Barrie paintball (Haven't played yet, it's in the area though.)
Ultimate Adventures (Not in immediate area): The hill and heavy undergrowth was fun to sneak around in.
Niagra Tactical (Not in immediate area): Not bad, had fun but it was hard to shoot through the undergrowth.
Area51 (Not in immediate area): Dirty and very crunchy (Damned gravel.)
Sgt Splatters (Not in immediate area): Dirty and dark.
Paintball City: Dirty and dark.
Flag Raiders (Not in immediate area): Went to a big game, had alot of fun, but got cut up pretty badly on some nasty thorn bushes in the middle of the field.
I'm biased a little I guess since I've been playing here (well, counting the old field) since 1993, but I love this place. It's literally like a second home to me and I'm happy to drive the hour it takes me to get there just to play for a few hours.
The one thing I've noticed ever since I started going to Wasaga is the quality of the staff. For the most part the people who work there are really nice, they're informed and happy to work there, they enjoy their jobs and are genuinely interested in making sure the customer has a good and safe time and do their best to make sure that happens. In the rare case there is someone working there who doesn't have that attitude they're not working there for long. Love it. The guy who owns the place (Steve Langman) is one of the nicest guys I've ever met and it always pleases me to see them doing so well. Some of the fields I've played at have cool fields, but the people are what really make Wasaga special to me.
A huge number of fields. Wasaga has 13 outdoor fields as well as a few really nice outdoor speedball fields for tournaments and the 20,000 square foot indoor field. They have tons of props and themed fields that have to be seen to be believed. It's just amazing the amount of care and money they've put into building the place. http://www.wasagapaintball.on.ca/fields.shtml They even have a tractor and trailer for rides to the very back fields!
The staging area is huge, with lots of lockers, tables and shade for those hot days. They also sell refreshments, snacks throughout the day and hamburgers for lunch.
Safety: The refs are the strictest I've ever seen about making sure everyone's having a safe day. Some people complain about it, but your eyesight is a heck of a lot more important than getting a bit of a red face because someone told you to get your mask back on.
Did I mention the people? :)
Indoor washrooms with hot running water. Amazing how much you miss this when you play at a field that doesn't have facilities.
Tippman 98 rentals that are maintained. They might not shoot like a tack driver, but they're reliable and usually work well.
Unlimited free C02/HPA fills. Last time I played at another place it was $5.00 per HPA fill. It wasn't really expensive with my A5 only getting 450-500 shots per tank but I wanted to spend that $20 on paint darn it!
The pro shop (Rhino Paintball) is well stocked but a little small. If you're looking for some obscure part for an oddball gun they're not going to have it. If there is something they don't have they're always more than happy to order it in for you so it's generally not a problem. Have a problem with something you bought at the pro shop? They'll fix it or make it right. Larry is also a master at fixing those Tippmans and Taco is a wiz at fixing everything else. Larry and Christine own the pro shop and again are really, really nice folks.
If you're buying paint 100 at a time and you're not a member it can get expensive. (10c/ball) Bulk is 7c/ball and members pay 6c a ball. If you play a lot here a membership pays for itself usually in 3-4 days of play. On the other hand if you're buying paint by the 100s you're probably not shooting a heck of a lot.
Overall I just love this place it's by far the best field I've ever played at, and I've played quite a few over the years.. I just keep coming back. In fact, they probably wish I'd go home sometimes. ;) The people, the fields, it all makes for a little piece of paintball heaven.
10 out of 10 for WBPA.
Last edited on Sunday, August 20th, 2006 at 7:05 pm PST