Personal Development in White Rock

Up to 82% Off Photo Walk in Fort Langley

LesleyAnn Photography

Fort Langley

C$265 C$55

Affable pro photographer teaches hour of camera basics, then escorts groups of five outdoors to capture nature shots

Up to 53% Off at Dynamic Music Instruction

Dynamic Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

C$105 C$50

Passionate musicians teach students of all ages and skill levels techniques in piano, voice, guitar, bass, and musical theory

50% Off Educational Summer Camp

Elite Education Academy Canada

Burnaby

C$60 C$30

Students take part in an academic-based summer camp led by instructors with decades of teaching experience

Up to 69% Off Salsa Classes at World Dance Co.

World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$25

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide couples through eight levels of salsa

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 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

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Bravo Music

Marpole

C$100 C$50

Students receive beginner-level instruction for the piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, or voice; experienced instructors

Up to 64% Off at Under the GUI

Under the GUI

Renfrew-Collingwood

C$139 C$69

Instructors teach kids 9–14 computer programming skills, demonstrating how to make games such as Angry Birds and Pokemon

50% Off Classes for Parent and Child

Discover Sunshine Studio - Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale

C$38 C$19

Adults and parents join their child for educational classes such as fine art, painting, science, rainbow loom, or mini language session

92% Off Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course

IT University Online

Online Deal

C$895 C$69

Online modules with reviews and customizable practice exams teach students how to run their company's books efficiently

Up to 70% Off a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Kari Heese Photography

Downtown Vancouver

C$250 C$75

Kari Heese, a photographer with more than a decade’s experience, captures natural shots of lingerie-clad subjects

Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown Vancouver

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

Up to 77% Off Online Reading Lessons

Red Apple Reading

Online Deal

C$169 C$39

Children improve their reading and writing skills with an online series of educational games and videos aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds

Up to 50% Off BC Real Estate Exam Test Prep Course

Real Estate Prep

Online Deal

C$899 C$449

Live and interactive webinars led by experienced industry professionals help students prepare for BC real estate exams

70% Off Spanish Course at Hola Spanish Centre

Hola Spanish Centre

Mt. Pleasant

C$335 C$99

Native Spanish speakers offer quality instruction for all levels, needs, and interests; course materials included

76% for 2.5-Hour Photography Tour

Rob Kruyt Photography

On Location

C$250 C$59

Professional photojournalist Rob Kruyt teaches beginners how to capture stunning outdoor shots while leading photo tours around Vancouver

83% Off Math Tutoring at AcademyOne Learning

AcademyOne Learning

On Location

C$354 C$59

Diagnostic math and English programs, as well as fun, interactive learning tools boost skills with research-backed education techniques

64% Off Bartending or Wine-Tasting Class

Metropolitan Bartending School

Kitsilano

C$125 C$45

A superstar bartender teaches students how to mix complex cocktails after having wowed Rachael Ray with an "extreme bartending" performance

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

Up to 73% Off Driving Supervision

How Do I Drive

Online Deal

C$120 C$39

Info gatherers keep tabs on registered vehicles, reporting any traffic violations to the vehicle’s owner or to the parents of the driver

Up to 95% Off Online Photography or Adobe Classes

Photo Art Studio

Online Deal

$422.57 $39

During comprehensive 14-hour online courses, pupils master digital-photography techniques and polish image-editing or web-development skills

93% Off TESOL-Certification Course

TESOLS.com

Online Deal

C$944 C$69

Online course grants internationally recognized certification to teach English as a secondary language

Up to 60% Off a Photo Course or Package

Learn Photography Canada

C$245 C$99

Course packages expand upon beginner course with travel and composition, portrait, photo-editing, or advanced digital-photography course

Sylvan Summer Program Starter Package – 66% Off

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$295 $99

After a thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

47% Off Music Lessons

Harmony House Music Training & Performance Center

North Vancouver

C$150 C$80

Students of all ages learn how to play instruments from piano to guitar, or sing their hearts out with skill, during private lessons

Up to 80% Off Classes at Povazan Photography

Povazan Photography

Lonsdale Quay

C$250 C$59

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Vancouver commercial wedding photographer teaches beginner and intermediate portraiture techniques or private introduction courses

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

C$29 for Online Business-Success Course from Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer

Online Deal

C$299 C$29

Legendary salesman and author of Little Red Book of Selling offers easy-to-grasp business insight to help fuel success in any field

Brain Fitness Program from MindSparke

MindSparke

Online Deal

C$59.85 C$19

Brain training program improves cognitive stamina, focus, and memory with increasingly complex visual and aural working memory exercises

Up to 51% Off CPR and First-Aid Training

Advanced Aquatic Leadership Training

Chilliwack

C$55 C$28

CPR training teaches rescue methods for choking and heart attacks; first-aid course deals with breathing, circulation, and wound emergencies

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

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 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

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King George Aviation Flight School's squadron of instructors use their decades of combined experience to introduce novice pilots to the skies. Official licensing courses range from navigation and mountain flying to radio procedures or instructor ratings, and their Discovery flights give beginners a taste of the skies while proving to nonbelievers that clouds are, in fact, made of marshmallow. The school also rents its planes to pilots for day trips and sells certain models.

4981 King George Blvd
Surrey,
BC
CA

Bisqueware-lined walls and buckets of bright paint await sparks of creativity to bring them into full-colour radiance. At Vikki's Clay Art Studio, artists first select an unfinished piece of pottery or a fused glass project-in-potentia, and then set to work with provided tools, patterns, stencils, and glazes to create their own unique piece. Expert supervision is always on hand as guests decorate pots or piece together cut glass under expert supervision. Once finished, the pieces disappear into the studio's kiln and emerge ready for pickup after about a week. Private parties let crafters socialize over glass or bisque art while testing out ideas for a set of risqué tea saucers on pals first.

24330 Fraser Hwy
Langley,
BC
CA

It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke.

The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.

12320 Number 2 Road
Richmond,
BC
CA

Among Diving Locker's group of seasoned and certified underwater experts, accomplishments include inspecting Australia's Great Barrier Reef up close, swimming with fish in the blue waters of Guam, and spending more than 40 years helping snorkelers choose the right fins. Diving Locker's staff of instructors combine their wealth of collective experience to provide students with technical education—such as PADI certifications and search-and-recovery training—and to impart their genuine love for the fruits of globe-trekking. In addition to being a hub for scuba equipment sales and instruction, the business' audacious employees also organize and lead diving jaunts around the world and to a number of local underwater destinations on weekends. Diving Locker has been in operation since the late 1960s and has been operated since 1972 by Greg Kocher, the facility's resident equipment guru and mermaid interpreter.

2745 4th Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

An accredited institution of higher learning that intertwines its curricula with the fine arts, Pera College helps students hone their creativity while becoming proficient in the English language. Modest class sizes allow students to absorb coursework without lining their backpacks with sponges as they take steps toward becoming operatives in fields such as business, hospitality, and customer service. The institution's combination of language learning with fine arts improves students' breadth and depth of communication while honing a new skill. Weekend workshops in drawing, painting, and photography also allow non-ESL students to tap into Pera College’s experienced, diverse faculty.:m]]

409 Hastings St W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

At Harbour Dance Centre, aspiring hoofers trip the light fantastic under the tutelage of a world-renowned faculty that helped make the facility the Best Dance Studio in Vancouver in 2010, according to the readers of Georgia Straight. The studio's schedule abounds with more than 95 drop-in classes, separated into seven different levels so no neophytes need feel uncomfortable or overbust their moves. Students can strike picturesque poses in ballet, throw down serve-worthy hip-hop moves, and express their inner happiness and hunger pangs via modern and contemporary movements. Untraditional dance styles such as funky street jazz and sultry burlesque belly dancing provide a fun retreat from the common kick-ball-change, and yoga classes keep dancing bodies in tip-top form.

927 Granville Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA