Things To Do In Vancouver

Up to 51% Off Afternoon Tea Cruise in Vancover Harbor

Vancouver

C$89 C$44

Take tea while gazing at the skyline and nibbling sandwiches, pastries, and scones

Up to 54% Off Boat Rentals

Granville Island

C$65 C$30

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1-hour boat rentals let up to 5 people explore downtown, Howe Sound, & Indian Arm coastlines; temporary license & safety equipment included.

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 59% Off Kayak Rentals

Kitsilano Beach

C$44.80 C$22

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Paddle through False Creek and English Bay on your own or during a guided tour

Up to 55% Off Scooter Rental from Cycle BC Rentals

Mt. Pleasant

C$47.04 C$21

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Honda Jazz scooters with included helmet and gas provide an eco-friendly way to take in Vancouver’s sights

65% Off at Semperviva Yoga

Multiple Locations

C$139 C$49

Experienced teachers lead beginner-friendly and advanced classes in a welcoming studio filled with complimentary mats, props, and water

Up to 51% Off Yoga Classes

Downtown Vancouver

C$65 C$32

Experienced teachers impart bends, balances, and breathing exercises at local workplaces and a studio at Royal Centre Mall

Opera Pro Cantanti – Up to 50% Off

Cambrian Hall

C$36 C$18

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Local repertory opera enchants with works by Bellini, Verdi, and other classical heavyweights

72% Off at Bikram Yoga Vancouver

City Square Mall

C$180 C$49.99

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

Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Up to 51% Off Membership or Visit

Vancouver

C$35 C$17

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The museum features 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and showcases over 500 permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and interactive activities

Up to 55% Off Stand-up Paddleboarding Courses and Starter Packs

Kitsilano Yacht Club

C$50 C$25

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

Up to 63% Off Paddleboard or Windsurfing Class

Jericho Sailing Centre(located in the Jericho Park West)

C$40 C$15

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

Up to 50% Off from 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

Up to 70% Off Personal Training

Downtown Vancouver

C$237 C$79

Workout with a personal trainer who helps models and actors trim down and tone up

49% Off Scuba or Snorkeling Course

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

Up to 66% Off Kung Fu Classes

Vancouver

C$100 C$35

A ninth-degree master leads a kung fu studio that teaches students about self-defence, self-respect, and Chinese culture

75% Off Kids Brazilian Jujitsu or MMA Classes

Downtown Vancouver

C$117 C$29

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Marpole

C$65 C$29

Master Benson Xiao teaches students traditional Chinese KungFu and self-defense techniques involving barehanded combat and weapons mastery

67% Off Yoga, Pilates, and Dance Classes at Exhale Studio

Downtown Vancouver

C$150 C$49

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Classes of all levels build core muscles, improving balance and flexibility inside this boutique studio

Half Off Martial Arts Classes at The Powerhouse

Fairview

C$169 C$49

Gain strength and agility and build character in these self-defense karate classes taught by a 5th degree black belt Master

50% Off Personal Training

Vancouver

C$285 C$143

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Zumba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango Classes

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$36

Latin dance instructor runs classes late at night with upcoming times to be announced

Up to 69% Off Classes at World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

C$96 C$35

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide students through salsa, tango, swing, and mambo dance classes

Up to 85% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Downtown Vancouver

C$150 C$45

Custom workouts crafted by a certified trainer are tailored to the client's fitness level, goals, and eating habits

Up to 82% Off Mixed Martial Arts

Hastings-Sunrise

C$125 C$25

Students hone physical and mental discipline with muay thai kickboxing, submission wrestling, and mixed martial arts

Up to 75% Off at Om Prem Yoga Studio

Dundarave

C$150 C$39

Variety of yoga classes, such as flow, hatha, and restorative, are held daily for participants of all fitness levels and experience

67% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes 

Multiple Locations

C$225 C$75

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Kids' classes focus on Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics interspersed with lessons in self-discipline and self-esteem

Up to 86% Off at West Coast Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$245 C$39

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Boot-camp classes build strength, balance, and agility; personal-training package includes four workouts and a nutrition consultation

55% Off

Kitsilano

C$96 C$43

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

74% Off Dance Classes at iDance 

Vancouver

C$150 C$39

Friendly instructors foster a nonintimidating environment for pupils of all abilities during dance classes ranging from jazz to cardio salsa



Kitsilano

C$59 C$29

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

Up to 59% Private Early-Education Music Classes

Vancouver

C$120 C$59

Early-education music classes give kids a head start in techniques for playing instruments such as guitar and piano, as well as singing

Up to 78% Off at Tipofit

Strathcona

C$80 C$19

Trainers help clients reach fitness goals in high-octane, group fitness classes

56% Off a Beginners' Swing-Dance Course

Multiple Locations

C$80 C$35

Introductory swing classes teach participants the fundamentals of partner dancing, basic steps, and rhythm in a supportive environment

Up to 58% Off Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class

Kitsilano

C$45 C$22

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

Up to 53% Off at Vancouver Lookout

Downtown Vancouver

C$89 C$42

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Heated indoor observation deck looming 168 metres above the city affords panoramic views bolstered by guided tours & interpretive displays

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes at Urban Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

C$140 C$29

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Build muscles, melt calories, and get in shape during group fitness classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Boot Camp, and Kickboxing.

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Riley Park

$400 $200

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 76% Off Personal Training

Vancouver

C$100 C$29

Certified personal trainers tailor individual workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals

Up to 75% Off at YoGuy Men's Yoga

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$30

Male instructors guide all-male classes through both static and flowing poses to soothe injuries and chronic stress

55% Off One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes

Marpole

C$78 C$35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Drop-In League Ball Hockey Games

Vancouver

$42 $20

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

85% Off Boot-Camp Fitness Classes at Lumbala Strong

Multiple Locations

C$199 C$29

BC Lions player Rolly Lumbala and other pro athletes lead students through high-intensity workouts that tone and strengthen

75% Off at Lions Kickboxing Fitness

Sunset

C$200 C$49.99

Professional kick-boxing coach leads classes adapted from competition kick-boxing to burn calories while teaching practical self-defense

Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Body Boot Camp

Vancouver

C$185 C$39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 50% Off Boat Rental or Sea Safari Tour

Horseshoe Bay

C$70 C$35

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Patrons marvel at bald eagles, harbour seals, and marine birds that fill islands of Howe Sound; relax, fish, or sightsee with boat rental

65% Off Private Kids Rock-Climbing Party at The Hive

False Creek

C$210 C$75

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Practice your bouldering skills on walls that stretch up to 16 feet high and feature overhangs, angled slabs, and grades of up to V10+

Up to 52% Off Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club

Creekside Community Centre

C$89 C$45

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

45% Off Introductory Flight Experience

Squamish

C$199 C$109

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First-time flyers settle into the copilot’s seat and experience grabbing the controls during the 30-minute hands-on flight

Up to 52% Off Rafting from Canadian Outback Adventures & Events

Squamish

C$156.45 C$88

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Guides teach rafters the skills needed to navigate the Class III and IV rapids along a scenic, beginner-friendly 16-kilometre trip

46% Off of 5 Adult 1 Hour Dance Classes

Lions Gate

C$79 C$43

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63% Off Yoga Classes at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

North Vancouver

C$132 C$49

Detox and burn calories in challenging new infrared hot yoga sessions

Up to 52% Off Train Museum Visit

Squamish

C$30 C$15

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Guests explore more than 90 pieces of railway memorabilia, including locomotives, rare passenger cars, and other artifacts

Up to 70% Off Yoga at Yogana Studio

North Vancouver

C$130 C$39

The studio's multiple class types include Hatha, power, and prenatal yoga; instructors focus on the athletic & meditative aspects of yoga

63% Off Introductory Rock-Climbing Course

Multiple Locations

C$160 C$59

Experienced guides and mountaineers teach kids and adults to crimp and climb their way atop intricate rock formations

Up to 75% Off Classes at Namaste Yoga

Lynnmour South

C$115 C$29

Students stretch, bend, and balance during beginner-friendly classes that explore yogic styles such as Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin

Up to 59% Off Kids’ Indoor Amusements

Maplewood

C$32 C$15

24 ft. soft jungle gym with obstacles, bridges, and tunnels; indoor rock climbing wall with 14 autobelay ropes

68% Off Skincare 101 Seminar

Richmond

C$399 C$129

Skincare seminar teaches attendees the basics of good skin, going over such topics as general skin health, anti-aging, and acne

46% Off Water-Park Outings in Richmond

Richmond

C$73.75 C$40

Indoor waterpark & fitness centre soaks families & partygoers in 57-metre competition pool, pair of waterslides & interactive play structure

58% Off Pilates Classes at Fusion Fitness Pilates Studio

Richmond

C$140 C$59

60-minute sessions on the Reformer machine harness the power of resistance to improve posture, tone the core, and enhance flexibility

Up to 92% Off One Month of MMA Classes

City Centre

C$205 C$29

Adults and kids aged 3–12 learn martial arts, kickboxing, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu moves

Half Off Piano or Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music

Richmond

C$76 C$38

Experienced musicians teach first-time pianists proper arm use and basic scales; music theory pupils explore music's structures and forms

Up to 84% Off Group Bootcamp Sessions

Minoru Park

C$180 C$35

Outdoor high-intensity workouts burn calories while increasing strength, endurance, and flexibility; all skill levels welcome

Up to 92% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

Bridgeport

C$350 C$29

Instructors emphasize proper technique through detailed, hands-on instruction and share lessons from their wealth of competitions

Up to 69% Off Martial-Arts Gym Membership

U Rise

C$120 C$39

Students strive to reach their individual fitness goals while training in the martial art of Brazilian jujitsu

82% Off Classes at Premier Martial Arts

Richmond

C$160 C$29

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Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels though Brazilian jujitsu, kickboxing, and other fitness and martial-arts classes

68% Off Dance and Fitness Classes at PUR Movement

Richmond

C$185 C$59

Students of all levels can break a sweat in group fitness classes that include hip-hop, yoga, SexyStilettos dance, and Zumba

85% Off from Get Fit Canada Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

Outdoor boot-camp classes encourage weight loss and wellness in a team-like atmosphere

Up to 61% Off at studio 108 yoga

Steveston

C$120 C$49

Students of all levels move through calming and strengthening poses during classes such as Hatha Yoga, Sunrise Flow, and Intro to Power Yoga

50% Off

Bridgeport

$150 $75

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Perfect Hearts Yoga

Steveston

C$80 C$24

Up to 78% Off Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Shellmont

C$100 C$29

Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults, teens, and kids seven and older teach technique with an emphasis on practical self-defense

Up to 63% Off Darts, Pool, or Snooker

City Centre

C$34 C$15

Darts or billiards games on 26 mahogany tables inside an 18,000 sq. ft. facility that also features a high-speed Internet gaming area

Up to 56% Off from Todd Hart Golf Instruction

East Richmond

C$80 C$39.99

Lessons with seasoned golf veteran help students improve their swing with exercises, swing analysis, and a take-home video

Up to 74% Off at UFK Boot Camp

City Centre

C$150 C$39

Trainers help students reach fitness goals with six weeks of workout classes and meal replacement shakes

Up to 90% Off Martial-Arts Classes

City Centre

C$250 C$35

Learn from Hapkido Master Black Belt 7th Dan specializing in Korean multiple martial arts system

Up to 83% Off at Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts

Richmond

$170 $29

Ex-pro fighter heads staff of professional fighters and wrestlers, and molds students of all skill levels in MMA, jiu-jitsu, and muay thai

Up to 53% Off Winery Tour at LuLu Island Winery

East Richmond

C$52 C$26

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Tour of an award-winning winery with a wine tasting and gourmet food pairings

63% Off Yoga at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

West Central Valley

C$132 C$49

Variety of yoga classes in a far-infrared heated studio, which increases circulation and helps build flexibility and core strength

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Cities are the ultimate conglomerations, existing as both the collections of people, institutions, and locations that currently compose them as well as the memories of all of the bygone inhabitants that came before. Without some concept of that past, current-day residents are hard-pressed to really understand their present. Fortunately, the historians at Museum of Vancouver keep visitors in the know with expertly curated exhibits revealing the unforgettable events that shaped the city's character. In the permanent galleries, a series of permanent historical displays chronicle the city’s evolution from the 1900s real-estate boom into the excitement of the 1970s. In 1960s-1970s: You Say You Want A Revolution, Vancouver’s hippie community comes to life with the jangling tunes of local bands of the day and discussions of the Greenpeace movement; in Neon Vancouver, Ugly Vancouver, gallery walls fill with the sizzling light of antique advertising and signage rescued from obscurity before its date with the dump.

To complement the history galleries, three special rotating exhibits each year showcase works by artists such as Tobias Wong, a cheeky craftsman considered one of the forerunners of conceptual design. In 2013, visitors will revist Vancouver's street photography era as they delve into the works of the infamous Foncie Pulice, and explore the west coast modernist architecture of Daniel Evans White. During special events, the museum’s halls fill with the wisdom of curators, artists, and others explaining their work.

1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Rolling strikes is in the Marino family’s blood. The family has presided over Grandview Lanes for three generations, ever since Louis Marino established the alley back in 1947. In those days, the pins had to be set by hand, a task Louis's son, George, remembers all too well. As he told Westender reporter Mary Frances Hill, "You'd have 40 women bowling during the day (in the 1950s), and only two pin setters […]. So we'd run around like crazy."

Today, machines act as the alley’s pin setters, but the Marinos are still around and running the show. George's daughter, Tammy, manages the modernized alley, where automatic scoring makes things easier for a younger generation that has never seen a real wooden pencil. Some things haven't changed though. Bowlers can still visit the lunch counter once run by George's mother, fuelling up between frames with burgers or pizzas laden with a dozen different toppings. And, of course, the game remains relatively unchanged. Downstairs, guests choose between 5-pin or 10-pin bowling, and upstairs, black lights and neon wall murals set the psychedelic stage for the sport's most modern update—glow bowling.

Aside from providing a hub for clean, family-friendly fun, Grandview Lanes actively supports the community by helping the fundraising efforts of organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and The Kensington Foundation for Animals in Crisis.

2195 Commercial Dr
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Rustic wood cabins interconnected by wooden walkways stand amid a network of fountains, mountain streams, and small waterfalls. Dense forest and blooms of emerald ferns spread out in all directions. The train whistle and drum beats echo through the trees. At Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, natural scenery opens up to authentic representations of British Columbia's First Nations and Métis cultures through its attractions, performances, and artisan marketplace. As guests arrive, knowledgeable First Nations guides in native dress usher guests into the park, where they can start by taking in the sights or boarding the miniature covered Spirit Catcher train for storytelling journeys past forest tableaus.

Young dancers and actors in traditional dress stage cultural performances every Friday through Sunday throughout the summer, and coffee by Spirit Bear Coffee Company keeps visitors warm year-round. In the indoor marketplace, First Nations and Métis artisans proffer pieces of handmade visual art, jewellery, apparel, and other crafts. The nonprofit Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia operates the park as part of its aim to create a sustainable and educational showcase of Aboriginal culture for visitors and local residents.

610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver,
BC
CA

British Columbia local and Lakers player Steve Nash created his fleet of namesake Fitness World & Sports Clubs to honour the tenets of healthy living. The classes at both Fitness World and Sports Club locations are taught by engaging instructors who impart students with methods for getting fit that don’t involve traditional livestock lifting. Group fitness trainers lead exercisers through Bball Blast's stability-ball training, ICE indoor-cycling intensives, and Cardio Core's combinations of step, cardio kickboxing, and abdominal exercises. The Nash Smash class uses full-body metabolic training to sternly badger moping muscles into action, and Women on Weights builds toned musculature by pitting females against leaden opponents. Personal training sessions fit workouts for each client, tailoring them to individual's goals and personal theme song.

The amenities at each club differ—the Burnaby location boasts a swimming pool and spacious whirlpool. The staff strives to create a healthy environment for members and the earth alike, with floors made from sustainable bamboo and locker panels build with recycled car tires.

610 Granville St
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Now that it has been fully restored, the Rio Theatre immediately recalls the splendour of its grand opening in 1938. Hiding behind the old-fashioned aesthetics, however, are a digital HD projector and surround-sound speakers that immerse filmgoers in an eclectic array of first-run blockbusters and cinema classics. Showing films again as of April 2012, the theatre’s movie selection ranges from sci-fi and horror to wholesome family films, though the program coalesces around a love for pop culture that the owners share with their most ardent fans.

Aside from the daily show times, cult classics—frequently in their original 35 mm form—screen at midnight on Fridays. Guests from all walks of life come out to these packed showings, where they can snack on popcorn made with real butter or win prizes for dressing in costume as their favourite character or key grip. The 420-seat theatre also hosts concerts and events throughout the year, including past performances by Janeane Garofalo and local musicians Bend Sinister.

1660 Broadway E
Vancouver,
BC
CA

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.

1625 1519 Foreshore Walk
Vancouver,
BC
CA

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