Things To Do In Port Angeles

Up to 35% Off Intro to Flyboarding Lessons

Island Flyboard

Victoria

C$150 C$99

Experienced instructor leads novices through 30-minute introductory flyboarding lessons

Up to 70% Off Skateboard Lessons

One Six

Victoria

C$100 C$29.99

The 90-minute lessons occur indoors with a professional instructor

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Freedom Equestrian

Victoria

C$250 C$120

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

Up to 59% Off Classes at Victorian Art Glass

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

Up to 46% Off Paint Nite Painting Event

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

Up to 53% Off Furniture-Painting Classes

Frosty by Design

Victoria

C$125 C$59

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

Up to 62% Off at The Yoga Shala

The Yoga Shala

Downtown

C$95 C$40

Compassionate instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute classes covering Ashtanga, Yin, flow, and Mysore techniques

Up To 55% Off Architectural Walking Tours

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

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

Up to 76% Off at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

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

65% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

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

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 53% Off at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

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 All You Can Dance for One Month

Carpe Noctem Dance

Victoria

C$50 C$25

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

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Five Star Whale Watching

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 54% Off at Royal Oak Golf Club

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 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

"Walking with Dinosaurs" – Up to 34% Off

"Walking With Dinosaurs"

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

C$65.50 C$44.15

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Realistic life-size dinosaurs roam the stage in a heart-pumping educational spectacle for ages 3 and older

Up to 90% Off Boot Camp or Online Fitness Coaching

Wholly Fit

Hyacinth Park

C$150 C$49

Motivational coaches lead groups that hold each other accountable for daily fitness goals, whether during classes or online

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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

A nine-hole, executive course consisting of five par-fours and four par-threes, Royal Oak Golf Club provides tee-to-green fun for clubbers of all stripes with an approachable 1,915-yard layout. The course presents two relatively short par-fours on which long hitters can attempt to reach the green in one with a perfect drive or a well-struck golf ball punt. Those who try to overpower the course must steer clear of its water hazards, which come into play on five holes. To prepare for their round, guests can schedule a lesson with Royal Oaks' CPGA pro Bill Wakeham.

After rounds, Royal Oaks' hilltop clubhouse enchants weary golfers with a lounge equipped with two big-screen HDTVs, dartboards, and free WiFi. The Club's outdoor patio overlooks the first and seventh tees, allowing golfers to enjoy a cold beverage or scold an underperforming nine-iron.

540 Marsett Pl
Victoria,
BC
CA

The Salish Sea hosts one of the largest killer-whale gatherings on the planet. From its three large pods of fish-eating resident orcas to the pods of transient orcas that hunt for larger mammalian game, the Salish's waters often churn with a flurry of activity. Five Star's captains give passengers a glimpse of this underwater entertainment by charting courses through the sea's whale-filled waters atop stable catamarans outfitted with four separate viewing platforms. From these lookouts, guests may spot the black and white behemoths, as well as minke, gray, and humpback whales and other marine life. Between sightings, crews keep parties comfortable within the heated cabin by supplying them with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and liquefied Herman Melville novels.

651 Humboldt St
Victoria,
BC
CA