Sports in North Cowichan


Romper Room: CC$59 for Introductory Belay Course and One-Month Membership at Romper Room (CC$149 Value)

C$59 for Introductory Belay Course and One-Month Membership at Romper Room (C$149 Value)

Romper Room

Nanaimo

2.5-hour course introduces climbers to knots, basic climbing techniques, safety, and belay skills

C$149 C$59

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A Paddle in the Park Kayaking: Two- or Four-Hour Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two from A Paddle in the Park Kayaking (50% Off)

Two- or Four-Hour Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two from A Paddle in the Park Kayaking (50% Off)

A Paddle in the Park Kayaking

Sidney

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

C$60 C$30

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Fairway Gorge Paddling Club: Two-Hour Single- or Double-Kayak Rental from Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (50% Off)

Two-Hour Single- or Double-Kayak Rental from Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (50% Off)

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club

Burnside

Kayaks, paddles, and safety equipment is provided so kayakers can explore the waters of Victoria Harbor and the Gorge waterway

C$34 C$17

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Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa: Double Kayak Rental or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental for Two or Four Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (Up to 54% Off)

Double Kayak Rental or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental for Two or Four Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (Up to 54% Off)

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

Brentwood Bay Resort

Couples or foursomes explore Brentwood Bay aboard kayaks or atop stand-up paddleboards

C$70 C$35

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One Tree Paddles: Standup-Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals, SUP Lesson, or Kayak Tour from One Tree Paddles (Up to 53% Off)

Standup-Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals, SUP Lesson, or Kayak Tour from One Tree Paddles (Up to 53% Off)

One Tree Paddles

Victoria

Take in majestic scenery and look out for an array of marine life as you explore the water from a kayak or standup paddleboard

C$120 C$60

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Victoria Professional Self Defence: CC$39 for a Month of Kids' Group Kenpo Karate Classes at Victoria Professional Self Defence (CC$99 Value)

C$39 for a Month of Kids' Group Kenpo Karate Classes at Victoria Professional Self Defence (C$99 Value)

Victoria Professional Self Defence

Harris Green

Kids learn discipline and self-defense through a month of unlimited Kenpo Karate classes plus two private one-on-one classes

C$99 C$39

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Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria: 3 Introductory Lessons and 2-Week Membership for Kid or Adult at Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria (Up to 70% Off)

3 Introductory Lessons and 2-Week Membership for Kid or Adult at Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria (Up to 70% Off)

Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria

Esquimalt

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

C$97.50 C$29

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Pacific Top Team Richmond: One- or Two-Month Martial-Arts Gym Membership to Pacific Top Team Richmond (Up to 69% Off)

One- or Two-Month Martial-Arts Gym Membership to Pacific Top Team Richmond (Up to 69% Off)

Pacific Top Team Richmond

City Centre

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

C$120 C$39

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Premier Martial Arts: One Month of Unlimited Kids or Adults Martial Arts Classes at Premier Martial Arts (82% Off)

One Month of Unlimited Kids or Adults Martial Arts Classes at Premier Martial Arts (82% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

Shellmont

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels though Brazilian jujitsu, kickboxing, and other fitness and martial-arts classes

C$160 C$29

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Urban Tactics Krav Maga Inc: $75 for $150 Groupon — Urban Tactics Krav Maga

$75 for $150 Groupon — Urban Tactics Krav Maga

Urban Tactics Krav Maga Inc

Bridgeport

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

$150 $75

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Mylora Sidaway Golf Club: Round of Golf for Two or Four with Push Cart at Mylora Sidaway Golf Club (50% Off)

Round of Golf for Two or Four with Push Cart at Mylora Sidaway Golf Club (50% Off)

Mylora Sidaway Golf Club

Richmond

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

C$82 C$41

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Ryan's MMA - Checkmat Vancouver: Four Weeks of Adult or Kids’ Martial-Arts Classes at Ryan's MMA - Checkmat Vancouver (Up to 83% Off)

Four Weeks of Adult or Kids’ Martial-Arts Classes at Ryan's MMA - Checkmat Vancouver (Up to 83% Off)

Ryan's MMA - Checkmat Vancouver

City Centre

Ex-pro fighter heads staff of professional fighters and wrestlers, and molds students of all skill levels in MMA, jiu-jitsu, and muay thai

$170 $29

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UFK Martial Arts: CC$25 for One-Month Martial-Arts Membership for One Child at UFK Martial Arts (CC$179 Value)

C$25 for One-Month Martial-Arts Membership for One Child at UFK Martial Arts (C$179 Value)

UFK Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

A great alternative to daycare, this martial-arts facility focuses on instruction, fitness, and promoting a healthy lifestyle

C$179 C$25

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Apex Martial Arts: 10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Classes at Apex Martial Arts (Up to 92% Off)

10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Classes at Apex Martial Arts (Up to 92% Off)

Apex Martial Arts

Richmond

Instructors emphasize proper technique through detailed, hands-on instruction and share lessons from their wealth of competitions

C$350 C$29

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Richmond Martial Arts: One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Richmond Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Richmond Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Richmond Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults, teens, and kids seven and older teach technique with an emphasis on practical self-defense

C$100 C$29

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MMA Sharks: One or Two Months of MMA Judo at MMA Sharks (Up to 62% Off)

One or Two Months of MMA Judo at MMA Sharks (Up to 62% Off)

MMA Sharks

Shellmont

A MMA twist is put on traditional judo techniques in classes run by former judo masters

C$50 C$21

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Hit and Run Self Defense Ltd.: One Month of  Classes or 2.5-Hour Self-Defense Workshop at Hit and Run Self Defense Ltd.   (Up to   71% Off)

One Month of Classes or 2.5-Hour Self-Defense Workshop at Hit and Run Self Defense Ltd. (Up to 71% Off)

Hit and Run Self Defense Ltd.

Richmond

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

C$100 C$29

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Ultraforce Kickboxing Mixed Martial Art: CC$19 for Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Classes at Ultraforce Kickboxing Mixed Martial Art (CC$185 Value)

C$19 for Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Classes at Ultraforce Kickboxing Mixed Martial Art (C$185 Value)

Ultraforce Kickboxing Mixed Martial Art

Multiple Locations

Adults and kids as young as 3 learn traditional bootcamp, kickboxing, muay thai, and Brazilian jujitsu moves in a month of unlimited classes

C$185 C$19

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Vancouver Water Adventures: Two-Hour Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One or Two at Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 55% Off)

Two-Hour Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One or Two at Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 55% Off)

Vancouver Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

Paddle through False Creek and English Bay on a paddleboard or single or double kayak

C$33 C$16

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False Creek Community Centre: CC$29 for a Three-Hour Kayaking Sampler Class at False Creek Community Centre (CC$59 Value)

C$29 for a Three-Hour Kayaking Sampler Class at False Creek Community Centre (C$59 Value)

False Creek Community Centre

Granville Island, Vancouver

Certified instructors teach fundamental kayaking skills during three-hour class around False Creek

C$59 C$29

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Vancouver Boating BC: Two-Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Rental or Intro to Kayaking Class from Vancouver Boating BC (Up to 50% Off)

Two-Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Rental or Intro to Kayaking Class from Vancouver Boating BC (Up to 50% Off)

Vancouver Boating BC

Mt. Pleasant

Learn to paddle in the sheltered, salty waters of False Creek, or set your own course toward the bay in a borrowed boat

C$40 C$20

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One Under Vancouver: Indoor Golf Simulator Rental at One Under

Indoor Golf Simulator Rental at One Under

One Under Vancouver

Vancouver

Snack on artisan pizza while using Nike Vapor clubs to play full rounds of indoor golf and other games at the world’s most famous courses

C$65 C$32

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Grand Master Xiao Martial Arts & Sports Fitness Club: Wushu or Kung Fu Classes at Grand Master Xiao Martial Arts & Sports Fitness Club (Up to 55% Off)

Wushu or Kung Fu Classes at Grand Master Xiao Martial Arts & Sports Fitness Club (Up to 55% Off)

Grand Master Xiao Martial Arts & Sports Fitness Club

Vancouver

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

C$65 C$29

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The Powerhouse: CC$49 for a One-Month Martial-Arts School Pass with Unlimited Classes and a T-Shirt at The Powerhouse (CC$169 Value)

C$49 for a One-Month Martial-Arts School Pass with Unlimited Classes and a T-Shirt at The Powerhouse (C$169 Value)

The Powerhouse

Fairview

Gain strength and agility and build character in these self-defense karate classes taught by a 5th degree black belt Master

C$169 C$49

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Academie Duello: Eight-Class European Swordplay Program at Academie Duello (52% Off)

Eight-Class European Swordplay Program at Academie Duello (52% Off)

Academie Duello

Downtown Vancouver

Transform into a Renaissance-era knight during heart-pumping programs that focus on the skills of European swordplay & Western martial arts

C$135 C$65

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Lions MMA: One Month of Women's, Brazilian Jujitsu, or Kids' Classes at Lions MMA (Up to 67% Off)

One Month of Women's, Brazilian Jujitsu, or Kids' Classes at Lions MMA (Up to 67% Off)

Lions MMA

Vanvouver

Kids and adults choose from martial-arts classes ranging from women’s only jujitsu to muay thai for a month of lessons

C$105 C$39

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Ken Low Shaolin Kung Fu Institute: One or Two Months of Kung Fu Classes at Ken Low Shaolin Kung Fu Institute (Up to 66% Off)

One or Two Months of Kung Fu Classes at Ken Low Shaolin Kung Fu Institute (Up to 66% Off)

Ken Low Shaolin Kung Fu Institute

Renfrew-Collingwood

A ninth-degree master leads a kung fu studio that teaches students about self-defence, self-respect, and Chinese culture

C$100 C$35

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Meridian Golf Par 3: Round of Golf with Push Carts for Two or Four at Meridian Golf Par 3 (Up to 47% Off)

Round of Golf with Push Carts for Two or Four at Meridian Golf Par 3 (Up to 47% Off)

Meridian Golf Par 3

South Surrey

Towering cedars and a burbling creek add an air of woodland tranquility to this challenging 18-hole, par 3 golf course

C$52 C$29

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Surrey MMA: 10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes at Surrey MMA (95% Off)

10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes at Surrey MMA (95% Off)

Surrey MMA

Surrey

Classes include kickboxing, muay thai, MMA, karate, jiujitsu, tae kwon do, and kung fu

C$150 C$8

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Isshindo Martial Arts: 8 or 16 Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes for Teens and Adults at Isshindo Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

8 or 16 Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes for Teens and Adults at Isshindo Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

Isshindo Martial Arts

Cloverdale

Martial-arts classes for teens and adults teach discipline and self-defense through a choice of Muay Thai kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

C$95 C$45

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Pro Dojos: CC$19 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos (Up to CC$150 Value)

C$19 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos (Up to C$150 Value)

Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

C$150 C$19

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Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 5, 10, or 20 Kick-Boxing Classes Including Gloves at Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 81% Off)

5, 10, or 20 Kick-Boxing Classes Including Gloves at Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 81% Off)

Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Surrey

Burn calories and learn proper technique in high-intensity kick-boxing classes; gloves included

C$115 C$25

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Kids Love Martial Arts Canada: 10 or 20 Kids' Martial Arts Classes with Private Lesson at Kids Love Martial Arts Canada (Up to 91% Off)

10 or 20 Kids' Martial Arts Classes with Private Lesson at Kids Love Martial Arts Canada (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts Canada

Newton

Kids’ martial arts classes teach kids self-respect and self-discipline, as well as how to focus and set goals

C$236 C$25

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Coastal Climbing Centre: One-Month or 10-Visit Beginner Rock-Climbing Package for One or Two at Coastal Climbing Centre (Up to 78% Off)

One-Month or 10-Visit Beginner Rock-Climbing Package for One or Two at Coastal Climbing Centre (Up to 78% Off)

Coastal Climbing Centre

Surrey

Learn to tie knots and belay before scaling the gym’s 100+ climbing routes and solving its 80–100 bouldering problems

C$290 C$73

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Combat Submission Wrestling: One or Two Months of Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Combat Submission Wrestling (Up to 63% Off)

One or Two Months of Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Combat Submission Wrestling (Up to 63% Off)

Combat Submission Wrestling

New Westminster

Students of all levels learn mixed martial arts and combat submission grappling from a qualified staff.

C$100 C$39

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Deer Lake Boat Rentals: One- or Two-Hour Boat Rental at Deer Lake Boat Rentals (Up to 50% Off)

One- or Two-Hour Boat Rental at Deer Lake Boat Rentals (Up to 50% Off)

Deer Lake Boat Rentals

Deer Lake

Witness Deer Lake’s scenic views and abundant wildlife while aboard a kayak, pedal boat, rowboat, or canoe

C$29.12 C$16

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Budo Mixed Martial Arts: Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Budo Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Budo Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Budo Mixed Martial Arts

Burnaby

Mixed marital arts and fitness classes teach kids and adults focus and discipline and are a great way to get into shape quickly.

C$125 C$19

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Hong's Hapkido Martial Arts: One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Hong's Hapkido Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Hong's Hapkido Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Hong's Hapkido Martial Arts

Port Moody

Hapkido classes for students aged 4 through adult teach self-confidence and discipline while improving cardiovascular health and fitness

C$135 C$40

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Outer Island Expeditions: $39 for a Three-Hour Guided Kayak Tour of Point Doughty from Outer Island Expeditions ($79 Value)

$39 for a Three-Hour Guided Kayak Tour of Point Doughty from Outer Island Expeditions ($79 Value)

Outer Island Expeditions

Smugglers Villa Resort

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

$79 $39

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3D Golf Performance: Basic or Comprehensive Golf Swing Analysis at 3D Golf Performance (50% Off)

Basic or Comprehensive Golf Swing Analysis at 3D Golf Performance (50% Off)

3D Golf Performance

Maillardville

Golf instructors use motion-capture and virtual-reality tools to help students perfect their swings

C$150 C$75

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Team Performance Taekwondo Academy: C$75 for C$150 Worth of Services at Team Performance Taekwondo Academy

$75 for $150 Worth of Services at Team Performance Taekwondo Academy

Team Performance Taekwondo Academy

Cape Horn

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

C$150 C$75

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Westwood Karate: Eight Kids’ Karate Classes or 10 Adult Kick-Boxing Classes at Westwood Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Eight Kids’ Karate Classes or 10 Adult Kick-Boxing Classes at Westwood Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Westwood Karate

Port Coquitlam

Kids’ karate classes focus on self-defense and discipline, and kick-boxing helps adults tone up

C$85 C$35

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Infinity Mixed Martial Arts: Any 10 Martial-Arts Classes for Kids, or for Teens and Adults at Infinity Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Any 10 Martial-Arts Classes for Kids, or for Teens and Adults at Infinity Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Infinity Mixed Martial Arts

Langley

Martial-arts studio's diverse roster of classes for students of all ages includes Brazilian jujitsu, karate kickboxing, and muay thai

C$150 C$47

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Westcott Equestrian: CC$139 for One Week of Half-Day Horseback-Riding Summer Camp at Westcott Equestrian (CC$225 Value)

C$139 for One Week of Half-Day Horseback-Riding Summer Camp at Westcott Equestrian (C$225 Value)

Westcott Equestrian

Langley

Kids can enjoy interacting with horses and learning English-style equitation during a full week of half-day camp and lessons

C$225 C$139

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Boom! Elite Martial Arts: $65 for $130 Groupon — Boom! Elite Martial Arts

$65 for $130 Groupon — Boom! Elite Martial Arts

Boom! Elite Martial Arts

Bellingham

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

$130 $65

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Whidbey Golf Club: Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart Rental and Unlimited Range Balls at Whidbey Golf and Country Club (Up to $ Off)

Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart Rental and Unlimited Range Balls at Whidbey Golf and Country Club (Up to $ Off)

Whidbey Golf Club

Oak Harbor

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

$85 $45

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Great West Fitness and Tennis Club: One-Month Fitness or Tennis Membership to Great West Fitness and Tennis Club (Up to 53% Off)

One-Month Fitness or Tennis Membership to Great West Fitness and Tennis Club (Up to 53% Off)

Great West Fitness and Tennis Club

McMillan

Fitness membership includes access to Zumba, yoga, boot camps, cycle, and infrared saunas; tennis membership includes access to fitness area

C$40 C$19

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Backcountry Adventure Guides: $99 for Glacier Trekking from Backcountry Adventure Guides ($200 Value)

$99 for Glacier Trekking from Backcountry Adventure Guides ($200 Value)

Backcountry Adventure Guides

Mt Baker Ranger Station

Hikers of all experience levels explore Mt. Baker’s vast glacier field, strapping on crampons as they traverse past crevasses and ice walls

$200 $99

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Gateway Golf Course: One Round of Golf with a Hot Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Gateway Golf Course (Up to 66% Off)

One Round of Golf with a Hot Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Gateway Golf Course (Up to 66% Off)

Gateway Golf Course

Sedro-Woolley

A relaxing round of golf amidst picturesque scenery includes two walking carts and a lunch of hot dogs, chips, and soda

$56 $19

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Select Local Merchants

  • West Coast Martial Arts
    Open since 2005, West Coast Martial Arts promotes the spread of Mixed Martial Arts through the capable hands and feet of its expert instructors. From 23 locations, they train students of all ages and experience levels in the nuances of an international array of martial arts. Their fundamentals programs introduce tots, youths, and adults to some of the fastest-growing disciplines in North America, arming students with pragmatic self-defence skills that work as well in the heat of the moment as they do in the calm of the dojo. Instructors also lead an array of classes for more advance practitioners. Teaching the grappling and ground-fighting techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, they lead students in battling larger opponents with the holds and submissions of the Gracie street self-defence system. They round out their curriculum with the striking arts of kickboxing and muay thai, which is also called the "science of eight limbs." In this combat style, students unleash flurries of blows using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees, turning into a more fearsome opponent than Bruce Lee before he had his conjoined twin removed.
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    1722 Bowen Road
    Nanaimo, BC CA
  • Eaglequest Golf Ctr
    Eaglequest Nanaimo's par 3 golf course encompasses nine lush, challenging holes accented by towering evergreens and water hazards. Golfers tee up on real grass and then launch golf balls and papier mache zeppelins down tree-lined fairways. Shots soar over hilly terrain and water before trundling toward undulating greens. Clubbers can traverse the pastoral playground and complete a round in 60–90 minutes, giving them the ability to fit a game into a busy schedule. Before hitting the course, golfers can make like a pendulum at the 22-stall driving range, which features opportunities for straightening troublesome slices, improving golf games, and alleviating plumber's elbow. The range also hosts lessons and clinics conducted by CPGA pros for golfers of all abilities.
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    1601 Thatcher Rd
    Nanaimo, BC CA
  • Romper Room
    Regardless of visitors' experience or athletic ability, Romper Room provides guests with an opportunity to test their physical and mental fortitude on one of its indoor climbing walls. These walls present a wide array of challenges that climbers can feel free to tackle within a safe, controlled environment. Whether they are steadily ascending a straightforward route, navigating tricky angles and overhangs, or tackling the bouldering challenges, harness-clad visitors always remain under the watchful eyes of their belaying partners. Specialized classes can introduce newcomers to the fundamentals or help more experienced climbers master more advanced skills, such as lead climbing or using telekinetic powers to tie knots.
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    4385 Boban Dr
    Nanaimo, BC CA
  • Ardmore Golf Course
    Recipient of a 2008 reader’s choice award from Peninsula News Review, Ardmore Golf Course has challenged club-brandishers with its nine holes since course designer E.S. Wise opened the grounds in 1926. Before teeing off against opponents, visitors rehearse their swinging skills at a practice putting green, driving net, and chipping area. Golfers in need of expert tutelage can turn to CPGA professional instructor Steve Middleton, who harnesses more than 30 years of golfing experience to help pupils find their natural swing and reunite with lost balls raised by wolves. In addition to tournament participants, Ardmore Golf Course accommodates overnight players in their golfer’s cottage, a furnished abode with a full kitchen, television, and wireless Internet. After each round guests can scarf down gourmet fare concocted by chef Graham Little, load up on golfing gear at the pro shop, admire the course’s 110-foot tall, 1,100 year-old douglas fir, or search the sky for wild birds and escaped golf clubs flying overhead.
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    930 Ardmore Drive
    North Saanich, BC CA
  • Pacific Northwest Raptors
    In the verdant Cowichan Valley, Pacific Northwest Raptors cares for a diverse flock of birds of prey?owls twist their heart-shaped heads curiously, and hawks look on with eyes like copper coins. The staff provides them a safe habitat while educating the public about their habits, hunting methods, and favourite brands of feather cosmetics. Eagles and falcons ride warm zephyrs overhead daily, searching for prey high over the canopy when they aren?t perched back at the centre. Avian experts demo the birds? skills during walks, which include the opportunity for patrons to have a hawk or owl land on a gloved hand or already impressive jaw line. Intensive workshops and week-long falconry courses let guests settle in with the animals beneath the towering trees, which hush each other liltingly in the wind. Regular family events at the centre facilitate bonding with the regal raptors, many of which are trained in film work and pest control.
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    1445 Benvenuto Avenue
    Central Saanich, BC CA
  • Olympic View Golf Club
    As golfers line up tricky, round-deciding rolls on the green of the signature 17th hole at Olympic View Golf Club, they might have to block out an unusual sound. Just behind the green, water crashes earthward for more than 60 feet over one of the course’s two waterfalls. The dramatic feature generates a roaring din as well as a beautiful backdrop for players as they near the end of their scenic golfing excursions. Such tranquil scenes are common on the 6,600-yard course framed by the dense forest of south Vancouver Island and the looming profiles of Olympic Mountains peaks. But the calm can be deceptive, as the Bill Robinson–designed layout aims to challenge. Twelve lakes are interspersed throughout the site, and numerous bunkers intimidate golfers with their depth and walls etched with tally marks. This signature mix of beauty and difficulty earned the club a four-star rating from Golf Digest in 2008, as well as a ranking of 10th Best Public Golf Course in British Columbia by Score Golf in 2011. The GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Club aims to prepare golfers mentally and physically for playing the most enjoyable golf of their lives. Located on 14 acres, the academy features nine large grass driving areas with target greens as far as 330 yards. In three short-game areas, players practice putts, pitches, and fake surprise at finding the ball in the cup. The amply appointed grounds complement a teaching philosophy that encourages development of a repeatable swing tailored to the individual’s physical capabilities. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,600 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 133 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole
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    643 Latoria Rd
    Victoria, BC CA

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