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 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

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

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

45% Off Two Kids’ Workshops at 4Cats Arts Studio

Langford

C$60 C$33

Workshops cover topics from abstract paintings inspired by famous artists to the art of sculpting with real potters’ tools; open to kids 3+

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 56% Off from Todd Hart Golf Instruction

East Richmond

C$80 C$39.99

Lessons with seasoned golf veteran help students improve their swing with exercises, swing analysis, and a take-home video

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 51% Off Afternoon Tea Cruise in Vancover Harbor

Vancouver

C$89 C$44

Take tea while gazing at the skyline and nibbling sandwiches, pastries, and scones

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

Up to 59% Off Kayak Rentals

Kitsilano Beach

C$44.80 C$22

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Paddle through False Creek and English Bay on your own or during a guided tour

Up to 55% Off Scooter Rental from Cycle BC Rentals

Mt. Pleasant

C$47.04 C$21

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Honda Jazz scooters with included helmet and gas provide an eco-friendly way to take in Vancouver’s sights

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

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

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

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

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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

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.

5764 Wharf Avenue
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

Competitors in the nine-team Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, the Peninsula Panthers foster excellence in fledgling hockey players as they compete against some of Canada's finest young talent. With three Brent Patterson Memorial Trophies in their arsenal—including back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011—the Panthers have emerged as one of the league's premiere programs and a hotbed for future stars to move on to the next level. A handful of NHL players have matriculated through the Panthers system, including current Dallas Stars fixtures Jamie and Jordie Benn.

1885 Forest Park Dr.
North Saanich,
BC
CA

The pilots of Island Express Air ply the skies above the West Coast, armed with years of training and the latest XM satellite GPS technology. They nimbly manoeuvre compact aircraft to Abbotsford, Victoria, Tofino, Nanaimo, and Vancouver South, flying low to provide incredibly scenic views. They lend their services for chartered flights and also run regular routes for the frequent business traveller.

1640 Electra Blvd.
Sidney,
BC
CA

As golfers line up tricky, round-deciding rolls on the green of the signature 17th hole at Olympic View Golf Club, they might have to block out an unusual sound. Just behind the green, water crashes earthward for more than 60 feet over one of the course’s two waterfalls. The dramatic feature generates a roaring din as well as a beautiful backdrop for players as they near the end of their scenic golfing excursions.

Such tranquil scenes are common on the 6,600-yard course framed by the dense forest of south Vancouver Island and the looming profiles of Olympic Mountains peaks. But the calm can be deceptive, as the Bill Robinson–designed layout aims to challenge. Twelve lakes are interspersed throughout the site, and numerous bunkers intimidate golfers with their depth and walls etched with tally marks. This signature mix of beauty and difficulty earned the club a four-star rating from Golf Digest in 2008, as well as a ranking of 10th Best Public Golf Course in British Columbia by Score Golf in 2011.

The GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Club aims to prepare golfers mentally and physically for playing the most enjoyable golf of their lives. Located on 14 acres, the academy features nine large grass driving areas with target greens as far as 330 yards. In three short-game areas, players practice putts, pitches, and fake surprise at finding the ball in the cup. The amply appointed grounds complement a teaching philosophy that encourages development of a repeatable swing tailored to the individual’s physical capabilities.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,600 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.7 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

643 Latoria Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA