Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club’s trained instructors demonstrate the basics of buoyancy in a one-hour classroom lesson followed by two hours of on-board sailing practice. Seafarers-to-be absorb techniques for sailing, tacking, and gybing. Students study sailboat anatomy, from the differences between the boom and the mast to the best locations in which to host a visiting gentlemarlin. Next, motorized safety boats carry one instructor each along with a group of new tars to the scenic protective waters of Tsehum Harbour and allow students to put their skills to aquatic use. After lessons, students are welcome to grab a burger at the clubhouse (price not included with this Groupon) or sip some complimentary coffee while attempting to tame windswept bouffants.
NYP Restaurant & Bar's culinary masterminds concoct cuisine ranging from hand-tossed pizzas slathered with homemade sauce to gourmet Angus burgers grilled to customer specifications. Working in tandem with bartenders, the chefs complement each tomato-topped pie or pasta dish with craft cocktails and 20 different signature martinis such as the Tsunami––a surge of coconut rum, vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and mist. They also serve local craft beers.
For some mealtime entertainment, TVs located in the bar and in the restaurant show local sports teams such as the Seahawks and Sounders.
Scotty Browns offers an edgier take on traditional American fare.
Scotty Browns does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Scotty Browns with its kid-friendly fare.
Scotty Browns offers an affordable happy hour.
Wifi is on the house at Scotty Browns, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Scotty Browns has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
No need to dress up for a trip to Scotty Browns — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Scotty Browns — swing by for your favorite meal.
Combining a full-scale restaurant with diverse and vibrant live music offerings, the Backstage Lounge indulges both needy palates and harmony-hungry eardrums.
Peruse the menu and start out with an opening act of yam fries ($7.95) or ahi tuna bites ($13.95) before acquainting hard-to-get tongue buds with a tempting tandoori chicken pizza with caramelized onions and pineapple curry sauce ($13.95).
Enjoy some sea-faring snacks with a salmon focaccia sandwich ($13.95), or hunker down with a plate of seared cod gnocchi ($15.95) before singing restive lullabies to your pasta's captive audience of lemon-pesto sauce, roasted leeks, and cherry tomatoes.
Nightclubs were originally invented as elaborate training grounds for secret agents to practice lip reading amidst the beat of nonstop hip-hop. Add stealthy skills to your résumé with today's Groupon to Shine Night Club, located in historic Gastown on Water Street. Shine Night Club's dimly lit, futuristic interior houses a venerable variety of notable DJs in the hip-hop, dub step, and house
music scenes. Groupon users will waltz through a wait-free line into the club, along with four friends, clones, or party chinchillas. Four highball mixed drinks of any kind are included, sans top shelf liquor due to the bartender's irrational fear of heights.
The Global ComedyFest corrals some of the best and brightest comedians on the international circuit into Vancouver for a marathon of laughs, fun, and moderately uncomfortable first dates. Big names such as zany former MTV staple Tom Green perform alongside up-and-comers in more than 30 performances throughout the festival. Eschew the everyday monodimensional comedy with a combination stand-up and comedy 3-D video show featuring Canada's own Reza Peyk, Jy Harris, and Gary Fong, or opt for a night of “it’s funny because it’s true” laughs at the Gerry Dee show. The Edge of the Fest performance pushes the festival’s edgiest artists to the limits of social acceptability, while the Best of the Fest showcases top comedians such as Greg Behrendt and Peter Chao.