Fall has arrived, and if the current weather patterns are any indication it’s going to be a wet one. Don’t let that get you down. Stay dry but spry with the King of Sports, and the Sport of Kings – bowling!
Don’t question it, just grab a ball and some ill-fitting shoes and head on down to one of these local lanes. Here’s where to go bowling in Metro Vancouver.
This Vancouver institution opened in 1930, and has remained a stalwart provider of good times in the decades since. On top of hosting parties, billiards, and a fully-licensed lounge, Commodore Bowling – as the name might suggest – has also got 5 pin bowling. Now it isn’t your classic Big Lebowski 10-pound ball sort of game, but it’s got balls and pins. Dig it.
Address: 838 Granville Street, Vancouver
Here’s your 10 pin bowling, folks. If you’re looking for something in the city with a bit more heft, then Town ‘n Country Bowl is the spot for you. Not only that, but it’s located inside a Super 8 Hotel. Convenience.
Address: 745 South East Marine Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604- 325-2695
Burnaby is home to largest bowling centre in Western Canada. There’s 48 lanes, Cosmic Bowling, a bar, and a Fitness Centre. Yeah, a Fitness Centre in a bowling alley. This gargantuan facility can hold up to 300 people at once, so if you’ve got big plans for a corporate event, or some kind of small town election based on bowling prowess, then this is the place.
Address: 5502 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
First opened in 1961, North Shore Bowl has been owned and operated since 1983 by three-time Canadian Bowling Champion Richard Grubb. That’s bowling pedigree. If that doesn’t impress you, then maybe nothing will. They’ve got bowling of the glow and bumper variety, party-hosting rooms, and arcade, and more.
Address: 141 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Located on the Drive, Grandview Lanes has been family-owned and operated since 1947. There’s 5-pin and 10-pin bowling, affordable rates, and league games that can end up with your and your bowling buddies in Las Vegas. There are specials for groups, teams, and more, including “Bottomless Bowling,” where you can play until you’re done. Bowl your fill.
Address: 2195 Commercial Drive, Vancouver