Bachelor Parties, otherwise known as stag parties or stag nights, are the last hoorah for the groom and his buddies before he ties the knot for good. Historically, this can turn out to be a wild night for the boys, but there are many different ideas to celebrate with a bang in Edmonton, AB, depending on what the groom is looking for.
Racing with the Boys
For a thrill-seeking groom who loves fast cars and a good time, the Castrol Raceway is the place to go. Here you can sit in the stands to watch drag racing or drifting or even a motocross race. Viewing from the sidelines gets even more fun if friendly bets are placed to bring out everyone’s competitive side.
Football is Always the Right Answer
If the timing is right, catch a ride to an Edmonton Eskimos football game at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium could be a great option for a stag night. Have everyone in the bachelor party throw on their favorite player’s jersey and even paint your faces if you want to get really into it.
Axe Marks the Spot
Axe throwing is a Canadian classic. Help the groom get out any of his pre-wedding jitters by repeatedly tossing a heavy, sharp object at a wooden board at Bad Axe or Axehole in Edmonton. You can book a lane for the group and sip on ice-cold beers when waiting for your turn. There’s never been a manlier bachelor party activity.
Bar Hoppers Unite
The bars on Whyte Ave are close enough that you can see several in a few hours and wet your whistle at each. If you feel like going all out, book a pub crawl with Edmonton Pub Crawls, which comes with a party bus to chauffer the group around for about 3 hours. Packages even come with food and drink specials at certain spots, and no wait in line or cover charge!
If the goal of the night is to share laughs and good times between buddies, then perhaps a show at Rapid Fire Theatre is just the ticket. Rapid Fire is a renowned improv club throughout Alberta that guarantees to have you doubled over with belly laughs all night. Add a fun dinner beforehand and a drink or two afterwards, and you’ve got a well-rounded night perfect for male bonding.
Show Me the Money
If the groom is feeling lucky with his dream wedding on the horizon, take him out to the Grand Vila Casino or Casino Edmonton to prove it on the blackjack tables or slot machines. Have the group get dressed up in their snazziest attire for a raucous night on the town, and maybe everyone will leave a winner.
Is your stag party group competitive and adventurous? Then book a package at a paintball field. At Edmonton Paintball, packages come with 2.5 hours of shooting fun, a group leader to make sure everyone is taken care of, and a fun group photo opportunity when all is said and done and paint is splattered. Divide into teams and conquer the field, but it might be a good idea to let the groom win.