When it comes to planning a bachelor party, there are two things to keep in mind. Don’t do anything you’ll regret later (or, don’t allow there to be photo evidence of anything you’ll regret later). And make sure it’s epic.
If you’ve been tapped to plan a bachelor party for your good friend, kick off the party in style with something outside the box and super fun, from paintball to axe throwing, pub crawls and more. Check out this list of awesome ways to kick off a bachelor party in Vancouver.
#1 – Take the groom down at a paintball game
If your friend is a fan of paintball, then book the bachelor party with Delta Force Paintball in Maple Ridge. This outdoor paintball provider has huge fields of varying terrains and styles including a massive forested field full of dystopian obstacles.
#2 – Go axe throwing like real badasses
Blow off some steam at axe throwing before hitting your favorite Vancouver bars. At Bad Axe Throwing in Surrey, you can book a private lane for groups of eight or more and give the groom the ultimate bachelor party experience.
#3 – Soar over Grouse Mountain on a zip line
Get that sweet adrenaline rush at Grouse Mountain Ziplines. Depending on the time of year, book the three- or five-line tour of the mountain and enjoy an afternoon in nature before hitting the bars later that night.
#4 – Go racing at Speeders Indoor ProKarts
If your friend is a fan of go-karts he knows that a track doesn’t need to be all that challenging but the karts have got to run smooth. At Speeders Indoor ProKarts you get both, plus some of the fastest karts in Vancouver. Pit the boys against each other in this fast-and-furious style bachelor party.
#5 – Show off your ninja skills at obstacle course racing
For those crews that like a little competition, check out obstacle course racing at Origins Parkour & Athletic Facility in Mount Pleasant. This massive indoor playground is perfect for competitive parkour and they offer private bookings on weekends, a great option for a bachelor party.
#6 – Scare the crap out of him at these horror-themed rooms
Take the groom to the ultimate spooky escape room experience at Locked Canada in East Vancouver. Choose between six different horror-themed rooms, like The Asylum and Isolation Chamber and see who cracks first.
#7 – Explore hidden tastes of Railtown
Any foodies in the house? If your friend loves food and is always looking for new flavors, treat him to a smorgasbord of fun tastes in Railtown on this Urban Eats Tour. This Off the Eaten Track tour includes wine, beer, food tastings, secret stories about old brothels and the history of the Japanese community–a great way to start a bachelor party before hitting Gastown’s bars.
#8 – Go on a beer tasting tour
Or maybe you want to skip the food tastings and get right to the good stuff. Follow your beer guide to the best pubs in Gastown on Vancouver Food Tour’s Craft Beer ‘n Bites Tour. This pub crawl with a twist will teach you about the brewing process and the history of beer while treating the guys to great pub snacks.
#9 – Rent a private boat and enjoy the view from the water
Start early with a private cruise up the coast. At Vancouver Boat Rentals you can rent a speed boat and enjoy the spectacular view of the city skyline. These boats can accommodate from five to six people and are perfect for blowing off some steam before further bachelor party shenanigans.
#10 – Get shaken and stirred at a Brandywine bartending school
You probably already know how to mix a good cocktail, but for a bachelor party you want to go the extra mile. Those of you who really care about the culture of drinking and proper ingredients will enjoy Modern Classics workshop class at Brandywine. You’ll get professional tips, make your own cocktails, and get to drink them!
#11 – Eviscerate the groom at archery tag
A bit easier to get to than paintball, check out archery tag at 6pack Indoor Beach in Richmond. This indoor archery tag arena is exactly as the name suggests, an indoor beach. Enjoy all the strategy and adrenaline of combat, while taking advantage of all the sweet dives a soft landing affords in this action-packed bachelor party option.
#12 – Celebrate in style on a West Coast Dinner Sail
Sailing into the sunset with your friends while eating a steak dinner and cracking open a cold one is a pretty freaking awesome way to celebrate a rite of passage. Check out Orca Wind Sail Charters’s twilight sail and dinner cruise. Pro tip: this charter cruise is BYOB.
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