop stand-up paddleboards

BC Forest Discovery Centre – Up to 51% Off Visits

Duncan

C$32 C$16

Ride an ancient train, examine logging machines, and explore 100 acres of land during visits to a museum with six-plus decades of history

Up to 61% Off Surfboard and Gear Rental at Live To Surf

Tofino

C$57.75 C$25

Surfers carve up waves with one-day rental of a surfboard or bodyboard, and stay toasty with brand-name wetsuits, boots, and gloves

Up to 55% Off Scooter Rental from Cycle BC Rentals

Mt. Pleasant

C$47.04 C$21

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Honda Jazz scooters with included helmet and gas provide an eco-friendly way to take in Vancouver’s sights

Up to 53% Off Bees & Bugs Lab

Cloverdale

C$15 C$7

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Kid-friendly interactive exhibits that teach about insects, arthropods, and bees, with honey tasting include; tea with pastries

Up to 70% Off Skateboard Lessons

Victoria

C$100 C$29.99

The 90-minute lessons occur indoors with a professional instructor

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp Sessions

Multiple Locations

C$132.75 C$30

Experienced instructors condition participants with intervals of cardio and strength-training exercises

58% Off Pilates Classes at Fusion Fitness Pilates Studio

Richmond

C$140 C$59

60-minute sessions on the Reformer machine harness the power of resistance to improve posture, tone the core, and enhance flexibility

Up to 56% Off Equestrian Services at Hillside Riding School

Hillside Riding School

C$40 C$19

Private horseback-riding lessons introduce students to equestrian fundamentals; equine massage therapy relieves horses' aching muscles

Up to 38% Off Flyboard Flight

Multiple Locations

C$159 C$99

Strap into a hydro-powered flyboard and soar over Okanagan Lake to perform tricks and take in the sights

63% Off Hot Yoga and Boot Camp Classes

Maillardville

C$132 C$49

Far-infrared hot yoga aims to tone lean muscle and reduce cellulite, and boot camp classes use interval training to burn calories

Half Off Tour at Backyard Vineyards

South Langley

C$32 C$16

Tour of the facilities and overview of making sparkling wine; samples paired with a cheese and antipasto plate

Up to 51% Off Race Entry for One or Two

4165 Columbia Valley Hwy

C$40 C$20

A traditional trail race combines with elements of a ski-cross race, pushing runners through a tough course and encouraging competition

46% Off of 5 Adult 1 Hour Dance Classes

Lions Gate

C$79 C$43

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing or Jujitsu

Vernon

C$55 C$19

The classes teach proper self-defense skills to students of all ages, sizes, and physical abilities

Up to 57% Off Classes at Boundless Belly Dance

Penticton

C$45 C$22

Instructors run empowering classes in many styles that show students how to express themselves through movement and build confidence

Up to 53% Off Pony Rides or Birthday Party at Hylee Training

Mission

C$20 C$10

Led by 20-year veteran of horseback instruction, staff guides kids during 20-minute pony rides and one-hour birthday parties

45% Off Services

Langford

C$242 C$133

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off Flight Instruction

Duncan

C$170 C$95

One-hour flight during which students take the controls and learn while flying

Up to 50% Off a Three-Hour Wet & Wild Cave Tour

Qualicum Beach

C$69 C$34.50

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Explorers spend three hours traversing the cave, viewing sights such as an underground river, a climbable waterfall, and crystal caverns

65% Off at Semperviva Yoga

Multiple Locations

C$139 C$49

Experienced teachers lead beginner-friendly and advanced classes in a welcoming studio filled with complimentary mats, props, and water

Up to 87% Off Mini Golf at Art Knapp Plantland

South Surrey

C$14.98 C$4

Mini-golf course peppered with windmills, boulders, and tire obstacles is nestled in a nursery and garden-supply store

Up to 53% Off at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Victoria

C$22 C$11

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A 103-acre facility boasting nine acres of gardens divided into 30 unique areas that showcase Pacific Northwest horticulture

Up to 74% Off at Bikram Yoga Burnaby

Lougheed Town Centre

C$149 C$39

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Inside an ultramodern studio’s heated rooms, seasoned teachers share beginner-friendly poses that centre the mind and strengthen the body

50% Off European Combat Classes

Multiple Locations

C$99 C$49.50

Learn the essential skills of European swordplay and Western martial arts, Victorian hand-to-hand combat, or mounted combat

Up to 75% Off at B-FIT Bootcamp & Personal Training

Rotary Stadium

C$60 C$29

Burn calories and tone muscle during outdoor boot camp classes or individualized one-on-one sessions. Also available for indoor classes.

51% Off Private Music Lessons

Central City

C$80 C$39

In a one-on-one setting, instructors teach their pupils how to play the guitar, bass, drums, or keyboards; instruments are provided

50% Off Services

Cape Horn

C$150 C$75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

73% Off Yoga Classes at Brasil Wellness Center

Aldergrove

C$110 C$30

Hatha yoga classes relax the mind and ease muscle tension for therapeutic workout

Up to 55% Off Fishing Trip for Two or Four

Harrison Mills

C$450 C$205

Aboard fully equipped jet boats, expert guides lead groups into local waters to track down sturgeon

63% Off Yoga Classes at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

North Vancouver

C$132 C$49

Detox and burn calories in challenging new infrared hot yoga sessions

Up to 64% Off Pole-Fitness or Zumba Classes

Mission

C$80 C$29

Supportive instructors lead ladies of all sizes in pole-dancing exercises and techniques that aim to boost strength and confidence

50% Off Personal Training Services

Langford, Victoria

C$225 C$113

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off at LT Dance Studio

Shawnigan Lake

C$72 C$35

Seasoned instructors teach toddlers aged 2–4 basic dance techniques & routines, encouraging healthy lifestyles, motor skills, & self-esteem

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As rock-climber, Andrew Coffey saw a growing interest in bouldering among his fellow climbers and he also noticed a lack of dedicated bouldering gyms in the city— so he decided to build one himself. He teamed up with architects and graphic designers to plot out a floor plan and contracted undulating walls of custom-designed rock that could be climbed without ropes. When he and his team finished laying the soft-mat flooring in the 10,000 square foot space, they'd finally brought The Hive to life. To supervise and lead classes, Andrew has gathered a team of climbers with extensive outdoor experience, including some who also hone their bodies for rock-climbing through gymnastics, dance, judo, and tai chi.

Inside the facility, instructors and visitors traverse overhangs, vertical angled slabs, an archway, and top-ups where they can climb up over the lip without any ropes. The walls reach up to 16 feet throughout most of the gym, with grades ranging from V0- to V10+, remaining closer to the ground and free of avalanches in a dedicated children's area. In one of the central structures, summit-reachers can glide back to earth in a tube slide.

Instructors require new visitors to take a tour and small lesson prior to climbing, and gym staffers change the challenging routes every three weeks to keep climbers from discovering hidden deposits of Skittles. They also teach in-depth techniques during short or long courses lasting up to five weeks and expand instruction to the outdoors during up to two-day programs. When not teaching visitors how to climb without ropes and evade roving packs of mountain bikes, gym staff host climbing competitions, special film screenings and parties for local climbers, where they pit their skills against each other in friendly competition.

520 Industrial Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA

British Columbia local and Lakers player Steve Nash created his fleet of namesake Fitness World & Sports Clubs to honour the tenets of healthy living. The classes at both Fitness World and Sports Club locations are taught by engaging instructors who impart students with methods for getting fit that don’t involve traditional livestock lifting. Group fitness trainers lead exercisers through Bball Blast's stability-ball training, ICE indoor-cycling intensives, and Cardio Core's combinations of step, cardio kickboxing, and abdominal exercises. The Nash Smash class uses full-body metabolic training to sternly badger moping muscles into action, and Women on Weights builds toned musculature by pitting females against leaden opponents. Personal training sessions fit workouts for each client, tailoring them to individual's goals and personal theme song.

The amenities at each club differ—the Burnaby location boasts a swimming pool and spacious whirlpool. The staff strives to create a healthy environment for members and the earth alike, with floors made from sustainable bamboo and locker panels build with recycled car tires.

15850 26 Ave
Surrey,
BC
CA

As the sun’s rays reach across British Columbia, breakfast is being served, coffee and all, in the middle of Shuswap Lake. Though it's been cooked aboard one of Waterway Houseboat Vacations’ watercrafts, the diners devouring their morning meal still have the overwhelming sense that this is what it feels like to spend quality time in the wild. That combination of coming together as a group while communing with nature is Waterway Houseboat Vacations’ raison d'être and has been since its founding in 1968.

Dedicated to outfitting aquatic sojourners with the most lavish, well-equipped vessels possible, the company's proprietors had their own fleet of houseboats built up in their Sicamous-based boat yard. Each masterpiece of engineering is embellished with luxurious amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and gold-plated shoulder parrots, each of which fight for boater attention with lake-adjacent activities such as swimming, hiking, water-skiing, and fishing. While eager to introduce visitors to the scenic beauty of the Shuswaps, the company simultaneously aims to uphold a dedication to environmental stewardship, preserving their beloved home with initiatives that include stocking boats with biodegradable soap and spearheading a comprehensive recycling program.

113 Weddup Street
Sicamous,
BC
CA

As golfers line up tricky, round-deciding rolls on the green of the signature 17th hole at Olympic View Golf Club, they might have to block out an unusual sound. Just behind the green, water crashes earthward for more than 60 feet over one of the course’s two waterfalls. The dramatic feature generates a roaring din as well as a beautiful backdrop for players as they near the end of their scenic golfing excursions.

Such tranquil scenes are common on the 6,600-yard course framed by the dense forest of south Vancouver Island and the looming profiles of Olympic Mountains peaks. But the calm can be deceptive, as the Bill Robinson–designed layout aims to challenge. Twelve lakes are interspersed throughout the site, and numerous bunkers intimidate golfers with their depth and walls etched with tally marks. This signature mix of beauty and difficulty earned the club a four-star rating from Golf Digest in 2008, as well as a ranking of 10th Best Public Golf Course in British Columbia by Score Golf in 2011.

The GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Club aims to prepare golfers mentally and physically for playing the most enjoyable golf of their lives. Located on 14 acres, the academy features nine large grass driving areas with target greens as far as 330 yards. In three short-game areas, players practice putts, pitches, and fake surprise at finding the ball in the cup. The amply appointed grounds complement a teaching philosophy that encourages development of a repeatable swing tailored to the individual’s physical capabilities.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,600 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.7 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

643 Latoria Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

Booming bass lines emanate from Zumba Latin Fitness Ztudio's 3,000-watt sound system, enticing passersby to peer into its doors. Inside the space, one might expect to see bartenders serving colourful margaritas to packs of club-goers. Instead, the dancers forgo the booze for swigs of water as they sweat and burn calories performing Zumba's Latin-inspired dance moves to the beats of merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and quebradita. Owners Evelyn Cervera and Silvi Ortega infuse their original choreography with hints of their Mexican heritage, creating lively, hip-popping classes for patrons of all levels, ranging from beginner-friendly workouts to challenging master classes. After class, students can browse a boutique filled with fitness fashions, retrieve their young from the on-site play area, or visit the changing rooms to powder their noses, returning to the outside world feeling accomplished and unable to stop shimmying.

5595 Kingsway
Burnaby,
BC
CA

It's completely dark within the Black Hole, one of Splashdown Park's premier water attractions. The slide twists, turns, and dives through a web of enclosed tubes, and as park visitors slide towards the landing pool, they have no idea what's coming next. Not that increased visibility makes anything less thrilling. At Big Jim's River Run, the sun shines down on a 320-foot simulated river. Its fast, churning whitewater caries tubes and their occupants through a series of rapids, ultimately culminating in a giant splash into the main receiving pool. Nearby, a children's area encompasses six pools and five tamer slides, and a giant hot tub lets adults relax between aquatic attractions or imagine what it's like to be stew.

Nestled behind the 425-foot Oliver Twist and Corkscrew water slides lie some dryer activities. Volleyball and basketball courts bustle with games, and hot dogs cook on gas grills, which are available for rent. Alternatively, the onsite concessions area serves up pizza and burgers.

4775 Nu Lelum Way
Tsawwassen,
BC
CA

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