We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SmartyPantz Escape Rooms

Open Now: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great for Team Building

We ordered the table top version where they come out to your location. It was an excellent team... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jtini94
,
Abbotsford, Canada
Still fun, though not our favorite

My friend and I are huge escape room fans, and decided to do as many as we reasonably could on our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johanna K
,
Culver City, California
Read all 170 reviews
45
All photos (45)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
SmartyPantz Escape Rooms are a live-action provider in the hear of Gastown. Our theatrical themed rooms range in difficulty from moderate to diabolical. You have 45 mins to solve puzzles and riddles related to the theme and story to 'escape the...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
100-289 Abbott St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Gastown
Website
+1 604-974-9293
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Vancouver
from $102.20
More Info
from $86.70
More Info
from $83.20
More Info
from $122.80
More Info
Reviews (170)
Filter reviews
166 results
Traveler rating
128
25
4
6
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
128
25
4
6
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssmarty pantzteam buildingescape room experiencea lot of fungreat funfun teamsolve puzzlesteam eventawesome experiencevisiting vancouverspiescluesmurderchallengingblastsubmarineprops
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 166 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good overall experience but this escape room doesn't offer some unique or amazed props. Basically same locks as every where and stuff being tired by the end of the day.More

Thank Mike G
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your time to write and post your review Mike. We are saddened to learn that our room did not exceed your expectations. We are in the process of redesigning our rooms so we hope that you will give us another opportunity so you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the table top version where they come out to your location. It was an excellent team building event with numerous positive comments from staff. We'd recommend this for any business or organization wishing to pump up their team and bring staff together.

Thank jtini94
alastair289, General Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a blast hosting you guys. Some great "eureka" moments and reactions. Thank you for the post and great review/recommendation. Looking forward to seeing the winner at our Gastown location testing their skills further.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I are huge escape room fans, and decided to do as many as we reasonably could on our trip to Vancouver. We ended up doing 5 in 4 days. The two rooms we did at SmartyPantz were rooms 3 and 4. The...More

Thank Johanna K
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for the detail review and rating Johanna. It was a blast hosting you and your team and we look forward to seeing you back, testing your skills.

Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were in Vancouver for the day and thought we would do something other than sight seeing to end our day. We had originally booked the submarine adventure, but ended up in a Thirst for Murder, it was great. Our kids all participated (8,15,17,18) and...More

Thank Ateusa S
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Really appreciate the 5-stars Ateusa and great review. Will pass along your kind words to the team.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We had fun at Doomed Submarine. Not scary but required a bit of brain power. We all had fun, including our teen-aged son. Highly recommended.

1  Thank plipp
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you Plipp for taking the time to write and post your review. It's appreciated. We had a blast hosting you guys.

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends are travelling in Vancouver and decided we wanted to do an escape room. We chose Smartypantz and really do not regret it. The hosts are absolutely amazing, they really get into character and have the whole costume and all, it's truly...More

Thank Charles C
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

It was a blast hosting you and your team Charles. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this great review and high rating. It is appreciated.

Reviewed May 13, 2018

This was a fantastic night out! We were a bunch of Aussies in Vancouver for work and wanting to do something fun so this was perfect! We did a Thirst for Murder and it was so much fun - theatrics, clues, decorations and service were...More

Thank Emily W
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for taking the time Emily to write and post the review. It was fun hosting you guys. Hope you'll come on back and test your skills in another of our escape rooms?

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We had never been to Smarty Pantz before and did the Doomed Submarine room. We have been fortunate to do many rooms across the country, and always look forward to exploring different escape rooms in different cities. Smarty Pantz have wonderful staff, who are incredibly...More

1  Thank Lexi2k17
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Obviously we are sorry to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations Lexi. Experienced players such as yourselves typically play our tougher rooms such as Thirst For Murder or Morning Never Comes. However, we do appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We will discuss...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018

My friends and I signed up for a spontaneous escape room experience while visiting Vancouver, and we're so glad we did. The staff accommodated us by fitting us in last-minute (during a week day). The experience was light-hearted and fun throughout. The woman at reception...More

Thank Beth C
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write the excellent review and high rating Beth. It was a blast hosting you guy. We'll happily pass along your appreciation and compliments to the crew. Next time perhaps try our Doomed Sub, Spies...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We have an obsession with escape rooms and SmartyPantz definitely are at the top of the list! It’s super interactive and so creatively done! Definitely coming back here again!More

Thank WilsonLin
alastair289, Manager at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Really appreciate the super positive feedback Wilson. It's great to hear that our rooms and crew are exceeding expectations. We look forward to seeing you back at SmartyPantz testing your skills in another of our theatrical escape rooms or maybe try your hand in our...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 93 hotels in Vancouver
Victorian Hotel
928 reviews
.24 miles away
Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
1,692 reviews
.26 miles away
Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
1,614 reviews
.28 miles away
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
1,466 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,098 restaurants in Vancouver
Tuc
311 reviews
.04 miles away
Catch 122
228 reviews
.08 miles away
Old Spaghetti Factory
1,504 reviews
.08 miles away
The Flying Pig Gastown
1,179 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,018 attractions in Vancouver
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 reviews
.08 miles away
Hill's Native Art Gallery
50 reviews
.10 miles away
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
19 reviews
.11 miles away
Maple Tree Square
25 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Dorsa A
October 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MattA2722 | Property representative |
Hi Dorsa, We can certainly accommodate that many young players. We have a few different options for a group that size. We either book you all together into our largest room Dreamscape (8-16 players), or divide you across a... More
0
Votes
Gleb V
October 13, 2016|
Answer
Response from Cody C | Property representative |
Hi Gleb, Thanks for your interest! Addressing your questions in order: -We do indeed host birthdays! In fact, if a birthday player attends with at least four paid players, they can play for free. If you would like to... More
0
Votes
hedster83
May 14, 2015|
Answer
Response from Chris R | Property representative |
Hello, since our accommodations are for very short term stays (usually one to two hours) unfortunately we don't provide dog beds in our rooms. Due to our rooms having low light and startling sounds, we don't recommend... More
1
Vote