Things To Do In Vancouver

$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

Live_logo

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

C$95.55 C$67

View Deal

Movie and Popcorn for Two at Dunbar Theatre (Up to 52% Off)

Dunbar Theatre

Dunbar-Southlands

Single-screen theatre shows current blockbusters in digital and 3D; includes popcorn

C$29 C$14.50

View Deal

Admission for One, Two, or a Family at Museum of Vancouver (Up to 47% Off)

Museum of Vancouver

Kitsilano

Museum exhibits include From Rationing to Ravishing and Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

C$14 C$8

View Deal

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

View Deal

$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

View Deal

$49 for Admission for One to Girl's Night In on February 12th at Cleopatra's ($200 Value)

Cleopatra's

Downtown Vancouver

You and your best friends can celebrate Valentine’s Day with champagne, brow-and-hair tutorials, beauty services, and a take-home gift bag

C$200 C$49

View Deal

Dare to Dream Wedding Show for One or Two from Something Borrowed Event Management & Design (Up to 50% Off)

Something Borrowed Event Management & Design

Divine Pan Pacific Hotel

Networking event unites engaged couples with photographers, designers, make-up artists, and bakers; includes fashion show and Master Class

C$25 C$15

View Deal

One-Day Snowboard Rental for One or Two at ezeeRiders Bike and Snowboard Rentals (Up to 47% Off)

ezeeRiders Bike and Snowboard Rentals

Vancouver

Snowboard rentals include boots and binding

C$52 C$29

View Deal

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

Vancouver Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

Paddle through False Creek and English Bay on a paddleboard or single or double kayak

C$33 C$16

View Deal

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

View Deal

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

View Deal

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

View Deal

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

View Deal

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Yoga Practice (Up to 77% 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$42

View Deal

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at HIIT Fitness (Up to 61% 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$39

View Deal

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

View Deal

Five or Eight Capoeira Classes or One Month of Classes at Capoeira Aché Brasil Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Capoeira Aché Brasil Academy

Mt. Pleasant

Instructors lead beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons in a Brazilian fighting style that combines martial arts with dance

C$75 C$19

View Deal

Makeup Lesson for One, Two, or Three at AnaV Beauty (Up to 78% Off)

AnaV Beauty

Downtown Vancouver

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

C$120 C$32

View Deal

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

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

"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

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

Strengthened by its affiliation with UBC's Biodiversity Research Centre and more than 500 natural-history exhibits, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum aims to foster a deep bond between its visitors and all life on the planet. Dubbed the "Best Collection of Weird Things in Drawers," the Beaty Biodiversity Museum showcases more than two million biological specimens, and among the treasures are a 26-metre long (85 ft.) blue whale skeleton that looms over visitors as they arrive in the atrium. They also have the third largest fish collection in Canada, as well as an enormous collection of fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, and plants from around British Columbia and across the world. Those guests seeking an interactive experience can head to the Allan Yap Discovery Lab or check out a film in the Allan Yap Theatre. Designed by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, the building also hosts interactive activities in the discovery lab, as well as public presentations and community gatherings aimed at illustrating the interconnectedness of all living things.

2212 Main Mall
Vancouver,
BC
CA