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Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre

Address: 1870 E. Wellington Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5V8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-753-2341
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Ranked #5 of 27 Activities in Nanaimo
Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
Owner description: At Brechin Lanes we are proud to offer 16 State-of-the-Art 5 Pin bowling lanes. We also feature...
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Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
Owner description: At Brechin Lanes we are proud to offer 16 State-of-the-Art 5 Pin bowling lanes. We also feature: automatic scoring, bumper bowling, glow bowling, Youth & Adult & 55+ leagues, a Pro Shop for both 5 Pin needs as well as lawn bowling supplies, party facilities and a great snack bar. We also have special group and family combos. Our friendly staff are ready to help you have a great time. Brechin Lanes -- Nanaimo's Place For Family Fun -- Since 1956!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Love coming here with friends and the children. Lots of fun to be had. Good entertainment for a couple of games for a couple of hours at a reasonable price

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your review! We try our best to be a place where families and friends can come and have fun together - good, clean fun! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Always love coming here on rainy days or for parties. Nice and clean alley with friendly staff. Fun for all ages!

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Our goal is to provide affordable fun in a clean, family-oriented atmosphere. More 

British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Decided to give ten pin bowling a try for a birthday. We had the best time. Service from the young staff excellent. Will go back for sure.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you! Five pin bowling is a great choice for a birthday party - the small, 3 1/2 lb balls make it a snap for smaller hands! The bumpers and ball ramps add to the enjoyment. We are consistently voted as on of the best places in Nanaimo for a birthday party. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great little place to spend a winter's afternoon or morning. Make sure you book. There are plenty of deals including one that includes two games and a light luncheon. Get your friends together and have a visit.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our behalf! We strive to be affordable, while not giving up quality. In addition to the various specials, we now feature a Membership Rewards card that offers 5% cash back rewards on future purchases! More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have been going to Brechin Lanes for the last 3 year on a regular basis and absolutely love the experience every time. The staff is amazing and remember our names each time we go there. I was never much of a bowling fan before I discovered Brechin Lanes, but, even though my average hasn't increased very much, I absolutely... More 

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you very much for your kind words! We take great pride in our facility and we are proud of our staff for their excellent customer service! More 

Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hadn't bowled in years but on holidays so brought the family here. We had the gutter bumpers up so we wouldn't get too discouraged. Had a great time!

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your family came bowling after a long absence and that you had such a great time! The bumpers do make bowling a lot more enjoyable for kids, as they block those darn gutters. We like to think that we are a fun stuff to knock stuff down! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I like 5 pin bowling because the weight of the balls suits my tired arms :) The challenge of 5 pin is a lot different to 10 pin, but still, the principles are the same.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our facility! You are correct, while 5- and 10-pin bowling are similar, the challenges are much different. Did you know that 5-pin bowling was invented in Canada, and is the only country in the world in which it is played? Made in Canada, played in Canada! More 

Nanaimo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great renovation, bright and fun. Friendly staff (one miserable lady no longer seems to works there). I wish they would make their menu choices more healthy so I can say yes to my kids more often when they ask to go there.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your fun experience at Brechin Lanes. I'm glad that you like our renovations and I'm very proud of our great staff and their desire to ensure that our guests have a fantastic time with us. I did want to let you know that we have healthy and... More 

Nanaimo
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great for parties or families. 5 pin bowling easy for every age. Food available as well. Pretty clean and organized.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of Brechin Lanes. We do strive to be a safe, fun environment for bowlers of all ages and I'm happy that you found us to be just such a place. As you mentioned, we have lots of food items available, including fresh pizzas, salads and sandwiches. We hope to... More 

Nanaimo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Staff is wonderful and it is always a fun thing to do with family and friends. The price if very affordable.

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tbrittain, Owner at Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Brechin Lanes! Our kitchen and front counter staff work very hard to make sure that our guests have a fantastic experience every time they visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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