Experience a real-life adventure that fires up the imagination and has you discovering the most interesting parts of Victoria. Solving clues as you go, Victoria transforms into a real-life puzzle board, with you and your friends as the game pieces.
Embark on a scavenger hunt style adventure through Victoria.
It’s your chance to explore, discover and have fun in Victoria during a unique and interactive game. Using a smartphone or tablet as your “tour guide”, family and friends can join you in testing your knowledge, uncover city hotspots, and have lots of fun!
You’ll receive a series of clues on the free APP. Each clue will lead you on an easy walk to a spot where you'll find a hidden word or solve a puzzle. Along the journey, you'll visit uncover fascinating businesses, local icons, and secret places that even the locals don’t know about.
These adventures are great experiences for families, friends, and groups. Race against the clock or simply meander along as you enjoy the experience. How you explore Victoria is entirely up to you!
How it works:
- Once you’ve registered your clue solving adventure and selected your start date with the tour provider, you’ll receive an email with the access code and instructions. This is done after you’ve activated your experience on Breakaway Experiences’ website.
- Download the free APP and activate your adventure using the access code.
- You receive a series of clues through the tour App. Each clue will lead you to a new location where you’ll have to solve a puzzle or find a hidden word.
- Suggested team size is 2-4 players. It is most fun when working with other people to find and solve clues.
- Clues are written assuming you have no knowledge of the town and are sequential. Each clue includes 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!
Choose from 2 exciting Victoria Adventures:
1. After the Gold Rush
Solve the mystery of who stole your family’s Gold Rush fortune (without getting lost in fabulous old streets, shops and alleys along the way). Follow a trail of clues through the most historic parts of Victoria to find the book that reveals the identity of the alleged thief, and maybe even the treasure itself!
- Start location: Downtown Victoria
- Start time: Any day of the week between 10:00am and 3:00pm
- Walking distance: approximately 3 km on mostly flat roads.
- Average time to complete: 2 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.
- There are two options for this adventure. One for adults and another that is family friendly. You will be able to choose the tour that suits your group.
2. Totems and Tulips
Discover a whole new side to Victoria’s harbour and iconic buildings as you help forgetful fisherman Max Hook find a precious stone for his true love. Max has left a trail of reminders around town, and now he needs your help to solve his clues.
- Start location: Downtown Victoria
- Start time: any day of the week between 9:00am and 6:00pm
- Walking distance: approximately 2.5 km of flat walking.
- Average time to complete: 1.5 - 2 hours plus optional breaks
- What you need: At least one fully charged cellphone per team (we advise 2+) and footwear for flat walking around the terminal. You are not required to go outside.
- Perfect for families
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.
- 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 Victoria, BC and you think you have what it takes to solve the mystery, or you're looking for a unique experience gift for someone who likes a little bit of adventure in their life then the Victoria Clue Solving Adventures is the way to go!
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