OUTDOOR MURDER MYSTERY

Outdoor Murder Mystery

Vancouver Mysteries, Canada’s first mystery game company, is thrilled to announce that our original game Crime in Downtown is back open for booking as of June 3, 2020!

Always popular, this outdoor murder mystery takes place outside. Players solve challenges and collect clues as a story unfolds in historic Gastown.

Every game begins and ends with one of our Game Operators in character as a detective.

outdoor murder mystery

Can you spot your Game Operator at your start location?

OUTDOOR MURDER MYSTERY ESCAPE ROOM? 

Vancouver Mysteries games have puzzles, locked boxes, clues and artifacts just like an escape room. Crime in Downtown also has large doses of attempted murder, plot twists, and even an infamous informant (hint: he stands on barrel near Maple Square). Is Crime in Downtown an outdoor murder mystery escape room? The difference is that you can play our games outside and each unique storyline comes with its own map and covers a different area of downtown Vancouver. Teams are provided with the tools they need to solve the challenges. Can you solve the mystery?

TRIPADVISOR HALL OF FAME  

So much fun!! We were in Vancouver for a Christmas party and wanted an activity for the night before. Vancouver Mysteries was an excellent choice!! Our group of 10 split into two teams and we had a great time dashing around Gastown solving clues! This game is very well organized and everyone enjoyed playing. Highly recommend!
Sherman79
Best 30th Birthday Party We ended up going with Vancouver Mysteries – and did they ever deliver! From start to finish, they were a pleasure to deal with – very accommodating and responsive. They provided a well-organized, enjoyable, thought-provoking experience.. even tailoring the ending to finish at a nearby restaurant of my choice! Many of us have lived in Vancouver for a while now – but this brought us to places in Gastown we don’t often visit.
TCZ
murder mystery winners
tripadvisor hall of fame 2019

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Just the Facts, Ma’am

  • Games cover 2km and start/end within a few minutes of Waterfront Skytrain station. You will receive further instructions by email after you sign up.
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in. If you are making dinner reservations for after the game please allow at least 2 hours for game time.
  • Easy online booking, games operate daily 9 AM – 9 PM. Book Here
Game Operator in costume as a dective

By the powers of social media, share away!

The top score to beat this weekend is 85 points! Playing an outdoor game this Family Day long weekend? The team with the top score will be invited to play for free as returning champions next year (Family Day 2022 valued up to $210). Best costume will win a free spot at the next Halloween Mystery Nights (value up to $210). PLUS Everyone playing our outdoor games this long weekend will automatically be entered to win a virtual mystery game for up to 10 players ($250 value - you get to pick the date & time!) A few spots still available to play - good luck! The top score at our virtual game special events (team competitions Saturday 7PM, Sunday 6PM, Monday 5PM) wins a gift certificate for an outdoor game (valid for 18 months). #longweekend #thingstodo #vancouver #virtualevents ...

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Book any outdoor game for your household/core bubble for Family Day long weekend and be entered to win prizes (each prize is u$210-250 value). This includes Valentine’s Day games for 2-6 players. Every booking will be entered to win a virtual mystery (The Pegasus Project) for up to 10 players - you get to pick the date and time and this game can be played from multiple locations in 1-3 teams, whatever works for you! The best costume of the weekend wins a spot at our Halloween Mystery Nights (October 2021) for up to 6 players. The top score of the weekend will be invited back to our Family Day event next year as returning champions (free game for up to 6 players). Winners announced Tuesday February 16. Come support our local mystery company now and compete for free games! #familyday #longweekend #funandgames #outdooradventures #valentinesday #palentinesday #outdoors #downtownvancouver #yvr #buylocal #supportlocalbusiness ...

A new top score!! Team Schwandrachur solved the mystery with a perfect score in 78 minutes. 💯 🤩 #topscore #vancouver #lovevancouver #valentinesday ...

Our team wants to remind you to bundle up for our outdoor games during this chilly weather! Watson says “wear a warm coat or you might freeze your tail off!” [PS Happy Watson Wednesday 🐕] #dogsofvancouver #dogsofvancity #dogmodel #vancouver #globalbc ...

Thank you Business in Vancouver! Head over to biv.com for the article. ♥️ PS If anyone reading this has played a mystery game (outdoor, portable or virtual) or purchased a gift certificate since we reopened on May 23, 2020 we would love to send you the biggest virtual valentine right now! 💝 It’s thanks to YOU we are still here. #vancouver #businessowner #supportlocal ...

This Watson Wednesday is a weather report: “Snow is behind us, rain is ahead of us - so Wednesday is a great day to play outside! We have a few spots open this afternoon, click the big red Book Now button at vancouvermysteries.com to see what’s open. 🐕 #outdooradventures #dogfriendly #dogsofinstagram #vancouver #lovevancouver ...

It’s Watson Wednesday! (Yes, we’ve decided that’s a thing!) Just like his namesake, Watson is the BEST best friend. ♥️ Did you know our games are #dog-friendly ? #dogsofvancouver #vancouverdogs #sidekick ...

AYAN - another perfect score!! 87 minutes #valentinesday #downtownvancouver #lovevancouver ...

It’s a gorgeous day and lots of ☀️ in the forecast coming up! You too can see this view if you play Heroes & Villains. Can you save planet earth from the Muck Monster? #superhero #outdooradventures #vancouver ...

Team Sweets walked away with a perfect score and a Haunted History BC calendar! #perfectscore💯 #outdoorfun #thingstodovancouver #teamphototuesday ...

This weekend! Virtual team competitions: Sat Feb 13, Sun Feb 14, Mon Feb 15. Sign up your team to compete in a full-hosted, live, virtual event! vancouvermysteries.com #virtualevents #virtualevent ...