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Banff Clue Solving Adventure

Race around Banff on an adventure that transforms this scenic town into a real-life puzzle board, where you and your friends are the game pieces! This interactive Banff Clue Solving Adventure gives you the chance to do some sightseeing with a competitive interactive twist where you have to solve clues, discover local landmarks and have lots of fun!
Where: Banff, Alberta
Price for: Up To 4 Participants
Picture of Banff Discovery Adventure - Treasures of Banff
Banff Discovery Adventure - Treasures of Banff
Price shown is per adventure with up to 4 players per team.

It’s your adventure, your way!

Turn Banff into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! Banff’s streets become your playground for this team treasure hunt activity. Guided by your smart phone or tablet, this is an opportunity to join family and friends in uncovering city hot spots, test your knowledge, and have lots of fun!

A game? A tour? YOU decide! Your Banff Clue Solving Adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt with the clue-solving challenge of an escape room plus the added excitement of a race against the clock. This adventure game is a brain-teasing voyage of discovery where you can find secrets that even the locals don’t know.

You’ll receive a series of clues on the free APP. Each clue will lead you on an easy walk to a new location where you'll find a hidden work or solve a puzzle. Along the way you'll visit local icons, uncover hidden places, discover great shopping and dining, and experience stunning scenery.

This adventure is a great experience for families, friends, and groups. Whether you choose to race the clock or simply enjoy the experience as you tour Banff is entirely up to you!

How it works:

  • Once you’ve registered your adventure and selected your start date with the tour provider you’ll receive an email with instructions and access code. This is done after you’ve activated your experience on Breakaway Experiences’ website.
  • Download the free APP and use the access code to activate your adventure.
  • You’ll then receive a series of clues through the tour App. Each clue will lead you on an easy walk to a different location where you will have to solve a puzzle or find a hidden word.
  • Clues are written assuming you have no knowledge of the town and are sequential. Each clue has several components to look for to guide you towards that clue’s destination.
  • Submit the correct answer and you will immediately get the next clue. Don’t worry, hints and directions are available but do cost you a time penalty!
  • Complete all the clues and solve the final mystery!

Your exciting Banff Clue Solving Adventure:  Treasures of Banff

A local teacher needs your help in a race against time. Can you find the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands? Unlock the adventure by finding clues in Banff’s downtown core and surrounding pathways. Be sure to enjoy history, shops and dining opportunities along the way.  Finish by 7pm to make sure you complete the mystery!

- Start location: Downtown Banff

- Start time: Any day of the week between 10am and 5pm

- Walking distance: approximately 2.5 km on mostly flat roads.

- Average time to complete: 1.5 hours plus optional breaks

- What you need: At least one fully charged cellphone per team (we advise 2+) and footwear for flat walking around town. Dress for the weather.

Need to know:

  • You are not required to purchase anything along the route, however there are multiple opportunities for shopping and dining if you wish.
  • Please ensure that your cellphone is charged before you start. Additional phones can be added at no extra cost. You are only required to use the phone for the APP - no internet browsing or photos. Bringing a phone charger is a good idea if your battery is weak. You may charge your phone by speaking to the businesses at your scheduled breaks. Data plans are only used to activate the adventure and are not used during play.
  • Suggested team size is 2-4 players. It is most fun when working with other people to find and solve clues.
  • You can start any day, but must start within a daily time window. Along the way you will interact with several businesses and the start window is set to align with their opening hours.

If you're looking for fun things to do in Banff, and you think you have what it takes to solve the clues, or you're looking for an awesome experience gift for someone who deserves a little bit of adventure in their lives, try this fantastic Banff Clue Solving Adventure!


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