Personal Development in North Cowichan

97% Off IT Network Cisco Training Package

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

Up to 50% Off BC Real Estate Exam Test Prep Course

Real Estate Prep

Online Deal

C$899 C$449

Live and interactive webinars led by experienced industry professionals help students prepare for BC real estate exams

93% Off TESOL-Certification Course

TESOLS.com

Online Deal

C$944 C$69

Online course grants internationally recognized certification to teach English as a secondary language

50% Off 30-Minute Music Lessons

Live Wire Music

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Diane, a musician since age 8, draws on years of experience and a teaching degree to help students learn piano and other musical instruments

Up to 79% Off Photo Workshops

Clock Tower Images

James Bay Community Centre

C$80 C$19

Scavenger hunts and workshops help students develop their digital-photography skills

Half Off Piano or Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music

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 82% Off Digital Photography Class

Leighton Matthews Photography

Steveston

C$300 C$59

Photographer with 15 years of experience teaches how to get professional-grade photos from their DSLR cameras; max class size of 20 students

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Bravo Music

Marpole

C$100 C$50

Students receive beginner-level instruction for the piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, or voice; experienced instructors

Up to 64% Off at Under the GUI

Under the GUI

Renfrew-Collingwood

C$139 C$69

Instructors teach kids 9–14 computer programming skills, demonstrating how to make games such as Angry Birds and Pokemon

50% Off Classes for Parent and Child

Discover Sunshine Studio - Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale

C$38 C$19

Adults and parents join their child for educational classes such as fine art, painting, science, rainbow loom, or mini language session

Up to 70% Off a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Kari Heese Photography

Downtown Vancouver

C$250 C$75

Kari Heese, a photographer with more than a decade’s experience, captures natural shots of lingerie-clad subjects

Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown Vancouver

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

Up to 77% Off Online Reading Lessons

Red Apple Reading

Online Deal

C$169 C$39

Children improve their reading and writing skills with an online series of educational games and videos aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds

70% Off Spanish Course at Hola Spanish Centre

Hola Spanish Centre

Mt. Pleasant

C$335 C$99

Native Spanish speakers offer quality instruction for all levels, needs, and interests; course materials included

76% for 2.5-Hour Photography Tour

Rob Kruyt Photography

On Location

C$250 C$59

Professional photojournalist Rob Kruyt teaches beginners how to capture stunning outdoor shots while leading photo tours around Vancouver

83% Off Math Tutoring at AcademyOne Learning

AcademyOne Learning

On Location

C$354 C$59

Diagnostic math and English programs, as well as fun, interactive learning tools boost skills with research-backed education techniques

Up to 69% Off Salsa Classes at World Dance Co.

World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$25

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide couples through eight levels of salsa

64% Off Bartending or Wine-Tasting Class

Metropolitan Bartending School

Kitsilano

C$125 C$45

A superstar bartender teaches students how to mix complex cocktails after having wowed Rachael Ray with an "extreme bartending" performance

Up to 73% Off Driving Supervision

How Do I Drive

Online Deal

C$120 C$39

Info gatherers keep tabs on registered vehicles, reporting any traffic violations to the vehicle’s owner or to the parents of the driver

Up to 95% Off Online Photography or Adobe Classes

Photo Art Studio

Online Deal

$422.57 $39

During comprehensive 14-hour online courses, pupils master digital-photography techniques and polish image-editing or web-development skills

Up to 62% Off at Fine Art Bartending School

Fine Art Bartending School

Delta

C$125 C$55

Students receive hands-on instruction from professionals as they learn the ins and outs of bartending during four-hour classes

47% Off Music Lessons

Harmony House Music Training & Performance Center

North Vancouver

C$150 C$80

Students of all ages learn how to play instruments from piano to guitar, or sing their hearts out with skill, during private lessons

Up to 80% Off Classes at Povazan Photography

Povazan Photography

Lonsdale Quay

C$250 C$59

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Vancouver commercial wedding photographer teaches beginner and intermediate portraiture techniques or private introduction courses

50% Off Educational Summer Camp

Elite Education Academy Canada

Burnaby

C$60 C$30

Students take part in an academic-based summer camp led by instructors with decades of teaching experience

Up to 82% Off Photo Walk in Fort Langley

LesleyAnn Photography

Fort Langley

C$265 C$55

Affable pro photographer teaches hour of camera basics, then escorts groups of five outdoors to capture nature shots

Sylvan Summer Program Starter Package – 66% Off

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$295 $99

After a thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

Up to 53% Off at Dynamic Music Instruction

Dynamic Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

C$105 C$50

Passionate musicians teach students of all ages and skill levels techniques in piano, voice, guitar, bass, and musical theory

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar 

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

C$29 for Online Business-Success Course from Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer

Online Deal

C$299 C$29

Legendary salesman and author of Little Red Book of Selling offers easy-to-grasp business insight to help fuel success in any field

Brain Fitness Program from MindSparke

MindSparke

Online Deal

C$59.85 C$19

Brain training program improves cognitive stamina, focus, and memory with increasingly complex visual and aural working memory exercises

Up to 51% Off CPR and First-Aid Training

Advanced Aquatic Leadership Training

Chilliwack

C$55 C$28

CPR training teaches rescue methods for choking and heart attacks; first-aid course deals with breathing, circulation, and wound emergencies

Up to 55% Off CPR Certification

Red Emergency Prevention Services

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Off-duty firefighters teach students how to perform CPR by practicing on electronic dummies in a certification course

Up to 58% Off Men's Haircuts

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

$45 $21

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

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The "LT" in LT Dance Studio stands for "live to," "love to," and "learn to," hinting at the studio's welcoming attitude for dancers of all ages and skill levels—whether they're just starting out on the dance floor or seasoned steppers looking to hone their skill. The faculty of seasoned instructors draws from a wide range of backgrounds in dance, from contemporary modern, jazz and hip hop, to ballet and pointe. Students as young as 2 years study the mystifying movements of tap, ballet, jazz and hip-hop and adults of any age build strong, flexible bodies by mastering these styles along with contemporary and lyrical dance.

2744 E Shawnigan Lake Rd
Shawnigan Lake,
BC
CA

Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music has enriched lives through music by fostering a thriving community of musicians and music lovers who celebrate the teaching, learning and performance of music at all levels.

907 Pandora Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

Standing at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific’s birds, bees, and butterflies attraction, you’re liable to see all sorts of winged creatures descend upon the exhibit’s thriving canvas of blues, pinks, purples, oranges, and yellows. This is just one of more than 30 distinct areas designed and planted to showcase a wide range of gardening techniques, specifically those suitable for the Pacific Northwest.

The Centre’s nine acres of gardens feature more than 10,000 varieties of plants, most of which are labeled so they don't have to introduce themselves. You can explore the lily garden, the herb garden, and even internationally inspired Japanese and Mediterranean gardens. But because it has a total of 103 acres at its disposal, the Horticulture Centre offers more than just plants. It also boasts a bistro, a college for aspiring horticulturists, and even a library filled with more than 2,500 landscaping- and garden-related books and magazines.

505 Quayle Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

Equipped with an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and service regulations, the experienced instructors at Fine Art Bartending School lead their students toward mixology mastery or job placement in the bartending industry during intensive eight-day courses. While many schools focus solely on the craft, Fine Art's instructors also hone customer service skills, teaching students tip-enhancing approaches and how to graciously deflect customer's attempts at Bryan Adams sing-alongs. Students can opt for a training course on the widely used Squirrel point-of-sale (POS) system, held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., for $65 plus HST. They also hold individual classes targeted at everyday drinkers, divulging industry-style instructions for blending specific drinks, performing difficult mixes, or pouring the perfect beer.

1595 McKenzie Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts’ 11 instructors share more than two centuries of combined experience in the entertainment industry, heading up a yearlong, by-audition acting program designed specifically for television, film, and commercial work. Not everybody is ready to make the plunge into the screen, so the school also runs smaller-scale workshops appropriate for all experience levels that cover casting dos and don’ts, career guidance, and summoning the willpower to meet James Cameron’s third eye. The Actor’s Makeover course tightens audition material into 15 minutes of pure emotional power, and part-time intro classes accommodate day jobs.

3130 Jutland Road
Victoria,
BC
CA

It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke.

The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.

12320 Number 2 Road
Richmond,
BC
CA