Mystery games! You might be wondering, ‘How does it work?’


If you’ve played an escape room game before you already know what to do – you book your game online and then show up at the address provided to play and follow the instructions. The main difference is that most Vancouver Mysteries games are played outdoors and the play area covers approximately 2km instead of a locked room. Note: we also have a pop-up mystery game that we can bring to any location. It is like a portable escape room or table top escape room but it is still 100% a Vancouver Mysteries experience, with Vancouver Mysteries Game Operators and a game certificate at the end of the game. And we have virtual games – where you meet us online in a Zoom room.


Virtual games are very easy to organize – once you’ve paid for your booking, we will send you an invitation to share with all of your guests (including a link to your online game and to our digital waivers). You just have to show up and we do the rest! Unlike our outdoor mystery games, our virtual games are fully hosted for the duration of the experience (we are there with you the whole time to set the game up, explain the rules, moderate/run the game, calculate scores and announce the winners).


When you request a portable game booking, we will confirm the location and make sure you have the right environment to play the game. If you are hiring us for a venue, we may require confirmation that you have permission for our event. We show up with the game, run the game and then leave, our team is made up of professional entertainers as well as people with backgrounds in corporate training. We come with all game materials but may have requirements related to room size(s) and seating.

What if I Have Questions?

Check out our list of frequently asked questions about Vancouver Mysteries games.

The Experience Team is available at the Mystery Hotline (call/text/WhatsApp us at 778-707-1962) or by email ([email protected]).


Outdoor games in downtown Vancouver for 2 to 6 players every 30 minutes, 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Buy your tickets direct at Vancouver Mysteries or on popular ticketing platforms and apps such as Fever, TripAdvisor (Viator), Tiqets and Get Your Guide.

  • Date Night
  • Fun with Friends
  • Double Date

  • Vacation Activity
  • Sightseeing

  • Daytrip

  • Staycation
  • Shore Excursion


Private bookings allow you to choose your game, date, and time (if we have availability). Private bookings for outdoor games start at 7 players – there is no additional charge.

  • Team Building
  • Field Trips
  • School Trips
  • Staff Party
  • Birthday Parties (Kids or Adults)
  • Stag / Stagettes
  • Members / Intern Mixer

Questions? Call, text or email the Experience Team. [email protected] 778-707-1962 or visit our How Does it Work or Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Watch for your booking confirmation by email. If you receive a booking request confirmation instead of a booking confirmation, that means we are working hard to make your game happen for you – watch for another email confirming your booking or one suggesting other dates/times/games.