Things To Do In Vancouver

Up to 58% Off Skim-Boarding Classes

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

50% Off from Adventure Mountain Bike Tours

Adventure Mountain Bike Tours

West End

C$198 C$99

Shuttles transport bikers to the North Shore trails for a three-hour experience biking through beautiful forested terrain

Up To 55% Off Architectural Walking Tours

Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$10

Guide leads walkers of all ages and abilities on one of twelve routes around Victoria or Vancouver to discover architecture and history

Up to 46% Off Eco-Friendly Adventure Tours

Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions

On Location

C$220 C$119

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Explore Nova Scotia's natural wonders, such as Cape Breton Island, Hirtle Beach, and Bay of Fundy; includes transportation, food, and guide

52% Off Drop-In League Ball Hockey Games

B.C. United Ball Hockey League

Vancouver

$42 $20

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

Up to 53% Off from Vancouver Cruises

Vancouver Cruises

Vancouver

C$399.60 C$189

Enjoy a dinner and dance themed cruise, such as Latin Salsa or Blues-Jazz, aboard a luxury cruise ship sailing along the Vancouver harbor

Up to 54% Off Boat Rentals

Granville Island 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.

Up to 52% Off at UBC Botanical Garden & Nitobe Memorial Garden

UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver

C$13.65 C$6.50

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12,000 plant varieties from around world dot paths while Nitobe Memorial Garden blooms with Japanese harmony and an array of flora

Up to 52% Off Dragon Zone Dragon Boat Paddling Club

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

Up to 61% Off Classes at The Hot Box Yoga

The Hot Box Yoga

Vancouver

C$70 C$29

Classes held in a studio heated by far-infrared radiant technology work to detoxify bodies, leaving students feeling healthy and calm

Up to 78% Off Yoga Classes

The Yoga Practice

Ambleside

C$160 C$39

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

Up to 72% Off Yoga Classes

The Mat Yoga

Victoria-Fraserview

C$150 C$49

Hatha yoga helps beginners conquer basic poses to build physical strength, and flow yoga focuses on synchronizing breathing with movement

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

Exhale Studio

Downtown Vancouver

C$150 C$52

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

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at HIIT Fitness

HIIT Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$99 C$39

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

Up to 75% Off at Om Prem Yoga Studio

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

Pure Vibe

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 75% Off Yoga Classes

Chakra Wellness/Sivananda Yoga Centre

Vancouver

C$140 C$39

75 to 90 minute yoga classes include sivananda yoga, hatha flow, classical hatha, yin yoga, beginner, gentle yoga and back pain therapy yoga

Up to 73% Off Makeup Classes at AnaV Beauty

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

55% Off One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes

Bloom Yoga Studio

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

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When Alfonso Arnold took time off from touring Canada as a musician, he planned to focus on business and marketing. But when a colleague asked him to snap a quick shot of a local artist, Arnold realized he had found a new artistic passion: photography. Since capturing that spur-of-the-moment image, he's crafted a diverse portfolio that encompasses fine art, commercial work, and a wide variety of subjects. He also teaches at Vancouver's LaSalle College of Design, imparting the photographic technique that's inspired the University of British Columbia and Amnesty International to commission his work. Arnold himself has been featured on CBC and MTV Canada.

As the instructor and founder of Photography Cures, he follows a philosophy that hinges on giving constructive critiques and paying close attention to students' skills so he can tailor each workshop and curriculum to individual needs. Not content to merely lecture, Arnold takes students on photo walks so they can get hands-on experience and try out their new skills.

260 Terminal Avenue
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.

1625A Foreshore Walk
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Going on nine years, designers and aficionados from across British Columbia and North America have gathered in Vancouver to trade news, ideas, and inspiration. Hundreds of vetted exhibitors—from retail shops to designer brands—display new products and talk shop from behind as many booths. In The District, artists sell unique household items from pillows and earrings to felt bowls. In Future Masters Vol. 4, area design students forecast the future of the industry; Studio North celebrates established but young Canadian talent. In between shopping, visitors can listen in on talks delivered by industry luminaries, including Tommy Smythe, Brian Gluckstein, and Kelly Deck.

1055 Canada Pl.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Over the course of his NBA career, Steve Nash developed a fitness vision—one where a place could promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all. Within its 18 locations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club strives to fulfill that vision by maximizing each member's experience in a fun and friendly environment.

Featuring a variety of amenities for all those wanting to achieve their fitness goals, each facility boasts state-of-the-art training equipment for clients' cardio and weight-lifting needs. For those who work better in packs, a wide range of fun group fitness classes are offered, including Zumba, yoga, pound, and LaBlast. Experienced certified personal trainers impart their wealth of fitness knowledge and effective exercise programs, but also inform on the latest in health and fitness, in-club events, and several other exciting member services.

1185 Georgia St W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Tantra Fitness's owner Tammy Morris, a professional pole dancer, helms a staff comprised of circus aerialists, choreographers, and fitness specialists to help women tone their bodies through alternative fitness regimens. Coaches lead an array of sensual fitness classes designed around their fun factor, value as body-weight-resistance exercises, and usefulness in mocking inflexible scarecrows. Topics include pole dancing, chair-based workouts, and dance routines ranging from ballet to hip hop as well as acro-stretch classes that challenge muscles to bend through exercises inspired by Chinese circus performers. Parties and private lessons bring small groups of students together to learn pole or lap-dance routines, or hone their professional jewel-theft techniques in a flexibility-enhancing exercise of their choice.

1715 Cook St
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