Shake things up by surprising your partner-in-crime with a Vancouver Mysteries game and our date ideas below! Outdoor games run daily from 9AM to 9PM (last start time is 7PM) or you can book a private game and choose the date and time (contact us for more info about private games).

Three themes to choose from – do you want to be spies, detectives or superheroes? Book your game and we’ll send you instructions to a secret location where you will be met by a Game Operator. They will give you a game kit with everything you need to solve the mystery and then meet you again at the end to collect the gear and give you a certificate with your score.

Date Ideas from Vancouver Mysteries

So now you’re thinking, “Great, I have the activity, but where should we go afterwards?” Well, lucky you! Because here at the Vancouver Mysteries’ Romance Department, we’ve put together a list of the perfect date ideas sure to wow your special someone next time you’re out on the town.

1. Spy Themed Date Night

A live action spy game followed by martinis at Diamond Cocktail Lounge

Everyone loves a good theme night, right?

Well try this; book a Secret Mission game for you and your sweetie (for extra effect, surprise them with dollar-store spy sunglasses and badges).

After you’ve accomplished your mission, sneak over to the international spy-worthy Diamond cocktail lounge for a martini to celebrate a game well played.

Hot Tip! Remember to order your martinis just like James Bond: shaken, not stirred.

2. Mystery Picnic Date

Vancouver Mystery Picnic

Embark on a self-guided tour of Vancouver.

Our Vancouver mystery games are unique experiences for couples who want an intimate outdoor adventure.

Transform a Vancouver Mystery game into a mystery food walk – each of our game routes take you past the best bars, food trucks, restaurants, bakeries and gourmet grocers in downtown Vancouver.

Hot Tip! Vancouver Mysteries is the only mystery picnic date experience in downtown Vancouver owned and operated by locals (not an app, real people). We have a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor and Viator and a longstanding member of Tourism Vancouver. We’d love to help you make your mystery date special – contact our experience team at Mystery Headquarters: 778-707-1962. For other picnic ideas, check out their blog 7 Only in Vancouver Picnic Spots.

Mystery Picnics – Other Ideas: 

  • Get in touch with us and we can extend your game time if you like, so you can pick up treats along the way. Our games end near outdoor dining areas so you can stop for a picnic.
  • A Game Operator meets you at the beginning and end of your game, we can provide you with a shopping tote to take with you and then meet you with a picnic blanket a the end of your game (please arrange this with us ahead of time).
  • Larger groups? We can connect you with a caterer who will bring a picnic to a secret location at the end of the game.
  • We can also suggest other activities including haunted restaurants and the most haunted hotels, so you can turn your mystery picnic date into a mystery weekend!

3. A Sober Date Idea that is Still Sweet

Sweets for the Sweet at Mink Chocolate Cafe

Cocktails not your thing? For a booze-free indulgence, head to Mink Chocolate Cafe before your game and treat yourselves to your own chocolate fondue! Pair that with some espresso shots and you two will be properly sugared-up and caffeinated to hit the streets during your game.

4. Downtown Brewery with a Killer View

Go Local with Tap and Barrel

After a few hours of running around downtown Vancouver during your Vancouver Mysteries game, take a load off and head to the Convention Centre Tap and Barrel. Whether you’ve grown up here or you are a visitor, after learning about the history of Vancouver, try some of our local beers as well to get a true Vancouver experience.

Hot Tip! If the weather is nice, snag a spot on the patio for stunning views of the mountains and the water.

Valentine’s Day Couple Competition

If you’re a couple with the competitive spirit, sign up for our Valentine’s Day Couples Competition where you’ll compete against other teams in a race against time and smarts to solve the Mystery and claim your spot as the ultimate power couple!

Book Your Mystery Date Now!