The last hurrah: Unique stag(ette) party ideas in Vancouver

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are often the last big hurrah before the quiet onset of domestic married life. Strip clubs and Las Vegas getaways can be fun but are overdone, and many folks are looking for original ways to celebrate this life milestone. Here are some unique ideas for your send-off from singledom you won’t forget. Or regret.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street, VANCOUVER, BC V6C 2W6

Who says high tea can’t be a rocking party? Enjoy an elegant respite with fine tea blends, delectable sweet and savoury bites and a couple of bottles of champagne, which is what sets the Fairmont Hotel’s high tea apart from the rest — that and the 15th-floor views of mountains and ocean.

Tantra Fitness Inc

36 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V6

Learn some sexy new moves and get a fun pre-wedding workout at Tantra Fitness. A professional instructor will guide you and the girls through pole dance and lap dance party routines. Afterwards, they’ll even hook your group up with VIP Access at one of Vancouver’s hottest nightclubs.

North Shore Paintball

100B Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P6

Release your pre-wedding jitters by shooting balls of paint at your buddies in the great outdoors. This is the closest paintball field to downtown Vancouver and welcomes players of all ages and skills — groups are especially welcome. The field is a mix of urban terrain, deep underbrush and hills. Aim high and true before you plunge into marriage.

Cove Watersports

105-4323 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 2C1

Skim the surface of Deep Cove’s riding playground and bond with your ladies like never before. Cove provides the group with equipment, a coach and instruction, as you all get fit and have fun with amazing views of mountains and wildlife. Pro tip: you’ll want to save the drinks until later.

DVC Ventures Inc

201-1655 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2M7

Make it a shotgun wedding in the best possible way. Experience some serious bonding at Vancouver’s only indoor shooting centre. Prepare for your new married life with the adrenaline rush of firing a real gun. The range’s fun and memorable packages include a surprise gift for the groom or bride. If you only shoot a gun once in your life, let this be it.

Golden Eagle Charters

Host a rock-star fishing trip with up to 28 of your wildest friends on this two-level, 40-foot vessel made for hosting parties. Prepare your fishing licenses, food and refreshments, and the folks at Golden Eagle will find the best fishing spots on the open seas for you to explore.

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