Activities in Vancouver

2.5-Hour Tandem Jet Ski Ocean Is Yours Tour for Two from Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Vancouver Water Adventures

Granville Island

Wildlife and stunning scenery greet those jet-skiing through the waters of the shoreline, harbour, and nearby ocean sites

C$258 C$129

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Standup-Paddleboard Lesson or Windsurfing Lesson from Windsure Adventure Watersports (Up to 50% Off)

Windsure Windsurfing School

Jericho Sailing Center

After learning the basics, students explore Jericho Sailing Center while balanced atop standup paddleboards or Windsurfers

C$40 C$20

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Four-Week Introductory Boating Course for One or Two from Dragon Zone Paddling Club (Up to 52% Off)

Dragon Zone Paddling Club

Creekside Community Centre

Instructors helm four 90-minute introductory dragon boat sessions that imbue pupils with synchronized-paddling skills

C$89 C$45

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The Tragically Hip at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on Friday, February 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Tragically Hip

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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Modern rockers with 14 Juno Awards and nine No. 1 albums play favorite hits and entirety of their re-issued album, Fully Completely

C$76.75 C$46

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One Drop-In League Game for Two or Five Drop-In Games for One at B.C. United Ball Hockey League (58% Off)

B.C. United Ball Hockey League

Vancouver

Players have fun, mingle, make new friends, and stay in shape while playing ball hockey

$42 $18

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$7 for Admission for Two to Make It! The Handmade Revolution ($14 Value)

Make It Productions

PNE Forum

More than 250 Canadian artisans sell handmade work such as clothing and decor alongside food trucks, a beer garden and music

C$14 C$7

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Vancouver Christmas Market Outing for 2 or 4 Plus Carousel Rides and Optional Cider and Mugs (Up to 40% Off)

Vancouver Christmas Market

Downtown Vancouver

Pop into wooden huts adorned in twinkling lights to browse Christmas gifts, ride the carousel, and see European dance and music performances

C$20 C$12

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding or Kiteboarding Crash Course for One or Two from Aerial Kiteboarding (Up to 74% Off)

Aerial Kiteboarding

Multiple Locations

Explore the waters on a standup paddleboard; certified kiteboarding instructors teach safety, steering, and control with hands-on practice

C$50 C$25

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Discover Scuba or Discover Snorkeling Course at Diving Locker (49% Off)

The Diving Locker

Kitsilano

Classroom briefings on underwater theory give way to scuba and snorkeling courses that teach diving basics within a large swimming pool

C$99 C$50

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Pacific Coliseum on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Pacific Coliseum

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

C$71.95 C$43

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Outing for Two or Four to Lab Art Show 5 on Friday, November 28 (Up to 52% Off)

Glitz Entertainment

Studio East

Art show showcases works from more than 100 artists in a variety of mediums, including film, music, painting, sculpture, and dance

C$30 C$15

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$15 for Two to Visit the BC Home + Garden Show at BC Place Stadium on February 18–22 (Up to $30 Value)

BC Home + Garden Show

BC Place Stadium

Five-day event provides home and garden tips from celebrity guests and a collection of expert exhibitors

C$30 C$15

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2-Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Rental, or Three-Hour Intro Kayaking Class from Creekside Kayaks (Up to 50% Off)

Creekside Kayaks

Fairview

Seafarers strap on life jackets, grab paddles, and select vessels from a fleet of Necky ocean kayaks; three-hour introductory kayaking class

C$40 C$20

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Whole-Body-Vibration Small Group Classes at Pure Vibe (51% Off)

Pure Vibe

Kitsilano

Whole-body-vibration classes are designed to stimulate circulation while assisting with weight loss, muscle tone, and boosting metabolism.

C$59 C$29

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2-Hour Healthy Cooking Workshop for One or Two People at Feed Life (72% Off)

Feed Life

The Juice Truck

Workshops help students adopt a healthier, plant-focused diet and include cooking demos and take-home recipes

C$125 C$35

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Two Group or Private Guitar Lessons from Benedict Marsh (Half Off)

Benedict Marsh

Vancouver

Veteran musician and instructor tailors lessons to students’ learning styles while helping them hone techniques and boost confidence

C$30 C$15

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Standup Comedy for Two at Yuk Yuk's Vancouver, December 27–June 30 (Up to 51% Off)

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver

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

C$42.68 C$21

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Carol Cruise and Views of Carol Ships Parade of Lights for One or Two from Accent Cruises (Up to 51% Off)

Accent Cruises

Vancouver

2.5 hour carol ship dinner cruise well cruising Vancouver Harbour with Christmas carols and holiday lights

C$89.95 C$44

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Carol Ship Cruise with Hot Chocolate or Light Dinner for Two, Four, or Eight from Vancouver Cruises (54% Off)

Vancouver Cruises

Vancouver Cruises

Festively decorated ships host rounds of caroling and light refreshments during three- to four-hour cruises

C$399.60 C$189

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Music blares from onboard stereo systems as BC Wake Boats' 2011 Tige RZ2 tournament boats tour the scenic waters of Granville and Vancouver Island. But these boat charters aren't just limited to standard sightseeing trips or transporting goldfish into the witness protection program. Every excursion also grants access to on-water activities ranging from leisurely tubing to high-intensity water-skiing or wake boarding. Boat captains, many of whom are marine rescue experts, double as instructors and teach how to operate each piece of equipment.

This commitment to water sport education continues during BC Wake Boats' camps. Throughout each weeklong camp, counselors coach participants one-on-one as they master the art of balancing atop boards and using water skis to pick up giant pieces of sushi.

1625A Foreshore Walk
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Run by designer Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler, also a designer, the fairs showcase the work of more than 250 Canadian artisans and designers at events Merge magazine has described as "the craft sale for the next generation." The laid-back emporium?that has received tons of positive press?thrums with the energy of desingers such as Sugar + Candy, Faye Tality Couture, and Prickly Potter Ceramics as they enthusiastically promote their wares. Music serenades ears wandering between booths, and homemade creations from vendors such as My Chocolate Tree sate hunger with snacks that are as sweet and savoury as a love poem written in worcestershire sauce.

As an extension of her mission to improve designers' livelihoods, Jenna channels her background in marketing into a parallel venture Make It! University, which helps artisans hone their business models.

3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Every year for the last decade, designers and aficionados from across British Columbia and North America have gathered in Vancouver to share news, ideas, and inspiration at Interior Design Show West. The hundreds of vetted exhibitors range from retail shops to designer brands, and they're all here to display new products or talk shop with other industry professionals.

Naturally, IDSW is partitioned according to specific interests and design preferences. In The District, artists sell unique household items that include everything from pillows to felt bowls. Studio North celebrates custom and limited work, while The Brooklyn Exchange showcases designers from New York's trendy borough. While taking a break from shopping, visitors can listen in on talks delivered by industry luminaries such as HGTV's Sarah Richardson and designers Amanda Forrest and Billy Halpern.

1055 Canada Pl.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Since 1931, more than three million visitors have walked down the docks of Sewell's Marina, stepped into a boat, and floated through the islands and inlets of Howe Sound. The marina's vessels have proffered spectacular glimpses into nature, such as the plunging waters of Shannon Falls and the wild blacksmiths that gallop across Anvil Island Cliffs.

Sewell's Marina's current trips tread the line between education and adventure. Their crews pilot vessels on fishing charters and aquatic thrills such as a Sea Quest scavenger hunts. Sea Safari tours send boats speeding alongside cliffs and into the habitats of seals, bald eagles, and marine birds. Even with boat rentals, Sewell's crew still guides customers, giving dockside instruction on how to operate speedboats and politely ask harbour seals for directions.

6409 Bay Street
West Vancouver,
BC
CA

From the views of snow-capped mountains and the cascading Granite Falls of Indian Arm to the bustling public market of Granville Island, the Vancouver area overflows with seafaring escapes. Realizing the abundance of sandy beaches meeting lush green forests, diverse wildlife, totem poles, and charming seaside villages, the owners of Lonsdale Boat Rentals decided they needed to give locals and visitors easy access to the region's splendour. To accomplish this, they offer rentals of Hourston Glascrafts, Bayliners, and fishing boats to licensed boaters. They also create customizable sightseeing tours piloted by experienced captains who ferry passengers to Bowen Island for a coffee or to Deep Cove for dinner at a seaside restaurant. To accommodate groups, the team can charter 40- to 80-foot boats, allowing corporate outings, private parties, or the Brady Bunch's family reunion to take place in a scenic setting.

1525 Coal Harbour Quay
Vancouver,
BC
CA

On September 9, 1979, more than 100,000 Whitecaps fans lined Robson Street to salute their hometown club. That day, the Whitecaps returned home after becoming Vancouver's first professional sports team to win a major North American championship: they had just defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies to claim the North American Soccer League title.

Since that first one, the franchise has won six additional titles–including four in a row from 1988–1991 while playing as the 86ers in the Canadian Soccer League. In fact, the club competed under that 86ers moniker until 2000. That year, spurred by public support and an unexplainable 'Caps logo beamed into the night sky, it re-emerged under its original Whitecaps identity. Today, the 21st-century incarnation of the club continues to battle for its first championship as part of Major League Soccer, where it began play in 2011.

2901 East Hastings Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA