About Us

Founded in 1959

Laurentian Lanes Bowling Centers have been in the bowling business since 1959 and have been the proven choice for bowling (recreational or competitive) in Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston. All our centers have been modernized, offering digital or computer scoring.

We offer Bumper Bowling for kids and Cosmos Bowling combining lights and music for exciting Friday and Saturday night bowling. We also provide other fun filled activities such as billiards and arcade games. Food and full beverage service is provided by our friendly prompt staff.

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Laurentian Lanes is Founded

March 12
Contract awarded to build a one storey bowling center, at an estimated cost of $320,000

August 27
Official opening of the largest duckpin center in Canada with 48 automatic pinsetters, telephone #=RI8-6525

Expansion - Largest Bowling Center in Canada

Expands to 66 lanes by adding 18 tenpin lanes making it the largest bowling center in Canada

Ongoing Improvements

August
Converts 12 duckpin lanes to tenpin (36 duckpin and 30 tenpin) and adds new cluster ball returns and illuminated pinfinders.

Sundays
“Pinbusters” airs on CFCF Channel 12 on Sundays at 15h

Events and Changes

May 30th
Hosts the first of four PBA Canadian Opens won by four different Americans ;Tom Hennessey -1962, Harry” Tiger” Smith 1963 , Billy Allen 1964, and  Skee Foremsky 1968

August 17th
Converts 16 more duckpin lanes to tenpin, now 46 tenpin and 20 duckpin

September
Kings and Queens airs on CBC Channel 6 and L’Heure des Quilles airs on Radio-Canada channel 2

December
Converts 2 more duckpin lanes to tenpin to accommodate a tenpin league

Largest Tenpin Center in Canada

August 6th
Laurentian Lanes becomes 66 tenpin lanes, the largest tenpin center in Canada

September
Three Star bowling airs on CBC

A Perfect Game!

December 6th
First official 300 game is bowled by Fernand Martin, currently 403 perfect games have been bowled

Computer Scoring

June
Installs the first computer scoring (AS-80) system in Montreal along with new seating in the bowlers area, synthetic pindecks and kickbacks and new masking units

First Canadian Tire Tournament

October
Hosts the first Canadian Tire Tournament where over 20,000 bowlers attempt to qualify to bowl during the 10 years  RDS aired the popular show until 2001

Renovations

June
Installed 18’ synthetic  anvil lane sections beyond the foul line

Upgraded Scoring System

May
Upgraded the scoring system to AS-90

Food and Fun

March 28th
Harvey’s restaurant opened

June
Introduced Cosmos black lightning bowling

New System

June
Installed new Frameworx masking units

Renovations

May
Installed new Frameworx scoring system , ball returns, and  furniture in the remodelled bowlers area and concourse

Upgraded the Scoring

June
Upgraded the scoring system to Vector Plus

Brunswick Pro Lane

June
Installed full lane Brunswick Pro Lane

October

Hosted “Bowling with the Stars”, a charity fund raising event until 2014 where over $200,000 was raised for Alzheimer’s

Lester's Deli

June
Lester’s Deli express restaurant opens

Still the Largest In Canada

June
Installs Brunswick Sync computer scoring system along with décor changes

August
Installs and converts 8 lanes to S.E.S. duckpin , now 58 tenpin lanes (the largest center in Canada)  and 8 duckpin lanes, totalling 66 lanes the largest center in Quebec

Our Bowling Centers

Laurentian Lanes Bowling Centers have been in the bowling business since 1959 and have been the proven choice for bowling (recreational or competitive) in Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston. All our centers have been modernized, offering digital or computer scoring.

We offer Bumper Bowling for kids and Cosmos Bowling combining lights and music for exciting Friday and Saturday night bowling. We also provide other fun filled activities such as billiards and arcade games. Food and full beverage service is provided by our friendly prompt staff.

Cloverleaf (Kingston) McArthur (Ottawa)

Job Offers

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We are always looking for good people. If you enjoy being involved with the public and have a friendly positive personality, working at Laurentian Lanes may be a great career or a good way to make extra money as a part time member of our team.

We require cashiers, customer service and food and beverage positions. If you are interested in full time employment, e-mail, fax or mail your resume.