Canada’s First Virtual Reality Arcade?


Minutes away from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, is CTRL V, a recently opened arcade with a modern twist. This arcade was created by Laurier alumnus Robert Bruski and his partners, Ryan Brooks and James Elligson who have returned to Waterloo to open Canada’s very first virtual reality arcade. Located at 170 Columbia St W, you do not have to travel far to have an amazing experience!

What happens at CtrlV?

Ctrl V is a network of physical virtual reality stations. Locations allow visitors to come in and play VR (virtual reality) and truly experience gaming and immersion at its current pinnacle. There are more than 20 games across a variety of genres available for you to play, including games with up to 8 players, allowing you to connect and talk with your friends inside the game. The games vary from horror to job simulation, to basketball and snowball fights; time flies when you’re in a virtual reality! Prices vary depending on how many people you are bringing, for a  group of four people each person would pay $23.99 per hour (which is pretty cheap considering how cool it is)!


How to get started

Even if you are not the gaming type, it is super easy for anyone to play VR as they are very welcoming to all types of people with different levels of experience. Their website also features videos explaining how to use the equipment (so you don’t look like a total goof!) as well as FAQ’s and information about the hardware and software. Still have more questions? Send them an email or stop by to check out their facility.