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Brechin Lanes Bowling Centre

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Address: 1870 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5X7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-753-2341
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At Brechin Lanes we are proud to offer 16 State-of-the-Art 5 Pin bowling...

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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Hockey team wrap up

This was a great venue to host a year end party for any team. The staff was awesome, friendly and inviting. The entire team had a great time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 May 2016
Michelle r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great venue to host a year end party for any team. The staff was awesome, friendly and inviting. The entire team had a great time.

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1 Thank Michelle r
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We made a reservation for 2 lanes and everything was ready for us when we arrived. Just have to pick out your size of bowling shoes. Lots of little kids, but we had a great time too as big kids! We played 3 games , enjoyed a couple of drinks , and had lots of laughs. Great customer service here!!... More 

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1 Thank Cantfindaname666
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The building is clean and the kids had fun but the staff were not friendly at all. They always looked angry and the dirty looks towards having to do their jobs were over the top. There were young kids bowling and the balls sometimes needed to be pushed down further or the ball retriever would get backed up and they... More 

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Thank Heather S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The owner Ray is friendly and helpful! My son who is 5 has enjoyed bowling this fall and especially taking in the guided tour of the inner workings of the bowling lanes. The building is very clean including the bathrooms. We have also attended a kids birthday party and I was very impressed with the hostess that is provided to... More 

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Thank Vanessa B
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

we were here recently for our sons class bowling trip. The building was clean and the staff were pretty friendly. They were very polite when having to tell some of the parents that they could not have outside food or drinks in the bowling alley due to the liquor licence. The kids had the bumpers up for bowling and had... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that the kids had such a great time (who doesn't love Glow Bowling?), and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 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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1 Thank djdebbc
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 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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1 Thank Allan W
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 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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1 Thank classicbabe1
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 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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1 Thank MarlMac
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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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1 Thank stephanie b
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 

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