Our Virtual Reality Arcade

Virtual reality can be described as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality. It simulates a physical presence in places in the real or imagined world. Users then interact with that world. Ottawa Valley Power Play is the premiere virtual reality arcade in the Renfrew County region.

The Vive is a specific brand of head-mounted display (HMD), controllers, and tracking peripherals. The Vive allows users to see and interact with the virtual environment. Each tracker reads Infrared lasers and LEDs. This provides highly-accurate tracking capabilities to give you 1:1 control of your character in the game. The Vive Pro is a more advanced unit than the commercial Vive, offering improved resolution and motion eye-tracking.

We have VR titles to suit your every need.  Our extensive catalogue is regularly reviewed and updated with input from our patrons and Club Members.

  • Ottawa Valley Power Play offers a respectful and mindful environment. We ask that everyone on-site take care of each other, the facility and equipment.
  • Patrons are at least 8 years of age.  Children under 13 years old are accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Patrons understand and sign our waiver.  A parent or guardian signature is required for players under 18 years of age.
  • Please remove your shoes inside the VR stations and game rooms.

Virtual Reality is an immersive and stimulating experience. Age recommendations vary from one VR headset to another. We advise users to be at least 8 years old in order to safely wear and use the equipment.

All of our guests under the age of 13 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Any guest under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf.

Absolutely! You will need 2 or more stations to access multiplayer options. These options allow you and your friends to enjoy the virtual reality together.

Only one person can use a station at a time, although two people can share one hour of game time with consecutive turns using the station. For an on-site multi-player experience with your friends, we recommend booking one station each. Our popular private game rooms for groups of three to eight people allow two players at once. Larger parties can rent our venue for special events and tournaments.

The optimal VR experience requires users to move the head and neck, and to have the use of at least one hand to interact with the environment.  At Ottawa Valley Power Play, we can accommodate most skill, mobility and cognitive levels for a range of guests.  We also recommend a chaperone or spotter for new patrons or for those unsure of their ability to use the equipment.

Be sure to consult your doctor before visiting Ottawa Valley Power Play if you have pre-existing medical conditions such as a heart ailment, conditions that affect your ability to safely perform physical activities, psychiatric conditions such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress, or if you are pregnant or elderly.

You should avoid visiting Ottawa Valley Power Play if you are sick, fatigued, under the influence of intoxicants, or you are not feeling generally well, as it may exacerbate your condition.

We are able to accommodate certified service animals.

As with any motion-related entertainment, some people may be susceptible to unexpected side-effects during the VR session.  Should you feel uneasy at any point, we ask that you stop the VR session and inform an OV Power Play staff member promptly. We will recommend an experience that is less likely to cause problems. Your experience and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.  Free demonstrations are available for anyone concerned about their reaction to the VR gaming experience.

Yes, you can! HTC Vive Pro VR headsets can fit comfortably over most eyeglasses.

Reservations

Follow these steps:

  1. Follow the link to our reservation system. https://ovpowerplay.com/book-now/
  2. For venue or mobile unit rentals, please complete the on-line form. For all other purchases, select your choice from the list of reservation options.
  3. Select your preferred date, start time and end time. For single station reservations, you can also select how many stations you would like to book at one time.
  4. Please identify the number of guests for this reservation. (2 people per station, or 3-8 people in a game room)
  5. Enter your personal information.
  6. Complete your purchase.
  7. You will receive an email with your receipt and instructions to complete our User Agreement prior to your scheduled game time.

We strongly recommend you book online. A dedicated VR station will be ready when you arrive!

All charges are in Canadian dollars. We accept Interac, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash purchases can be made on location. Payment options for events of up to 30 guests may be negotiated in the booking process.

Station and Game Room Refund Policy:

  • If you provide more than 24 hours notice, we can move your booking to another available date or time or issue a full refund.
  • For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, we can offer an in-store credit.
  • Refunds and credits may not be offered for no-shows without notification so please let us know if you are going to miss your scheduled session.

Facility Rental Refund Policy:

  • Please provide 72 hours notice in order to move your booking to another available date or time or for a full refund.
  • A partial refund or in-store credit may be available with 24 to 72 hours notice, but this will vary depending on catering and staff requirements. These terms will be negotiated during the booking process.
  • Refunds and credits may not be offered for no-shows without notification so please let us know if you are going to miss your scheduled facility rental.

Mobile Event Refund Policy:

  • Please provide 72 hours notice in order to move your booking to another available date or time or for a full refund.
  • A partial refund may be available with 24 to 72 hours notice, but this will vary depending on travel and staff requirements. These terms will be negotiated during the booking process.
  • Refunds may not be offered for cancellations without notification so please let us know before our mobile unit arrives for your scheduled event.

We recommend that you and all participants that will be playing in your booked session complete the online waiver prior to arrival.  Please arrive about 10 minutes early so that we can check you in and get you ready to start at your scheduled time.  You may want to bring a water bottle, and wear lightweight clothing. VR is a full-body experience!  We ask you to remove your shoes when playing, so please bring or wear socks.  We offer disposable footwear too.

We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to prepare.

Yes. We offer a variety of choices. Speak with one of our Customer Experience Representatives. We will be happy to provide an option that is right for you!