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?


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?


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!
5 star rating on TripAdvisorSherman79
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.
5 star rating on TripAdvisorTCZ
murder mystery winners
tripadvisor hall of fame 2019


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

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Surprise your loved one(s) with a mystery date for Valentine’s Day.

Everyone welcome! You can play in pairs or any group size you want. The maximum team size is 6 players so you can sign up for more than one team or book your own private game if you have at least 7 players. Book a private game here. Up to 2 kids under 6 years old can join any team for free (we recommend Heroes and Villains Family for groups with younger kids). 🍸🍸Make a night of it and head over to Stock and Supply for dinner and drinks after your game. Show your booking confirmation and save 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages. Note: this offer is valid only on the day of your game and can not be combined with other offers (including the Happy Hour menu). Stock and Supply is conveniently located near all game start/end locations, in the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites at 550 West Hastings. Game bookings are for two hours, so keep this in mind when planning your evening. #valentines #weekendplans #dateideas #valentinesdayideas #valentinesgifts #vancouvervalentines #yvrevents #vancouver #gastown #vancouvereats #downtownvancouver #yvrdeals

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Vancouver Mysteries is proud to be part of Easter Seals Canada’s Access 2 Card program! This program allows for an individual with a permanent disability to have their support person join them for free at participating venues - including Vancouver Mysteries! Visit their website to learn more.

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Play from home, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! Invite your friends to meet you online for your very own fully-hosted private game show, Super Trivia. Games start at $150 (2 to 6 players) - group rates start at 21 players and a private game can accompany up to 200 players! #virtualtrivianight #gameshow #madeinvancouver #madeincanada #mysterybooks #horror #scifi #fantasy #tvshowtrivia #musictrivia ...

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Vancouver Mysteries collaborated with local highschool teachers to create a lesson plan relevant to many course subjects for grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12 field trips in downtown Vancouver. Games start/end close to Waterfront skytrain station. Allow for 2.5 hours for this activity and plan to arrive a few minutes early to get the full two hours to solve the mystery. Teams of students must be accompanied by adults. Field trip rates are $21/player ($18/player for large groups). #fieldtrips #vancouverfieldtrip #bcfieldtrip #schooltrips #law12 #history12 #socialstudies #socialjustice #geography #criminology #psychology ...

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Looking for something new to do for your birthday? Solve a mystery out on the streets of downtown Vancouver, book a portable game or meet your friends online to play a fully-hosted interactive virtual game. #birthdayideas #birthdayparties #outdoorbirthday #virtualparty #virtualbirthdayparty #murdermystery #spythemedparty #detectivethemed #mysterybirthdayadventure #superheroparty ...

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Planning a bachelorette or stagette? Book an outdoor mystery game for up to 48 people. Choose our murder mystery Crime in Downtown and we will lend you our white fedora & veil for your special guest! (Or buy one in our store & you can keep it!) Or book our portable games and we’ll bring the game to you. We also have virtual games so your frirnds can meet online & play from anywhere! #stagette #bachelorette #bacheloretteparty #stagpartyideas #jackandjillparty #henparty ...

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