5 Best Bowling Lanes in Metro Vancouver for a Striking Good Time
Even though hiking and museums may get most of the limelight in Vancouver, bowling is – in our opinion – super underrated.
Why? Well, it is a great simple activity for everyone! For families, amongst friends, for a party, and even as a date activity. It’s also inexpensive, available all year, and no one actually cares how skilled you are.
So if you’re looking to hit up some lanes, check out these 5 best bowling spots in Metro Vancouver!
1. Lucky 9 Lanes
Available: 10 pins, 5 pins, and cosmic bowling
Lucky 9 is an old-school spot and Richmond locals’ favourite! Many have come here as a child for birthday parties or as 1 of the trifecta activities (bowling, movie, and Old Spaghetti Factory) in that neighbourhood.
Call it a one-stop shop because there’s more to boast than just the well-equipped lanes. There’s an arcade and cosmic bowling that turns the space into a rushing stream of lights, glow-in-the-dark fun, and music going down the lane.
Even better, the Monkey 9 Brewing dishes up drool-worthy cheese pizza, salt and pepper wings and drinks so you can take some hot dips while your friends are busy lining up the shots.
Marino Family’s Grandview Lanes has been going strong since 1947, making it one of the oldest bowling establishments with an excellent location on the Drive. It houses both 5-pin and 10-pin lanes at affordable rates for a high-energy day every weekend.
For the past 65 years, Grandview has hosted leagues and teams relentlessly with its 12 lanes downstairs and 8 lanes upstairs. This is one of the best bowling alleys in Vancouver for league players with five leagues broken down into Spring, Mixed Adults, Youth, Special Needs, and 55+.
5-pin per game
5-pin glow per game
5-pin glow hourly
10-pin per game
Prices may change at any time
Shoe rentals are $4.99 for adults, $2.99 for youth 13-16, $1.99 for seniors 55+ & no charge for children 12 and under.
Hourly Rates apply to groups of 3 lanes or more including shoe rental.
Reservation and Deposit are required.
Taxes are not included.
Reservations are highly recommended, and a deposit of $25 per lane is required for all bookings of 3 lanes or more.
Payment for groups of 3 lanes or more must be made in one transaction.
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Commodore is a good retro spot that goes all the way back to 1930. Call it a hidden gem because chances are you’ll be strolling along Granville street and walk on by, so make sure to track it down.
Steeped in the love and taste of the good old Canadian bowling, Commodore Lanes is here to impress. It’s a venerable recreation center where 12 5-pin bowling is a hook. But other than that, there are 20 billiard tables, an arcade, and foosball tables to keep you occupied for hours before popping into its licensed lounge.
Commodore has such a personality to it. People laugh and high-five as the pins go down. It’s such a long-standing house that you’re likely to run into someone who’s been working there for over three decades and still keeping the young ones on their toes.
And when the night comes to an end, pop into its cash-only bar for a few pints or throw some electronic darts and shoot some pool before heading back home.
Here at Holdom Skytrain Station in Burnaby, REVS goes by the name of the largest bowling center in all of Western Canada. It boasts 48 10-pin lanes, a cosmic bowling alley, a bar, and even a fitness center for any corporate or team events you’re thinking of.
The facility is so big it can host up to 300 people in one shift. Plus, it puts forward some of the most modern facilities in North America. If any of you bowlers are looking to switch your same old retro house for a striking decor and top-tier technologies, REVS is the right way to go.
No bowling night can go without some stellar comfort food. At its Striker Bar and Restaurant, swipe up the sweats and stock up your empty stomach with some Classic nachos smothered in melted cheese or a big serving of Kansas City Fried Chicken piled up with Revs hand-cut fries and coleslaw.
open – 5 pm $25
5 pm – close $40
open – 5 pm $30
5 pm – close $40
open – 5 pm $30
5 pm – close $35
Shoe rental as needed $5 for adults, $2 for children/seniors
Additional time available for purchase in half hour increments on a prorated basis
Applicable taxes to be added to the above pricing
Above rates & hours of operation are subject to change without advance notice.
Last but not least, an artistic, sleek designed bowling center is aired in North Vancouver, beckoning bowler fanatics to take one of its 10-pin lanes in the six regulation-size.
Being the latest add-in in the bowling scene of Vancouver, King Pins is fully equipped with modern equipment, upscale food, and drink, as well as an impressive range of 8 ft 8-Ball stations with super professional pool tables, balls, and cues.
Is the space expansive? Yes. But everything gathers on the same floor. That means switching between the balls and pizzas has never been so easy. King Pins is designed as a family-friendly attraction for all ages.
Party package: $390 CAD +18% gratitude
Birthday package: $290 CAD
No reservation. All games operate on a first come first serve basis.
You can only make reservations for birthday packages and private events.
The establishment is open to all ages every day from opening till 9pm. After 9pm all patrons need to be +19 and most provide a valid photo ID.