Things To Do In Downtown

Up to 62% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Yana Hempler Fitness

Victoria

C$225 C$89

Certified personal trainer tailors workout regimens to clients' goals, from losing weight to training for a 10k

Up to 62% Off at The Yoga Shala

The Yoga Shala

Downtown

C$95 C$40

Compassionate instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute classes covering Ashtanga, Yin, flow, and Mysore techniques

50% Off All You Can Dance for One Month

Carpe Noctem Dance

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Come solo or with a partner to social-dance classes, including ballroom, swing, tango, and salsa

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Five Star Whale Watching

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 55% Off Mat Pilates Classes

Inspired Fitness/Train With Kathi

Downtown

C$48 C$24

Trainer who has lost more than 120 lbs. coaches her students to perform at their best, working their cores during mat Pilates

Up to 76% Off at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Downtown

C$168 C$45

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In group yoga classes, instructors pay close attention to individual form and maintain an encouraging environment that welcomes all levels

78% Off Hot Yoga at Hudson Yoga Victoria

Hudson Yoga

Downtown

C$177 C$39

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Silent heat panels maintain warm temperatures as guests hold poses atop eco-friendly cork floors inside a LEED-certified facility

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

51% Off Dance Lessons at Arthur Murrary - Victoria

Arthur Murray - Victoria

Burnside

C$100 C$49

Aspiring beginners or intermediate dancers sharpen their skills through private and group lessons

50% Off 30-Minute Music Lessons

Live Wire Music

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Diane, a musician since age 8, draws on years of experience and a teaching degree to help students learn piano and other musical instruments

Up to 59% Off Classes at Victorian Art Glass

Victorian Art Glass

Burnside

C$80 C$39

Seasoned instructor helps students create intricate glass art during artistic experience; includes jewelry, windchimes. lampshades, and more

Up to 79% Off Photo Workshops

Clock Tower Images

James Bay Community Centre

C$80 C$19

Scavenger hunts and workshops help students develop their digital-photography skills

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp Classes

New You Fitness

Oaklands

C$125 C$49

At parks, playgrounds, or the ocean, certified instructors lead boot campers through ever-changing cardio and strength-training exercises

Up to 70% Off Introductory Package for Kid or Adult

Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria

Esquimalt

C$97.50 C$29

Students improve physiques by soaking up take-downs and striking techniques in the hands of experienced instructors

Up to 70% Off Skateboard Lessons

One Six

Victoria

C$100 C$29.99

The 90-minute lessons occur indoors with a professional instructor

Up to 82% Off Taekwon-do Classes with Uniform

Westcoast Taekwon-Do

Victoria

C$197 C$39

Black-belt martial artists teach students taekwon-do fundamentals in a safe, supportive environment

Up to 53% Off Furniture-Painting Classes

Frosty by Design

Victoria

C$125 C$59

Learn how to upcycle old furniture with chalk style paints, or experiment with several finishes

65% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga Saanich

Victoria, BC

C$139 C$49

Beginners are welcome at this heated yoga studio specializing in Bikram yoga; the studio prides itself on eco-friendly initiatives

Curves – 81% Off Membership

Curves

Multiple Locations

C$158 C$30

30-minute, circuit-style workout for women intersperses variety of weight-training stations with 60 seconds of aerobics

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

Up to 46% Off Paint Nite Painting Event

Paint Nite

Victoria

C$45 C$25

At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

Up to 35% Off Intro to Flyboarding Lessons

Island Flyboard

Victoria

C$150 C$99

Experienced instructor leads novices through 30-minute introductory flyboarding lessons

Up to 54% Off at Royal Oak Golf Club

Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

C$70 C$35

Nine-hole, 1,915 yd. course boasts five par 4 & four par 3 holes lined with towering oaks & water hazards that come into play on five holes

Up to 53% Off at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Victoria

C$22 C$11

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A 103-acre facility boasting nine acres of gardens divided into 30 unique areas that showcase Pacific Northwest horticulture

Half Off Range Balls and Drop-In Group Golf Lesson

Highland Pacific Golf

View Royal

C$63 C$31.50

Buckets of 45 balls each equip players for practice; drop-in group lessons focus on techniques and development

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Freedom Equestrian

Victoria

C$250 C$120

Group lessons teach English and Western–style riding; private lessons introduce newcomers to horseback fundamentals

Up to 51% Off Fused Glass Jewelry Class

Danielle's Glass Fusing and Contemporary Ceramics Studio

Langford

C$79 C$39

All-inclusive studio session with everything needed to create and fire up four glass pendants

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off Personal Training Services

Active For Life Fitness

Langford, Victoria

C$225 C$113

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

Up to 72% Off at Bikram Yoga Sidney

Bikram Yoga Sidney

Sidney

C$139 C$39

Students of all skill levels sweat their way through the 26 poses and two breathing exercises of Bikram yoga

Up to 54% Off Paintball Outings in Sooke

TNT Paintball

Sooke

C$65 C$32.50

Players aged 10 and older challenge each other to matches on four distinct playing fields

50% Off a Guided Kayak Tour

A Paddle in the Park Kayaking

Sidney

C$60 C$30

Half-day tour explores intertidal waterways and often encounters seals; novice-level Inner Beauty tour paddles through Tsehum Harbour

Up to 60% Off Paintball Package

Stormin Norman's Paintball Adventures

Sooke

C$70 C$35

Paintball facility equips gunsmiths with Tippmann 98 Custom weapons and 100 paintballs for contests on 38-acre terrain divided into 4 fields

25% Off Scenic Flight from Westwind Aviation

Westwind Aviation

Friday Harbor

$267 $199

Scenic tours fly above a group of 172 picturesque islands surrounded by orca whales, located approximately 60 miles northwest of Seattle

Up to 50% Off The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

$12 $6

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

Up to 32% Off from San Juan Kayak Expeditions

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

$95 $65

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Explore the San Juan Islands on a six-hour or multi-day kayaking adventure, led by friendly and knowledgable guides

Up to 59% Off Vineyard Tour on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Vineyards

Salt Spring Island

C$30 C$15

Attendees tour vineyards of sustainably grown grapes, learn about coastal winemaking, and sample wines at optional tasting

Up to 58% Off Private Sailing Trip

Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor

$380 $159

The three-hour private trip for up to six explores the San Juan Islands and Deer Harbor

44% Off Flight Instruction

Action Ultralights Unlimited

Duncan

C$170 C$95

One-hour flight during which students take the controls and learn while flying

Ballet Victoria – Up to 40% Off "Carmina Burana"

Carmina Burana: Ballet Victoria

Cowichan Theatre

C$40 C$24

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Carl Orff's choral masterpiece comes alive thanks to vocals and choreography from Ballet Victoria's artistic director

51% Off a Kayak Tour from Outdoor Adventure Center

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Paddlers embark to and from Redhook Brewery, or on the sea around Lopez Island; a class teaches the basics of kayaking before a river tour

51% Off Guided Kayak Tour

Outer Island Expeditions

Smugglers Villa Resort

$79 $39

Tours from Orcas Island to Point Doughty State Park; guide points out harbor seals, porpoises, eagles, and shore birds along the way

Up to 69% Off at Delta Force Paintball

Delta Force Paintball

Tsawwassen

C$109.96 C$39

Paintball teams trade shots as they play role of special-forces team defending the city or treasure hunters in a zombie-infested graveyard

Up to 70% Off at Shanti Yoga

Shanti Yoga

Tsawwassen Shopping Centre

C$128 C$39

Yoga classes ranging from gentle Hatha and yin yoga to power and Shanti sweat for a more rigorous workout

Up to 64% Off at Cara Thien Personal Training

Cara Thien Personal Training

Delta

C$195 C$75

Instructors lead clients in customized workouts that incorporate weight lifting, cardio exercises, and plyometric training

Up to 60% Off at Whidbey Golf and Country Club

Whidbey Golf and Country Club

Oak Harbor

$85 $35

Stationed in coastal Washington, 6,476 yd. course wraps fairways around multiple ponds and sand traps at club with onsite driving range

29% Off Tandem Dive at Jet City Skydiving

Jet City Skydiving

Oak Harbor Airport

$225 $159

Free fall over scenic Whidbey Island while safely tethered to an instructor

Up to 53% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Far Away Entertainment Theaters and Cinemas

Multiple Locations

$25.75 $13

At eight theaters, moviegoers can enjoy popcorn and soda while catching the latest Hollywood films, second-run flicks, or foreign cinema

Up to 61% Off Nutritional-Cooking Class

Katie Huston, Registered Dietitian

Richmond

C$95 C$45

Up to eight students learn how to prepare balanced meals, identify strategies to make healthier dishes, plan meals, and cook on a budget

Up to 65% Off at Perfect Hearts Yoga

Perfect Hearts Yoga

Steveston

C$130 C$49

Instructors guide students of all experience levels through poses that tone the muscles and calm the mind

Up to 82% Off Digital Photography Class

Leighton Matthews Photography

Steveston

C$300 C$59

Photographer with 15 years of experience teaches how to get professional-grade photos from their DSLR cameras; max class size of 20 students

Up to 61% Off at studio 108 yoga

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

Up to 53% Off at Canadian Flight Centre

Canadian Flight Centre

Delta

C$570 C$269

Accredited instructors teach ground school before swooping into the sky for 30-minute first flights in Cessna and Piper aircraft

Up to 58% Off a Deception Pass Boat Tour

Deception Pass Tours

Anacortes

$34.95 $17

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A Coast Guard–certified captain explains local history and wildlife from a high-speed catamaran during a one-hour tours

Up to 78% Off Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Richmond Martial Arts

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

82% Off Classes at Premier Martial Arts

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

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

Up to 84% Off Group Bootcamp Sessions

Lifepath Transformations

Minoru Park

C$180 C$35

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

50% Off Golf for Two or Four

Mylora Sidaway Golf Club

East Richmond

C$82 C$41

Golfers challenge their short game on this par57 course located minutes from downtown Vancouver

Up to 64% Off Bowling, Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Soda for Up to 6

The Zone Bowling Centre - Richmond

Richmond

C$128.99 C$45.95

Two hours of bowling plus shoe rental, pizza, and soda at an award-winning bowling centre

46% Off Water-Park Outings in Richmond

Watermania

Richmond

C$73.75 C$40

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

Up to 69% Off Martial-Arts Gym Membership

Pacific Top Team Richmond

U Rise

C$120 C$39

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

Up to 63% Off at Richmond Indoor Paintball

Richmond Indoor Paintball

City Centre

C$90 C$43

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An indoor field littered with abandoned cars and barricades; 100 paintballs per person

Half Off Piano or Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music

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 62% Off Wine Tasting Experience

Canada Berries

Richmond

C$58 C$25

After touring the winery and cellar, guests sip on up to 10 varieties of wine and snack on gourmet fruits and cheeses

Up to 63% Off Darts, Pool, or Snooker

E-Spot

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 83% Off at Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts

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 74% Off at UFK Boot Camp

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 73% Off Women's and Coed Kickboxing Classes

West Coast Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

C$82.50 C$25

Instructors demonstrate kick-boxing techniques to complement conditioning routines

Up to 92% Off One Month of MMA Classes

Ultraforce Kickboxing Mixed Martial Art

City Centre

C$205 C$29

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

50% Off Sauna Sessions

Drench Personal Training

City Centre

$200 $100

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Up to 62% Off Yoga Festival

Grassroots Yoga Festival

Camp Alexandra - Crescent Beach, B.C.

C$108 C$49

3-day festival of yoga, music, sustainability workshops, and community events such as movie night and potluck

Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Body Boot Camp

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 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Grand Master Xiao Martial Arts & Sports Fitness Club

Marpole

C$65 C$29

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

Up to 53% Off Winery Tour at LuLu Island Winery

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

Up to 71% Off Kids' or Adults' Self-Defense Classes

Hit and Run Self Defense Ltd.

Richmond

C$100 C$29

Classes teach krav-jitsu for self-defense, and workshops cover techniques for street survival

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

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Urban Tactics Krav Maga Inc

Bridgeport

$150 $75

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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In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.

1150 Douglas Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

Like the colourful fan of its namesake's tail feathers, diamonds and triangles of billiard balls nestle into racks on Peacock Billiards' tables. A grid of 30 tables in an array of sizes and colours populates the room, surrounded by cushy leather couches and bright murals. Beneath the clatter of sunken shots can be heard the rhythmic tap of table-tennis matches and the furious spinning of foosball handles. The James Joyce Bistro resides in the corner, where patrons sitting in circular booths enjoy drinks and nachos served in cored-out copies of Dubliners.

1175 Douglas St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Limber instructors stimulate heart rates and empower participants with a variety of fitness and dance classes. A one-month pass (a $75 value) grants health bugs the chance to hop across the studio's flexible schedule and sample various steps choreographed to energize the body, mind, soul, and the Tin Man's heart. Yoga fiends may rejoice at the inclusion of flow and Kundalini classes for a revolutionary celebration of healthy self-expression. Arrive with a water bottle and comfortable workout attire in tow or make them appear with a saved third genie wish.

1303 Broad St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Multiple fitness disciplines converge at Studio 4 Athletics. The heritage-style facility that was ranked number one in the Best of the City Gym/Fitness Studio category by the Victoria News houses two floors and eight training areas, each dedicated to a distinct purpose. The cardio area whirrs with the sound of treadmills and ellipticals, and the strength-training area clinks with the sound of free weights and functional-training equipment. In a cycling room, trainers lead a stationary Tour de France. Other studios play host to yoga, dance fitness classes, and boot camps. Within a boxing ring, instructors teach students how to duel their way to tighter forms, or mix fighting and creative movement into art forms known as capoeira and slap-hopscotch.

715 Yates St.
Victoria,
BC
CA

The instructors at Two Bettys Bikini Bootcamp commit to a weighty promise—that their clients will be beach-ready in six weeks—and commit their charges to an equally intense workout regimen. The boot-camp classes blend running, stair climbing, hula-hooping, yoga, and even some moves on the ballet barre to set metabolisms racing. But that doesn't mean the teachers act as drill sergeants—to the contrary, each group session is rife with affirmations and support.

1322 Broad Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

To some, visiting another country is a reprieve from everyday life and an opportunity to learn about another culture. To others, it is a life-changing experience. Jennifer Pritchard’s sojourn in Mysore, India cemented the foundation for what eventually would become The Yoga Shala. During her travels, Jennifer was inspired to return home to create a warm and inviting space for practicing yoga, and is one of a select number of Canadians to receive teaching authorization from the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. At her studio today, which was voted Best of the City in 2010 by readers of Victoria News, she and her team of instructors uphold authentic yoga principles to help students improve their physical and mental well-being.

The Yoga Shala’s curriculum is rooted in the Ashtanga style of yoga, in which practitioners synchronize their breath with postures to build up internal heat, flushing out toxins and convincing the spleen that it’s vacationing in Mexico. The instructors cater classes to beginning and advanced students alike, encouraging them to work at their own pace, detailing easier or more challenging modifications to poses. Advanced-level courses focus on arm balances, deep hip work, back bends, and solidifying core muscles. The Yoga Shala regularly hosts community-building social events, and Acro Yoga and Kirtan Chanting nights are offered twice a month. The studio also offers teacher apprenticeships each season and hosts a yoga tour group retreat with a 200-hour immersion to India each winter.

1322 Broad St.
Victoria,
BC
CA