Curious about Canada’s first mystery game company? Here’s some intel about Vancouver Mysteries. Meet the Experience Team! Further along, we also answer some common questions about Vancouver Mysteries games. But first…

Live from the 13th floor of a mysterious building in Gastown Vancouver, it’s… Vancouver Mysteries!!

Themed Mystery Games in #Vancouver

Apps not required. Play online or outside. Once you book your game, watch for an email with further instructions about how to activate your mystery. Games begin and end with a costumed Game Operator in character as a spy, detective, Agent X or private eye.

Outdoor Mystery Games in Downtown Vancouver

Your mystery unfolds on the streets of downtown Vancouver in Vancouver Mysteries’ outdoor games.

Our outdoor mystery games are 100% unique outdoor adventure experiences, built in Vancouver for Vancouver. Other companies license an app and bring it to Vancouver or sweep into town with an outdoor crime-solving game or city hunt for one day and then move on to the next town. Those are fun too! But not the same thing. Vancouver Mysteries are real-life adventures set specifically in Vancouver – you don’t download an app or look at screens while you play and the city plays such a big role in all of our games that the only place you can play them is right here.

Do you want to be spies, detectives or superheroes? 

Solve a murder, complete a secret mission, or save the planet. We have three outdoor games fun for ages 12 and up plus a superheroes game for families with younger kids Compare our games.

How do your outdoor mystery games work?

We have games running daily (check our booking page for availability). Sign up your team of 2-6 players. We never combine bookings, you will be on a team with the people you sign up with and no one else. If other teams have signed up for the same time slot, you will be competing for the top score. Invite your friends to sign up to compete against you! You can also book a private game. The maximum team size is 6 players, so if your group is larger than 6 players and you book a private game, you will be divided into teams.

We send you instructions before your game, including the secret start location where you will meet one of our Game Operators in character as a special agent, detective or “Agent X”. They start your story and give you everything you need to solve the mystery including tools, artifacts, clues and a map. All games begin and end near Waterfront Station.

Special Events

Subscribe to our newsletter to get “first dibs” for spots at special events like the Valentine’s Day Couples Competition, Halloween Mystery Nights, Family Day Weekend or Pop Up Mysteries at the Lookout.

Play Virtual Mystery Games from Anywhere

Book a private virtual party for you and your guests. 

All of our virtual games are fully-hosted! That means one of our Game Operators is online with you the entire time in character as an agent, game show host, or circus character. Do you want a fun virtual party that will get players out of their seats or a competitive challenge for your brains? Call our experience team for help choosing the right experience for your group or visit our virtual game page for more information.

A Portable Murder Mystery 

We bring the mystery game to you. 

Can you solve The Case of the Hotel Detective? It’s a portable murder mystery game that we bring to you. So far we have brought this game to hotel rooms in Vancouver, living rooms in East Van, a board room in Chilliwack and even a bar in Whistler. More information.  

Vancouver Mysteries, Inc.

Our Experience Managers are here at Mystery Headquarters ready to help you 7 days a week from 9AM to 9PM. We can help pick the right game for you, answer your questions, and even book you in by phone, text or email. We have helped set up surprise birthday games, wedding proposals, custom endings at bars, mystery dates and more. We can recommend nearby bars and restaurants and also offer special pricing for large groups, non-profits and field trips. We also work with other businesses: ask us about pop-up mysteries at your venue, promotional partnerships, contests and more. Call the mystery phone: 778-707-1962.

We ♥️ Vancouver

We are a locally owned business run by Vancouverites. We love this city! We acknowledge that our games take place on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

Our Mission

At Vancouver Mysteries, our mission is to provide a consistent 5 star fun experience to every player while also breaking from stereotypes in the mystery genre and respecting the communities where our games take place.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion means we operate by a policy of acceptance and respect for all. It is what we require from our team, our promotional partners and our customers.

Locals Exploring the City

Whether it’s date night, a collection of friends, family fun or a staff party – this is your chance to explore our favourite city and see it in a whole new way.

Private Parties

We are a popular choice for birthday parties, stagettes , sports teams and more. We’ve even had a family reunion out and THREE wedding proposals!

Team Building Ideas

Outdoor games downtown plus a game we can bring to your office or venue plus virtual games you can play from anywhere.

The #1 Team Building Activity in Vancouver

Locals and visitors equally enjoy competing in teams for the top score. No need to charter a bus, our games take place in downtown Vancouver close to the skytrain with lots of options for drinks or dinner after the game. We can hand out prizes, come to your work or hotel, and more. Visit our Team Building page for more information.

A Vancouver Tourist Attraction?

We are a unique way to see the city and our outdoor games are only available here in Vancouver, you can’t play them anywhere else. Discover Vancouver’s downtown history, landmarks and architecture just like a self-guided walking tour, while you collect clues and use your game kit to solve a mystery. No app required – it’s real-life fun with zero screen-time. Small private games available every half hour, seven days a week.