Kids Activities in Downtown

C$25 Five Play-Centre Visits at Fun World Family Playcentre (Up to C$50 Value)

Fun World Family Playcentre

Fleetwood

C$50 C$25

7,500-square-foot play centre’s jungle gyms, arcade, and snacks provide all-day entertainment

Five Trampoline-Fitness Classes for One or Two at Jumping Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Jumping Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$75 C$25

Follow an instructor's routine—combining dance moves and core exercises—on a mini trampoline, backed by high-energy music

Exclusive Group Go-Kart Racing for up to 12 with 15-Minutes of Track Time at Indoor Kart Racing @ TBC (44% Off)

Indoor Kart Racing at TBC

East Richmond

C$250 C$139

Groups take the wheel of SODI RT8 go-karts & speed around the 1/5-mile track’s 13 turns

18 Holes of Mini Golf for 2, 5, 10, or 20 at Art Knapp Plantland (Up to 87% Off)

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

Two or Eight Passes at WaterWalkers Entertainment (Up to 56% Off)

WaterWalkers Entertainment

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$13

Step into a waterproof bubble and walk on water for 10 minutes as trained staff members help you stay safe and have fun

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Town ‘N Country Bowl (Up to 46% Off)

Town 'N Country Bowl

Vancouver

C$27 C$15

Groups of two and four slip on a pair of non-slip heels for two games of classic 10-pin bowling

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Vancouver Police Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Vancouver Police Museum

Downtown Eastside

C$24 C$12

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

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

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

Membership or Admission to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Campus (Up to 51% Off). 5 Options Available.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Campus

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

Apple Picking and Bistro Food with Optional Golf-Cart Ride at BelleWood Acres (Up to 38% Off)

BelleWood Acres

Lynden

$30 $19

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Stroll through orderly rows of trees while picking more than 20 varieties of apples including Jonagold and Honeycrisp

Train Museum Visit for Two or Four from West Coast Railway Association (Up to 52% Off)

West Coast Railway Association

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

Whale-Watching Boat Tour for One or Two from Orcas Island Eclipse Charters (40% Off)

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

Orcas

$99 $59

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USCG-licensed captain pilots a 56-ft. boat as a naturalist informs passengers about orca whales and local wildlife, such as bald eagles

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar Lessons at Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off) 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Corn Maze for Two or Four Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery

Abbotsford

C$14 C$7

Family-owned farm provides agricultural experience with a corn maze, petting zoo, kids' play zone, and homemade fruit wines

$6 for Two Adult Admissions to The Whale Museum; Valid Sunday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

$12 $6

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

Orca Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or Four from Mystic Sea Charters (Up to 42% Off)

Mystic Sea Charters

Cap Sante Marina A Dock

$105 $65

Five- to six-hour tour guarantees passengers an up-close view of orca whales as an onboard naturalist shares interesting facts

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Box School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

Birds of Prey Conservation-Centre Visit for Two or Family of Four at The Raptors (Half Off)

The Raptors

Duncan

C$40 C$20

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Hawks, falcons, and owls wheel overhead during raptor-flight demonstrations at raptor centre

"Walking with Dinosaurs" at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday, September 19 (Up to 49% Off)

"Walking With Dinosaurs"

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

C$90.50 C$46.30

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Realistic life-size dinosaurs roam the stage in a heart-pumping educational spectacle for ages 3 and older

Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Four or Six at Chillibowl Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

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

Two Hours of Trampoline-Park Open-Jump Time for One or Two at Absolute Air Park (Up to 48% Off)

Absolute Air Park

Arlington

$19 $10.45

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Floor-to-wall trampolines add fun to energy-burning jumping sessions

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

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A quick glance at Vashti Fairbairn’s resume is telling. At local theatre company Fighting Chance Productions, she has directed the critically lauded Little Shop of Horrors and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, both of which magically combine music with dramatic arts. At her own Music Box Music and Theatre Academy, Fairbairn, along with a team of dedicated teachers, does the exact same thing on a daily basis. Children’s group classes give little ones as young as 6 months old a chance to strut their stuff on the dance floor, belt out their favourite show tunes, and learn to tickle the ivories like a seasoned elephant sitter. Private lessons are open to adults as well, and expand the instrumental scope to include strings, music theory, and the speaking arts. The latter comes in handy during the school’s drama clubs, which teach kids 3 years and older how to use their imaginations to create real-life and fantasy scenarios. Outside of their educational programs, the facility entertains visitors to the River Market with free music and theatre performances in the Music Box Presents series.

211-810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster,
BC
CA

Building strength and flexibility doesn’t have to be boring. At the Vancouver Circus School, classes allow you to exercise your artistic side as your try your hand at challenging workouts on the tightwire, trapeze, or aerial silks that hang from the ceiling. The All-Around Circus program is the most comprehensive, allowing adults, teens, and even preschoolers to sample the different big-top arts. Students get to hone their trampoline-jumping and hand-balancing skills, which may grant them greater agility during workouts or heists in the Smithsonian’s heavily guarded bounce house. They’ll also be able to acquaint themselves with the use of yo-yos and devil sticks.

Most of the classes are for recreational purposes, but students who want to take their skills to the next level can consider the school’s Ring Master program. During this program, they’ll commit to more training under the school’s top coaches to eventually transform into a professional circus artist.

810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster,
BC
CA

It’s a Friday night at Xcalibur Bowling, and the lights have gone out. As a vibrant glow overtakes the space, with balls and pins blushing in the dark and laser lights dancing across the centre’s 36 lanes, it becomes clear: tonight is Xtreme Bowling. A DJ begins to spin chart-topping hits of yesterday and today—from Nicki Minaj to John Philip Sousa—and, as if on cue, the glowing orbs fly from bowlers’ hands and crash against their targets. The glow-in-the-dark party is a regular occurrence at Xcalibur, taking place every Friday and Saturday night. Yet, the rest of the week is no snooze fest: “Old Skool” music blasts from the speakers on Sundays, and a video arcade waits for antsy hands every single day.

The centre's The Edge Sports Bar tempts bowlers with LCD TVs, draft beers, and a pool table and dartboards. After a few frames, underage gamers can retreat to The Grill Restaurant to quell postgame hunger with salads, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches.

12350 Pattullo Pl
Surrey,
BC
CA

Dell Lanes hosts friendly competition among players throughout the week with regular bowling hours or laser bowling sessions on its collection of classic five-pin lanes furnished with plush couches and automatic scoring. The alley dims its lights and dusts off its futuristic hues for laser bowling each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. At the on-site bar and lounge, the kitchen staff fires up a full menu of traditional pub fare including house-made pizza, burgers, and beef sandwiches. Dell Lanes also hosts leagues for children, adults, and seniors, allowing the entire family to hone its skills for settling the neighbourly feud with the sparrows in the backyard birdhouse.

10576 King George Blvd
Surrey,
BC
CA

Since 1997, Big River Brewing Company has created its craft beers on the banks of the historic Fraser River. At the brewer's restaurants, you can pair their 8 distinctive brews with hearty pub food. In some cases, that pairing is taken care of for you?the chicken burger is marinated in Sidewheeler blond ale, and there are beer-braised onions, crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, and a special sauce on the Big River classic burger. Sauces are another specialty here?a cajun basil pesto amps up the chicken quesadilla; meanwhile, Frank's red hot sauce coats the brewhouse wings and the fingers of everyone who eats them. The Coquitlam location has an open kitchen, so you can watch at the chefs incorporate ales and lagers into their dishes and sauces.

16-228 Schoolhouse St
Coquitlam,
BC
CA

Deemed one of the top places to hold a birthday party by readers of the Richmond News, The Zone Bowling Centre and its gleaming lanes host several leagues and themed parties at each of two locations. For an added element of mystique, cosmic bowling takes place on Fridays, featuring dimmed lights, atmospheric music, and bowling balls that form various constellations at will.

228 Schoolhouse St
Coquitlam,
BC
CA