Things To Do In North Cowichan

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

67% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes 

Multiple Locations

C$225 C$75

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Kids' classes focus on Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics interspersed with lessons in self-discipline and self-esteem

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 54% Off Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

Brentwood Bay

C$60 C$29

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Couples or foursomes explore Brentwood Bay aboard kayaks or atop stand-up paddleboards

45% Off Services

Langford

C$242 C$133

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

Up to 47% Off at Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Brentwood Bay

C$37.57 C$20

Up to 75 species of butterflies flutter talongside exotic birds, frogs, and geckos; butterfly identification chart and map included

50% Off Personal Training Services

Langford, Victoria

C$225 C$113

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

Up to 60% Off Paintball Package

Sooke

C$70 C$35

Paintball facility equips gunsmiths with Tippmann 98 Custom weapons and 100 paintballs for contests on 38-acre terrain divided into 4 fields

50% Off a Guided Kayak Tour

Sidney

C$60 C$30

Half-day tour explores intertidal waterways and often encounters seals; novice-level Inner Beauty tour paddles through Tsehum Harbour

Half Off Range Balls and Drop-In Group Golf Lesson

View Royal

C$63 C$31.50

Buckets of 45 balls each equip players for practice; drop-in group lessons focus on techniques and development

Up to 54% Off Paintball Outings in Sooke

Sooke

C$65 C$32.50

Players aged 10 and older challenge each other to matches on four distinct playing fields

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 70% Off Skateboard Lessons

Victoria

C$100 C$29.99

The 90-minute lessons occur indoors with a professional instructor

Up to 53% Off at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Victoria

C$22 C$11

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A 103-acre facility boasting nine acres of gardens divided into 30 unique areas that showcase Pacific Northwest horticulture

50% Off 30-Minute Music Lessons

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 35% Off Intro to Flyboarding Lessons

Victoria

C$150 C$99

Experienced instructor leads novices through 30-minute introductory flyboarding lessons

50% Off All You Can Dance for One Month

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Come solo or with a partner to social-dance classes, including ballroom, swing, tango, and salsa

Half Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Victoria

C$250 C$120

Group lessons teach English and Western–style riding; private lessons introduce newcomers to horseback fundamentals

Up to 66% Off Women's Boxing Classes

Victoria West

C$100 C$39

Women learn boxing techniques while receiving a calorie-burning cardio workout during these no-contact classes

52% Off Weekend Full-Day Paintball Adventure for 2 or 4

Victoria

C$51.44 C$25

Players prowl a wooded paintball field stacked with mazes, towers, catwalks, and hideouts

Up to 62% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Victoria

C$225 C$89

Certified personal trainer tailors workout regimens to clients' goals, from losing weight to training for a 10k

Up to 66% Off at Two Bettys Bikini Bootcamp

Downtown

C$145 C$50

Bikini boot-camp classes get bodies ready for the beach after just six weeks of climbing stairs, hefting medicine balls, and yoga

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp Classes

Oaklands

C$125 C$49

At parks, playgrounds, or the ocean, certified instructors lead boot campers through ever-changing cardio and strength-training exercises

Up to 76% Off at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Downtown

C$168 C$45

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In group yoga classes, instructors pay close attention to individual form and maintain an encouraging environment that welcomes all levels

Up to 61% Off Kickboxing and Grappling Classes

Esquimalt

C$130 C$55

Students improve physiques by soaking up take-downs and striking techniques in the hands of experienced instructors

Up to 50% Off Horseback Riding at Connect and Ride

Victoria

C$180 C$90

Learn how to ride in four or eight one-hour horseback riding lessons

Up to 83% Off Cardio Fitness Classes

Victoria

C$198 C$39

A team of black- and brown-belted martial artists lead 60-minute, fitness-focused workouts

65% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Victoria, BC

C$139 C$49

Beginners are welcome at this heated yoga studio specializing in Bikram yoga; the studio prides itself on eco-friendly initiatives

51% Off Dance Lessons at Arthur Murrary - Victoria

Burnside

C$100 C$49

Aspiring beginners or intermediate dancers sharpen their skills through private and group lessons

Up to 60% Off at Peacock Billiards

Downtown

C$20 C$10

Players rack up on 30 high-quality pool tables, surrounded by plush couches and attractive artwork

Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Rental or Lesson

Market Square

C$45 C$22

Take in the region’s native wildlife, mountains, and beaches atop stand-up paddleboards

Up to 54% Off at Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

C$70 C$35

Nine-hole, 1,915 yd. course boasts five par 4 & four par 3 holes lined with towering oaks & water hazards that come into play on five holes

Up to 69% Off at Delta Force Paintball

Tsawwassen

C$109.96 C$39

Paintball teams trade shots as they play role of special-forces team defending the city or treasure hunters in a zombie-infested graveyard

Up to 70% Off at Shanti Yoga

Tsawwassen

C$128 C$39

Yoga classes ranging from gentle Hatha and yin yoga to power and Shanti sweat for a more rigorous workout

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

Perfect Hearts Yoga

Steveston

C$80 C$24

Up to 78% Off Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Shellmont

C$100 C$29

Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults, teens, and kids seven and older teach technique with an emphasis on practical self-defense

Up to 63% Off Darts, Pool, or Snooker

City Centre

C$34 C$15

Darts or billiards games on 26 mahogany tables inside an 18,000 sq. ft. facility that also features a high-speed Internet gaming area

50% Off

City Centre

$200 $100

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

Up to 74% Off at UFK Boot Camp

City Centre

C$150 C$39

Trainers help students reach fitness goals with six weeks of workout classes and meal replacement shakes

Up to 90% Off Martial-Arts Classes

City Centre

C$250 C$35

Learn from Hapkido Master Black Belt 7th Dan specializing in Korean multiple martial arts system

Up to 83% Off at Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts

Richmond

$170 $29

Ex-pro fighter heads staff of professional fighters and wrestlers, and molds students of all skill levels in MMA, jiu-jitsu, and muay thai

Up to 53% Off Winery Tour at LuLu Island Winery

East Richmond

C$52 C$26

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Tour of an award-winning winery with a wine tasting and gourmet food pairings

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

Select Local Merchants

Harbour Air boosts wingless beings with first-class flights on carbon-neutral aircrafts, boutique stratosphere accessories, and picturesque seaplane tours. Eco-friendly seaplanes furnished with first-class amenities such as leather interiors and hands-free cloud parallel parking launch daily and link Lower Mainland and the Islands through panoramic flights that last 20 to 50 minutes ($156.53–$563.38 round trip). The airline's auspicious boutique furnishes cloud gazers with flight-centric merchandise for gifts and seagull bribes. A small Beaver model plane ($41.99) carves its niche among collectibles with locally handcrafted western maple wood, and a Dax Wilkinson T-shirt ($34.99) celebrates Canadian aviation.

161 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island,
BC
CA

At Duncan Lanes, 20 well-oiled lanes hasten balls toward clusters of 5 or 10 pins. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Rock & Glow sessions cast incandescent hues upon the lanes, balls, and pins, simulating the rainbow eclipse that scientists have been anticipating for eons. The centre also hosts open-bowling hours throughout the week, along with leagues for adults, children, and seniors. Its on-site Lane 21 Lounge provides visitors with refreshments and a relaxing environment to help them forget about the stresses of losing balls in the alley's challenging water hazards. To keep orbs in top shape, the pro shop staff is adept at ball fitting, drilling, plugging, and resurfacing.

2701 James Street
Duncan,
BC
CA

Landlubbers soak up sun and scenery along Lake Cowichan's sweeping 150-kilometre shoreline from Island Houseboat's decked-out watercrafts. Guests outfitted with a Pleasure Craft Operator Card are eligible to rent a Moon Cruiser, which accommodates up to 10 adults, their pets, and unlimited pirate-slang dictionaries on its spacious deck. The Operator Card is only required of captains who are Canadian citizens, so border skippers may freely join their northern counterparts in choosing among Island Houseboats' seasonal packages, such as a three-day weekend during the low season ($750), Labour Day weekend during midseason ($1,099), or a week-long watery extravaganza during high season ($2,499).

415 Point Ideal Drive
Lake Cowichan,
BC
CA

The Alternative Climbing Gym challenges climbers of all abilities with a 30-foot vertical wall in a 1,500-square-foot facility. Expert instructors put students through the paces of ropeless bouldering, the teamwork of belaying, or top-roping, in which a wall scaler ascends with the help of a rope connected to both the climber and the summit. Each climbing variation at the gym enables bodies to build core strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and stamina while slapping gravity across the face with a glove. All ages of aspiring mountaineers are welcome to use the facility and modern climbing gear, though belaying’s buddy support requires that sturdy helpers be at least 12 years old. Like the moods of adolescent rock faces, the routes change often.

681 Industrial Way
Tofino,
BC
CA

Located where the Caren and Richardson mountain ranges slip into the Pacific Ocean, Pedals and Paddles sits on spectacular trailheads for hiking, camping, and kayaking. When paddling through the crystal-clear inlet waters on kayaks or standup paddleboards in guided or self-guided tours, clients can gaze at the ocean floor to commune with seafaring creatures such as starfish, sea cucumbers, and—if they're lucky—dolphins and orcas. Explorers can also camp on the beaches at Piper Point, Tuwanek Beach, or Oyster Beach, where they can sleep in between swimmable waters and the towering pines of the mountains.

7425 Sechelt Inlet Road
Sechelt,
BC
CA

It's hard for Andrew and Christine Edwards to remember a life without scuba diving. From an early age, they both would plunge into the depths of Vancouver's waters, gazing across underwater landscapes where wolf eels swam and octopi stretched their sneaker-covered tentacles across a carpet of strawberry anemones. These experiences stuck with them, and in 2007, the couple opened Ocean Planet Adventures to share their life's passion with others.

From Discovery Scuba classes to advanced PADI certifications, Ocean Planet Adventures' instructors guide their students at dive sites peppered across Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound, a UNESCO biosphere. During these expeditions, instructors and groups feast their eyes on jungles of aquatic plants and animals, including whales. Aside from open-water diving, the staff teaches specialty courses such as wreck diving, which lets divers explore shipwrecks or polish the hoods of sunken automobiles.

7369 West Coast Road
Sooke,
BC
CA