Remember how much fun you had as a kid on playgrounds? Why does that need to end as an adult? This summer make the most of Vancouver and have some good ol childish fun. Skip the bar or movies for a night.
Live young, wild, and free, and experience the fun of your childhood with these 9 playground activities for adults to enjoy this summer:
Photo cred – @melaniehunt1331
Origins Parkour // 2655 Main Street, Vancouver
Live out your childhood dream of being in an action movie and do parkour. Vancouver is home to Canada’s largest parkour gym, Origins. You can do open drop in or take adult classes for every experience level. You'll get to run, jump, climb, crawl, vault, swing, and roll! What are you waiting for?
Archery Tag at 6 Pack Indoor Beach // 115-13180 Mitchell Rd. Richmond
May the odds be ever in your favour. Feel like you're in The Hunger Games without dying as you battle it out through archery. The sport combines dodgeball, paintball, and archery. You can play in a private group with your crew, drop in and play against others, or 6 Pack Indoor Beach can also bring archery tag to you.
Slide The City // Lonsdale
Slip and slides are rad and even better when they're 1000 feet long. Have buckets of fun at this all day block party full of live music, dancing, food and drinks, water, and a record breaking slip and slide. Slide The City returns to North Vancouver August 13th, get your tickets online now.
Richmond Go-Kart Track // 6631 Sidaway Rd
Grab your ride or die and go for a spin. Race at Vancouver's only outdoor go kart course and the largest go-kart track in Western Canada. At Richmond Go-Kart Track, you can drop in anytime from 12 to 9pm - no reservation required. Go on Wednesdays or Sundays for their special and get a ride for $9 after 6PM.
Guess HQ Escape Room // 150 W. Hastings, Gastown
Here is your chance to be the hero in your own live gaming action experience. Grab your friends and work together to solve a mystery. Guess HQ in Gastown is one of the many fun escape rooms located in the Lower Mainland. If you do the Heist challenge, you'll even encounter laser sensors.
North Shore Paintball // 100 Lower Capilano Rd, North Vancouver
North Shore Paintball has 3 acres of outdoor and urban terrain for you to blow off some steam shooting paintballs. It's located only approximately 15 minutes from Downtown and is transit accessible nearby.
Bubble Ball Vancouver // Available anywhere in the Lower Mainland
A new take on soccer, Bubble Ball allows for full contact soccer in a hamster ball. Bubble Ball Vancouver can come to you anywhere you want to host a game, minimum 8 players.
Wild Rumpus Adult Summer Camp // Gambier Island, BC
Missing the summer camp fun you had as a kid? Well now you can go to a summer camp for adults complete with booze, themed parties, and live music. Wild Rumpus hosts adult summer camps so that you can relive the whole camp experience with 200 campers. You'll get to sleeping in a cabin, zipline, do camp activities like kayaking and rock climbing. The camp already happened this summer on the Canada Day weekend, but next year they are planning on adding more dates so stay tuned.
Photo cred –@andreahreynolds
LEGO Imagine Nation Tour // Vancouver Convention Centre
Now you don't need to go to LEGO Land cause LEGO is coming to you. The biggest LEGO to ever hit Canada is coming to Vancouver from September 30th - October 2nd. Feel like you're in the LEGO Movie and watch your childhood dreams come to life. You'll get to complete interactive play missions, see life-sized LEGO models, jump into a huge brick pit, and learn firsthand from a Master Builder. Tickets are available online now.
Play Nintendo Summer Tour // PNE
Nintendo will be at the PNE from August 31st to September 5th to fulfill all your Mario gaming dreams. Be part of this major gaming session with your friends and relive your Mario Kart days. The games you can play at the event include Pokémon™ Omega Ruby, Mario Kart™ 7, Super Smash Bros.™ for Nintendo 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land™, and New Super Mario Bros.™ 2. Who's in?
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