Things To Do In Courtenay

Up to 77% Off Women's and Coed Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

C$165 C$45

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Instructors demonstrate kick-boxing techniques to complement conditioning routines

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

44% Off Flight Instruction

Duncan

C$170 C$95

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

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

Up to 60% Off a VIP Visit to Art World Expo

Tellus World of Science

C$150 C$65

As artists exhibit and sell their original work and performers entrance audiences, VIPs enjoy food, a photo-booth session, and a swag bag

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver

C$40 C$20

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Comedy club continues its nearly 40-year tradition with a grab bag of humorists and storytellers filling triple bills

Up to 50% Off a Jet-Ski Rental or Tour

Granville Island

C$248 C$139

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Wildlife and stunning scenery greet those jet-skiing through the waters of the shoreline, harbour, and nearby ocean sites

C$54 for a Dinner in the Dark for Two at Dark Table

Kitsilano

C$78 C$54

Visually impaired servers lead patrons into a completely dark dining room, where they eat gourmet meals with options for surprise dishes

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.

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

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

Opera Pro Cantanti – Up to 50% Off

Cambrian Hall

C$36 C$18

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Local repertory opera enchants with works by Bellini, Verdi, and other classical heavyweights

Up to 51% Off Yoga Classes

Downtown Vancouver

C$65 C$32

Experienced teachers impart bends, balances, and breathing exercises at local workplaces and a studio at Royal Centre Mall

72% Off at Bikram Yoga Vancouver

City Square Mall

C$180 C$49.99

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During regular and expert classes, seasoned teachers impart 26 poses in a heated room that boosts heart rates and helps bodies expel toxins

Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Up to 51% Off Membership or Visit

Vancouver

C$35 C$17

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The museum features 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and showcases over 500 permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and interactive activities

Up to 55% Off Stand-up Paddleboarding Courses and Starter Packs

Kitsilano Yacht Club

C$50 C$25

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

Up to 63% Off Paddleboard or Windsurfing Class

Jericho Sailing Centre(located in the Jericho Park West)

C$40 C$15

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

Up to 50% Off Boat Rental or Sea Safari Tour

Horseshoe Bay

C$70 C$35

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Patrons marvel at bald eagles, harbour seals, and marine birds that fill islands of Howe Sound; relax, fish, or sightsee with boat rental

Up to 70% Off Personal Training

Downtown Vancouver

C$237 C$79

Workout with a personal trainer who helps models and actors trim down and tone up

49% Off Scuba or Snorkeling Course

Kitsilano

C$99 C$50

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Classroom briefings on underwater theory give way to scuba and snorkeling courses that teach diving basics within a large swimming pool

Up to 66% Off Kung Fu Classes

Vancouver

C$100 C$35

A ninth-degree master leads a kung fu studio that teaches students about self-defence, self-respect, and Chinese culture

75% Off Kids Brazilian Jujitsu or MMA Classes

Downtown Vancouver

C$117 C$29

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Marpole

C$65 C$29

Master Benson Xiao teaches students traditional Chinese KungFu and self-defense techniques involving barehanded combat and weapons mastery

Up to 80% Off Classes at Urban Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

C$250 C$59

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Students battle their own body weight on a system of TRX bands, targeting various muscle groups while strengthening their cores

67% Off Yoga, Pilates, and Dance Classes at Exhale Studio

Downtown Vancouver

C$150 C$49

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Classes of all levels build core muscles, improving balance and flexibility inside this boutique studio

Half Off Martial Arts Classes at The Powerhouse

Fairview

C$169 C$49

Gain strength and agility and build character in these self-defense karate classes taught by a 5th degree black belt Master

50% Off Personal Training

Vancouver

C$285 C$143

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

Up to 75% Off Zumba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango Classes

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$36

Latin dance instructor runs classes late at night with upcoming times to be announced

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 85% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Downtown Vancouver

C$150 C$45

Custom workouts crafted by a certified trainer are tailored to the client's fitness level, goals, and eating habits

Up to 75% Off at Om Prem Yoga Studio

Dundarave

C$150 C$39

Variety of yoga classes, such as flow, hatha, and restorative, are held daily for participants of all fitness levels and experience

Up to 86% Off at West Coast Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$245 C$39

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Boot-camp classes build strength, balance, and agility; personal-training package includes four workouts and a nutrition consultation

55% Off

Kitsilano

C$96 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 51% Off Afternoon Tea Cruise in Vancover Harbor

Vancouver

C$89 C$44

Take tea while gazing at the skyline and nibbling sandwiches, pastries, and scones

74% Off Dance Classes at iDance 

Vancouver

C$150 C$39

Friendly instructors foster a nonintimidating environment for pupils of all abilities during dance classes ranging from jazz to cardio salsa

Kitsilano

C$59 C$29

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Whole-body-vibration classes are designed to stimulate circulation while assisting with weight loss, muscle tone, and boosting metabolism.

Up to 59% Private Early-Education Music Classes

Vancouver

C$120 C$59

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

Up to 78% Off at Tipofit

Strathcona

C$80 C$19

Trainers help clients reach fitness goals in high-octane, group fitness classes

56% Off a Beginners' Swing-Dance Course

Multiple Locations

C$80 C$35

Introductory swing classes teach participants the fundamentals of partner dancing, basic steps, and rhythm in a supportive environment

Up to 58% Off Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class

Kitsilano

C$45 C$22

Students learn how to sterilize equipment, ferment their libation, and bottle it under the tutelage of DIY experts

Up to 53% Off at Vancouver Lookout

Downtown Vancouver

C$89 C$42

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Heated indoor observation deck looming 168 metres above the city affords panoramic views bolstered by guided tours & interpretive displays

Up to 76% Off Personal Training

Vancouver

C$100 C$29

Certified personal trainers tailor individual workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals

Up to 75% Off at YoGuy Men's Yoga

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$30

Male instructors guide all-male classes through both static and flowing poses to soothe injuries and chronic stress

55% Off One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes

Marpole

C$78 C$35

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

52% Off Drop-In League Ball Hockey Games

Vancouver

$42 $20

Players have fun, mingle, make new friends, and stay in shape while playing ball hockey

85% Off Boot-Camp Fitness Classes at Lumbala Strong

Multiple Locations

C$199 C$29

BC Lions player Rolly Lumbala and other pro athletes lead students through high-intensity workouts that tone and strengthen

75% Off at Lions Kickboxing Fitness

Sunset

C$200 C$49.99

Professional kick-boxing coach leads classes adapted from competition kick-boxing to burn calories while teaching practical self-defense

Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Body Boot Camp

Vancouver

C$185 C$39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 72% Off Yoga Classes

Ambleside

C$160 C$49

Certified yoga instructors guide pupils of all abilities through drop-in classes held in an intimate boutique studio seven days a week

65% Off Private Kids Rock-Climbing Party at The Hive

False Creek

C$210 C$75

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Practice your bouldering skills on walls that stretch up to 16 feet high and feature overhangs, angled slabs, and grades of up to V10+

Up to 52% Off Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club

Creekside Community Centre

C$89 C$45

Instructors helm four 90-minute introductory dragon boat sessions that imbue pupils with synchronized-paddling skills

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 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

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

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 52% Off Train Museum Visit

Squamish

C$30 C$15

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

Up to 70% Off Yoga at Yogana Studio

North Vancouver

C$130 C$39

The studio's multiple class types include Hatha, power, and prenatal yoga; instructors focus on the athletic & meditative aspects of yoga

63% Off Introductory Rock-Climbing Course

Multiple Locations

C$160 C$59

Experienced guides and mountaineers teach kids and adults to crimp and climb their way atop intricate rock formations

Up to 75% Off Classes at Namaste Yoga

Lynnmour South

C$115 C$29

Students stretch, bend, and balance during beginner-friendly classes that explore yogic styles such as Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin

Up to 59% Off Kids’ Indoor Amusements

Maplewood

C$32 C$15

24 ft. soft jungle gym with obstacles, bridges, and tunnels; indoor rock climbing wall with 14 autobelay ropes

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

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

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 92% Off One Month of MMA Classes

City Centre

C$205 C$29

Adults and kids aged 3–12 learn martial arts, kickboxing, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu moves

Half Off Piano or Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music

Richmond

C$76 C$38

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

Up to 84% Off Group Bootcamp Sessions

Minoru Park

C$180 C$35

Outdoor high-intensity workouts burn calories while increasing strength, endurance, and flexibility; all skill levels welcome

Up to 92% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

Bridgeport

C$350 C$29

Instructors emphasize proper technique through detailed, hands-on instruction and share lessons from their wealth of competitions

Up to 69% Off Martial-Arts Gym Membership

U Rise

C$120 C$39

Students strive to reach their individual fitness goals while training in the martial art of Brazilian jujitsu

82% Off Classes at Premier Martial Arts

Richmond

C$160 C$29

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Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels though Brazilian jujitsu, kickboxing, and other fitness and martial-arts classes

68% Off Dance and Fitness Classes at PUR Movement

Richmond

C$185 C$59

Students of all levels can break a sweat in group fitness classes that include hip-hop, yoga, SexyStilettos dance, and Zumba

85% Off from Get Fit Canada Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

Outdoor boot-camp classes encourage weight loss and wellness in a team-like atmosphere

Up to 61% Off at studio 108 yoga

Steveston

C$120 C$49

Students of all levels move through calming and strengthening poses during classes such as Hatha Yoga, Sunrise Flow, and Intro to Power Yoga

50% Off

Bridgeport

$150 $75

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

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U.B. Diving's founder Sean Smyrichinsky and his team of experienced scuba divers create scenes of underwater adventure every day from their fully stocked shop and on-site dive school. Their scuba charter boat, equipped with hot showers and a heated cabin, travels to areas such as Chrome Island or Flora Islet so divers can frolic with giant octopi and six-gill sharks beneath the water's surface. A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Sean also teaches classes that grant novices their first dive into open waters, taking the most committed students to Dive Master levels or preparing ocean walkers for careers as ambassadors to Atlantis. Additionally, Sean and his crew rent out gear by the day and contract themselves out for deep diving and wreck exploration through their commercial division.

2440 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay,
BC
CA

Based along the wave-lapped shores and lush topography of Tofino, Ocean Outfitters grants guests an intimate and informative exploration of majestic West Coast flora and fauna during environmentally responsible tours. With the salt-laced air tousling their hair, the company’s quintet of seasoned skippers pilots a fleet of meticulously maintained vessels about area waterways, letting loose their wisdom on the region’s wildlife and geology. Keels skim along the craggy, mist-laced coastline, granting guests a chance to snap scenic pictures or request autographs from whales whose songs have appeared on countless new-age albums. Ocean Outfitters' dedication to environmental stewardship is why the company strictly adheres to the guidelines for responsible whale watching, and supports local wildlife research and rescue programs through donations of a portion of its profits.

368 Main Street
Tofino,
BC
CA

It's unclear why whales jump and splash on the surface of the ocean. It could be to get attention from potential mates, or a way to lose the parasites on their backs. But it is also possible that the whales are simply having fun. From the vantage point of a 65-foot whale-watching vessel, guests of Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres can observe grey and humpback whales in their natural environment, while forming their own hypotheses about their mystifying behaviour.

In addition to whale-watching trips, Jamie's leads bear-watching tours, tours to Hot Springs Cove, kayaking adventures, group hikes, and sunset cruises to find out where the sun really goes at night. A portion of proceeds from all tours supports local wildlife research and rescue programs.

168 Fraser Lane
Ucluelet,
BC
CA

Big Bear Salmon Charters' Grady White 282 Sailfish, affectionately named Big Bear, is part of a fleet that ferries fishermen into the aquatic playground of trophy salmon and halibut. The quiet rumble of its twin 225 hp engines spreads across Ucluelet, a habitat filled with fish, whales, and more squid than an ink factory's payroll. Once in the water, guides use all-digital E-Series Raymarine electronics and sounders to track fish, and specialized rods await the familiar tugs of halibut and salmon at the ends of lines. The world-class team stows fish on salt ice before they clean and optionally smoke each catch. The crew also invites anglers to take breaks from fishing in their comfortable cabin, outfitted with an audio system spitting out groovy tunes. Additionally, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort partners with Big Bear Salmon Charters to provide accommodations and create on-land relaxation.

1645 Cedar Rd
Ucluelet,
BC
CA

Cleverly named after founder and lifelong dance enthusiast Ken Yung, Forever Yung Dance Studio waltzes across the line that separates art and fitness with classes that impart ballroom and Latin dance skills in an exciting, social setting. Experienced dance instructors lead workshops and weekly classes in styles such as tango and samba, inviting beginners and seasoned dancers to find their place in one of several difficulty levels. Even before acquiring their fifth and final toes at puberty, young feet can achieve grace and poise in kids' and teens' dance programs that build confidence and cooperative dancing skills. The studio's calendar brims with classes and social dance parties that give students a chance to practice their footwork and make new friends. Licensed instructor Anna Dodds leads sweat-inducing dance workouts in her energetic Zumba classes, which get hearts of all fitness levels racing in time with sultry Latin rhythms.

281 E Island Hwy
Parksville,
BC
CA

Too long of a drive. No car. A bunch of water is in the way. There are many situations in which regional flights are the most practical way to travel. To that end, Orca Airways' fleet of 18 small aircraft regularly travel between five airports along the Pacific Rim that serve Vancouver, Victoria, Parksville, Abbotsford, Tofino, Ucluelet, and Qualicum Beach. With large, cushy seats, their Piper Navajo Chieftains and Beechcraft King Airs zoom travellers through the air in relaxing comfort, like when Louis XIV was catapulted from Marseille to Paris in his throne. The flights are ideal for trips to business meetings or weekend vacations. Additionally, Orca charters its aircraft for travel throughout Canada and the United States.

1000 Ravensbourne Ln.
Qualicum Beach,
BC
CA