Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paintball arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon: for $22, you get all-day entry to and gear rental (a $35 value) and 100 paintballs (a $5 value) at Victoria Paintball Adventures in Metchosin (a $44.80 total value, including HST).
Victoria Paintball Adventures delights kaleidoscopic cartridge slingers with its two elaborate, obstacle-packed paintball fields and a daily lineup of 12 games of various types. The 4-acre upper field's western-style hideout, Fort Apache, tests shootists with puzzling mazes populated by tumbleweed Minotaurs. Well-maintained rental gear—including a carbon dioxide tank, goggle-and-face-mask system, camouflage top, and neck protector—deftly shields players from the sting of pigment projectiles, and each trigger-happy abstract artist undergoes a professional paintball orientation with an expertly trained staff member before engaging in polychromatic battle.
To ensure high-speed arts-and-crafts time remains safe, each game is also governed by at least two equanimous judges. Victoria Paintball Adventures recommends that players arrive outfitted in old clothing, hiking boots, and light gloves for hand protection and stylish glamour waves.
Victoria Paintball Adventures
Victoria Paintball Adventures envelops gamers in a woodsy five-acre field of play stacked with obstacles and buildings among a diversified topography. Colourful combatants can paint pointillism masterpieces on opponents while traipsing stealthily through the mazes, catwalks, lush forest, towers, and hideouts. Or, paintballers can play splat tag at a faster pace, taking cover behind castle walls or trees and pelting challengers with paint from atop a fort tower or a stilt-walker's shoulders. Each 10 to 15 minute match is designed to keep field crusaders knee-deep in adrenalin while garnering enough knowledge about the colour wheel to write a biography of Roy G. Biv.