Where to Go Axe Throwing Around Vancouver

Axe throwing at Forged Axe in Whistler

Forged Axe Throwing in Whistler. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Put on your favourite plaid shirt, then head to one of these axe throwing spots around Vancouver to embrace your inner lumberjack.


What is Axe Throwing?

Axe throwing is exactly what it sounds like: it’s throwing axes at a target. The rules are fairly similar to darts since you get more points the closer the axe is to the bullseye.

You might not be surprised to learn that competitive axe throwing began in Canada. Axe throwing has been included in logger sports competitions for decades, but the sport became a recreational pastime in 2006 with the founding of the Backyard Axe Throwing League in 2006. Since then, axe throwing venues have sprouted up across Canada and around the world.


Axe Throwing Tips

  • If possible, book your time slot in advance. Axe throwing venues are often booked up, especially on weekends.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes. You won’t be allowed to throw in sandals.
  • Listen to the safety briefing carefully and follow instructions. Axes are sharp!
  • Beginners should start with an overhead two-handed throwing technique. Axe throwing venue staff can show you how. After you get some practice, you can try the more advanced one-handed technique.


Academie Duello, Vancouver

While Academie Duello is mostly known for its swordplay classes, they offer axe throwing too. Your 1-hour booking includes time with a pro to give you hands-on instruction.

Where: 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Urban Axe Throwing, Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam’s Urban Axe Throwing lets you book a 30, 60, or 90-minute time slot to throw axes. You can also try your hand at knife throwing. They don’t allow alcohol, but you can bring your own drinks and snacks.

Where: 1611 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam

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Bad Axe Throwing, Surrey

Bad Axe Throwing started in the Toronto area in 2014 and now has a location in Surrey. You can book a private lane with a coach for a 1.5-hour time slot or drop in during their walk-in hours.

Where: 8132 130 Street, Surrey

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Forged Axe Throwing, Whistler

Head to Whistler’s Function Junction neighbourhood to try axe throwing. You can sign up for a one-hour time slot or join their weekly leagues to compete for a chance to participate in their Final Throw-Down tournament. You can also enjoy a Whistler Brewing Lumberjack Ale while you throw, brewed especially for Forged Axe!

Where: 1208 Alpha Lake Road, Whistler

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Axewood Crew, Mobile

Let the axe throwing come to you by booking Axewood Crew’s mobile axe throwing experience. They can bring targets and axes to your event or party anywhere in the Vancouver area.

More Info: Axewood Crew

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