Things To Do In Vancouver


Instant Theatre Company Improv for Two or Four at Havana Theatre Through April 5 (Up to 53% Off)

Instant Theatre Company

Havana Theatre

Off-the-cuff comedy shows feature short- and long-form improvisation, competitive formats, and plenty of audience participation

C$16 C$8

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Outing for Two or Four to Lab Art Show 6 from Glitz Entertainment (Up to 50% Off)

Glitz Entertainment

Round House Vancouver

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

C$50 C$25

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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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The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on May 5 at 7 p.m. (Up to 21% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

C$41.75 C$33

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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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90-Minute Intro Stand-up Paddleboarding Course or Starter Pack for 1 or 2 at MacSailing (Up to 50% Off)

MacSailing

Kitsilano Beach

MacSailing at Kits Yacht Club teaches stand-up paddleboarding basics in group lessons dedicated to time in the waters of English Bay

C$55 C$29.99

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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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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Yoga Practice (Up to 79% Off)

The Yoga Practice

Ambleside

Certified yoga instructors guide pupils of all abilities through drop-in classes held in an intimate boutique studio seven days a week

C$160 C$38

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Whole-Body-Vibration Small Group Classes at Pure Vibe (56% 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$26

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Four or Eight Circus-Fitness-Training Classes at The Underground Circus (Up to 78% Off)

The Underground Circus

Sunset

Instead of doing typical sit-ups and lifts, exercisers can work with silks and hoops to get in shape the same way circus performers do

C$200 C$52

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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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5, 10, or 20 Cardio Kickboxing Classes from Ariel Ziv at Warrior Kickbox (Up to 61% Off)

Warrior Kickbox by Ariel Ziv

Warrior Kickboxing

Martial-arts aims to teach disciple, self-esteem, develope muscle tone, and increase stamina as students focus on the study of self-defense

C$75 C$35

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$67 for a Ticket to a Harlem Globetrotters Game at Pacific Coliseum on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. ($95.55 Value)

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$95.55 C$67

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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

Creekside Kayaks (SAME OWNER AS DRAGON ZONE)

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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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at HIIT Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

HIIT Fitness

Multiple Locations

Regimen combines bodyweight exercises with sequences that add more intensity by incorporating resistance bands, sandbags, and medicine balls

C$99 C$35

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Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class for One, Two, or Four at Broadway Brewing and Winemaking (Up to 58% Off)

Broadway Brewing and Winemaking

Kitsilano

Students learn how to sterilize equipment, ferment their libation, and bottle it under the tutelage of DIY experts

C$45 C$22

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C$19 for C$30 Worth of Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Displace Hashery

Displace Hashery

Local pub with organic flair offers wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, locally raised beef burgers, stone-oven-baked pizzas, and weekend brunch

C$30 C$19

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$39 for a Four-Week Intro to Flamenco Dance Course for One at Centro Flamenco ($90 Value)

Centro Flamenco

Kitsilano

Instructors showcase flamenco steps alongside Spanish culture and history during four-week beginner dance program for individuals

C$90 C$39

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Two-Hour All-Natural Dessert-Making Class for One or Two at Indigo Food Cafe (Up to 55% Off)

Indigo Food Cafe

Greens Organic and Natural Market

Sweets and treats made with plant-based ingredients are organic, vegan, and gluten- and dairy-free, as well as diabetic friendly

C$64 C$31

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"Yoga, Pilates and Dance saved my life," declares Rachel Wainwright on Exhale Studio's website. Her path to these practices was spurred by a particularly rocky point in her life, when she craved a way to feel happy and alive. Diving into yoga, Pilates, and dance helped her feel at peace and more able to listen to her intuition, to such a point that she felt like she’d stumbled onto a secret. Desiring to share this feeling and her passion with others, Wainwright opened Exhale Studio—so named to serve as a constant reminder to release and let go. She gathered a team of like-minded instructors and, through her classes, started helping others to let go and embrace life while they built strength and balance. In yoga sessions, clients gain flexibility and balance through a series of poses and breathing exercises. Yoga styles include refreshing hatha yoga, dynamic vinyasa flow, flexibility-boosting yin yoga, and tranquil candlelight yoga. They also offer Pilates classes that work to align the spine and build core muscles. Meanwhile, dance lessons help burn calories and build self-esteem while learning dance hall, Zumba, burlesque, belly dancing, hip-hop, and the correct spelling of the YMCA.
1083 Cambie St
Vancouver,
BC
CA
While hiking the craggy island shores of Kythera, Gloria and Scott Latham spotted something strange and wonderful: a bright yellow flower sprouting from the rocks. Known as a semperviva, this plant symbolizes abundant life, a symbol they'd sought for quite some time. When the couple returned to Vancouver and founded a yoga studio, the flower sprang to mind immediately. "The concrete structures of the city, the buildings, the sidewalks, and the roads were the equivalent of the craggy rocks of Kythera," Gloria says. "Our clients and friends are that bright yellow flower, the souls that are brilliant and thriving despite the hardships that life presents." Today, Semperviva Yoga tempers the city's hustle and bustle with joy and peace. Inside its four local studios, friendships bloom among mats, blocks, and bolsters, which students may borrow for free. Here, seasoned instructors demonstrate yoga's power to cultivate flexibility and focus. Classical Hatha sessions offer plenty of cues to help students tailor the poses to their goals and limitations. Deep breaths and stretches fuel Vinyasa Power Flow routines, which build more strength and grace than a swan bench-pressing a ballerina. Several Semperviva studios feature boutiques, which foster healthy lifestyles with organic essential oils, biodynamic skincare products, and yoga-themed books.
1985 Broadway W
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Churning out diplomas since 1981, School of Mix sends its students through a variety of structured cocktail curriculums for both interested civilians and those who seek a career in professional drink slinging. Establishments around the Vancouver area and in international locales recognize School of Mix certificates and diplomas as indicative of all-around mastery of bar keeping and maraschino-cherry sculpting. Additionally, 75 per cent of those who finish a bartending or wine education go on to work with the school's event-staffing arm, Mix Event Staffing. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ In rooms packed with synthesizers, computers, and turntables, School of Remix's team of seasoned DJs and production engineers packs students' minds with the latest spinning and mixing techniques and technology during comprehensive courses. Coming from all walks of life and musical influences, the eclectic group of turntablists and producers bands together through their passion for music and talent for passing on their tuneful wisdom. Eyes open anew to software such as Logic Pro and Pro Tools, and equipment such as the Traktor Scratch Pro 2 and Serato Itch gets novices started on the right foot as more experienced students graduate to more sophisticated nicknames, such as DJ Shmee Jay.
1666 1st Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA
What's proper etiquette for the queen's sommelier? West Coast Wine Education's John Gerum confronted this question head on when he served Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently he made the right choice, as he went on to pour wine for prime ministers, presidents, provincial premiers, and cultural icons during his 20-year career. Gerum's achievement distills three generations of fine-dining experience that was passed down from his father, a chef, and his grandfather, a maitre d'. Wine education was always his passion, so when starting out, he sought personal instruction from the master sommelier Andrew Lalibert? and demonstrated a palate refined enough to earn him membership and certification from the International Sommelier Guild. Gerum often merges his know-how with other wine educators to cultivate a roster of classes and hone their delivery. These experts join in delineating scotch terroir and describing the bouquet of a student's favourite pinot-stained shirt with an easy professionalism that has enthralled groups of up to 300 people. They share their expertise with casual drinkers and professionals during two-hour workshops, in consultation for store openings and events, and through appearances on Global TV.
650 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Since its inception in 1966, BC Sports Hall of Fame's mission has been to preserve and honour British Columbia's illustrious athletic heritage. The facility packs 100-plus years of sporting history into its exhibits and displays, exalting Olympians, Paralympians, world-class competitors, and championship teams. In the Hall of Champions, artifacts and interactive touchscreens team up to lead visual tours through time; in the Vancouver 2010 gallery, visitors stand atop Olympic medal podiums and sniff Olympic torches for hints of the protein bars that once burned inside them. Chock full of inspiration, visitors of any age can strap on their game faces and storm into the Participation Zone. There, they rise to meet the challenge and trace the monumental journeys of national heroes like Rick Hansen and Terry Fox while testing skills with a hockey shoot out, soccer simulator and immersadome, all while enduring the pressure of competing in front of an imaginary television audience. The Participation Zone also hosts birthday parties, which, along with corporate functions and other special events, can be held at the 20,000-square-foot facility year-round.
BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Vancouver,
British Columbia
US
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.
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
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