Ultimate guide to Escape Rooms in Metro Vancouver

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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.

  • Location: 2115 – 4653 Garden City Road, Richmond BC
  • Players: 2 to 6
  • Game Length: 45 minutes per game
  • Rooms: Four rooms: The Lost Ship, Ancient Egypt, Prison Escape and Laboratory Escape
  • Cost Per Person: $24 per game
  • Website: e-exit.ca/richmond-garden-city
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SEE ALSO: Exit Canada provides room escape game experience for Vancouver

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.

  • Location: 9111 Beckwith Road, Richmond BC
  • Players: 2 – 10 (some rooms are 3-10 or 6-10, depending on difficulty)
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Empire of Atlantis, Terracotta Mausoleum, Subway Pursuit, Airplane Hijack, Volcanic Mine, X-17 Space Carrier and Boss Room
  • Cost per person: $29 per game
  • Website: http://e-exit.ca/beckwith/

 

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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.

  • Location: 309 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
  • Players: 2- 6
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Illusions, Transylvania, Circus and Butcher Shop
  • Cost per person: $24 per game
  • Website: http://e-exit.ca/vancouver-west-broadway/

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Myst Escape

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.

  • Location: #140-6851 Elmbridge Way, Richmond
  • Players: 4-12 (depending on room)
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Treasure Hunt, Dream Hacker, Jail Break, Haunted School, Saw, Taichi
  • Cost per person: $25 + tax per game
  • Website: http://mystescape.ca/

 

Locked Canada

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.

  • Location: 1050 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 1N9
  • Players: 2-6, 2-8
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Carnival, The Ruins, The Asylum, Mary, Runaway, Z apocalypse
  • Cost per person: $25 + tax per game
  • Website: http://www.lockedcanada.com/

 

Xcape Vancouver

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.

  • Location: Unit 200, 2nd Floor – 7800 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
  • Players: 4 – 6, 6 – 10
  • Game Length: Ranges from 45 mins to 60 mins, depending on room
  • Rooms: The Kidnap, The Breakout, Sherlock’s Mystery, Dark Treasures and Secret Chambers
  • Cost per person: $22 + tax per game
  • Website: http://www.xcapevancouver.com/

 

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.

  • Location: Unit #173 – 11860 Hammersmith Way, Richmond
  • Players: 2 – 6, 4 – 7, 6 – 10
  • Game Length: Ranges from 45 mins to 60 mins, depending on room
  • Rooms: UnMasked, Black Swan, Spacetime Mission, Secret of the Asylum, War of Tomorrow, and Rainbowworld
  • Cost per person: $22 + tax per game (smaller rooms) OR $25 + tax per game (larger rooms)
  • Website: http://www.freeingcanada.ca/ 

 

Trapped Vancouver

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.

  • Location: 8351 Alexandra Road #160, Richmond
  • Players: 2 – 4, 2 – 6, 4 – 8
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Lost Child, Detective Mission ll, Trapped in Wonderland and Diamond Thief
  • Cost per person: $20 + tax per game
  • Website: http://trappedvancouver.com/

 

Image: Lockdown Escape Vancouver

Image: Lockdown Escape Vancouver

Lockdown Escape

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.

  • Location: 12571 Bridgeport Rd #170, Richmond
  • Players: 4-6, 4 -8, 6-8
  • Game Length: Ranges from 45 mins to 60 mins, depending on the room
  • Rooms: Nuclear Crisis, Deathtrap, Abandoned Dormitory, and Prison Detective
  • Cost per person: $25 + tax per game
  • Website: http://www.lockdownescape.com/

 

Time Escape

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.

  • Location: 3471 No 3 Rd, Richmond
  • Players: 2-5, 2-6, 3-6, 4-8
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: Trapped in Time, Castle Secrets, Lethal Virus, Museum Gallery Heist, Operation Rescue, The Haunted Cabin, Time Warp, Presidential Assassination and Spaceship Mysteries
  • Cost per person: $24 + tax per game
  • Website: http://www.timeescape.ca/
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SEE ALSO: Can you Krakit? Metro Vancouver's newest escape game comes to Burnaby

 

Tixe

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.

  • Location: 8960 River Dr #1, Richmond
  • Game Length: 60 mins
  • Rooms: Exile District, Hyperbolic Chamber, Raven Citadel, and Time Shrine
  • Cost per person: $30 per game
  • Website: http://tixe.ca/

 

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Krakit

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.

  • Location: 4035 North Road, Burnaby
  • Players: 2 – 6
  • Game Length: 45 mins
  • Rooms: The One Night Stand (18+), The Asylum, Zombie Apocalypse, and The Butcher
  • Cost per person: $22 (tax included) per game
  • Website: http://www.krakit.ca/

 

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Smarty Pantz

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.

  • Location: Gastown, 100-289 Abbott St., Vancouver
  • Game Length: 60 mins
  • Rooms: Morning Never Comes, Doomed Submarine, Spies and Lies, Thirst for Murder, and Dream’scape
  • Cost per person: $25 per game
  • Website: http://smartypantz.ca/ 

 

G.U.E.S.S. HQ

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.

  • Location: 150 W. Hastings, Vancouver
  • Players: 2 – 8
  • Game Length: 60 mins
  • Rooms: The Heist and Into the Depths
  • Website: http://www.guesshq.com/

 

Tips:

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.

Happy escaping!

 


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  • Myst Escape

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    _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.

  • Locked Canada

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

  • Xcape Vancouver

    By Vancity Buzz

    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

    By Vancity Buzz

    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

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

  • Lockdown Escape

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

  • Time Escape

    By Vancity Buzz

    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

    By Vancity Buzz

    _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.__

  • Krakit

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

  • Smarty Pantz

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

  • G.U.E.S.S. HQ

    By Vancity Buzz

    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.

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