Things To Do In Vancouver

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

Creekside Kayaks

Mt. Pleasant

C$40 C$20

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

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

Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club

Inside Creekside Community Centre

C$89 C$45

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

C$29.99 for Five Classes at Bikram Yoga Vancouver (C$100 Value)

Bikram Yoga Vancouver

Vancouver

C$100 C$29.99

During regular and expert classes, seasoned teachers impart 26 poses in a heated room that boosts heart rates and helps bodies expel toxins

One Drop-In League Game for Two or Five Drop-In Games for One at B.C. United Ball Hockey League (52% Off)

B.C. United Ball Hockey League

Vancouver

$42 $20

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

Three-Hour Nightclub Boat Cruise for 2, 4, or 10 from Vancouver Cruises (Up to 54% Off)

Vancouver Cruises

Vancouver

C$60 C$30

360-passenger boat transforms into nightclub during themed cruises as groups mix scenic views with partying, music & dance-floor lighting

Two-Hour Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One or Two Monday–Friday at Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 55% Off)

Vancouver Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

C$33 C$16

Wildlife and stunning scenery greet those on two-hour adventures of the shoreline and nearby ocean sites

Adult & Kids Skim-Boarding Group Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Windsure Adventure Watersports (Up to 58% Off)

Windsure Adventure Watersports

Jericho Sailing Centre

C$50 C$25

Learn proper throwing technique and ride skim boards across the land, gradually adding more advanced maneuvers

Two Single-Day or Weekend Passes to Interior Design Show West on September 25–28 (Up to 52% Off)

Interior Design Show West

Vancouver Convention Centre

C$31.50 C$15

Hundreds of exhibitors, designers, and enthusiasts gather to showcase new products, discuss trends, gain inspiration, and scoop new talent

C$39 for 10 Mat Pilates and Yoga Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Form Body Lab (C$200 Value)

Form Body Lab

Downtown Vancouver

C$200 C$39

Mat Pilates classes; power yoga and more leisurely restorative-yoga sessions

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

The Diving Locker

Kitsilano

C$99 C$50

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

Advanced Makeup 101 Lesson for One, Two, or Three at AnaV Beauty (Up to 73% Off)

AnaV Beauty

Downtown Vancouver

C$120 C$39

Makeup maven Ana V imparts groups with wisdom about the newest makeup trends as well as blush and lash application

Six Weeks of CrossFit Bootcamp or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit BC (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit BC

West Vancouver

C$335 C$79

Learn the basics of CrossFit in bootcamp classes, or add on an additional two months of CrossFit classes with the three-month package

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

Broadway Brewing and Winemaking

Kitsilano

C$45 C$22

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

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

Feed Life

The Juice Truck

C$125 C$35

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

One Month of Unlimited Kids' Boot Camp or 10 Kids' Boot-Camp Classes at Urban Fitness Club (Up to 68% Off)

Urban Fitness Club

Fairview

C$120 C$39

45-minute classes combine body-weight cardio workouts, obstacle courses, and kickboxing drills on bags and pads in an empowering environment

C$39 for a Four-Hour Acting Workshop for Adults at Actorium (C$95 Value)

Actorium

East Vancouver

C$95 C$39

Four-hour program introduces the Meisner Technique through exercises and rehearsal

Opera Mariposa's "The Telephone" at Marpole United Church on July 11–13 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Telephone"

Marpole United Church

C$22 C$11

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Menotti's comic opera follows the lovelorn Ben as he tries to propose to his phone-bound girlfriend; concert of arias caps off the season

C$50 for Four 30-Minute Introductory, Private Music Lessons at Bravo Music (C$100 Value)

Bravo Music

Marpole

C$100 C$50

Students receive beginner-level instruction for the piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, or voice; experienced instructors

VIP Fraser Valley Wine Tour for Two or Four from West Coast Wine Education (Up to 58% Off)

West Coast Wine Education

Multiple Locations

C$392 C$169

Groups explore three Fraser Valley wineries in an all-day excursion led by experienced wine educators

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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

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

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

When doctors told Joey and Darryl Simon that their son Jet’s premature birth could result in learning disabilities, the couple immersed him in the world of art as a means of helping him overcome any educational obstacles. Their tutelage and care paid off, resulting in an impressive array of paintings from their child at a very young age. Jet’s talent and creativity inspired his parents to establish 4Cats Arts Studio in hopes of unleashing the inner artists of other children as well as adults. The Simons accomplish this mission through hands-on sessions in mixed media, painting, and Artist Focus classes, which concentrate on the histories and styles of certain artists, such as Picasso’s cubism and Andy Warhol’s self-portraits of soup cans.

2059 41st Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Coasting throughout Vancouver's harbors since 1981, Vancouver Cruises affixes sea legs to locals and tourists alike while serving up dazzling views of the city and its neighbouring waterways. One of three luxurious boats ferries groups as large as 400 people throughout the popular Vancouver harbour and False Creek waters, including the nightclub-inspired Abitibi, which features large sun decks, and the Queen of Diamonds, which provides 360-degree panoramas of passing sights. Gourmet chefs are on hand on all three ships, accompanying memorable occasions such as weddings, graduations, and company outings with equally memorable eats. During the holiday season, Vancouver Cruises also fuels festive spirits with its Carol Ships rife with decorations and singing.

705 Pacific Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Coasting throughout Vancouver's harbors since 1981, Vancouver Cruises affixes sea legs to locals and tourists alike while serving up dazzling views of the city and its neighbouring waterways. One of three luxurious boats ferries groups as large as 400 people throughout the popular Vancouver harbour and False Creek waters, including the nightclub-inspired Abitibi, which features large sun decks, and the Queen of Diamonds, which provides 360-degree panoramas of passing sights. Gourmet chefs are on hand on all three ships, accompanying memorable occasions such as weddings, graduations, and company outings with equally memorable eats. During the holiday season, Vancouver Cruises also fuels festive spirits with its Carol Ships rife with decorations and singing.

750 Pacific Boulevard
Vancouver,
BC
CA