Niagara Falls is a great city to throw a bachelorette party, whether the bride you’re planning for lives there or plans on coming to town for her last bash as a single lady. There are plenty of options for nightlife, dining, and spoiling yourselves, from Dragonfly Nightclub to wine tours in the region. You should have no shortage of fun activities to fill your weekend getaway, from the SkyWheel and other attractions on Clifton Hill to the falls themselves. If you’re also looking for a low stress, fun activity that means you can all relax a bit, you won’t want to miss out on axe throwing in Niagara.
That’s right, besides its luxury hotels and exciting attractions, Niagara is now home to an axe throwing venue. Niagara may not seem like a natural fit for a sport that was popular with the voyageurs, but the pastime has been spreading like wildfire across Ontario since it first became popular in Toronto about ten years ago. The first league in Toronto, Backyard Axe Throwing League/BATL, is planning to open on Queen St. in the fall, and they will be offering walk in sessions, corporate events, and even mobile target practice for festivals and weddings. But if you’re coming to town for a bachelorette party, it’s not something you’re not going to want to miss out on.
If you’re throwing a bachelorette party in Niagara, axe throwing is the kind of thing you can do to let your hair down and have fun without too much planning. It will be a welcome reprieve from a high velocity weekend packed with activities. But before you rush off to book an evening at BATL Axe Throwing Niagara, these are some of the things you should take into consideration:
Apparel – You don’t have to go all out plaid for the occasion (although plenty of people do), but it’s a good idea to wear something sensible. As for shoes, the safest bet is sneakers and flats. Safety is paramount at these venues, and you will need something practical for target practice.
Food – All of BATL’s locations have fridge and counter space that you can use to bring your own food and beverages. Whether you want to go with custom catering, axe-themed cakes and cupcakes, or slum it with pizza and pop, you’ll have ample room to do it.
Relax – Once you get through the doors, you don’t have anything to worry about. Instructors take care of every safety concern, teach everyone in your party how to throw, and organize the round robin tournament.
Whether it’s the start of just a single evening partying in the city, or part of an elaborate weekend, axe throwing in Niagara is one of those things that will get everyone talking. It’s a simple solution for those hands-on brides who want to plan the party themselves, and a unique idea for the maid of honor who wants to shake up the usual cocktails-and-spa traditions. For more great bachelorette party tips and tricks in Niagara, check out The Purple Scarf blog. Get your game face on and throw down against all your best friends in Canada’s hottest new sport.