Things To Do In Victoria

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 70% Off Skateboard Lessons

One Six

Victoria

C$100 C$29.99

The 90-minute lessons occur indoors with a professional instructor

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Great Pacific Adventures casts customers out to sea aboard vessels in search of orca whales and other striking seafaring mammals. Expectant whale seekers and disoriented pirates hop aboard the King Salmon, a 45-foot ocean cruiser equipped with indoor and outdoor seating and stocked to sate sightseers with coffee and tea service. All outings are manned by Transport Canada–certified marine biologists and naturalists, who regale sightseers with insights and details about the local marine environment. The King Salmon departs throughout the day from the Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria and sails through waters that are home to three pods of orca whales, as well as frequent swimming grounds for grey whales, humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoise. All of Great Pacific Adventures' boats are also equipped with hydrophones, allowing sightseers to overhear whales voicing their candid thoughts on politics and blowhole-enhancement surgery. In addition to mammoth marine mammals, guests can expect to see fish, bald eagles, and other birds along the way.

950 Wharf St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Harbour Air boosts wingless beings with first-class flights on carbon-neutral aircrafts, boutique stratosphere accessories, and picturesque seaplane tours. Eco-friendly seaplanes furnished with first-class amenities such as leather interiors and hands-free cloud parallel parking launch daily and link Lower Mainland and the Islands through panoramic flights that last 20 to 50 minutes ($156.53–$563.38 round trip). The airline's auspicious boutique furnishes cloud gazers with flight-centric merchandise for gifts and seagull bribes. A small Beaver model plane ($41.99) carves its niche among collectibles with locally handcrafted western maple wood, and a Dax Wilkinson T-shirt ($34.99) celebrates Canadian aviation.

950 Wharf Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

Captain Lenard M. Pearson and his crew greet passing ships in a strange way—they fire a cannon at them. Among the many details of tall ship Thane—a 55-foot gaff-rigged fetch constructed of salvaged building materials—are its working cannons. With a flash of fire, a plume of smoke, and a very loud noise, the captain says hello to neighbouring vessels and makes sure no one on board has fallen asleep.

In addition to the cannon fire, Captain Pearson and his crew find other theatrical ways to engage guests, encouraging them to help out by hauling the sails or riding the bowsprit. Groups may also drag a fishing a line or trap crabs, depending on season. The crew encourages passengers to relax with their picnics and drinks while they take in sights that may range from pods of killer whales to the snow-dusted peaks of the Olympic Mountains. Along with bringing parties up to close to such sights, the captain also shares stories about the area's marine history, geology, and wildlife. Crew members happily provide guests with coolers, ice, glasses, and bottle openers for their drinks, and encourage responsible and respectful imbibing.

721 Government Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

Onboard each Orca Spirit Adventures whale-watching tour sits a certified marine naturalist, spouting facts about the marine life located within the waters around Vancouver Island. As whale watchers seek out glimpses of orcas, dolphins, seals, and bald eagles, they listen to a symphony of underwater sounds. Each whale-watching vessel is equipped with an underwater hydrophone, which translates whale songs into directions to the closest underwater Tim Horton's. The company also provides charter tours, floating offshore weddings, fishing trips, and dinner cruises.

146 Kingston St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Fired Up! Paint Your Own Ceramics Studio invites kids, teens, and adults to come in and create their own personalized art pieces. They can pick out unfinished ceramic pieces, choosing from bowls, cups, pots, figurines, and ornaments. Customers then paint and decorate their pieces before they apply a clear glaze that renders ceramics food-safe and nontoxic for home use and cleaning. The studio also goes beyond ceramics with glass fusion. To create a unique and translucent serving dish, candle holder, pendant, or other masterpiece, customers simply layer pieces of colored glass over a base and hand their work to a staff member to be fused in a kiln.

1636 Cedar Hill Crossroad
Victoria,
BC
CA

To the knowledgeable and licensed staff at No Limit Charters, “Cool Change” means more than just the result of storing toonies in the freezer. This is, in fact, also the name of their 28-foot vessel, which departs Victoria Harbour daily for four- and eight-hour fishing charters. During these trips, anglers seek salmon and take advantage of regional bottom fishing with the help of two GPS sonar chart plotters, Shimano rods and reels, and Scotty down riggers. If nothing’s biting, crews still enjoy their cruises with tunes that stream from XM satellite radio.

2222 Edgelow St
Victoria,
BC
CA