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Nine-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four at Royal Oak Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

C$44 C$22

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

Milk-Paint or Chalk-Paint Class, or Private Workshop at Frosty by Design (Up to 53% Off)

Frosty by Design

Victoria

C$125 C$59

Learn how to upcycle old furniture with chalk style paints, or experiment with several finishes

Half-Day Salmon-Fishing Charter for Two or Four from Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters (Up to 50% Off)

Good Time Dave's Fishing Charters

Victoria

C$280 C$149

Experienced guide leads a half-day salmon-fishing excursion on a 23 ft. Sea Sport vessel, with catches often ranging from 5 to 50 lb.

C$39 for One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at Hudson Yoga Victoria (C$177 Value)

Hudson Yoga

Downtown

C$177 C$39

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Silent heat panels maintain warm temperatures as guests hold poses atop eco-friendly cork floors inside a LEED-certified facility

Four Group Horseback-Riding Lessons with Private Lesson or Eight Lessons at Freedom Equestrian (Up to 58% Off)

Freedom Equestrian

Victoria

C$250 C$120

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

One, Three, or Five Glass-Working Classes at Victorian Art Glass (Up to 59% Off)

Victorian Art Glass

Burnside

C$80 C$39

Seasoned instructor helps students create intricate glass art during artistic experience; includes jewelry, windchimes. lampshades, and more

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria (Up to 76% Off)

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

C$49 for Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Saanich (C$139 Value)

Bikram Yoga Saanich

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

Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Three People at Mountain View Stables (Up to 50% Off)

Mountain View Stables

Victoria

C$160 C$80

After pairing up with a gentle steed, ride through beginner trails that cut through scenic terrain

3 Introductory Lessons and 2-Week Membership for Kid or Adult at Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria (Up to 70% Off)

Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria

Esquimalt

C$97.50 C$29

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

Billiards for Two or More at Peacock Billiards (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Peacock Billiards

Downtown

C$20 C$10

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

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Westcoast Taekwon-Do (Up to 58% Off)

Westcoast Taekwon-Do

Victoria

C$30 C$15

Black-belt martial artists teach students ages 13 and up effective Muay Thai kickboxing techniques in a safe, supportive environment

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Victoria

C$45 C$25

At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

"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

Architectural Walking Tour for Two or Four from Architectural Institute of British Columbia (Up to 55% Off)

Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$10

Guide leads walkers of all ages and abilities on one of twelve routes around Victoria or Vancouver to discover architecture and history

C$69 for a Kids' Piano Camp at The Music Box School of Music (C$149 Value). Four Options Available.

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$149 C$69

All skill levels are welcome during this one-week camp that holds group activities and one private piano lesson each day

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Years ago, Olympic Game Farm was a home for actors. The bears, cougars, and big cats who lived on the premises were all movie stars?most often for Disney Studios, which worked with and filmed the farm's animals for 28 years. The farm's founder, Lloyd Beebe, served as the go-to trainer, and his bond with the wildlife was reputedly amazing. During those early years, he even managed to tame five wolverines, who would eat raw egg out of his hands.

Today, Lloyd's grandson Robert runs the farm. For the most part, the animals are no longer film celebrities?although footage of the famous waving bears has gone viral and even appeared in a Carrie Underwood video, and some animal actors from elsewhere still retire to the farm. The majority are descendants of the original film animals, or rescues. Visitors can drive through the park to see zebras, elk, wolves, and lions, then head to the petting farm for an up-close encounter. They can even feed many of the animals?whole-grain bread is an accepted treat.

1423 Ward Rd.
Sequim,
WA
US

A tiny ripple glides along the smooth-as-glass water, alerting captain Pete to the fact that he and his passengers are about to have company. Sure enough, within seconds a group of glossy black fins breaks through the sea in a silent, synchronized ballet. A native Washingtonian who has spent his entire life on the water, captain Pete orchestrates San Juan Excursions to grant guests the chance to go head-to-head with nature in moments such as these. As marine naturalists certified by the Whale Museum?s Naturalist Training Program, captain Pete?s crew of passionate guides take to the peaceful waters of the Puget Sound to entertain boatloads of guests with informative facts about area wildlife witnessed during excursions.

The team?s passion for nature informs its low-impact approach to whale and wildlife watching, which is exemplified in the Odyssey, the company's tour boat. Originally a U.S. Navy search-and-rescue vessel forged in 1941, the craft is fueled by biodiesel when possible and maintains a low propeller RPM to minimize the Bono moans it releases into the water column. Though San Juan Excursions specializes in whale watching, it also sends adventurers forth to explore the waters on their own steam during sea-kayak tours.

2 Spring St
Friday Harbor,
WA
US

Founded in 2001 by photographic pair Mike Byrne and Gavin Young, Clock Tower Images initially abetted educational publishers, such as Disney and Discovery Channel, by supplying them with still and moving images. Since then, the ever-expanding business has recruited shutterbug Isobel Springett and fashioned a wealth of new programs geared around the trio's interests. In addition to its portraiture program, Clock Tower Images expertly frames horses ?a passion of Isobel's?and a massive array of sporting events, including, in Mike's case, events at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Mike and Isobel instill their image-capturing expertise into students at hands-on workshops and courses in Victoria and Courtenay, where up to eight apprentices at a time learn the ins and outs of landscape, portrait, wildlife and sports photography. For pupils eager to break out of the classroom, Clock Tower Images arranges a number of guided field trips and international photo tours that capture North America's west coast landscapes and wildlife, as well as numerous African locales, and into the dreams of slumbering migratory birds.

3989 Quadra Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

462 Belleville St.
Victoria,
British Columbia
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

Bikram Yoga Saanich

"I love the way Bikram Yoga makes me feel happy, energized, and healthy. I didn’t love the heat at first, but now I need to sweat everyday."

—Anastasia Magdalene, Bikram Yoga Saanich Instructor

It only took 26 yoga postures and a heated room to rid Anastasia Magdalene of her chronic back pain. That winning combination—the foundation of Bikram Yoga—has changed the lives of many of Bikram Yoga Saanich's instructors. Abbey Lee found a sense of community, while Owl won relief from anxiety, spinal issues, and other problems. Read more about the instructors, who were each trained personally by Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury.


Their Studio

Bikram Yoga Saanich's studio features rubber flooring made with recycled materials, low-flow shower heads, and no plastic water bottles. The hot studio of Bikram Yoga Saanich makes for a happy planet Earth and a jealous planet Mars. Find out all the ways the studio stays eco-friendly.


Tips for First Time Students

Classes at Bikram Yoga Saanich accommodate all levels, including first-timers. Here are some tips for new students:

  • Drink lots of water on the day of the class, and continue drinking during the session to stay hydrated.
  • Dress in clothes that accommodate stretching and sweating.
  • Take your next class as soon as possible.
  • Read more tips on Bikram Yoga Saanich's website.

1620 Garnet Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA