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About Us

VR gaming


Who We Are

We are enthusiasts whose love for virtual reality and its experience is at the core of everything we do. We strive to create an environment that is safe and fun for the whole family.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to bring incredible virtual experiences to everyone. Combining top notch customer service and premium technology in a clean, contemporary setting, we at The Arc will do whatever it takes to ensure that everyone experiences the mind-blowing potential of virtual reality.

What We Offer

At The Arc, you can expect a clean space complete with dedicated VR stations for your personal use. A viewing area for friends to share the experience and a Customer Care Representative to offer you tips, tricks, and how-to support throughout the duration of your session. We have 8 stations available, a driving simulator, and a VR experience catalogue loaded with something for everyone. Visit us today and let our knowledgeable and passionate staff show you why The Arc is the Shuswap's premier location for virtual reality!

Where to Find Us


Located in Centenoka mall in Salmon Arm

Access after mall hours off

3rd Ave SW 








11am - 6pm

11am - 8pm

11am - 8pm
11am - 8pm
11am - 8pm

441-360 Trans-Canada Hwy

Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1B5

Tel: 778-489-1099

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Thank You for Contacting Us!

Want to get in touch with us? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have about our VR Escape Rooms and Games and Group Bookings. Don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Do you sell food and drinks?
    We have a concession that sells some hot food, Mini-Donuts, popcorn, chips, pop, candy and Slushies. For Parties, you are welcome to bring Pizza, cake and any other goodies. Please avoid sticky foods that may find its way to the gaming equipment.
  • What all does the Arc Gaming Centre have to offer?
    The Arc Gaming Centre is offers VR Escape Rooms, VR Gaming and Experiences, PC and Console gaming including Xbox, PlayStation and Switch consoles, Driving simulator and Retro Acrcade games. We also have Cluetivity, an indoor/outdoor Escape Room - Scavenger Hunt style game, using the power of Augmented Reality. In addition we offer table games including Pool and Tocce. We also have a concession including cold drinks and hot food.
  • Where are you located?
    We are located in Centenoka Park Mall in Salmon Arm. As we are open later than the mall hours, we have access at the back of the mall off 3rd Ave SW.
  • What Table Games do you offer?
    We have a Pool table and Tocce tables. These can be booked separately from the VR gaming and PC/Console gaming. There is no time limit for Pool, but we do ask you to use our fair use policy if others wish to play as well.
  • How do I purchase a Gift Card?
    Gift cards can be purchased at the Arc Gaming Centre in person.
  • Can I use a coupon for Online Booking?
    Online Booking is for our VR Experiences. During the booking process, you can bypass the payment option and pay in person when you arrive using any discounts, coupons or gift cards.
  • How do I book a group session?
    He have a variety of group sessions including Birthday Parties, Team building and Corporate Events. For Birthday Parties, go to the Birthday Packages under the Group Menu, and select the 4 or 8 party option. add extra guests, if required and complete the booking process. For Teams, Corporate events or larger groups, please call us and we will be happy to assist your reservation.
  • How big is the playing area?
    We have both booths and an open area for VR use. Each playing area is approximately 10'x10'
  • Can I wear my glasses during the session?
    We have a variety of headsets which are designed to accept a large majority of glasses. However, some larger frames do not always fit. Some people also prefer comfort over usefulness and take them away. We, therefore, recommend wearing contact lenses when possible.
  • Can I change games through out my session?
    Yes, Typical VR game slots are 1 hour long, If you finish a game early or wish to switch to another game within your 1 hour session time slot, let our host know and he will be happy to assist you.
  • What is the minimum age for Virtual Reality gaming?
    The minimum recommended age is 8 years old. Why? Quite simply because the headset may not adapt to the heads of the little ones and the complexity of the experiences requires a certain dexterity with the joysticks that the younger children do not necessarily have. Children below this age are always welcome, but they may not fully enjoy their experience. Please consider your child’s individual capabilities before making a booking. Some games may be too scary or difficult for your child to understand.
  • How do I book a Field Trip, Event or Corporate party?
    Companies use the Arc Gaming Centre as a great team bonding exercise, schools and tech programs host Field trips and classes here, and families have a new fun place to host birthdays or parties. Call us to reserve your group booking. Here is a link to our Birthday Page, where you will find info about our parties.
  • What is Virtual Reality? (VR)
    Virtual Reality, often abbreviated "VR" for "Virtual Reality" is a computer-generated environment that lets you explore almost anything you can imagine. This is not sitting on couch at home. With a VR headset and motion controls, you have to physically interact with the world around you. This means you can traverse and interact with incredible landscapes. Become the super hero you have always wanted to be. Play any sport you want any time of year. People of all ages are coming together at the Arc Gaming Centre.
  • How do I book a VR session?
    You can also use our online reservation software. Browse through our library of VR Escape Rooms and Experiences click the Book Now option to reserve your experience. We welcome walk ins. But due to high demand, we recommend making a reservation.
  • I'm not a gamer, will I be lost?
    Virtual Reality is designed for everyone. We have helped people from ages 7-90 get into VR. Some experiences are as simple as watching a movie, while others will make you sore the next day and take you hours to master. Our hosts will walk you through the entire VR setup and introductory process, so you will not feel left alone. Then, they will recommend content based on what you want to explore.
  • How do I avoid walking into walls?
    Red grid lines will appear within the VR Game when you are near the edges of the play area. These will warn you when you are close to the walls.
  • Any physical limitations to Virtual Reality?
    The optimal Virtual Reality experience requires guests to move their entire body, but we can accommodate most skill, mobility and cognitive levels for a range of guests, and our facility is wheelchair accessible. We have helped people with all ranges of body limitations, stress or anxiety, autism, and social skills. The whole family can now come together in one place. ​ However, be sure to consult your doctor before using any Virtual Reality equipment if you have pre-existing serious medical conditions (such as a heart ailment or epilepsy). Should you feel uneasy or nauseous at any point, please take off the headset and inform our host immediately.
  • What types of experiences or games does the Arc have?
    We have access to 100's of games and experiences for you to enjoy. Try our VR Escape rooms with your friends or family, or try single or multiplayer games. Check out our games list from the menu. There are Educational experiences that take you to another planet or inside the body. We also have fitness based games that are meant to raise your heart rate and burn calories.

Virtual Reality and Arcade Prices

VR - 1 Hour – (Friday – Sunday)
VR - 1 Hour – (Wed/Thurs)
VR Escape Rooms and Games
VR Combo - 1 Hr of VR + Day Pass
VR - 1/2 Hour Only
Arcade includes PC’s, PlayStation, Switch, Racing simulator, Arcade games, Pool and table games
Arcade - Day Pass
Arcade - 1 Hour
Pool & Tocce Only - Up to 2 Players
Pool & Tocce Only - Extra persons
Contact us about Birthday Party, Group and Corporate event pricing
VR - 1/2 Hour Extension
VR - 1 Hour Extension
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