Top 10 Events, Activities, Things to Do & Experience Around Vancouver

Gather your family & friends, here’s our top 10 amazing events, activities and experiences to try in & around Vancouver, BC:


Vancouver Christmas Market

We offer a lot of tips on living a happy life around here, but nothing comes close to living your life in a yuletide wonderland. It would take an awful lot of massages to leave you as happy as a day at the Vancouver Christmas Market. It really is a Christmas miracle that someone was able to bring together all these great decorations, carollers, treats, crafts and traditional German Christmas goodness. Just follow the glow of the twinkling lights, the sound of “fa la la la la” and the smell of fresh gingerbread to the Jack Poole Plaza from November 21 to December 24, 2018.

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The 2018 Art of Lights Vancouver International Lantern Festival

Delight your inner child with this amazing Art of Lights Vancouver International Festival experience. Taking place at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheater Park in Surrey, this 1st annual event features stunning light displays and multiple surprises that will impress young and old alike. Grab your tickets today and spark a bit of magic into your life.

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Does heaven have trampolines? I don’t know, but I used to ponder this question every time my mom took me over to my friend’s house to jump on her trampoline. That was pretty much the best experience that was available at the time before trampoline parks came into existence. Moms get a chance to breathe for a few hours while the kids keep themselves entertained and are elated because, well, they’re at a massive trampoline park. Sky Zone also has trampoline dodgeball and basketball, and features battle games like SkyWars (using cool blasters, foam balls or darts). Having a kid’s birthday here automatically makes them the coolest kid of the year for a solid 2 years and mom has the most relaxing time ever. I should mention that many adults join in on the fun too.

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Kobe Restaurant’s Complete Hibachi Teppanyaki Dinner Experience

This is one of those experiences that you’ll want to go again and again with a different (or the same) group of people and want to take your friends and coworkers too.  “Have you ever gone to Kobe’s?!” will be your most-used statement for the week following this unique, scrumptious experience. This complete hibachi teppanyaki dinner experience is made by a top chef and you can’t help feeling somewhat entranced by how it’s being made right in front of you. Each meal includes the following: teppan shrimp appetizer, shabu shabu soup, rice, seared vegetables, beef, tiger prawns (my personal fav!), teriyaki chicken breast, green tea and ice cream for dessert.

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Ice-Skating & Hot Chocolate at Robson Square Ice Rink (Includes Skate Rentals Too)

If we could glide effortlessly through a lake of iced chocolate, we would. But even better, you can glide, slide, and fly over the ice at Robson Square Ice Rink.  Also, you’ll look totally cool on the ice, surrounded by the awesome architecture of Robson Square. And since this is an all-inclusive package offer, you don’t even need to bring your own skates: it’s all included. Just show up with your swagger and get on the ice. And then when you need a break, recharge with some smooth, creamy and delicious hot chocolate. The two-person option is great for a date, or get the four-person for family fun night. Over 1.5 million people have skated it up at the Robson Square Ice Rink. You can skate there rain, shine or snow. Take a sip of savings and fun times with this deal.

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Hop On Hop Off Tour to See The Best of Vancouver 

Life can be quite a ride. So you might as well enjoy the scenery. Variety is the spice of life, so for each of our Hop-On-Hop-Off tours , we  dish it up and you get to choose. The driver will provide you with live commentary of the tour, lending a local’s authentic take on the magic that makes Vancouver great. Your view of the city will be like no another as you tour the streets in clear-top buses, with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses

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Live To Surf

I don’t know the first thing about surfing but I do know that $30 for a full surf rental setup (daily rental of surfboard or bodyboard, leash, wetsuit, boots, gloves and hood) is a great deal. I’m also the type of person that doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a first time trying something because I tell myself that if I like it, I’ll come back and pay full price later. So for that price, I want to go try myself, especially after watching Blue Crush way back in 2002 and being totally amazed by those girls’ surfing skills. Live to Surf has an awesome 4.5 star review on Yelp so you can be sure you’ll have a great experience with them.

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Group Bowling Experience Package and Pizza

Dell Lanes is where you and your friends / family can get together over food, drinks, and projectile entertainment. Five-pin bowling is their style, and you’ll get to do it in style, with up to four of your friends showing off their bicep/eye coordination, and showing those evil pins who’s boss. You can celebrate your pin-crushing victory by indulging in a delicious pizza after the game.

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Make It! The Handmade Revolution Show at The PNE Forum

The enlightened founders of Make it! Show wanted to update the slightly less-than-cool perception of the traditional craft show. Their vision has since manifested in the physical plane as Vancouver’s coolest collection of over 180 hot urban artisans and designers selling their goods, their greats, and their out-of-this-worlds. Makeit! Handmade Revolution celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year! Grabbing these goods is only part of the fun you’ll have with this four-day pass.

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Two-Hour Curling Package for 8 People

Gather your family, friends & teammates and have some fun two-hour Ice Curling. You will learn everything you need to know and also how to throw a rock and the basics of curling strategy from experts in the sport. This package grants you access to the world-class facility, eight different curling areas, a fully stocked bar and a cafe onsite for a quick bite and a toast to the victors (probably your team).

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Dinner in the Sky Vancouver Experience

Those dreams where you can fly are the best, but wouldn’t the be even better if you could enjoy a sumptuous dining experience while you were up there? Now you can, with this Dinner in the Sky Vancouver Experience, powered by Westcoast Sightseeing. We’re not skylarking around here, this is taking fine dining to new heights, but with prices that are very down-to-earth. Dinner in the Sky brings you incredible menus developed by top-notch chefs and prepared in an open-air dining area that is as “open air” as you can get without feathers. Make your reservation now to make sure this deal doesn’t take off without you.

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Whale Watching, Bear Watching or Hot Springs Cove Tour Adventures in Tofino, BC

There are few things that a crisp sea breeze and the sound of surf can’t cure. And while we’d love nothing more than to fix all that ails you, allow us to offer the next best thing: 3 hour Whale watching,  2.5 hour Bear watching adventure or Tofino Hot Springs Cove tour adventure by Tofino Resort and Marina. Dubbed Canada’s favourite beach and adventure town, Tofino has it all.

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Up to 36% Off 3-Hour Whale Watching, a 2.5-Hour Bear Watching Adventure, or Hot Springs Cove Tour Adventure by Tofino Resort & Marina.  Get This Limited Time Offer Here 


Big Splash Water Slide Park

With summer here, your inner child is squirming with anticipation for those carefree days of sun, water and adventure. You’ll be given access to a newly renovated water park with upgrades such as an adult-only hot tub, new kids splash park equipment and revamped food and beverage options. And of course plenty of slides to keep everyone smiling and exhilarated for hours on end. You deserve to have all your summer dreams come true!

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Harrison Hot Springs Inflatable Water Park

If you’re looking for a great way to cool off and have fun this summer, then water you waiting for? Get ready to get wet and wild at Harrison Hot Springs inflatable water park!  If you just can’t wet any longer for summer fun, then climb aboard the amazing, inflatable water park that floats atop Harrison Lake. There’s plenty of fun things to dew, like an obstacle course, water slides, and lots of opportunities for cannonball-ing into the cool waters at Harrison WaterSports. Lake it? You’ll love it, especially when you get into the bumper boats, with powered squirt guns and environmentally-friendly motors. Come see for yourself, without spending all your liquid assets, thanks to this deal.

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Flying Trapeze Class

This cool experience is something you’ve probably seen in the movies or videos but may not have tried yourself (if you have, very cool!) Watch the short video above from a YouTuber who describes her first experience swinging from a trapeze. The deal is valid for everyone aged 6 years old and up and you’ll be swinging, flipping, and laughing at all the fun for the 2 hour class when you’re there. You also get a branded t-shirt as part of the deal so when you change into your pajamas on some random day in 2019, you’ll smile back at the memory of yourself going out of your comfort zone and giving yourself an awesome adrenaline rush.

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DVC Indoor Shooting Centre

A month ago I tried this shooting range experience for the first time and it was such a fun experience that I told myself I’d come back and bring a few friends. We got these cool target posters (you get to choose between a green person, a zombie, or some other options) and then we compared to see who had the best aim at the end. I can only imagine how fun it would be with a larger group of people and comparing our target posters. The staff are super helpful and knowledgeable – I had no idea how to hold a gun and they guided me through every step and we got glasses and ear muffs to protect our eyes and ears. We also got a tutorial at the beginning as well. They have a 4-star review on Yelp and Google and they also offer a FAQ on their site which was helpful for me as a first-timer. Overall this is an awesome experience and I should go back to practice my aim! 

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Cirque Du Soleil’s Show KURIOS in Vancouver

One of the coolest shows of all time, enough said. Raise your hand if you’ve wanted to always go to Cirque shows yourself or wanted to take someone else but the cost deterred you. Okay so I can’t see your raised hand through a computer monitor but I’m betting to guess that some of you nodded in agreement. Cirque Du Soleil shows are being offered at an almost 40% discount from regular pricing for a few more weeks so get them while they’re still available. This show KURIOUS is described as “a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions”. That sentence is pretty much enough for me to get a few tickets before they’re sold out. I believe it too, because I saw one of their shows a few years back and felt like I’d gone to a completely different world for the entirety of the performance. That picture above makes me CURIOUS to know a) how in the world they can get their bodies to move LIKE THAT and b) that guy’s (girl’s?) pain tolerance on the bottom right is also defying some laws of its own.

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, High / Afternoon Tea at Indigo Age Cafe

If it’s something I love, it’s a good, tasty, affordable high tea. There’s just something iconic about the warm scones and butter they serve at these places that makes me feel like I’m in the sequel of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Except that instead of Audrey Hepburn being featured – it’s me, and I’m not-so-glamorously shoving a scone into my mouth while trying to tell my best friend that all is well because everything is gluten-free and vegan.Indigo Age Cafe features an organic raw, vegan, gluten-free high tea which includes a delicious array of house-made petit desserts, tasty snacks, mini wraps, vegan cheeses and chocolate and berries.

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BBQ Boating Experience

Mmm did someone say BBQ…We’re in. Wait, BBQ and boating?! We’re on our way. What better way to celebrate the last few days of sun than to go on a boat and have a BBQ and enjoy some drinks with friends and family.  You bring your food, drinks, and crew and use the BBQ and grill in the boat to whip up some delicious food. The boat leaves from Granville Island and you make your way to False Creek and English Bay, enjoying the views while enjoying a mouth-watering BBQ. You don’t need a boating license either, so what are you waiting for? Get out there before the summer is over!

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Kayaking Experience

The human body is comprised of 70% water, which is one reason that we float. And because we float, we can fill that other 30% with awesome adventures thanks to Creekside Kayaks. Floating has never been so amazing as it is when you kayak. In rivers, creeks, or the open water, you’re in for a great time. Choose between your own single kayak rental, or ride with a friend in a tandem. And if you’re new to the experience, opt for the intro to kayaking lesson from the expert instructors at Creekside Kayaks. They’ll teach you beginning and intermediate paddling moves, rescue techniques, proper water safety, and much more during your three-hour introductory session.

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60-Minute Live-Narrated False Creek Boat E-Tour 

They say that when you change how you look at something, the thing you look at changes. In other words, what’s old and familiar can become shiny and new if you just change your perspective. Experience Vancouver in a whole new way with these tours, which take place aboard an ultra-quiet, 100% electric 10-passenger boats, adding a relaxing, eco-friendly aspect to your experience. 

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Whistler Treetop Adventure

Back by popular demand (almost 500 people bought this deal last Summer) because they, like me, have a fantasy of becoming a real-life Tarzan (with a harness). In this cool experience, you maneuver through treetops over swinging logs, Tarzan ropes, balls that swing, across monkey bars and ziplines, plus even more. See above for their 360 video preview of the course. They have over 70 elements (ranged from mild to wild) and their 5 star reviews are further confirmation of how cool of an experience this adventure actually is! Another useful piece of info is that you can do it rain or shine.

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2.5-Hour Live Narrated Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

There is nothing sexy about garter belts for your socks. They don’t look cool, they usually hang weirdly off your calf muscles and the elastic pinches your skin and leaves those gross lines after you take them off. Yep, they’re pretty awful. But you should probably invest in a pair, because you’re about to be scared straight out of your socks with this Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour Experience.  As the damp autumn evening transforms Gastown into an eerie place of shadows, stories and the occasional bump in the night, you will be whisked away by a trolley where you will see streets and homes, which seem normal, but if you look and listen close enough you will hear echoes of murders and other devastating events!

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Check Out The Rides & Activities at Art Knapp’s Funland

There are nearly 200 countries in the world–some more fun to visit than others. But only one country is founded upon the belief that we are all born with the right to have a good time. Stamp your passport with a smiley face when you try this experience! You can ride a jumbo jet and get just about anywhere in the world, but why bother when Art Knapp’s Funland is right here? Even better, every ticket is a first class pass to happiness on rides like all new Bonkers Ride, the Pumpkin Patch Train Ride, or have fun Zipling, playing Jungle Gym, Sand Excavator and Basketball. Take a spin, get a thrill, or just enjoy the scenery. It’s fun for all ages, and the covered tracks mean it’s wonderful in any weather. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time.

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Mini-Getaway to Whistler, BC

Only just over an hour drive from Downtown Vancouver is beautiful and world renowned Whistler!  And whenever you show up at Executive Inn At Whistler Village and Mountain Side Hotel, you’re going to have a great time in one of their 67 intimate suites. This European-style boutique hotel is the ideal way to experience Whistler, just steps from the slopes, shops, and nighttime hot spots, with fun options for all visitors. Or you can stay at the hotel and take a dip in the outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. Or maybe you’d rather retire to your luxurious room for the night. You make the call, executive! Either way, it’s going to be awesome.

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