Things To Do In Vancouver

$9 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Popcorn at Kiggins Theatre ($16.50 Value)

Kiggins Theatre

Esther Short

$16.50 $9

Catch a classic flick with a friend at a landmark community theater that's been around since 1936

Historic Segway Tour for One or Two from Vancouver Segway Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Vancouver Segway Tours

Hudson's Bay

$75 $45

90-minute tour includes safety information and Segway instruction plus sweeping views of historic Fort Vancouver and the Columbia River

Open Skating or 9 Weeks of Lessons, at Mountain View Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Mountain View Ice Arena

Cascade Park

$25 $12

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Ice rink that plays home to Vancouver Vipers hosts 35 hours of public-skate a week; lessons taught using USFSA Basic Skills Program

$28 for $80 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JRT Boxing & MMA Gym

Jrt Boxing & Mma Gym

Vancouver

$80 $28

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One or Two Months of Gym Access with CrossFit & Group Fitness Classes–inferno Fitness & Sports (Up to 52% Off)

inferno Fitness & Sports

Vancouver

$39.99 $21

25,000-sq.-ft. gym with exercise equipment, full-size basketball court, and dedicated instructors

Upscale Food and Drinks at Main Event Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Main Event Sports Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Grab some quick buffalo chicken sliders during a business lunch or settle in during dinner with a beer and peanut-butter burger with bacon

$240 for $437 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — KPM Recording Studios

Kpm Records

Vancouver

$437 $240

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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Melt Body Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Melt Body Studio

Vancouver

$60 $16

Yoga classes increase circulation and mindfulness through breath work, stretches, and basic poses

$25 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Five at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes ($55 Value)

Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes

Northeast Hazel Dell

$55 $25

Bowling alley with 24 lanes and automatic scoring where families have played for three generations

10 Yoga Classes from Crave Yoga (79% Off)

Crave Yoga

Esther Short

$120 $25

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10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Mill Town North (65% Off)

Crossfit Mill Town

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$120 $42

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Multi-state Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Southwest Washington Surplus (Up to 55% Off)

Southwest Washington Surplus

Vancouver

$120 $65

Students satisfy the requirements to apply for Oregon and Utah concealed-carry licenses, the latter of which has reciprocity in 35 states

$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Hormann Family Kajukenbo

Hormann Family Kajukenbo

North Image

$60 $30

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$18 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — World class Martial Arts

World Class Martial Arts

Vancouver

$40 $18

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Stellar Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Stellar Yoga

Orchards Area

$50 $15

Yogis certified by Yoga Alliance lead pupils through flowing Vinyasa movements that encourage inner calm and a healthy sweat

Three Open Play or Little Piggy Playpen Visits, or a Birthday Party at Art for the Heart (Up to 52% Off)

Art for the Heart

Northeast Hazel Dell

$33 $16

Children express themselves creatively with help from enthusiastic parents at an art studio full of supplies

Painting Class for One or Two at Wine and Canvas (Up to 50% Off)

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Classes open to all levels feature painting in various styles accompanied by expert instruction & drink specials at one of several locations

$39 for Dance-Lesson Package at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios ($150 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

$18 for $60 Worth of Dance Lessons — Meiya Arts Education

Meiya Arts Education

Vancouver

$60 $18

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From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms.

Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.

5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US

In his 25-year coaching career, PGA professional Jack Young has taught more than 30,000 golfers, ranging from 5-year-olds to 90-year-olds, from scratch players to first timers. In 2007, he left a post as a golf club's head golf pro to dedicate all of his time to coaching, putting to use the encyclopedic knowledge of golf-swing mechanics and the clear communication skills that have made him successful from the start. Operating out of Vanco Golf Range, Jack often uses video swing analysis in lessons, providing his pupils with visual aids and material for their acting reel. His familiarity with multiple swing models lets him mold his advice to pupils' natural tendencies. "I believe in physics," Jack says. "There are a lot of ways to hit a golf ball; everyone has their own unique signature to their swing." Jack's skills extend to club fitting, which he has been doing for 20 years and offers free of charge. His expertise extends beyond simple swing mechanics: Jack also advises golfers on the mental approach, short-game skills, and unique kind of physical fitness needed to fortify swings and get away with late-night cart tipping.

703 N Devine Rd
Vancouver,
WA
US

Smoke and fierce heat rise from a battalion of Weber gas grills and Big Green Egg smokers as barbecue docents line up in front of them, ready to wrangle rafts of raw meat into expertly grilled, smoked, and sauced feasts. In classes that range from three to seven hours, Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School's instructors impart their knowledge of sauces and marinades. They also teach students how to brine, smoke, and grill ingredients such as ribs, turkeys, chickens, peppers, pork, and veggies, all of which are provided. The three dudes in charge have been leading classes since 1998. Head honcho Stu McMullen draws upon myriad cooking classes and international travels to develop exciting recipes, while "sauce king" Eric Viken introduces sauces that can enchant palates and save accidentally overcooked meats. The barbecue experts hold classes onsite or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.

3815 H Street
Vancouver,
WA
US

Inside both of JJ Jump's two locations lies 7,000 to 12,000 square feet of inflatable challenges and bounce-based entertainment for children. The jousting arena settles sibling rivalries in a civilized and laugh-filled fashion, and giant slides send little ones safely toward the ground. But there's more to JJ Jump than jumping: each facility also boasts a creative play zone that is ripe with construction toys and a stage where children can let their imaginations run wild.

From time to time, the Clackamas facility morphs into JJ Extreme, where a kid wearing a harness can be suspended from the ceiling by a rope to swing back and forth under neon lights. Harnesses also come in handy for a slightly more competitive activity, during which youngsters zip past one another, running toward a basketball hoop and hoping to make a shot before a bungee cord pulls them each backward across a soft, inflatable mat.

7500 NE 16th Ave.
Vancouver,
WA
US

At G6 Airpark, patrons of all ages bound safely between the open-jump arena and sports-based courts that comprise the 12,000 square-foot indoor trampoline park. Interconnected trampolines bordered by neon-green pads stretch from wall to wall, encouraging guests to defy gravity's demands as they spring into the air. On the dodge-ball court, jumpers fly while skirting air-filled orbs flung from opposing teams, and on the basketball court they vault over the rim, slam dunking. Guests practice more elaborate aerial flips and full-speed hugging exercises into the foam-filled trick zone, whereas the children-only area provides a safe haven for little ones. In between leaps and bounds, bouncers halt for a pizza or shaved ice from the caf?, which can also supply party fare for energy-burning, activity-filled birthday parties.

2200 NE Andresen Rd.
Vancouver,
WA
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,014 clubs in North America and 564 across the globe, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As health and fitness seekers challenge themselves on Life Fitness/Hammer Strength cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

5115 NE 82nd Avenue
Vancouver,
WA
US