With two distinct layouts that bob and weave through groves of douglas fir, cedar, and hemlock trees, both Eighteen Pastures Golf Course and Tall Timber Golf Course invite clubbers for a day of challenging golf. The more difficult of the two layouts, Eighteen Pastures flummoxes stick-flickers with more than 6,800 yards of topsy-turvy terrain, where precipitous hillsides and bending fairways lined with arbors conceal upcoming hazards, which include 10 ponds and a multitude of sand traps. The course's front and back nines converge at the unique clubhouse, a bright red barn with a tall silo on one end said to contain the souls of every golf ball lost on the course.
An easier and shorter alternative to its grassy brethren, Tall Timber sprawls across 5,921 yards of kempt fairways cleaved through second-growth West Coast forests. The rippling waters of streams and ponds run throughout the course, attracting waterfowl and thirsty golf carts as clubbers hack through the 160-acre landscape.
For more than 30 years, the non-profit, volunteer-driven Canadian Museum of Flight has educated aviation enthusiasts about British Columbia's flying-machine history with a comprehensive, well-preserved collection of aircraft and aviation artifacts. Among its flock of winged warriors, visitors will find replicas of WW1 aircrafts, a Waco biplane from 1930, a Douglas DC-3 transport from 1940, and a 1942 Hampden bomber, which was used in World War II and is the last craft of its type in existence. Hand-plucked jets include a de Havilland Vampire fighter, the all-Canadian designed and built CF-100, and the needle-nosed Lockheed Starfighter. While some of these crafts, like a third eye, are just for show, many of the fleet-footed fleet regularly take to the skies at airshows and events during the warmer months. Groupon users also receive a 15% discount off anything in the aviation gift shop.
Par Three golf course with 18 Holes ranging in yardage from 105 to 202. The course features both water and sand hazards to keep your game sharp. There's a two-tiered green on hole number16. Appeals to both novice golfers learning their swing and experienced golfers improving their short game. 2 level driving range.
At The Great Escape's multilevel indoor playground, kids, families, friends, and parties of up to 400 people discover an oasis of amusement through a lava slide, toddler's area, obstacle courses, bowling, and arcade games. Admission ($8 for ages 3 and younger; $12 for ages 4 and older) garners kids free reign to explore the elaborate, 24-foot tall jungle adventure playground that harbours escapees from other play centres and more than 50 imaginative elements such as a lava drop slide and suspension bridges. 3-D golf lets putters experience the game under the fluorescent glow of black lights ($8 per 9-hole game; $12 per 18-hole game), and the two-storey laser-tag arena sharpens gamers' skills for the impending zombie apocalypse ($8 per person or $18 for three entries). Additional activities include the Air Trek obstacle adventure ($8 per person, $18 for three entries), a 22-foot climbing wall ($6 per person), arcade and redemption games, the aim-testing ballistics zone, and Highway 66 bowling with multiple game-play options. There is no admission fee for adults when a child accompanies each; a $6 admission fee applies per each extra grown-up, the value of which is put on a gift card to be spent at the centre or on bribing wee ones to relinquish use of the slide.
Thunderbird Show Park showcases show jumping, dressage, and other grandstand events on 85 acres just east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. As a member of the FEI World Cup Show Jumping North American League, the park is one of the largest venue of its kind on Canada's West Coast with bleacher seating for 3,500 and wireless internet for updating horses back home with competition results and your current state of sweatiness. During high-stakes events such as the Dianne Tidball Legacy Grand Prix and the Fortress Paper Grand Prix, viewers can settle into the VIP Ringside Marquee, which grants a clear view of equine prodigies posed to win $50,000, also-rans, and stranger's bald spots.
Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.