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10 Axe Throwing Spots in and around Vancouver

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We don’t have a lot of hobbies to release our pent-up energy and stress, but one activity that really had us coming back for more is axe throwing. Sure, it may sound a bit unconventional, but we’re telling ya, it’s a total blast!

Sometimes we do it alone, and other times we gather a group of friends for some friendly competition. If you’re ready to experience the thrill of axe throwing, here are several spots in and around Vancouver that offer this exciting activity.

Sharpen Your Throwing Skills at Axewood

Website: http://axewoodcrew.com/
Address: Academie Duello, 412 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1, Canada
Contact Details: +1 604-568-9907
Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 12pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Prices: $40 per person (minimum of 2 people)

Axewood’s got an outdoor set-up that’s near many shops and bars downtown, and best of all, your own personal bonfire. Throw axes while sipping hot chocolate in between breaks and warm up by roasting s’mores over the crackling fire.

The best part? The admission covers a lot of good stuff: axe rentals, expert coaching for your throws and fancy shots, plus a bunch of games like ‘around the world,’ one-on-one and group competitions, and HORSE.

Pro tip:

These folks also host private events, so if you’d rather have a more exclusive axe throwing session, you can arrange a private event with Axewood.

Throw Axes at Academie Duello

Website: http://www.academieduello.com/
Address: 412 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1, Canada
Contact Details: +1 604-568-9907
Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 4pm to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 4pm to 8pm

This Western Martial Arts school is all about passing down the classic martial traditions of Europe, and Academie Duello hosts axe-throwing tournaments for all skill levels.

In addition to axe throwing tournaments, Academie Duello also offers a wide range of classes and workshops that cover various European martial arts disciplines like archery, sword cutting, and polearm combat.

Pro tip:

Ask their instructors about medieval and early modern European martial arts. They’re very knowledgeable, and they will even teach you some basic techniques if you show interest.

Hurl Axes at Urban Axe Throwing

Website: https://urbanaxe.ca/
Address: 1611 Broadway St #104, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2M7, Canada
Contact Details: [email protected]
Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 2pm to 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 8pm

Prices:

  • 90 Minutes: $22.50 to $44.95
  • 60 Minutes: $16.95 to $33.95
  • 30 Minutes: $8.50 to $16.95

If you’ve suddenly got the urge to toss some axes, Urban Axe Throwing is your go-to spot. They’re all about spur-of-the-moment fun, and the best part is, they take walk-ins. 

Plus, if you’ve got little ones between the ages of five and 11, they can join in for free! And here’s the real kicker – you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks from outside (just remember, no alcohol allowed, though).

Pro tip:

Remember to wear close-toed shoes as they require proper footwear for safety reasons.

Practice Your Throw at the Whistler Racket Club

Website: http://www.mywrc.ca/
Address: 4500 Northlands Blvd, Whistler, BC V8E 1C7, Canada
Contact Details:  +1 604-932-1991
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8am to 10pm
Prices: $10 per person

At Whistler Racket Club, they’ve combined coastal charm with an axe-throwing twist, bringing the wilderness to you. This mobile axe throwing spot sets up shop in a location that offers mountain vistas and lush greenery.

They’ve got more than just axe throwing to keep you entertained, including bocce and a variety of other lawn games.

Pro tip:

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the WRC Cafe and Bar. They serve up scrumptious dishes and even offer live music, all in a roomy fireside lounge and bar.

Unleash Your Inner Woodsman at the Fraser River Lodge

Website: http://www.fraserriverlodge.com/
Address: 7984 McDonald Rd S, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0, Canada
Contact Details: +1 604-796-1210
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Set on an 18-acre estate, this rustic spot has an axe throwing spot that gives you an awesome view of the Fraser River and North Shore mountains. Think of it like a mountain retreat with a thrilling twist.

The staff will give you a rundown on all the tips and tricks to hit that bullseye perfectly. Once you’ve had your instructions, get ready for 1-2 hours of pure fun.

Pro tip:

We highly recommend that you wear athleisure wear or comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement.

Compete against Local Axe Throwers at Bad Axe Throwing

Compete against Local Axe Throwers at Bad Axe Throwing
Image by Bad Axe Throwing via Google

Website: https://badaxethrowing.com/locations/axe-throwing-surrey/
Address:  8132 130 St Unit # 109, Surrey, BC V3W 8J9, Canada
Contact Details: +1 844-818-0999
Operating Hours:

  • Wednesday to Thursday: 6pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 6pm to 10pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Prices: $40 per person

Bad Axe Throwing is the world’s largest urban axe throwing club, and they welcome walk-ins, offer leagues, cater to private parties, and organize team-building events. 

What’s even cooler is that these axes are specially designed by the World Axe Throwing League (WATL). These axes are built to cater those at the highest competition level, as showcased on ESPN. They’re also an excellent choice for beginners who want to dive into the world of axe throwing.

Pro tip:

It’s a smart move to make a reservation instead of risking walk-in availability since it tends to get fully booked quite often.

Head to Bellingham Axe

Website: https://www.bellinghamaxe.com/
Address: 1414 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States
Contact Details: +1 360-603-9606
Operating Hours: 

  • Wednesday: 6pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

Prices:

  • 1 Hour: $22
  • 1.5 Hours: $31
  • 2 Hours: $40

Now, this next spot is a bit south of the Canadian border, but we’ve included it in case you’re up for a little adventure. Bellingham Axe boasts arcade-style decor that’ll have you feeling like a whimsical lumberjack.

But it’s not all about fun and games here—they’re actually a part of the World Axe Throwing League and run a competitive eight-week competition.

Pro tip:

They’ve got a bar upstairs that we think you might want to swing by (after you’ve had your fill of axe throwing, of course).

Hit the Bullseye at Axe and Grind

Website: https://axeandgrind.com//
Address: 910 Government St #107, Victoria, BC V8W 1X3, Canada
Contact Details:  +1 250-590-3229
Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 12pm to 9pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Axe and Grind is Victoria’s pioneer axe and knife throwing spot, and they proudly hold memberships with both the World Axe Throwing League and the World Knife Throwing League.

If that’s not enough to convince you, their facility is designed with safety in mind to make it difficult to sustain any serious injuries.

Pro tip:

Once you’re done with the throwing action, why not give the golf simulator a shot? You can practice your golf swings and enjoy a couple of cold ones while you’re at it.

Experience the Thrill at Cypress Mountain

Website: https://cypressmountain.com/summer-activities/axe-throwing
Address: 6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N9, Canada
Contact Details: +1 604-926-5612
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Cypress Mountain is without a doubt a stunning spot for axe throwing, and even though it’s a 30-minute drive north of downtown Vancouver, the outdoor axe throwing experience here is worth every minute.

With each ticket, you’re granted ten throws, and the best part is you’ll have a seasoned axe coach right there with you, making sure you get the technique down pat and stay safe. They’ll show you the ropes on how to grip the axe, aim accurately, and release it with precision.

Pro tip:

This may or may not be a bummer to ya, but the minimum age is 10 years old to participate in axe throwing here. 

Bury the Hatchet at Wildplay

Website: https://www.wildplay.com/axe-throwing
Address: 1767 Island Hwy #15, Victoria, BC V9B 1J1, Canada 
Contact Details: +1 855-595-2251
Operating Hours: Friday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

WildPlay is renowned for its heart-pounding adventures, and their axe throwing experience is no different. Visitors here can feel the excitement of hurling a razor-sharp axe into a wooden target at the far end of a 14-foot alley.

Each session typically spans about 30 to 60 minutes. Throughout this period, skilled instructors are on hand to guide participants, instruct them in the right axe throwing techniques, and keep them safe.

Pro tip:

A reservation is required to participate in the axe throwing experience at WildPlay so make sure to book in advance to secure your spot.

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