10am – 5pm
Departure Time
2 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity
Year Round
Season

This exciting adventure around Banff’s downtown is perfect for racing your friends and trying to beat the leaderboard, or to simply enjoy shops, pubs and eateries along the way. Or both!

Get the App. Solve the clues. Unlock the adventure! Whether you’ve been in Banff for 20 years or 20 minutes, your experience will be a fun, clue-solving adventure where your phone is your guide.

Combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the clue-solving challenge of an escape room and the added excitement of a race against the clock, it’s more than just a tour. It’s a brain-teasing voyage of discovery – and it’s your golden ticket to finding secrets even the locals don’t know. All you need is a charged smartphone and a fun-loving group of friends or family, and you’re set.

A local teacher needs your help in a race against time. Can you find the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?

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Included
  • Access to a self-guided adventure game
Walking Distance
  • 2.5km (1.5 miles)
Transport Options
  • Meet in downtown Banff

The best parts for most people include the following:

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Fun way to explore Banff

Explore downtown as you race against time to follow a series of puzzling clues to find a hidden treasure. Perfect for couples, families, wedding and birthday parties, staff parties, team building or just fun with a group of friends.
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Self-guided adventure

Combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the clue-solving challenge of an escape room and the added excitement of a race against the clock, it’s more than just a tour.
Included
  • Access to a self-guided adventure game
Walking Distance
  • 2.5km (1.5 miles)
Transport Options
  • Meet in downtown Banff
You can travel at your own pace, and therefore the time may vary. On average, the self-guided experience takes about 1.5 to 2 hours plus optional breaks.
The time of day is flexible, you just need to start between 10am and 5pm any day and finish by 7pm. These hours are set because you will interact with several businesses and the start window is set to align with their opening hours.
This self-guided experience is for a team of two to four players, and includes the experience start information and free App access by email. You’ll be sent a series of approximately 20 clues through the App and each clue will lead you on an easy walk to a different location where you will have to find a hidden word or solve a puzzle. The clues will lead you to local icons, fascinating businesses, and to secret places even the locals don’t know about.
The tour is based in downtown Banff, and you will be sent an email detailing your start location, with directions and parking, and confirming your start time window and instructions.
The suggested team size is 2-4 players. It is most fun when working with other people to find and solve clues – so single players aren’t recommended. A maximum group size of 4 players is recommended to ensure everyone is part of the clue-solving experience. For larger groups it’s suggested to split into smaller groups and compete against each other – there are places along the way to meet and discuss your progress (or poke fun at each other!).
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. All answers are only one word or number with no punctuation – please ensure you check spelling carefully as many players have received time penalties due to auto-correct. Complete all the clues and solve the final mystery! Along the way there are optional breaks so you can get refreshments.
If you’re stuck on a clue, you can use the hint buttons within the App – though time penalties will be added to your final score! Along the way you may ask for directions or help on how to solve the puzzle (although each incurs a 10-minute time penalty). You may also ‘pass’ to skip a clue, incurring a 30-minute penalty. If you are racing the clock to try and make the leaderboard, time penalties matter. If you are simply enjoying the experience you may use the clues at will! All time penalties are added to your final score – you will not be made to wait during the game.

Please ensure that your cellphone is charged before you start, and please add other phones if you are concerned that your phone battery may die. You are only required to use the phone for text – no photos or internet browsing is required. Bringing a phone charger is a good idea if your battery is weak – you may charge your phone by speaking to the businesses.

The walking distance is around 2.5 kilometres in length, on flat trails and through town. You are not required to do anything more dangerous than crossing roads unless specifically advised.
You will need at least one fully charged cellphone per team (two or more fully charged cellphones are recommended per team) and suitable footwear for walking in and around town. Please dress according to the weather as you will be mainly outside and consider bringing water to drink. There are places along the route to purchase refreshments, but there may be sections where there are several clues between shops.
Please note that this experience is non refundable once booked. Bookings will not be refunded in the event of inclement weather, but can be deferred to other dates or locations (at equivalent price).
Included
  • Access to a self-guided adventure game
Walking Distance
  • 2.5km (1.5 miles)
Transport Options
  • Meet in downtown Banff

Please note that you need to start between 10am and 5pm and finish by 7pm.

Included
  • Access to a self-guided adventure game
Walking Distance
  • 2.5km (1.5 miles)
Transport Options
  • Meet in downtown Banff
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