Adventure Programs at Academie Duello


Dive into an authentic swordplay adventure

Join us for an exciting 60-120 minutes where you’ll take on the role of a renaissance noble training for their first duel, put on armour and immerse yourself in knightly training, experience the thrill of fighting from horseback, try Axe-Throwing or test your Sword Cutting skills.

Our Adventures take place at our Downtown Vancouver Studio: 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, or at a location of your choice at an additional cost.


By Provincial Health Order, all members of Academie Duello and participants in various in-person programs are required to present proof of vaccination through the BC Vaccine Card, or by displaying an out-of-province proof of vaccination. For more information about the BC Vaccine Card, including how to apply, please click here.

We’ve implemented COVID-19 Safety procedures so that you can feel safe while having fun. For our detailed Safety Protocol click here.

Who can come?

Our regularly scheduled adventures are suitable for ages 14 and up. Private adventures are available for ages 6 and up.  All fitness levels welcome. No experience required!

What Do I Bring?

Comfortable workout clothes, indoor shoes, a water bottle, and a thirst for adventure!

We Keep You Safe

All of our equipment is made specifically for safe practice while keeping an authentic feel. We use protective equipment when its required and our instructors are all experienced experts.

Pick Your Theme

From the depths of Sherwood Forest to the fields of Agincourt, prepare yourself to take up the mantle of “Archer”!  Take a crash course in the history of this ancient weapon, and the skills required to wield it. MORE
The first and only axe throwing venue in downtown Vancouver. Axe Throwing is taking the world by storm and for good reason: it’s great fun, easy and huck’n exciting! MORE
You’ll be given professional instructions and a real sharp sword to cut, chop and stab squash, melons and pumpkins! Find out how it feels to use a real weapon of war from the middle ages! MORE
The 14th century knight was a formidable warrior versed in the arts of the sword, spear, lance, shield, axe, and unarmed. Join us to learn the art of medieval battle. MORE
Challenge your friends to a real life sword tournament. Strap on protective gear and take up your medieval two-handed sword. We’ll teach you the knightly moves and then it’s all you!. MORE
Join the expert sword instructors of Academie Duello for an adventure in the art of the Duel. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the many 17th century nobles that found themselves in this same predicament by learning the art of swordplay. MORE

Academie Duello is the world’s largest centre for the study of European Martial Arts and our adventure programs are a fun, safe, and engaging way for you, your family and friends, or your team to explore the dream of being a warrior or musketeer.

Daily Sessions & Private Adventures

Join us for one of our regular themed sessions or book your own private adventure for your group. We provide:

  • Real steel swords, blunted and made for practice
  • Expert European martial arts instructors
  • Immersive and exciting swordplay and archery experiences
  • Sessions for singles, small groups, corporate bookings and team-building exercises, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more!


Private Adventures

Swordplay Class

Corporate Sessions

Even the playing field with an epic adventure like no other! Lessons in swordplay, staff, archery, and more; demonstrations; tournaments; at our centre, stables, or your office. MORE

Swordplay Class

Adult Parties and Groups

Birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and adventures with your friends and family. Take one of our theme adventures or create your own! MORE

Child Swordplay

Youth Parties and Groups

An exciting adventure that will ignite the imagination of kids ages 6 and up. Learn swordplay, handle real swords, make shields, and explore knighthood! MORE

Sword Duel

Solo and Small Groups

Embark on the adventure of swordplay on your own, with a friend, or in a small group. Design your own adventure and learn the art with our expert instructors. MORE


Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay

412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1


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