Whistler is known for its diversity of outdoor activities, but have you ever wondered what indoor activities get the blood rushing? We decided to embrace our inner-Canadian at Forged Axe Throwing! It was a first-time experience throwing axes and diving deep into timber sports, and let us tell you, it was much more exhilarating than initially perceived!
Where is Forged Axe Throwing?
You’ll find Forged Axe throwing in the hip Function Junction neighborhood of Whistler. It’s about a 10 minute drive from Whistler Village with *gasp* free parking! The inside is so much bigger than expected from the store front. There were at least 8 lanes for axe throwing so plenty of room for everyone!
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One-Hour Axe Throwing
We signed up for a one-hour action-packed session and couldn’t have had a better host than Ted. He was a master on all the instructions, provided all coaching, and his energy was infectious. We hope that if you go, you’re blessed with him – though if not, we’re sure you’ll be in great hands with whomever is facilitating.
For those new to axe throwing, don’t worry! Each session starts with the proper safety protocols, followed by a detailed orientation on proper technique to learn the basics. Fear not for those who are feeling a little apprehensive (all of our fingers and toes are still intact), the session is well moderated, and previous experience isn’t necessary.
What Should I Wear?
You don’t need to wear athletic gear to enjoy your time. However, you’ll need to wear closed toe shoes. At one point, I did get a little sweaty because we were in an intense game. But I think it’s totally fine to come wearing casual street clothes.
How to Play Games at Forged Axe
Initially, we thought we will be left to our own accord after the initial orientation. We weren’t sure if one-hour would be rather long. But we were so pleasantly surprised that Ted actually structured the whole hour with games, trick shots, and teaching us different types of throws. That’s what makes Forged Axe different and so entertaining!
Being the competitive couple we are, the games really got our adrenaline going and we were both determined to win. Unfortunately or fortunately, my partner seems to be naturally gifted in axe throwing so he won all the games AND made it to the wall of fame! I’ll try not to spoil the experience but we learned how to throw using two hands, one hand, reverse, and throwing a HUGE axe at the end. Also, if you’re able to master the trick shots, you can proudly pin a polaroid to the wall of fame.
We had so much just the two of us and can imagine how this would be amazing for a group of friends or even family! We couldn’t stop smiling from ear-to-ear and left with a memorable experience that made us feel like there was great value for the money. If you’re planning a bachelor or bachelorette party in Whistler, this is a must do!
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Is there food and drinks available?
One thing we didn’t add to our experience is the food and drinks available at Forged Axe. There’s plenty of alcohol options including a champagne saber experience! We went at noon so we skipped the drinks but fear not that there is food and drinks that can add to your fun and games.
I’ve been to Whistler many times and can’t believe I waited so long to try axe throwing. If you’re looking for unique activities in Whistler, Forged Axe Throwing is definitely the place to go. You can book online and the one hour sessions are $37.99 which is a great price!
Thanks Forged Axe Throwing for hosting us!