In the works of planning a birthday celebration? We know how complicated it can be to please everyone in your posse. Here are ten different ways to have a good time on a birthday outing in Montreal.

Escape aliens while escaping a maze

This activity is perfect for thrill-seekers. The Alien Maze divides a group in two, a team of humans and a team of aliens, who are to face-off in an ever-changing labyrinth playing different games throughout the session, like a simple hide-and-seek match-up to the most complex puzzles. Oh, it might be important to mention that the games take place in a pitch-black setting! This puts each player’s intellect and instinct into play. What’s more thrilling than relying on your senses in order to best your friends, and the maze? If you friendly competition in the dark is your kind of birthday party, the Alien Maze has got you covered.

Savor the best of what the city has to offer

Very clearly, this activity is perfect for foodies. Local Montréal Food Tours is an outing that has you savoring the best food you can find in a given borough. You can decide to have a tour that takes place in a trendier district or one richer in the city’s history depending on your group’s interests! The tours have you travelling by foot from restaurant to restaurant over a span of two to three hours. With your itinerary already planned and given to you, you will know at what point in your tour to pace your tasting and what point to just not! If food and culture exploration is your kind of birthday party, Local Montréal Food Tours has got you covered.


Take a shot at a new experience

This activity is perfect for firearm admirers. uShoot gives you the opportunity to try out air guns in a safe environment. The best part? No license, no air gun and no experience required! The center is equipped with two different range-types, one is more sport-oriented, while the other one is recreation-oriented, just giving you more of a say on how your first shooting experience will unwind. If target practice is your kind of birthday party, uShoot has got you covered.

Sharpen your throwing skills

So, the title kind of gives the big idea away; this activity is perfect for adrenaline junkies. What better way to blow off some steam than axe throwing? Rage Academy offers its throwers different types of axes to try out, all with a professional axe throwing instructor, allowing you to awaken your inner warrior. Unlike what you’d initially think, you do not actually need to be strong to enjoy this; you need control and aim. If violence in a controlled environment, or just any kind environment, is your kind of birthday party, Rage Academy has got you covered.

Bounce around with a soccer ball

This activity is perfect for the outrageous sportsman in you. BullE Soccer puts you in a giant bubble and throws you into a soccer game. The activity blows up your traditional soccer game with the players charging into each other making each other bounce around like there is no tomorrow. A practical part of BullE Soccer is that they offer the activity in different venues in Montreal, but can also come to you! If a soccer game with people bouncing around more than the actual game ball is your kind of birthday party, BullE Soccer has got you covered.

Breakout of a mad scientist’s laboratory

This activity is perfect for puzzle-solvers. Amaze offers its players the opportunity to live movie scenes in real life through its escape rooms. The scenarios you live are not ones you are likely to live in real life, like escaping a prison cell in the 1920s or a mad scientist’s lab, pushing you to leave your reality and live in another! Each room is unique requiring teams to crack codes, solve puzzles and find clues. Each room also has its own set of tricks to throw you off: false clues, misleading trails and deadlock. With a clock ticking down the moment you walk in the room, the pressure is on and there is no time to waste. If teamwork and puzzle-solving is your kind of birthday party, Amaze has got you covered.

Pamper yourself while floating

This activity is exactly for a spa lover. Bota Bota is a spa located in the water Old Port of Montreal… on a boat! Bota Bota offers the go-to spa activities: mani-pedis, massages, body treatments and a water circuit. Almost forgot to mention that they also have a restaurant on site that favours your health and taste buds! If shutting things down with a twist of a good meal on a boat is your kind of party, Bota Bota most certainly has got you covered!

Reach new heights

This activity is perfect for climbing monkeys. Allez Up is an indoor rock climbing experience to die for. The center offers bouldering and lead climbing so you can opt for what you’d enjoy best based on your rock climbing level. The center is equipped with a mesmerizingly huge climbing wall put together to challenge your climbing limits. No experience or equipment is necessarily required; you can start your rock climbing resume at Allez Up and rent the equipment there. The experience is guaranteed to challenge you physically and mentally. If climbing big heights is your kind of birthday party, Allez Up has got you covered.

Slice your way through the Dark Side

This activity is perfect for geeks. The Force Academy offers saber combat sessions with actual lightsabers. Throughout the one-hour session, you will learn different forms of saber combat through martial arts-styled lessons. The course is tailored is prepare you to attack and defend in the situation of a lightsaber battle royal, just make sure you know what side you want to fight for! If becoming a knight for the day is your kind of birthday party, The Force Academy most definitely has got you covered.

Best birthday party in Montreal with DodgeBow

Let the odds be ever in your favor

This activity is perfect for competition lovers. DodgeBow is a hybrid sport between dodgeball, paintball and archery. A group is divided into two teams, with the goal of each team being to eliminate all their opponents by shooting them with arrows. Throughout the session, you will play various game modes to keeps things exciting and competitive. The best part is that you do not need any archery experience, as you will be trained at the center! If shooting your friends with arrows and letting the odds be ever in your favour is your kind of birthday party, DodgeBow certainly has got you covered!


A little torn between options? There is a possibility of combining DodgeBow, The Force Academy, The Alien Maze and/or Amaze through DodgeBow’s Concierge Service. The team can assist you, free of charge!