Vancouver Mysteries
Vancouver Mysteries
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Explore downtown Vancouver and collect clues while a mystery unfolds. Teams complete challenges, find clues and collect points during these real-life adventures designed specifically for downtown Vancouver. Can you solve these Vancouver Mysteries? Not available anywhere else! Spy, detective and superhero themed games run every half hour daily, with an extra superhero game designed just for groups with younger kids. Book your game online and watch for a message with further instructions, including directions to a secret location to meet your Detective, Spy or Agent X. They will start and end your game. Real-life fun! No apps or screens required, we provide you with everything you need to play including a map, tools and mysterious artifacts. Game routes cover approximately 2km and include public art, architecture and historical sites.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Central
How to get there
  • Waterfront • 3 min walk
  • Granville • 4 min walk
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Colin R
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I spent a beautiful sunny afternoon in scenic Gastown wandering the streets, solving a mystery and learning a bit more about this fascinating part of town. The distances involved weren't too onerous so I would still suggest this activity to older tourists and the clues were based more on observation and deduction rather than knowledge so no worries if you're not a big fan of trivia games. You could certainly bring younger kids along to 'help' but if it was a kids only event, I'd suggest waiting until the kids are in their teens. Two hours was just about right and the clues were challenging enough to be entertaining without being frustrating. I'd recommend this to visitors and locals, although nice weather would make a big difference, we were outside most of the time.
Written May 4, 2015
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jane s
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This was a great way to spend a beautiful, sunny morning in Vancouver! The challenges were fun to solve and took us to some picturesque locations. It was helpful to be able to get support via text if needed.
Written July 22, 2020
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Hi Jane, Sounds like you had a great time - we were very happy to have your superhero squad out fighting the Muck Monster, especially since you got a perfect score!! I'm glad to hear the text reminders helped you out because it's helpful for us, too, to keep in touch with our field agents. We'll call you when we get our next case! Best, Shelby S. Vancouver Mysteries HQ
Written July 24, 2020
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Mpalace
west coast73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
I booked this for a team bonding activity for work on a Friday afternoon. It was very well organized and everyone had a blast. I would definitely recommend, it's fun being a detective!
Written July 16, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks for your review and we're glad your team had a good time! We're thrilled to have had you on the force - the Terminal City Police Department thank you for your service! ;) Best, Shelby Shukaliak Assistant Experience Manager
Written July 18, 2019
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hippoiris
Vancouver, Canada91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did this as our work’s social event and it was a ton of fun! Well designed, whimsical “missions” that allowed every one of us to apply our own unique strengths! Absolutely recommend it! We had 6 teams of 4-5 people competing in this amazing race style. You don’t want to miss this!
Written May 26, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your review! Every elite agency has a variety of strengths and it sounds like your squad was no exception ;) So glad to hear you enjoyed your mystery! Hope to see you for another game in the future! Best, Shelby Shukaliak Assistant Experience Manager
Written May 27, 2019
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Jerry J
Port Coquitlam, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
My wife wanted to do something different for her oldest son and this had been something that was suggested at work for a team building site. So I suggested that we give it a try. The four kids ranging in ages 14-26 love to play all kinds of games and have gone to many escape rooms. This was considerably different than any of those.

It was an absolute blast running around the streets of Vancouver (specifically Gastown) trying to find the clues to solve the crime. Along the way, we got to learn a bit more about the history of the area. The time seemed to fly, but we did an excellent job and solved the crime!

I would highly recommend this for anyone that likes to solve puzzles/crimes! Be sure to bring a pair of good walking shoes and account for at least two hours to roam the streets.
Written April 10, 2017
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Thanks for your review Jerry! Sounds like you and your crew had a great time adventuring round Gastown solving the murder of Jimmy Capello. Good point you raise about wearing walking shoes! All the best.
Written April 12, 2017
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Tracey C
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
Vancouver Mysteries is a great game and a fun way to see and explore Vancouver from a different angle. Eye for detail is key! The 2 hour murder mystery game had us as the detectives trying to solve the crime. It was challenging and exciting all rolled into one. The clues kept us on our toes and seeing this great city from a different perspective. Our group of 5 was 12 years old and up. So anybody can do it. The pace was good, you don't have to walk fast, so just need to time yourself within the 2 hrs. I would definitely recommend this game and would go again for sure. Next time, I would go through the bag provided for the game more thoroughly at the start, we missed a key item we could have used to solve one clue.
Written April 27, 2015
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sugarbunny515
Burnaby, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
We did "Crime in Downtown" for my friend's birthday, who absolutely loves the "Clue" games. The game host was very accommodating for helping us plan this surprise, and showed up in character. Oh boy, was she surprised :). We had a blast running around solving puzzles and the 'murder'. We are locals, but there were some parts of Gastown that we had not explored before so that was cool. Nothing like friendly competition between fellow detectives :). Can't wait for more games!
Written July 7, 2014
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Thank you so much for the review and I'm so glad the surprise was a success - mission accomplished! Our next game to become available will be Secret Mission: teams of secret agents will have to save the city and we'd love to have you back again!
Written July 9, 2014
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5DamianT
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
I really enjoyed this game. You will spend between 2 and 3 hours in the best areas of Vancouver. I am living in Vancouver and I discovered new hidden places I have never seen so far! There are very interesting information about key places you will get to (take the time to read the sections called "did you know" which give you insights about historical places). This game is for everyone, whether for kids or adults and tourists as well as locals! Some clues are more challenging that other ones but overall it is an amazing game. It is really worth trying it! And the organizer took the time to explain us the rules of the game and will help you to get started and to enjoy the game. Cheers, Damian
Written April 20, 2013
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Clarahahah
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
We really enjoyed our adventure. It was so exciting to spend this afternoon running after clues in downtown. Bring you best running shoes if you want to get the finish line first!
Written April 17, 2013
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Damian A
Bath, UK194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great game with some good puzzles and storyline. What would make it 5*s is more interaction / input with other parties in the experience but it was a really good thing to do with teenage kids
Written April 5, 2022
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Hi, thank you for the review, I'm so glad to hear you had a great time! Adding more of our actors along the game route would significantly add to the cost to run these games but we would love to do this for some special events in the future - stay tuned!
Written April 7, 2022
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