Things To Do in Ontario

One, Two, or Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Galaxie Bowling (Up to 42% Off)

Galaxie Bowling

Gatineau

Twelve 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes for players to engage in rounds of regular bowling or play on Rock ‘n’ Bowl evenings

C$47 C$30

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Outing for Two or Four to Total Wedding Show (50% Off)

Total Wedding Show

Malton

Watch models walk the runway during a bridal fashion show, snap up a dress during the bridal-gown sale, and visit with more than 350 vendors

C$40 C$20

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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"Gypsy the Musical" for One or Two at Citadel Theatre on January 31–February 7 (Up to 50% Off)

"Gypsy the Musical"

Citadel Theatre

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Rose, an overbearing stage mom, pushes her daughters into vaudeville, eventually driving one to elope and the other into striptease

C$25 C$15

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$75 for One Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes at Millennium Tae Kwon Do ($155 Value)

Millennium Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

Instructors with 4th and 6th degree black belts instruct students of all ages in the ancient practice of self-defense and discipline

C$155 C$75

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Four or Eight Beginners' Horseback-Riding Lessons at Fire Fly Stables (Up to 58% Off)

Fire Fly Stables

Kitchener

Instructors help riders feel comfortable with their mounts and teach them the basics of horseback riding

C$178.54 C$75

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$88 for a Two-Hour Wedding Photo Permit at Humber Arboretum ($200 Value)

Humber Arboretum

North Etobicoke

Snap wedding photos with the arboretum as a backdrop or your primary subject as you wander through scenic gardens and trails for two hours

C$200 C$88

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Standup Comedy for Two at Yuk Yuk's London, December 27–June 30 (Up to 49% Off)

Yuk Yuk's

East London

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Comedy club continues its nearly 40-year tradition with a grab bag of humorists and storytellers filling triple bills

C$45.02 C$23

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Windsor Comedy Festival at Chrysler Theater on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 30% Off)

Windsor Comedy Festival

Chrysler Theater

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Second annual comedy festival praised by “CBC News” features Comedy Central vet and Canadian Comedy Award nominee

C$60 C$42

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Golf Lessons and Practice at Markham Golf Dome (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Markham Golf Dome

Markham

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

C$33 C$16

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$89 for a 75-Minute Introductory Flight Experience in a Cessna 152 at Canadian Flight Academy Ltd. ($183 Value)

Canadian Flight Academy Ltd.

Oshawa

After brief lesson, pilots soar at the helm of Cessna 152 with help of master pilot

C$183 C$89

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$19.95 for One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Energy FitBox ($va Value)

Energy FitBox

Multiple Locations

Guests practice strikes and kicks on Body Opponent Bags to burn calories, tone muscles, and relieve stress

C$139 C$19.95

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$30 for 90 Minutes of Bowling for Up to Six at World Bowl in Richmond Hill (Up to $66 Value)

World Bowl

World Bowl

40 10-pin lanes and video projection screens beckon bowling sextets to obliterate shiny targets before moseying to snack bar

C$66 C$30

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Skiing and Tubing Packages at Horseshoe Resort (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Horseshoe Resort

Barrie

Spend the day skiing or snowboarding and tubing or cross-country ski across the Nordic trails at luxurious more than 50-year-old resort

C$76 C$39

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One-Hour Introductory Archery Lesson for Two or Four at Silver Swords Armouries (Up to 68% Off)

Silver Swords Armouries

Oakville

Instructors well-versed in the lore of archery teach participants how to wield a bow and arrow like a professional

C$60 C$25

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Bowling Packages at Burlington Bowl (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Burlington Bowl

Burlington

Landmark entertainment centre with 40 brand new cosmic glow lanes and special lighting; ideal for parties; restaurant featured on TV show

C$75.90 C$25

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Paintball Package with Ammo and Gear for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Dodge This Paintball (Up to 59% Off)

Dodge This Paintball

Sudbury

Players dodge slung paint as they scramble across outdoor fields, littered with obstacles and ruins in a variety of paintball games

C$30 C$15

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Pub-Style Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Don Cherry's Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Don Cherry's Sports Grill

Multiple Locations

Specialty poutines, prime rib cooked to order, battered fish ‘n’ chips, and chicken wings with a choice of sauces

C$25 C$15

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1 or 4 Full-Day Lift Tickets with Optional Equipment Rental or Season Pass at Skyloft Ski Resort (Up to 63% Off)

Skyloft Ski Resort

Uxbridge

Family-friendly resort sends skiers and snowboarders racing down up to 21 runs and trails with a more than 300-foot vertical drop

C$60 C$25

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$52 for a CrossFit Foundations Course and Three CrossFit Classes at Royal City CrossFit ($210 Value)

Royal City CrossFit

Guelph

After completing Foundations course, which takes four classes, clients join high-intensity, constantly changing CrossFit workouts

C$210 C$52

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Organ Concert Featuring Clark Wilson for an Adult or Senior from Kingston Theatre Organ Society (Up to 52% Off)

Kingston Theatre Organ Society

Kingston

Organist Clark Wilson has been performing since the age of 9 and will perform Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.

C$25 C$12

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Canoe-and-Camping Trip with Equipment for Two or Four from Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters (Up to 57% Off)

Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters

West Cook

Triptakers spend four days and three nights following a customized route through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

$600 $259

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at De La Sol Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

De La Sol Yoga

De La Sol Yoga

Gain strength and flexibility while detoxifying under infrared light in heated yoga or standard classes held in one of the two studios

C$33.90 C$20

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Five Weeks of Burlesque Classes for One or Two at Zahra’s School of Bellydance (Up to 57% Off)

Zahra’s School of Dance

Ajax

Learn a sexy burlesque routine with Artistic Director Zahra, then perform at the school recital

C$50 C$24

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10-Class Pass or Unlimited Month of Yoga at Moksha Yoga (76% Off). Three Locations Available.

Moksha Yoga

Multiple Locations

At a sustainably powered yoga studio, students study under passionate instructors as they strengthen their bodies and focus their minds

C$160 C$39

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One Month Martial Arts Gym Membership for One or Two at The Dojo (Up to 74% Off)

The Dojo

Brantford

Instructors focus on self-defense, confidence, and character building through the exercise of martial arts

C$125 C$34

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Rock Glen Family Resort (Up to 55% Off)

Rock Glen Family Resort

Arkona

18-hole mini-golf course at a quiet country getaway near Rock Glen Falls

C$30 C$15

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Six Go-Kart Laps and One Round of Mini Putt for One or Two at Niagara Go-Karts in Niagara Falls (Up to 50% Off)

Niagara Go-Karts

Niagara Falls

Karts up to 13 hp hug hairpin turns on tire-lined outdoor track & golfers reunite cups & dimpled orbs across jungle-themed mini-golf course

C$25 C$15

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

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

C$129 C$64

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$19 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos (Up to $150 Value)

Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

C$150 C$17

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Eight Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Imagine Dance & Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Imagine Dance & Fitness

Multiple Locations

Classes lead clients through calorie-burning workouts in styles such as Zumba, yoga flow, and percussion-based Pound

C$72 C$35

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rentals at Pelham Hills Golf and Country Club (Up to 60% Off)

Pelham Hills Golf and Country Club

Welland

Course lined with deciduous trees and water in play on 14 holes demands strategic club selection to avoid its bunkers and greenside mounds

C$135 C$56

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Drive One or Two Laps in a Luxury Car from G1Tour (Up to 88% Off). Five Tracks Available.

G1Tour

Multiple Locations

Drive an Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, or Nissan GTR on tracks ranging from 2.2 km to 4.4 km

C$339.33 C$69

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Two Laps Driving a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F458 Italia at ICAR Toronto (Up to Half Off)

Circuit ICAR

Multiple Locations

Experience includes 20-minute course, two discovery laps as a co-pilot, two laps behind the wheel, and a certificate of completion

C$249 C$129

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Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 55% Value)

Railway City Brewing Company

St.Thomas

Brewmasters turn Ontario-grown grains and hops into small-batch craft beers, such as the Dead Elephant IPA and Iron Spike blond ale

C$38.50 C$20

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One, Three, or Five Private or Group Horseback Riding Lessons at Spirit Hill Equestrian (Up to 58% Off)

Spirit Hill Equestrian

Erin

Saddle up on a well-mannered horse to learn the basics of riding

C$40 C$19

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Snowshoe Tour with Hot Drinks and Optional Transportation from Xtreme Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Xtreme Adventures

Multiple Locations

Adept guides lead participants of all levels on two-hour snowshoe tours that teach basics, show panoramic views, and reveal area history

C$59 C$29

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Flight for One, Two, or Four, or Private Flight for Up to Six at Cloud Chasers Balloon Rides (Up to 45% Off)

Cloud Chasers Balloon Rides

Stratford

Fully licensed pilots take guests up to 1,000 feet in the air to take in panoramic views

C$295 C$199

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$119 for a 90-Minute Snowmobile Tour for Two at Cottage Country Tours ($230 Value)

Cottage Country Tours

Orillia

Guides lead guests through acres of untamed wilderness surrounding the Swift Rapids, Lock 43, and Trent Severn Waterway on snowmobiles

C$230 C$119

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Wine Tour & Tasting for Four or Eight at The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery (Up to 47% Off)

The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery

Hillier

Guides lead guests on tours across vineyards and winery, after which participants taste three wines and take home their favorite bottle

C$56 C$30

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Two or Four Introductory Horseback-Riding Lessons at HeronCrest Stables (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

HeronCrest Stables

Smiths Falls

Certified instructor Diana Bayer leads introductory horseback-riding lessons in small groups of children or adults

C$80 C$39

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14- or 28-Day Boot Camp at Kincardine & Goderich Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 83% Off)

Kincardine & Goderich Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

C$123.50 C$26

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$49 for 30 Laps of Go-Karting at Innisfil Indy Karting ($99 Value)

Innisfil Indy Karting

Gilford

Drivers travel up to 70 kmph in racing go-karts

C$99 C$49

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$60 for a Weekday Ice-Hut Rental with Wood, Bait, and Rods from Oziles’ ($125 Value)

Oziles’ in Orleans

Orleans

Ice huts furnished with bait, wood, rods, and up to eight holes for a full day of fishing

C$125 C$60

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$69.99 for a Three-Hour Raw-Cooking Class with Certification at Cruda Cafe ($180 Value)

Cruda Cafe

Toronto

Claudia Gaviria-Abt shares basic techniques for crafting wheat- and gluten-free raw-vegan dishes in her Saturday-morning class

C$180 C$69.99

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$179 for 30-Minute Ferrari Experience with Test Drive from Ottawa ECR Inc. ($299 Value) 

Ottawa ECR Inc.

Ottawa

Experience driving a red 400hp Ferrari 360 Spider F1, on a city circuit that includes insurance and gas

C$299 C$179

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Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight to Family Jingle & Mingle on Sunday, December 21 (50% Off)

Family Jingle & Mingle

Mississauga Convention Centre

Celebrate the holidays with Santa Claus, bouncy castles, cupcake decorating, live animals, rides, live entertainment, and silent auction

C$22 C$11

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Moksha Yoga ($169.95 Value)

Moksha Yoga

Thornhill

At a sustainably powered yoga studio, students study under passionate instructors as they strengthen their bodies and focus their minds

C$169.95 C$49

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Two Hours of Five-Pin Bowling and Shoe Rental for 6 or 12 at Sherwood Centre in Hamilton (Up to 78% Off)

Sherwood Centre

Sunninghill

Traditional bowling alley hosts 48 lanes for groups to enjoy up to two hours of five-pin bowling

C$67 C$19

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Boot-Camp, Boxercise Classes or Gym Membership at Quick Fitness (Up to 71% Off). Four Options Available.

Quick Fitness

Downtown Brampton

Boxercise classes incorporate combat arts, cardio, and strength training; Boxercise meets six days a week and boot camp meets every day

C$80 C$35

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On-Sale to Mike the Knight at Centre In The Square on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Mike the Knight

Centre In The Square

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Young knight-in-training gathers his wizardly sister, a friendly troll, and a pair of kind dragons for a magical scavenger hunt

C$28.25 C$20.95

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

C$40 C$10

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One Beginner Yoga Workshop or Three Classes at Breath of Fresh Air Training Facility (Up to 62% Off)

Breath of Fresh Air Training Facility

London

The 90-minute beginner yoga workshops are available on Saturday, September 20 or October 4, at 2 p.m.

C$20 C$10

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One- or Two-Month Boot-Camp Package with Meal Plans from Revolution Elite Sport and Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Revolution Elite Sport And Fitness

East Windsor

Boot-camp programs elevate whole-body fitness by providing goal-tracking software, dietary guidance, and unlimited workouts

C$344 C$26

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Social Painting Workshop and Café Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Paintlounge (Up to 45% Off)

Paintlounge

Multiple Locations

Art studio & café offers painters of all skills the tools, materials & guidance to create a canvas painting while unwinding with beverages

C$44.50 C$25

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Golf Outing for Two or Annual Membership for One at Harmony Creek Golf Centre (Up to 43% Off)

Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

C$122 C$69.99

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Four, Eight, or Twelve Fitness Classes at The Dance Machine (Up to 71% Off)

The Dance Machine

Concord

Fun classes of yoga, cardio, ballet, and LAtin dance burn fat and tone muscle

C$56 C$20

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Canvas Painting for One or Two Adults or Children at Glaze Craze (Up to 50% Off)

Glaze Craze

Richmond Hill

Create an amazing piece of art in this canvas-painting workshop; no experience necessary

C$47 C$25

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Barrie Molson Centre

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

C$57 C$34

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$10 for a 50-Minute Group Fitness Training Session at HIPFIT Studios Inc. ($30 Value)

HIPFIT Studios Inc.

Oakville

During interval training, instructors lead groups in aerobic and strength exercises while individual heart monitors track progress

$30 $10

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Kick-Boxing Classes at Bay Area Athletic Club ($125 Value)

Bay Area Athletic Club

Burlington

Kick-boxing classes leverage punches and kicks to get clients fit while they learn powerful martial-arts techniques

C$125 C$39

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$20 for One Hour of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Four at Garson Bowl ($45 Value)

Garson Bowl

Garson

During open-bowl times, players aim for strikes and spares while munching on food from the snack bar

C$45 C$20

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$19 for Two 30-Minute Music Lessons at Ontario Conservatory of Music ($38 Value)

Ontario Conservatory of Music

St. Catharines

Students age 4 and up study keyboard instruments, guitar, voice, violin, drums, bass, or music theory at a government-certified school

C$38 C$19

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Snowshoeing, Starlight Snowshoeing, or Shelter Building for Two or Four at Luna Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Luna Adventures

St. George

Learn to snowshoe while discovering the winter ecological landscape with stops at a yurt for hot chocolate; or build a wilderness shelter

C$90 C$49

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Month of Karate Classes for One or Two at Fighting Griffin Family Karate (Up to 84% Off). Four Options Available.

Fighting Griffin Family Karate

Guelph

Traditional karate builds character and teaches self-defence; tots in Kinder Kicks learn karate etiquette and how to control their bodies

C$160 C$28

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Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions at Reflections Training Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Reflections Training Studio

K7M 3E5

Skilled trainer with experience in cardio conditioning and bodybuilding leads pupil to weight-loss and muscle-building goals

C$240 C$99

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Four-Day Canoe Trip for Two or Four from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters (Up to 54% Off)

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

Grand Marais

Four-day camping and canoeing trip explores the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

$650 $299

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$19 for One Month of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training at Ouroboros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ($40 Value)

Ouroboros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Waterdown

Experienced martial artists teach grappling, submission holds, groundwork, and other essential Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques

C$40 C$19

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One-Month Junior Jabbers Membership or One-Month Unlimited Membership to Durham Boxing Academy (74% Off)

Durham Boxing Academy

Ajax

Boxing teaches self-defense moves while building muscle and relieving stress

C$150 C$39

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$35 for Four Dragon Boat Experiences for One Person at Alkame Dragon Boat Services ($180 Value)

Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Frenchmans Bay Marina

Paddlers develop interpersonal skills as they paddle alongside other boaters under the direction of experienced dragon boat racing coaches

C$180 C$35

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$69 for an Indoor-Skydiving Experience at Niagara Freefall and Interactive Center ($120 Value)

Niagara Freefall and Interactive Center

Niagara Falls

Vertical wind tunnel lifts riders with air currents up to 120 miles per hour using a recirculating air system

C$120 C$69

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$22 for $40 Worth of Services at Yoga with Chelsea

Yoga With Chelsea

Peterborough

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

C$40 C$22

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Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

C$45 C$18

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$39 for a Traveller's Pass for 10 Yoga Classes at The Twisted Fish ($125 Value)

The Twisted Fish

Port Dover

The community yoga studio offers yoga classes including Ashtanga- and Vinyasa-style Power Flow, plus sessions for men and expectant moms

C$125 C$39

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One Two-Hour Try-It Sewing Lesson or Four Two-Hour Sewing-Project Classes at Sew Something (51% Off)

Sew Something

Welland

Kids, teens, or adults learn to sew during Try-It lesson; classes offer different sewing projects, which include critter pillows and quilts

C$45 C$22

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One, Two, or Three Laps in a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Porsche at Toronto Motorsports Park (Up to 64% Off)

Toronto Motorsports Park

Cayuga

Take the wheel of a powerful Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Porsche for an unforgettable driving experience

C$249 C$104

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Tour Package for Two or Four at Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 54% Off)

Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

Visitors tour winemaking and beer-brewing facilities, taste the products, and use gift cards toward bottles and gifts

C$41 C$19

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Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Spaulding School of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Spaulding School of Music

Multiple Locations

Comprehensive music lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, trumpet, saxophone, or violin help students learn by listening

C$75 C$35

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Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two at Moksha Yoga Stratford (79% Off)

Moksha Yoga Stratford

Stratford

Yoga classes include Vinyasa, Yang/YIn, and Moksha, which features a series of 42 postures done in succession in a heated room

C$285 C$59

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Canadian financier, industrialist, and business visionary Sir Henry Pellatt modeled the Casa Loma castle on the style of art and architecture he came to admire when touring similar castles throughout Europe. Today, the structure endures mainly as a testament to the culture and lifestyle of the Toronto elite during early 20th Century. Visitors can tour the grounds on their own or with a group while learning about the family, the Edwardian heritage, and?most importantly?the architecture and history of the landmark castle atop the hill.


The History of Casa Loma

  • 1859: Henry Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario

  • 1882?1902: Pellatt became a millionaire by investing in various mining, insurance, land, and electricity prospects

  • 1905: Pellatt was knighted for his military service by the Queen's Own Rifles

  • 1911: Working with Canadian architect E.J. Lennox, Pellatt helped design his dream home?a Medieval-inspired castle

  • 1914?1924: Economic hardships eventually forced Sir Henry and Lady Mary Pellatt to sell Casa Loma

  • 2014: After failed attempts to transform the residence into a hotel, a school, a museum, and an art gallery over the years, Liberty Entertainment Group chose to preserve the historic structure


The Sights of Casa Loma

Self-guided tours of Casa Loma and the surrounding area are available throughout the year. Here are some highlights worth seeing:

  • Great hall on the main floor: This room serves as a focal point within the castle, complete with 60-foot ceilings and sculpted figures adorning the pillars.

  • Sir Henry Pellatt's master suite on the second floor: Mahogany and walnut walls keep with the home's luxuriant spirit. This room also features a hidden compartment beside the fireplace where Sir Henry Pellatt would conceal secret documents.

  • Carriage House and Stables: Connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto?s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto?s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900?s.

  • Estate gardens: The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers, ferns, rhododendrons, and decorative grasses.


The Pellatt Newsreel

To deliver more insight into the Pellatt family's optimistic construction and tragic loss of Casa Loma, the castle screens a 22-minute docudrama on the rise and fall of the estate. Narrated by Colin Mochrie, this docudrama adopts the tone of a 1939 newsreel as it tracks Sir Henry's resounding business successes, followed by his gradual financial undoing.

1 Austin Terrace
Toronto,
ON
CA

A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

200 Lockhart Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Working with one of the country's most famous artists might cause some to rest on their laurels, but for Patricia Corsini, the years she spent as a personal assistant and photographer to renowned artist Robert Bateman only pushed her to keep exploring. Robert's sweet tooth led Patricia to culinary school at George Brown College, after which she became executive chef of Cook Gourmet Inc., where culinary experts show aspiring cooks how to craft elegant dishes.

In one of the company's many cooking classes, Sunshine en Provence courses lead students through each step of creating a bistro-style meal, and Some Like It Haute! sessions focus on stylish summertime meals. Classes are taught in a gourmet kitchen with a wide assembly of tools at students' disposal.

Cook Gourmet Inc.'s crew also caters events small and large, even providing personal-chef services for clients' dinner parties.

1204 Clarkson Road North
Mississauga,
ON
CA

Crunch caters to exercisers of all interests and fitness levels, cramming each state-of-the-art fitness facility with name-brand equipment and a welcoming, nonjudgmental attitude. Members have the opportunity to pay for access to each club's diverse syllabi of classes, organized into categories such as action sports, chill outs, and dance rhythms. DIESEL classes incorporate interval training with cardio interval bursts for a total-body workout. Fat Burning Pilates combines cardio- and Pilates-based toning to help cut out cellulite. Aerobics with an Attitude sends students in a free-spirited dance workout without any rules or judgment. Crunch also offers personal-training sessions that begin with a physical assessment and include a comprehensive body-composition analysis. One-on-one drills foster the seeds of self-improvement, as this level of personal attention allows the experts to forge an engaging workout as well as a custom nutrition plan for each exerciser.

Even if clients can't make it to the gym, Crunch Live turns any living room or office into a workout space with an online video library of over 35 workouts. Students sweat and move along at home to easy-to-follow exercise routines led by energetic trainers as they tone targeted muscle groups and burn fat with courses in yoga, core strength, workouts for athletes, or Pilates.

80 Leonard St.
New York,
CA
US

Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course?both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.

Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.

1276 Shaver Rd
Ancaster,
ON
CA

Reshmi Chetram has been dazzling audiences on the dance floor with vibrant costumes and explosive movements for more than 16 years. Following the fancy footsteps of her mother—who founded both the Tarana Dance Centre and Natya Arts Productions—she has studied classical Indian dance, Kathak, in New Delhi under the guidance of renowned Indian-dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has also studied Bollywood and contemporary Indian dance in Toronto and abroad. In 2008, she channelled her dance skills to create BollyFuze (formerly known as BollyFit), a full-body conditioning program that helps students of all ages and abilities get whipped into shape with a blend of traditional Indian dance moves and aerobic exercise steps. She and her team of certified BollyFuze instructors lead clients in burning calories and sculpting fitter physiques in classes including the high-intensity BollyFuze Cardio, low-intensity BollyFuze Rhythm, and fun-filled BollyTots.

Extending her knowledge beyond the workout studio, Reshmi hosts her own BollyFuze television series. She and her instructors lead Bollywood-dance-inspired workouts that patrons can join in the comforts of their own homes without needing to make 1,000 friends.

8500 Torbram Road
Brampton,
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CA