Activities in Vancouver, BC


Paddleboard or Kayak Rental at Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 55% Off). Eight options Available.

Vancouver Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

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

C$33 C$16

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology Visit for One, Two, or Family of Up to Six (Up to 55% Off)

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver

One of the most extensive displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art as well as artworks from indigenous cultures around the world

C$44.75 C$22

Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental, or a Intro to Kayaking Class from Creekside Kayaks (Up to 44% Off)

Creekside Kayaks

Creekside Kayaks

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$24

Standup-Paddleboard Lesson or Windsurfing Lesson from Windsure Adventure Watersports (Up to 51% Off)

Windsure Adventure Watersports

Jericho Sailing Centre

After learning the basics, students explore Jericho Sailing Centre while balanced atop standup paddleboards or Windsurfers

C$30 C$15

Adventure-Escape Game for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Guess HQ in Downtown Vancouver (Up to 65% Off)

Guess HQ

Downtown Vancouver

Adventure rooms are an enhanced version of the popular Escape Room concept that plunges teams into a covert operation.

C$126 C$59

Membership or Visit for One Adult or Family to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden (Up to 46% Off)

UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver

50,000 global plant varieties dot the botanical garden’s paths; Nitobe Memorial Garden blooms with Japanese harmony and an array of flora

C$35 C$19

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four to Gem & Mineral Show (Up to 46% Off). Six Options Available.

Gem & Mineral Show

Multiple Locations

Exhibitors set up booths filled with all sorts of precious geological finds; handmade jewelry featuring gemstones

C$14 C$8

4 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at iLoveKickboxing.com ( 74% Off )

iLoveKickboxing.com

iLoveKickboxing - Vancouver

Kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques, and one-on-one training helps refine style and results

C$105 C$30

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Town ‘N Country Bowl (Up to 46% Off)

Town ‘N Country Bowl

Vancouver

Groups of two and four slip on a pair of non-slip heels for two games of classic 10-pin bowling

C$27 C$15

60-Minute Action-Based Escape Game for Two, Four, or Six with Add-Ons at i-Exit (Up to 63% Off)

i-Exit

Downtown Vancouver

Puzzles and obstacles stand in the way as you and your friends navigate a route through one of four action-based escape games

C$100 C$42

5D Escape Room for Two, Four, or Six at Locked Canada (Up to 31% Off)

Locked Canada

Kensington-Cedar Cottage

Escape game requires participants to escape a theme that consists of puzzles and riddles while trying to solve a mystery

C$50 C$39

Drive-In Summer Movie Night from FreshAirCinema at River District Vancouver (40% Off). Five Options Available.

FreshAirCinema

River District Drive-In

Cars with up to 8 guests drive to South Vancouver’s new River District neighborhood where a huge 3-story screen shows popular movies outside

C$20 C$12

Heathers: The Musical for Two (July 28–August 26)

Fighting Chance Productions

Waterfront Theatre

Cult-classic teen-murder comedy transforms into hilarious musical peppered with perky tunes

C$50 C$32

Escape Room Admission for Two, Four, or Six at E-Exit Vancouver West Broadway (20% Off)

E-Exit Vancouver West Broadway

E-Exit Vancouver West Broadway

Groups work together to solve clues and beat the clock while trapped in themed rooms that include a deserted funhouse and Dracula’s castle

C$50 C$40

2.5-Hour Tandem Jet Ski Ocean Is Yours Tour for Two from Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 46% Off)

Vancouver Water Adventures

Granville Island

Wildlife and stunning scenery greet those jet-skiing through the waters of the shoreline, harbour, and nearby ocean sites

C$258 C$139

Boat Parties and Salsa Classes from Summer Latin Cruises (35% Off). Multiple Options Available.

Summer Latin Cruises

Downtown Vancouver

Dance to DJ-spun tunes on three dance floors, learn the steps of salsa, and soak up skyline views during Latin-themed cruises

C$60 C$39

Green Day's <i>American Idiot</i> for Two on Select Dates, July 29–August 27

Fighting Chance Productions

Waterfront Theatre

Musical based on Green Day’s 2004 album follows youngsters as they cope with a post-9/11 America

C$70 C$42

Membership or Admission to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Campus (Up to 51% Off). 5 Options Available.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum (UBC Museum Campus)

Vancouver

The museum features 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and showcases over 500 permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and interactive activities

C$35 C$17

10, 20, or 30 Zumba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango Dance Classes at BCDance (Up to 71% Off)

BC Dance

Multiple Locations

Latin dance instructor runs classes late at night with upcoming times to be announced

C$120 C$39

Indoor Golf Simulator Rental at One Under

One Under Vancouver

Downtown 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

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

Ensemble Theater Company 2016 Summer Repertory Festival, July 17–31

Ensemble Theater Company 2016 Summer Repertory Festival

The Jericho Arts Centre

Summer repertory festival features the acclaimed dramas Betrayal, The Country Wife, and The Romans in Britain, plus a cabaret show

C$30 C$15

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Vancouver Police Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Vancouver Police Museum

Historic Japantown

Selection of 20,000 police- and crime-related artifacts displayed in the building that once housed Vancouver’s coroner’s court and morgue

C$24 C$12

8, 12, or 24 Dance Classes at World Dance Co. (Up to 69% Off)

World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide students through salsa, tango, swing, and mambo dance classes

C$96 C$35

Four-Week Beginners' Swing-Dance Course for Two or Eight-Week Course for One at Rhythm City Productions (53% Off)

Rhythm City Productions

Multiple Locations

Introductory swing classes teach participants the fundamentals of partner dancing, basic steps, and rhythm in a supportive environment

C$95 C$45

Five or 10 Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Budo Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Budo Mixed Martial Arts

Renfrew-Collingwood

Kickboxing classes create a workout based around muay thai and boxing techniques

C$125 C$19

Three-Hour Bread-Making Class for One or Two People at Palmer and Sons (Up to 50% Off)

Palmer and Sons

Downtown Vancouver

Bakers provide all the ingredients and materials you need to bake a loaf of sourdough during this three-hour hands-on lesson

C$110 C$59

"Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience" (December 13–24)

Potted Potter

Vogue Theatre

New York Times Critics’ Pick parodies all seven “Harry Potter” novels and engages audience in a Quidditch match

C$39.95 C$39.95

Painting and Cocktails for One, Two, or Four at Colours and Cocktails (51% Off)

Colours and Cocktails

Downtown Vancouver

Recreate a painting on 16 x 20 canvas and sip wine or cocktails while receiving friendly instruction from a professional artist

C$59 C$29

Two, Four, or Eight Salsa Classes for Two People at World Dance Co. (Up to 69% Off)

World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

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

C$60 C$25

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  • Grandview Lanes
    Rolling strikes is in the Marino family’s blood. The family has presided over Grandview Lanes for three generations, ever since Louis Marino established the alley back in 1947. In those days, the pins had to be set by hand, a task Louis's son, George, remembers all too well. As he told Westender reporter Mary Frances Hill, "You'd have 40 women bowling during the day (in the 1950s), and only two pin setters […]. So we'd run around like crazy." Today, machines act as the alley’s pin setters, but the Marinos are still around and running the show. George's daughter, Tammy, manages the modernized alley, where automatic scoring makes things easier for a younger generation that has never seen a real wooden pencil. Some things haven't changed though. Bowlers can still visit the lunch counter once run by George's mother, fuelling up between frames with burgers or pizzas laden with a dozen different toppings. And, of course, the game remains relatively unchanged. Downstairs, guests choose between 5-pin or 10-pin bowling, and upstairs, black lights and neon wall murals set the psychedelic stage for the sport's most modern update—glow bowling. Aside from providing a hub for clean, family-friendly fun, Grandview Lanes actively supports the community by helping the fundraising efforts of organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and The Kensington Foundation for Animals in Crisis.
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    2195 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Woodland Park Zoo - CANADA
    The Zoo Since its founding in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo has operated on one simple belief: that people who experience the wonders of the natural world will be inspired to protect it. Today, the zoo greets more than one million visitors annually, immersing each into a verdant realm of naturalistic exhibits and species-saving conservation efforts. The Animals Nearly 1,100 animals representing more than 300 species call Woodland Park Zoo home, including 40 endangered species and more than a dozen vulnerable ones. The menagerie features birds, reptiles, and some of the globe's most awe-inspiring mammals, including big cats and several groups of gorillas. Be sure to visit Pete, one of the zoo's largest and oldest gorillas; he was born in 1968, making him the animal most likely to have Woodstock flashbacks. The Botanical Collection In addition to its animals, Woodland Park Zoo boasts a mesmerizing botanical collection. It spans more than 92,000 plants and 1,300 species, and each month, something new is in bloom. The leafy canopy above—which covers nearly half of the zoo's 92 acres—is important, too: Woodland Park has planted more than 4,000 trees since 1987, making it a green oasis in the heart of an urbanized community.
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    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Centro Flamenco
    Stepping to the tune of her husband's guitar, celebrated flamenco performer Rosario Ancer bridges continents with her knowledge of dance. She trained in Spain and toured in multiple countries before opening Centro Flamenco in 1989, where she and her instructors pull from cultural, musical, and choreographic teachings to guide their students. All the while, Rosario deftly walks the tightrope between authenticity and evolution. Her regular travels to workshops and shows in Spain imbue her lessons with history, yet she hopes to see the art form flourish in experimental ways, inciting guests to stretch their creative muscles during classes. Rosario exposes amateurs and advanced dancers alike to flamenco's commanding rhythms. As her pupils progress, they learn more about the social significance behind the moves, and eventually sync their kicks to stylized guitar strums. Whether they are mastering simple beats or preparing for a theatre piece, the studio sets them on a structured track, which ends when their smouldering glance can set a tablecloth on fire.
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    2083 Alma St.
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Klahowya Village in Stanley Park
    Rustic wood cabins interconnected by wooden walkways stand amid a network of fountains, mountain streams, and small waterfalls. Dense forest and blooms of emerald ferns spread out in all directions. The train whistle and drum beats echo through the trees. At Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, natural scenery opens up to authentic representations of British Columbia's First Nations and Métis cultures through its attractions, performances, and artisan marketplace. As guests arrive, knowledgeable First Nations guides in native dress usher guests into the park, where they can start by taking in the sights or boarding the miniature covered Spirit Catcher train for storytelling journeys past forest tableaus. Young dancers and actors in traditional dress stage cultural performances every Friday through Sunday throughout the summer, and coffee by Spirit Bear Coffee Company keeps visitors warm year-round. In the indoor marketplace, First Nations and Métis artisans proffer pieces of handmade visual art, jewellery, apparel, and other crafts. The nonprofit Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia operates the park as part of its aim to create a sustainable and educational showcase of Aboriginal culture for visitors and local residents.
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    610 Pipeline Road
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Vancouver Police Museum
    240 East Cordova Street used to be the address where Vancouver’s police officers, morticians, judges, and dead converged. The building, which was built in 1932, served as the city’s coroner’s court and morgue until the 1980s and the city analyst’s lab until 1995. Countless toxicology tests and several high-profile investigations have taken place between the building’s walls, including the Castellani Milkshake Murder and Errol Flynn’s autopsy. Fittingly, given the building’s significance to Vancouver's criminal-justice history, it is now home to the Vancouver Police Museum. To date, the museum staff has curated a selection of approximately 20,000 historical artifacts, including confiscated weapons, counterfeit currency, photographs, paperwork, and vintage police vehicles. Currently, 40 per cent of the collection is on display in the museum’s several exhibits, one of which allows visitors to explore a coroner’s forensic lab. The museum also offers educational programs such as walking tours and a two-hour forensic-science program. During this program, guests scour a faux crime scene for clues and try to prevent the brash, young rookie cop from running off into the night to find the perpetrator.
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    240 E Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Harbour Cruises & Events
    Harbour Cruises & Events has ferried aquanauts across the waters of Vancouver Harbour for more than a century, elucidating the city's history and granting seldom-seen views of the skyline. On the MPV Constitution, one of Vancouver's only authentic paddlewheelers, guests can enjoy views of the city on the open-air deck, or below on the A and B decks where the luxuries of a fine-dining restaurant take to sea. The Sunset dinner cruise and the Indian Arm luncheon cruise, departing from headquarters at 501 Denman Street in Vancouver, make use of such fine settings to create floating meals of beef bordelaise and fresh British Columbian salmon accompanied by live music. Fireworks cruises, also departing from headquarters, celebrate the waning of summer with a buffet dinner and live DJ, letting couples get close and practice their breakdancing moves when everyone else is looking to the sky. All cruises sail out from headquarters at 501 Denman Street.
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    501 Denman Street
    Vancouver, BC CA

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