At Wizard of Paws, one of the city's only government-certified groomers, Rachel Walker and her team of canine-savvy stylists specialize in washing and trimming all manner of dog fur on breeds as small as a chihuahua or as large as a bernese mountain dog. Armed with natural shampoos and cleansers, as well as a repertoire of clipper- and scissor-based shearing techniques, the groomers snip overlong coats, ensuring pups are no longer able to hide a cache of smuggled treats on their backs. The groomers also carry a selection of holistic and grain-free food and treats, and they never kennel-dry beloved pooches.
H2O Zone delivers locally sourced and purified water directly to the citizenry of Greater Victoria. Reverse osmosis and ozone remove microorganisms and trace minerals more effectively than traditional additives such as chlorine or fluoride, resulting in cleaner, better-tasting water that brings out more flavour when brewing coffee or baking horseradish cakes. H2O Zone's delivery staff arrives every two to four weeks depending on customers' usage and location, delivering up to five five-gallon bottles each month (up to a $42 value per month after a complimentary first month). Empties are taken back to be sanitized, refilled, and sealed with a spill-proof cap, or fashioned into makeshift drum kits for visiting nieces or lethargic roommates. Parched domicile dwellers can also prearrange water drop-off and pickup times for when they won't be home. Because most homeowners lack a troupe of cup-wielding satyrs to serve them, this Groupon includes a water cooler to support both the water bottles and any resident living sculptures.
Award-winning photographer Colleen Boak expertly frames posing patrons during one-hour photo shoots. After rendezvousing at Colleen's residential studio or a predetermined Victoria or West Shore location, up to 25 family members, a gaggle of friends, or one judge and two attractive juries beam for the snapping shutter. In addition to a 5"x7" print of each client's most beloved picture, a DVD slideshow culls together 20 choice images for a carefully crafted tour through the photo shoot's most memorable and vomit-free moments. Each Roy's Photography package includes a free planning session with Colleen, wherein customers can brainstorm appropriate locales and attire for their shoot.
San Juan Air Tours has more than 25 years of experience carrying passengers over the San Juan Islands, making it a safe option for sightseers hoping to gain a unique perspective. Thanks to a bird's-eye vantage point, the company's aerial expeditions give tour-takers whale-filled views whether the whales are above or below the surface, making numerous approaches following their paths. Both tour options cover large portions of the San Juan Islands and their surrounding waters, with the extended tour charting a wider course that covers most of Lopez Island, Orcas Island, and Stuart Island and skirts the edges of British Columbia. Flights can be reserved online or by phone.