Kids Activities in Courtenay


Standup-Paddleboard Lesson or Windsurfing Lesson from Windsure Adventure Watersports (Up to 50% Off)

Windsure Windsurfing School

Jericho Sailing Center

After learning the basics, students explore Jericho Sailing Center while balanced atop standup paddleboards or Windsurfers

C$40 C$20

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90-Minute Intro Stand-up Paddleboarding Course or Starter Pack for 1 or 2 at MacSailing (Up to 50% Off)

MacSailing

Kitsilano Beach

MacSailing at Kits Yacht Club teaches stand-up paddleboarding basics in group lessons dedicated to time in the waters of English Bay

C$55 C$29.99

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10 Classes or a Month of Unlimited Group Guitar Classes for Adults at Our Community Music Centre (Up to 59% Off)

Our Community Music Centre

Strathcona

Adults of all ability levels learn the basics and fundamentals of playing guitar in a welcoming group atmosphere

C$120 C$49

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2, 3, or 4 Half-Hour Accordion, Pop Piano, or Organ Lessons at Freshly Squeezed Co. (Up to 56% Off)

Freshly Squeezed Co.

West End

Teacher with over 20 years of experience helps clients learn how to play popular music on the accordion, piano, or organ

C$60 C$29

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Four or Eight Private Early-Education Music Classes at One Thousand Rivers (Up to 59% Off)

One Thousand Rivers

Vancouver

Early-education music classes give kids a head start in techniques for playing instruments such as guitar and piano, as well as singing

C$120 C$59

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Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Vancouver Police Museum (Up to 54% Off)

Vancouver Police Museum

Downtown Eastside

Selection of 20,000 police- and crime-related artifacts displayed in the building that once housed Vancouver’s coroner’s court and morgue

C$24 C$11

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Four or Eight Circus-Fitness-Training Classes at The Underground Circus (Up to 78% Off)

The Underground Circus

Sunset

Instead of doing typical sit-ups and lifts, exercisers can work with silks and hoops to get in shape the same way circus performers do

C$200 C$52

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Train Museum Visit for Two or Four from West Coast Railway Association (Up to 57% Off)

West Coast Railway Association

Squamish

Guests explore more than 90 pieces of railway memorabilia, including locomotives, rare passenger cars, and other artifacts

C$30 C$14

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18-Hole Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Whistle Punk Hollow Adventure Golf (56% Off)

Whistle Punk Hollow Adventure Golf

Squamish

Groups traverse multi-level mini golf course that features a replica railroad train, construction trucks, and cascading water

C$16 C$7

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C$9.99 for One Go-Kart Race at Indoor Kart Racing at TBC (Up to C$20 Value)

Indoor Kart Racing @ TBC

Indoor Kart Racing @ TBC

Solo drivers take the wheel of SODI RT8 go-karts & race around the track’s 13 turns at speeds of up to 75km/hour

C$20 C$9.99

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Four Private Beginner Piano Lessons or Introductory Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music (Half Off)

Cadenza Music

Richmond

Experienced musicians teach first-time pianists proper arm use and basic scales; music theory pupils explore music's structures and forms

C$76 C$34

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Up to 64% off Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six Plus Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Soda

The Zone Bowling Centre - Richmond

The Zone Bowling Centre - Richmond

Two hours of bowling plus shoe rental, pizza, and soda at an award-winning bowling centre

C$128.99 C$45.95

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The triumphant crash of bowling balls against pins has been echoing throughout Brechin Lanes since 1956. The newly renovated five-pin-bowling alley maintains its family-friendly atmosphere by only selling soft drinks and prohibiting smoking within their walls. League banners hang over the 16-lane spread, and between turns, players cheer each other on from plastic benches or cushy seats throughout the centre. Atop whimsical bowling-pin-shaped coffee tables, players refuel their rolling arms and bragging muscles with hot dogs, poutine, and pizza made fresh to order. During weekend glow bowling, blacklights switch on, a crisp sound system booms the hits, and vampire bowlers suddenly become the brightest people in the room.
1870 East Wellington Road
Nanaimo,
BC
CA
In the verdant Cowichan Valley, Pacific Northwest Raptors cares for a diverse flock of birds of prey?owls twist their heart-shaped heads curiously, and hawks look on with eyes like copper coins. The staff provides them a safe habitat while educating the public about their habits, hunting methods, and favourite brands of feather cosmetics. Eagles and falcons ride warm zephyrs overhead daily, searching for prey high over the canopy when they aren?t perched back at the centre. Avian experts demo the birds? skills during walks, which include the opportunity for patrons to have a hawk or owl land on a gloved hand or already impressive jaw line. Intensive workshops and week-long falconry courses let guests settle in with the animals beneath the towering trees, which hush each other liltingly in the wind. Regular family events at the centre facilitate bonding with the regal raptors, many of which are trained in film work and pest control.
1877 Herd Rd.
Duncan,
BC
CA
At Mountain View Stables, trainers specialize in educating equestrians in both English and Western styles of riding?trotting, cantering, and even jumping fences. On the surrounding paths, they lead groups on picturesque and leisurely trail rides on a fleet of friendly horses, which are paired with riders based on size, experience level, and habit of carrying around a stick and rope with a carrot on the end.
1949 Ingot Drive
Cobble Hill,
BC
CA
China is famous for its breathtaking and meticulously landscaped gardens, the most famous of which were designed hundreds of years ago, during the Ming Dynasty. The ancient tradition is alive and well at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where guests will find the same signature symmetrical arrangements and winding paths popular on the other side of the world. Yet the garden isn't simply a recreation of the real thing?it was built by actual Chinese artisans from Suzhou, who constructed each walkway and hall in the traditional manner, using intricate joinery that does not require nails, screws, or glue. And, just like the gardens of a thousand years ago, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden boasts a design that aims to strike a balance between four elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture. The rock: The garden's rock formations range from a man-made mountain at the center of the garden to a scattering of water-worn limestone boulders. The common denominator? They're all imported from the Suzhou's Lake Tai, down to the pebble. The water: Jade green, due to the clay that lines the bottom of the garden's pond. The hue is an intentional artistic choice, meant to enhance the pond's reflections. The plants: A blend of local plants and native Chinese ones, the garden's collection of flora ranges from cypress to miniature rhododendrons. Clusters of three winter plants?pine, bamboo, and winter-flowering plum?stud the terrain, symbolizing strength and rebirth. The architecture: Visitors can step into assorted pavilions, including The Han Bi Xie (Jade Water Pavilion), which appears to float on the surface of the pond. The water flowing underneath it also keeps it refreshingly cool in the summer.
578 Carrall St
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Rolling strikes is in the Marino family’s blood. The family has presided over Grandview Lanes for three generations, ever since Louis Marino established the alley back in 1947. In those days, the pins had to be set by hand, a task Louis's son, George, remembers all too well. As he told Westender reporter Mary Frances Hill, "You'd have 40 women bowling during the day (in the 1950s), and only two pin setters […]. So we'd run around like crazy." Today, machines act as the alley’s pin setters, but the Marinos are still around and running the show. George's daughter, Tammy, manages the modernized alley, where automatic scoring makes things easier for a younger generation that has never seen a real wooden pencil. Some things haven't changed though. Bowlers can still visit the lunch counter once run by George's mother, fuelling up between frames with burgers or pizzas laden with a dozen different toppings. And, of course, the game remains relatively unchanged. Downstairs, guests choose between 5-pin or 10-pin bowling, and upstairs, black lights and neon wall murals set the psychedelic stage for the sport's most modern update—glow bowling. Aside from providing a hub for clean, family-friendly fun, Grandview Lanes actively supports the community by helping the fundraising efforts of organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and The Kensington Foundation for Animals in Crisis.
2195 Commercial Drive
Vancouver,
BC
CA
240 East Cordova Street used to be the address where Vancouver?s police officers, morticians, judges, and dead converged. The building, which was built in 1932, served as the city?s coroner?s court and morgue until the 1980s and the city analyst?s lab until 1995. Countless toxicology tests and several high-profile investigations have taken place between the building?s walls, including the Castellani Milkshake Murder and Errol Flynn?s autopsy. Fittingly, given the building?s significance to Vancouver's criminal-justice history, it is now home to the Vancouver Police Museum. To date, the museum staff has curated a selection of approximately 20,000 historical artifacts, including confiscated weapons, counterfeit currency, photographs, paperwork, and vintage police vehicles. Currently, 40 per cent of the collection is on display in the museum?s several exhibits, one of which allows visitors to explore a coroner?s forensic lab. The museum also offers educational programs such as walking tours and a two-hour forensic-science program. During this program, guests scour a faux crime scene for clues and try to prevent the brash, young rookie cop from running off into the night to find the perpetrator.
240 E Cordova St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA
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