ABOUT VANCOUVER MYSTERIES
Curious about Canada’s first mystery game company? Here’s some intel about Vancouver Mysteries. Meet our cast & crew! 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!!
Cast & Crew
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.
Themed Mystery Games in #Vancouver
Apps not required. With the exception of specific special events like the Valentine’s Day Couples Competition or Halloween Mystery Nights every Vancouver Mysteries game is a private game. You sign up together and play together. 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 the City
Your mystery unfolds on the streets of downtown Vancouver in Vancouver Mysteries’ outdoor games.
Our outdoor mystery games are 100% unique outdoor gaming 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. Use the tools, artifacts and clues in your game kit to solve challenges along the game route – all games begin and end near Waterfront Station. We have three games good for ages 12 and up plus a family version of our superheroes game for younger kids. The maximum team size is 6 players, so if your group is larger than 6 players, your game is divided into teams. Compare our games.
A Portable Game We Can Bring To You
Sign up for a Pop-Up Mystery and we bring the mystery game to you.
Can you solve The Case of the Hotel Detective? It’s a portable mystery game that we bring to your place whether it’s your backyard, dining room or place of work. The challenges are like the ones you might encounter in an escape room – but we bring the game to you! We have brought this game to hotel rooms in downtown Vancouver, living rooms in East Van and even a bar in Whistler. More information.
Locals Exploring the City
Whether it’s date night, a collection of friends, family fun or a fierce competition between neighbours – this is your chance to explore our favourite city and see it in a whole new way.
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!
We offer a special rate for schools and we worked with teachers to develop lesson plans you can download. Visit our field trip page to see why so many elementary school and high school teachers return with their classes every year.
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.