Every year since its founding in 2006, more than 20,000 players arrive at Paintball Nation's three locations to playfully trade paint across outdoor battlefields or among towering indoor obstacles. Sniper towers overlook Mississauga's urban scenario field, where misfired paintballs splatter against trucks, tires, and wooden boxes. At Burlington, players hide behind plastic barrel towers as they compete in three zones encompassing a total of 20,000 square feet. During summer months, Brampton's outdoor facility hosts paintball squadrons as they launch technicolor salvos amid fresh air and sunlight.
Whether games take place indoors or out, Paintball Nation's referees make sure simulated battles remain safe and good-natured. To that end, they brief every visitor on field rules and etiquette, such as never using nonfield paint or unlicensed Blackhawk helicopters.
Infinite Paintball's 18,200-square-foot indoor field is filled with movable obstructions that the staff reconfigure each week to keep competitors on their toes. The well-lit, family-friendly environment lets paintballers move from field to private room, where dye-splattered revellers over the age of 10 can enjoy pizza and soft drinks before heading back out to sling the rest of their 135-round pod of paintballs. Infinite Paintball's safety-conscious team of enthusiasts referee all competitions as well as staff the on-site pro shop, where shooters can browse extra gear such as chest protectors, coveralls, and canvas tote bags to decorate while in the field.