Carla Vanderhorst

Vancouver Mysteries’ New Operations Officer, Carla Vanderhorst


Vancouver Mysteries is excited to welcome Carla Vanderhorst, our brand new Operations Officer, to the team!

Carla joins Vancouver Mysteries this month. She’ll be out on the streets of Downtown Vancouver and Gastown running mystery games, so keep an eye out for her!

Q&A with Carla

Where are you from and how long have you lived in Vancouver?

I am originally from Cranbrook, B.C. and have lived in Vancouver since 2009.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests.

I’m interested in stand-up comedy, improv and the art of storytelling. I have fully assimilated as a Vancouverite and thus I am interested in buying expensive coffees.

What interested you in working for Vancouver Mysteries

It’s so much fun! I love everything from scheduling game days for customers to getting into character and operating games for large groups. When you get into the games, it is surprising how you can even forget you are in Vancouver.

What are you most excited about in your new position with Vancouver Mysteries?

I work with the most amazing team of detectives and sleuths who share my mission to fight monotony!

Who’s your favourite fictional detective?

Inspector Gadget’s niece, Penny. I also really like Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 in the original Get Smart.

Who is your favourite crime-solving duo?

The Dukes of Hazzard, who would (accidentally) foil Boss Hogg’s corrupt schemes. As a kid I used to watch reruns with my brother. We would always talk about how cool it was that they jumped into their car through the window. Sometimes the car took off before they fully got into the driver’s seat. AWESOME!

The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard

The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard


If you were a detective, what would be your crime-solving gimmick?

I would have X-Ray vision. Mostly because I would just like to have X-Ray vision. Or maybe flying. I would also really like to fly.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?

This city really is the best for cycling around town.

Where is your favourite spot in the city?

Any part of the city that meets the ocean is special.

What do you think is the most mysterious spot in the city?

There is a part of New Brighton Park that you can enter into which is sort of like a tunnel. Whenever I cross through there I walk as fast as possible!

If a tourist asked you for advice, what would you insist they must do while visiting Vancouver? (Other than a Vancouver Mysteries game, of course!)

Pray for sunshine. Seriously, don’t judge this city till you’ve seen it on a sunny day! For comedy, Vancouver TheatreSports League improv on Granville Island has some amazing improvisers.