Paintstorm in Ottawa, while all indoor and all year play, I found it really dark and, like most places, on the pricey side.
Black Bear Paintball...basically like going outside in your backyard and playing. Not even sure if this field is even still around.
Directions to the Field:
Just off of Highway 17 near Forrest Lee Road. Complete directions are located at the field's webpage.
Most players feel a certain loyalty and bias to where they grew up playing paintball. Valley Paintball is en excellent place to start in the sport we all love.
The diversity of the playing fields alone is worth the price of admission. They have a large bush field with a wooden fort located in the centre. In addition, there are stategically placed 'natural bunkers' (i.e. log barriers, foxholes, etc.) throughout the course. There is a large village style course with 2 diagonally opposing 'houses' and walled structures that provide ample cover. Crossing the middle of this course is further intensified by a unique water filled trench, adding risk when advancing. There is a street course which is a corridor with cars and vans placed inside for cover as well as alcoves on the side to hide in. The airball field is the newest field and is constantly being reconfigured by the staff and owner to change up the styles of play.
Inside the main building is where the players can purchase paint and rent markers, masks, clothing, ball hauling devices and pretty mich anything you need. There is a canteen inside with refreshments and food as well as a barbeque for lunches and whatnot. The field can hold rentals for up to 30 people and there are onsite CO2 and HPA air fills.
There is a second part to the building holds the pro shop, office and storage. The proshop has stock for pretty much what you would need on the field. Anything else you can be ordered for you for a reasonable price and usually arrives within 10 days depending on stock levels of suppliers.
The rules at this field are enforced very strictly. The refs and owner gave a thorough safety briefing to the players before allowing them to even hold the markers. The goggles on and barrel bags rules were repeated several times to make sure people got the point. There are also many bright signs located around each playing field and staging area to remind the players. The refs themselves are all seasoned players and know and promote the rules of paintball with a strict but fun manner.
The regular players and staff are mostly tournament players and are always willing to give advice and play against people who want to. If you have a problem with your gear, they can hlep you out and if extensive repairs are required then the staff can fix it for a certain, reasonable fee.
Valley Paintball is open on weekends beginning in the Spring and the hours are extended during the summer to encompass the influx of players. As far as outdoor, field paint only fields go, Valley is one of the best around. If you're ever around the Pembroke area and want to have some real fun, check it out!
Last edited on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 4:46 pm PST