On June 1, 2019, three chests filled with treasure were dumped in three different Canadian cities. After a long search, someone in BC finally found what everyone has been looking for. A Vancouver limo driver found $100,000 buried treasure!
At the beginning of June, Gold Hunt released three chests filled with $100,000 worth of silver and gold around Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. In order to find the gold, people could purchase a map for $35 or $55 for a map and a series of riddles and clues to aid in your search.
Last week, an Edmonton family of four turned their pastime of puzzle solving into a lucrative opportunity after they found one of the treasure chests. Now, someone has actually found the last buried treasure in Vancouver!
According to Gold Hunt, the proud winner of $100,000 is Burnaby resident and limo driver Marko Cerda! Cerda found the treasure on Friday, June 7, 2019, just 18 hours after purchasing his map and clues.
This is insane considering that the Edmonton family took 20 hours with a team of four people to find the treasure!
Cerda spoke with CTV about his win, stating that his job could have given him an edge because he knows the city so well and recognizes many landmarks and places of interest.
Oddly enough, Cerda had no idea the treasure hunt was going on until one of his passengers from the Prairies told him. After that, he was on board!
While the money is no doubt exciting, Cerda told media that the best part was solving the clues. Chris Cromwell, spokesperson for Gold Hunt, told CTV that the riddles for Vancouver were the same level of difficulty as everywhere else. The only difference is that Vancouver has a slightly different landscape, but because of this, Cerda was in his element!
In a Facebook post by Gold Hunt, Cerda is seen staring with his pile of treasure. “I am ecstatic, so excited,” said Cerda.
Now that the treasure hunt is over, Gold Hunt has released their clues, landmarks, and maps on their website. They hope that people will view these maps and maybe get a clue about how they make them so that next time, it’s a bit easier.
While it may be over for this year, it is not over entirely. According to their website, the organizers are already planning Gold Hunt 2. The company told the Calgary Star that if successful, they want to continue this event all across Canada.
Currently, the treasure hunt is limited to BC and Alberta, but that could change. They also said that with investors behind the game, $1 million could be given away over the next three years!