One of the hottest trends in the last few years, there are a number of Escape Rooms to be found in BC. If you've tried one, you already know: the rush; the thrill; the adrenaline; and the frustration. All of that tied together with an endless amount of laughs makes for a pretty amazing outing. 

If you haven't been to an Escape Room (or know what it is), let's break down the appeal. You bring yourself and your best friends, you get to flex your brain muscles to solve some amazing puzzles and if you fail - you just laugh, because in the end it's all jokes. 

To encourage your next group outing and keep your options open, we've done the work for you. We've found the best Escape Rooms in BC as well as a any groupons or discounts we can find! You can thank us later. 

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1. SmartyPantz Adventure // 289 Abbott St. 

SmartyPantz is located in the heart of Gastown making it not only easy to access, but surrounds you with a variety of great food options as well. 

Groupon: Available

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2. Find and Seek // #2075-88 W Pender St.

One of Vancouver's top-ranked Escape Rooms, their claim to fame is their highly popular magic-themed adventure. 

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3. i-Exit Vancouver // 1129 Granville St

Location is once again a huge factor as this room is located in Granville's entertainment district, perfectly tying it in as an afternoon or evening outing. 

Groupon: Available

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4. Lockdown Escape // 12571 Bridgeport Rd. 

Lockdown Escape is one of Canada's first, large-scale mechanical escape games, providing you with the most realistic experience. 

Groupon: Available

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5. Locked Canada // 1050 Kingsway

With a wide selection of themes, Locked Canada will keep you coming back again and again. 

Groupon: Available

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6. E-Exit Vancouver // 309 W Broadway 

Another escape game located to a number of fantastic food options and entertainment, Exit Vancouver will not disappoint. 

Groupon: Available 

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7. Escape! Whistler // #122-4293 Mountain Sq. 

As if there wasn't enough to do in Whistler already, this escape room now provides some much needed activity for the rainy afternoons. 

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8. Breakout Nanaimo  // #101-321 Wallace St.

Breakout Nanaimo boasts three creative adventures that immerse you with a winding plot - including a BC-themed room! 

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9. E-Exit Kelowna // 2453 Highway 97 N

The perfect addition to a weekend getaway, Exit Kelowna is an excellent alternative if you're vacationing and need a break from the heat. 

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10.  Krakit Escape Game // 4035 North Rd.

Krakit gets absolutely crazy with some bone-chilling themes like: the Saw room; the Asylum; and Zombie Apocalypse. 

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11. Escape Key // 5951 Minoru Blvd.  

Escape Key is another one of the many rooms in Richmond, and a good alternative should the main options be booked out. 

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12. Time Escape // #140-3471 No. 3 Rd. 

One of Richmond's best escape rooms, Time Escape is also conveniently close to Aberdeen as well as transit friendly. 

Groupon: Available

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13. Pandora's Locks Mystery Room // 405 Columbia St. 

Located in downtown New Westminister, Pandora's Locks offers three different adventures to try with your team.

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14. Trapped Coquitlam // 1300 Woolridge St.

One of their coolest themes, to hail to all anime and cartoon fans, is their Death Note challenge - your team acting as an FBI squad against a serial killer. 

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