Turn up the adrenaline with these ultimate teambuilding activities in Montréal
The best teambuilding activities bring people together and foster camaraderie and collaboration, and we’d argue that the team that throws axes, escapes a maze or bungee jumps together sticks together. If you’re looking for the perfect way to bond your team and leave them with an unforgettably exhilarating experience, look no further than some of Montréal’s most thrilling activities.
RIGHT ON TARGET
Make sure your group’s aim is true with an activity that’s both fun and precise. DodgeBow combines dodgeball with archery for a fast-paced indoor adventure, while your attendees will master the art of Viking axe-throwing at Rage Axe Throwing Centre. Everybody loves lasertag and Laser Quest’s labyrinthine space covers five storeys for an ultimate hide-and-seek. The force will be strong within with Jedi lightsaber lessons at The Force Academy, or if your attendees are more Harry Potter than Darth Vader, perhaps a white-knuckle game of Quidditch at The Ministry of Cricket & Other Homeless Sports is in order.
ALL FOR ONE, AND ONE FOR ALL
Escape rooms and mazes unite groups in a quest for safe passage to freedom involving puzzles to be solved, mysteries to be cracked and a race against the clock. Quick minds and teamwork are key to finding freedom from the sealed (and newly renovated!) Escaparium while A/Maze Montréal, Find the Key, Missions Morpheus and EZKAPAZ offer a variety of hair-raising escape games involving brainteasers and tasks better tackled together than alone. A/Maze even offers a mobile escape car that teams must get started using clues scattered throughout the vehicle that can be transported to any location. Lighter in tone but every bit as entertaining, make your way through the Old Port’s SOS Labyrinthe as either a pirate on the move or a crime-solving detective (check the schedule for the daily themes).
Get teams racing against the clock with Scavenger Hunt Anywhere’s Old Montréal clue-driven tour of the area (ending with a well-deserved meal in one of the area’s fine dining establishments at the finish line), or TEAM Building’s Urban Challenge, modelled after the hit television series The Amazing Race. Teams love racing through the waters in a dragon boat with H2O Dragon Boat, while the variety of activities and action-packed games at Zenith – from The Great Escape jailbreak game to the Crazy Olympics – are sure to make some memories while bringing co-workers closer together.
THE HIGHEST HIGHS AND DEEPEST DEPTHS
Fears are best faced together, and Montréal holds a wealth of options to reach brave new heights and overcome some phobias while you’re at it. Fly over the Old Port on the MTL Zipline or descend the Decalade on the Conveyor Quay Tower while looking straight down at the ground below. Those who prefer to climb upwards should check into the Centre d’Escalade Horizon Roc indoor rock climbing gym. Take flight at the SkyVenture indoor wind tunnel or let La Grande Roue de Montréal do the heavy lifting and take in the views over the city and St. Lawrence River.
There’s also adventure aplenty to be hand under street level at the Saint Léonard Cavern, giving a rare glimpse into the very ground beneath our feet where fossils over 450 million years old have been found. Fans of more recent history can run with prohibition smashers and the criminal underground at Échappe-Toi Montréal.
THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS
Let your attendees fulfill their need for speed on La Ronde amusement park’s famous rollercoasters Le Vampire, Le Démon and Le Monstre, the tallest two-track wooden coaster in the world. Those who prefer keeping their feet on terra firma will love Vortex Racing’s virtual driving games, or revel in the chance to fly a B737 in the AeroSim Experience flight simulator, the first of its kind open to the Canadian public. Fans of choppy waters after a more visceral – and wet – experience will never forget jet boating the Lachine Rapids with Saute-mouton jet boats, and suggests themed towels as the perfect conference accessory.
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