Escape rooms – a passing fad or a new type of entertainment that is here to stay? Escape Rooms have been popping up all around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. Whether it’s for a team-building in your workplace or to celebrate a birthday, we’ve compiled a list of all the escape rooms in Metro Vancouver to make it easier for you to decide which one to try out first.
E-Exit Richmond Garden City
If you’re looking to take a step away from the mundane and a step toward the surreal, E-exit Richmond Garden City is the perfect escape room location for you.
E-Exit Richmond Beckwith
Bringing fantasy into reality is what E-exit Richmond Beckwith does best. This location has the most rooms of the E-exit locations in the Lower Mainland and therefore allows the most adventure to be had.
E-Exit Vancouver West Broadway
This is E-exit’s only downtown location, right on West Broadway. E-exit Vancouver West Broadway features the creepier adventures, so if you like to be scared while solving puzzles, head to this E-exit location.
Myst Escape invites you to ‘escape with them’ into a world where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. The terrifyingly-themed rooms force you to wrack your brain and employ your clue-finding skills.
With themed rooms teeming with thrilling plots, Locked Canada is an escape room that will keep you guessing around every corner. They challenge you to test your inner senses with a lineup of difficult puzzles and riddles to solve to ensure your escape.
This ‘5-D Real-Life Escape Experience’ is truly one of a kind. Located in Richmond, this escape room challenges your brains but also your team-building skills with its interactive rooms and incredibly intricate challenges.
Freeing Canada Station
Coined as the ‘reality game master’, Freeing Canada is proud to be a part of ‘freeing stations’ that stretches across the world with locations in Hong Kong, China, India, Singapore and more. Use your teamwork and detective skills to try to escape their difficult rooms.
Trapped Vancouver offers some of the best sleuthing opportunities with their challenging puzzles that truly test your intelligence. Their missions range in great variety with incredibly interactive features and meticulously designed rooms.
One of the largest-scale escape rooms in Canada, Lockdown Escape is a real-life escape experience with ultra-realistic design and full-scale mechanical rooms. Challengers are set to the ultimate logic tests to try to escape as the clock counts down.
The ‘next generation of real life escape game’, Time Escape allows challengers to test not only their intelligence but logic and teamwork skills in their state-of-the-art escape rooms.
Tixe is Vancouver’s biggest escape game, their challenges are immersive and bridge the gap between reality and fantasy. In the limitless world of gaming, Tixe invites its challengers to truly lose themselves in their experience.
Featuring live actors to enhance the gaming experience, Krakit invites its challengers to experience the game in real life. Krakit hopes to make your palms sweaty and to get your heart pounding while testing your intelligence under the pressure of a time limit with no real danger involved.
Warning: This escape room location uses live actors in some of its rooms.
Located in the heart of Gastown, Smarty Pantz pride themselves on being the finest purveyors of escape rooms. Their escape rooms are backed by purpose and story while challenging your logic and teamwork skills.
The ultimate team-building escape room, G.U.E.S.S. HQ is an incredibly unique escape room experience that sets its challengers on incredible missions. This ‘adventure room’ truly tests the teamwork of its challengers while immersing them in a world of espionage.
Keep in mind that rooms/themes change often so some will be subject to availability. Also, as escape rooms are so in-demand at the moment, it is strongly suggested that you book ahead to ensure the time and room that you want is available.
It also best to show up for your booked time at least 15 mins in advance as there is usually waivers to sign and instructions to be given beforehand.