Mystery Towns


Part Scavenger Hunt, part Escape Room, and part Amazing Race, a Mystery Towns Clue-Solving Adventure is the most FUN way to discover (or rediscover) a destination!

Immerse yourself in an exciting, social adventure where you and your team of 2-4 players solve a series of FUN and interactive clues using the Mystery Towns App (no data plan required). The town's unique local spaces and places become transformed into a real-life puzzle board, where you and your friends become the game pieces!

The clues will lead you on an easy walk around town, and will unveil an adventure through local icons, great shopping & dining, and hidden secrets that even the locals don't know! Games are awesome for friends, families, couples, parties and big groups - and you can choose to race the leaderboard (or each other), or just slow down and enjoy.

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TREASURES OF BANFF

A local teacher needs your help in a race against time. Can you find her treasure before it falls into the wrong hands? Unlock this exciting adventure in the downtown core and its surrounding pathways – perfect for racing your friends and trying to beat the leaderboard, or to simply enjoy shops, pubs and eateries along the way.

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Banff, Alberta
  •     1.5 - 2 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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UNCHAINED MELODY

Melody Coal, Canmore's noted mining historian, teacher and opera singer has accidentally locked herself in an old mine, and is at risk of missing her performance tonight. You and your team have been tasked with opening the lock and setting her free. Unlock the puzzle by finding clues at Melody’s favourite spots around Canmore that will help solve the combination.

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Canmore, Alberta
  •     2.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Challenging
  •     Year Round
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AROUND THE WORLD

Melody is off on her next world tour, but her agent is away on holiday and forgot to leave Melody with her tickets and itinerary. She knows that her airport shuttle leaves tonight and that clues to the countries she is visiting are hidden all around town, but she needs to find out where she is flying to first. Melody has asked you and your legendary team of puzzle-solvers to work together to solve the clues and learn where she is going.

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Canmore, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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SMUGGLER'S BLUES

The North West Mounted Police are trying to finally close a long-unsolved mystery. A clever NWMP historian has put together a list of 21 suspects, each of whom has an alibi which must be checked - and YOU have been tasked to do it! A trail of clues will lead you around town, and once you have checked all alibis the smuggler will be unmasked!

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Canmore, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Easier
  •     Year Round
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SCULPTED IN TIME

A local sculptor has been commissioned to produce a major new work that celebrates modern life in Calgary, but her designs have been stolen by unscrupulous rival artist. He has agreed to return the designs but only if she can figure out an important date he has hidden around the city using a tricky series of clues. Do you have what it takes to help?

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Calgary, Alberta
  •     2.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     18+
  •     Challenging
  •     Year Round
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RIOTOUS ROUNDUP

An INDOOR adventure! Chase around Calgary’s indoor +15 system rounding up a menagerie of escaped animals! A local prankster has stolen a number of animals from the zoo, and has hidden them all around the city centre. He has set a trail of clues for the animals to be found, and the mayor has mobilized several teams to hunt them - and has asked YOU to help out!

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Calgary, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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YYC AIRPORT CAPER

See a whole new side of the Airport on the INDOOR adventure! Some VIP guests are flying tonight, and unfortunately the manifest which lists the names of the passengers has gone missing. The airline needs your help! You have been asked to follow a trail of clues around the airport to find the guests. Are you and your team up to the task?

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Calgary, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Easier
  •     Year Round
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THE 'REEL' COCHRANE

A very different way to explore this fun little town. A renowned movie scout is looking for the names of films hidden around the town centre - can you follow the trail and solve the clues before a rival scout gets them?

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Cochrane, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Challenging
  •     Year Round
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PICTURES OF THE PAST

A historical whodunnit! The year is 1923, and someone has broken into Thomas Gushul's photo studio and stolen four important photographs. To the untrained eye these photos may seem like more of the Gushuls' classic images of everyday life in the Canadian Rockies, but when put together they hold the key to a much greater mystery. Can you help?

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Blairmore, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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DOWNTOWN DETECTIVES

The year is 1899, and the city is in shock as a criminal mastermind has threatened the assassination of a local dignitary. Only you and your friends can solve the clues and stop the crime! Discover icons and secrets as you work together to solve a series of clues & puzzles that arrive to your phone by App, but work fast before it is too late!

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Edmonton, Alberta
  •     2 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Fiendish!
  •     Year Round
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TRAIL OF CHAMPIONS

An INDOOR adventure! The 'City of Champions' is to honour another of its victorious sporting teams, but the beaten finalists from a rival city have stolen the roster names from a local engraver. Can you find them in time for the trophy presentation? You will need to follow a trail of clues around the city's indoor Pedway system to do so...

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Edmonton, Alberta
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

Alarming news - you have learned that there is to be a robbery on the Canadian Pacific Railway later today, and a train carrying local natural resources is to be hijacked! The local police have enlisted YOU to try and follow a trail of clues that will stop it happening. Can you and your team be the heroes that solve the mystery?

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Nelson, BC
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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AGE OF STEAM

Solve the combination to a 100-year old treasure chest. A railway worker aboard the first train to arrive in 1887 left a chest of treasures in the city – with a trapped lock! Follow a trail of clues around his favourite old parts of the city to find series of numbers to solve the combination. But hunt carefully as wrong answers will trigger the trap. This is a tough one!

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Vancouver, BC
  •     2.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Fiendish!
  •     Year Round
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WEST COAST CAPER

World-renowned local band, The Coastal Capers, are off on their next world tour, but a rival band have tried to thwart the tour by hacking the Capers' website and deleting all the dates and locations. Follow a trail of clues around the city to try and find the dates. Can YOU save the day and find the tour itinerary?

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Vancouver, BC
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Friendly Options
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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ISLANDS AND BRIDGES

An awesome new way to discover hidden gems on Granville Island as you solve clues to catch a menagerie of marauding beasts! Unlock the puzzle and save the Island by finding tricky clues all over – and enjoy shops and dining opportunities along the way. But finish quickly to be the first to find all the beasties!

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Vancouver, BC
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Easier
  •     Year Round
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AFTER THE GOLD RUSH

A distant relative came to Victoria in 1858, successfully finding riches in the gold rush. But on returning to the city they were cheated out of their fortune in a rigged game of cards. Follow a trail of clues through the most historic parts of the city to find the book that hides the identity of the alleged cheat, and maybe even the treasure itself!

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Victoria, BC
  •     2 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     Family Option Available
  •     Challenging
  •     Year Round
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CRUISE SHIP CAPER

Explore Vitoria starting right from your ship! This is a wonderful way to arrive into town as you explore iconic sites and hiddden gems on a walk into the city. And along the way help your Captain find the missing piece of equipment required for your ship to leave harbour on time!

 Signature Adventure 

  •     Victoria, BC
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $99.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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TOTEMS AND TULIPS

Discover a whole new side to Victoria’s harbour and iconic buildings as you help a local fisherman find a precious stone for his true love (but can you be quick enough to help him in a race against time?)

 Scavenger Adventure 

  •     Victoria, BC
  •     1.5 hours.
  •     $59.00 + GST (per team)
  •     All Ages
  •     Moderate
  •     Year Round
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Is Mystery Towns a Tour or a Game?

That is up to you – we like to think of it as an Adventure. It includes the fun clue-solving experiences of a scavenger hunt or an escape room, but also the secondary discovery of seeing parts of the town you may never have found. It is as much FUN if you have been in town 20 years or 20 minutes. Whether you choose to race the clock or simply enjoy the experience as you tour the town is entirely up to you!

How many players in a team?

Suggested team size is 2-4 players, though it is up to you. It is most fun when working with other people to find and solve clues – we do not therefore recommend single players. We also suggest a maximum group size of 4 players players to ensure everyone is part of the clue-solving experience. If you have more we suggest you split into smaller groups and compete against each other – there are places along the way to meet and discuss progress (or poke fun at each other!)

How does a Mystery Towns Clue-Solving Adventure work?

You will receive an email on confirmation of your booking. Download the App, go to the Start Location and input the details as instructed. From there you will receive instructions and a backstory, and when ready to go you will receive a series of clues that will lead you through your adventure. Submit your answers and when correct you will receive a new clue – or if wrong you will receive a time penalty. Complete all the clues and solve the final mystery!

When can I start my Adventure?

Mystery Towns adventures are very flexible – we want you to play on a day that works for YOU and fits your own plans and (of course) weather conditions. You can start any time after your booking has been made - you don’t need to tell us when – you simply go to the Start Location within the start time window in your instructions (and the time window is set to ensure that businesses and pathways are open).

Do I need Data or Wifi?

Use of the App requires access to wifi or data ONLY to download the app and when first activating your game. During the game you only need wifi or data if you wish to synchronize additional phones in your group. We recommend downloading the App and activating your game using wifi before you leave your house or hotel, then waiting to reach the start location before entering READY (at which point the clock starts and your game officially begins).

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The Following Prices are provided by the supplier for your reference. In the event of a descrepancy between this list and the prices posted in the live booking portal, the live prices shall be considered correct. If you have any questions about pricing please contact Mystery Towns directly.

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Product Name Retail Price Group Size Approx Duration Walking Distance
Banff: Treasures of Banff $99 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2km
Calgary: Sculpted in Time $99 2-4 players 2.5 hours 4km
Calgary: Riotous Roundup $99 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km
Calgary: YYC Airport Caper $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km
Canmore: Unchained Melody $99 2-4 players 2.5 hours 4km
Canmore: Around the World $99 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2km
Canmore: Smuggler’s Blues $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 3.5km
Cochrane: The ‘Reel’ Cochrane $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2km
Crowsnest Pass: Pictures of the Past $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 4km
Edmonton: Downtown Detectives $99 2-4 players 2 hours 2.5km
Edmonton: Trail of Champions $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km
Nelson: Great Train Robbery $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km
Vancouver: Age of Steam $99 2-4 players 2.5 hours 4km
Vancouver: West Coast Caper $99 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km
Vancouver: Islands and Bridges $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2km
Victoria: After the Gold Rush $99 2-4 players 2 hours 2km
Victoria: Cruise Ship Caper $99 2-4 players 2.5 hours 3.5km
Victoria: Totems and Tulips $59 2-4 players 1.5 hours 2.5km