Shore Excursions: Explore downtown Vancouver while you solve a mystery. 

Outdoor game routes go past historic sites, iconic architecture, Vancouver landmarks and impressive public art. You will know the city better than some locals  and you’ll have plenty of time to pick out restaurants and shops you want to visit after the game (and you’ll know how to get there!). It’s like the best combination of an adventure excursion and a food excursion because YOU get to choose what you will eat along the way.

A detective or agent from Vancouver Mysteries meets you at the beginning and end of your mystery to give you everything you need to play.


Use promo code CRUISE23 when you book your excursion on our website, by phone call or by SMS 778-707-1962. We will ask to see your boarding pass when you arrive. You can also show us your cruise line app on your phone. If you are staying in Vancouver before or after your cruise vacation, you can also use the promo code during your visit.

Family Excursions

Vancouver Mysteries outdoor games in downtown Vancouver are a great way to explore a city with kids on a family excursion from cruise ships. Choose from 3 games for ages 12 and up and one game for younger kids (ages 6 and up).

Kids Under 6 Play For Free! 

Add up to 2 kids under 6 years old to your team for free during the booking process. Book your game here. 

Vancouver Sightseeing – Choose from 3 Routes 

Vancouver Mysteries games run daily rain or shine year round. Only available here in Vancouver, our outdoor mystery games are a top-rated and award-winning activity since we opened in 2014. You have two hours to catch a killer, complete a spy mission or save the planet. Can you solve the mystery?

Vancouver Mysteries Games Outdoor Games Downtown Vancouver

Central Downtown Vancouver

  • business district
  • shopping district


  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Hudson Bay Company
  • art deco Marine Building
  • historic Hotel Vancouver
  • HSBC Pendulum
  • Bill Reid Gallery
  • Vancouver’s oldest building: Christ Church Cathedral
Vancouver Mysteries Games Outdoor Murder Mystery Game Downtown Vancouver

Historic Gastown 

  • oldest neighbourhood
  • shops and dining


  • Vancouver Steam Clock
  • scenic cobblestoned Water Street
  • Maple Tree Square – the oldest part of the city
  • flatiron building Hotel Europe
  • longest surviving saloon The Cambie
  • Victory Square and Cenotaph (1924)
  • The Dominion Building (1910)
  • The Vancouver Lookout observation deck
Vancouver Mysteries Games Outdoor Games Downtown Vancouver Convention Centre

Beautiful Coal Harbour 

  • ocean and mountain views
  • park and plaza route (not streetside)


  • Float planes take-off/landing
  • Vancouver sea wall
  • 2010 Olympic Cauldron
  • FlyOver Canada experience
  • Vancouver Convention Centres
  • The Drop
  • Komagata Maru Memorial
Vancouver Mysteries Games Outdoor Games for Kids Downtown Vancouver

Scenic Coal Harbour

We have a version of Heroes and Villains adapted for groups with younger kids. It is the same game route and sightseeing but the challenges are less difficult and the game book was written for children.


  • food court with many affordable options for lunch and snacks along this game route
  • a water splash park / spray park for kids close to this game route (seasonal)
  • Science World is two train stops away
  • Ask your Agent X for more kid-friendly recommendations

How It Works 

  • 2-6 players per team (sign up in teams to compete in your very own Amazing Race in Vancouver – minimum 2 players per team)
  • this is not an app – it’s real fun: looking around the city and using a real map, tools and artifacts we provide during the game
  • games do not require mobile phones or wifi – but you will want your phone for all the wonderful photo opps you will see along the way!
  • book your game online and then watch your emails for further instructions (limited internet? you can call/SMS us when you have disembarked
  • our Experience Team is very knowledgeable about the city and can recommend other activities, provide directions, etc
  • the Canada Place cruise terminal is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver approximately 5 minutes from the games
  • game run every 30 minutes daily, check our calendar for availability
  • duration: 2 hours –  you have 2 hours to solve the mystery