Fun workshops and classes for adults in Vancouver

Bored in Vancouver and need of a fun activity for the weekend? Rally your partner, friends or even sign up solo to learn something new. Vancouver offers a diverse range of workshops and classes that will keep you inspired! [Photo credit: iStock/s-eyerkaufer]

Tantra Fitness

36 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V6

Learn how to pole dance from award-winning instructors at Tantra Fitness – there are several locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Book a class with your girlfriends or throw a bachelorette party. These dance fitness classes will bring out the inner seductress within you – while getting a workout!

The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen

540 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3

Looking for a fun evening perfecting your culinary skills with your partner or friends? The Dirty Apron Cooking School offers one-night cooking classes celebrating a particular cuisine. Options include Italian, Japanese, creative vegan dishes and more.

U Paint I Fire

3632 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R 1P1

Enjoy a therapeutic experience with friends and family using potters’ wheels at U Paint I Fire. Learn to make decorative pieces or personalized ceramic cups and plates. In each class you can make two items, with the guidance of the friendly, helpful instructors.

Camp Tech

210-128 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

If you love technology and design, Camp Tech offers half- and full-day workshops for adults who want to learn web and digital skills. Even if you’ve never blogged, heard of Google Analytics or used Photoshop before, there’s no need to feel intimated. Their classes are fun, professional and practical.

Stand Up Paddle Vancouver

250 W142-757 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, it’s time to go outside and get wet! With so many great areas in Vancouver to stand-up paddleboard, choose from private and semi-private lessons at Third Beach, English Bay, Deep Cove, White Rock and more. Once you learn the basics, try out a SUP yoga class!

UWC Goods Ltd

1340 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V8

This established woodworking shop in East Vancouver not only sells gorgeous custom pieces for your living space, but they also offer woodworking classes for the aspiring carpenter in you. Learn to carve a wooden spoon or make your very own cutting board. Classes cost between $120 to $145, but they will provide you with supplies, tools and various machinery.

You don't wear the same clothes everyday, so why would you want to do the same workouts? ClassPass let’s you stimulate your muscles and your mind with a variety of unique and challenging fitness classes at studios all over the city. From heart racing spinning rides to torturous TRXworkouts, ClassPass ambassador Nancy Wu shares her favourite Vancouver workout studios for a daily sweat sesh. [Image courtesy of Nancy Wu]
From choker necklaces to slip dresses, Pokémon is another 90s fave making a comeback this year. Thousands of nostalgic fans can be seen travelling across the city with their smartphones in search of animated creatures. Check out this list of Pokéstops in and around Vancouver where you can fuel up, meet fellow Pokémon trainers, and catch rare legendary species like elusive Growlithes. [Photo credit:]
Today’s go-go-go society can take its toll and burden our bodies with unwanted stress. That’s why it’s so important to detox and rid your mind, body, and soul from unnatural substances and negative mindset. Vancouver is home to a variety of healthy spas, juice bars and workout studios where you can work on maintaining a healthy, balanced, positive lifestyle. [Photo credit: Nancy Wu]
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