If the Hundred Years' War had been fought with paintballs instead of rifles, it might still be happening, but it'd be so colourful that no one would mind. Experience your own vibrant battlefield with today's Groupon: for $20, you get three hours of Saturday or Sunday paintball for two people including equipment and coveralls rental at Paintball Nation (a $99 value). Your Groupon is redeemable at both the indoor and outdoor locations, though the outdoor field is closed during the winter.
The five-year-old paintball grounds have been the scene of numerous fun-filled outings and score-settling duels between coworkers, and boasts serving more than 20,000 armed artists annually. Your Groupon is good for a three-hour all-out throwdown for you and a friend or Parliamentary representative at either of Paintball Nation's expansive fields. The indoor “urban scenario” field in Mississauga comes complete with sniper towers, faux buildings, trucks, and over-zealous feline-rights canvassers for you to dodge, hide behind, duck under, or lean on for a quick break. Admission includes all the gear you and your nemesis will need to pummel one another with explosive paint pellets—mask, markers, air tank with refills, 100 paint spheres each, and chic coveralls to shield and protect your clothing and skin.
Paintball is more than a safe and satisfying way to release aggression and practice your aim—it also offers a high-impact cardio workout and a forum for aged abstract expressionists of the 1950s to relive their glory days. So seize this opportunity to live out your destiny as a noble art warrior and bring a friend or foe for a less lonely battlefield experience. Call to reserve your spot.
All players must sign a waiver to participate; players under 18 must have their parent or guardian sign for them. Waivers can be completed on-site or printed and filled out beforehand.
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.