The hunt for treasure has been on this week, as Canadians have followed maps and solved riddles in an attempts to be the first to discover one of the three treasure chests that were hidden around Canada. Gold Hunt kicked off their national treasure hunt on June 1st, where Canadians had the opportunity to find one of the three treasure chests that contained $100,000 worth of gold and silver. Two of these treasure chests have been discovered by local hunters, but the $100,000 treasure chest in Vancouver still remains unfound.
The Canadian company, Gold Hunt, hid three separate treasure chests across Canada. One was buried in Calgary, another in Edmonton, and the last one was buried in Vancouver.
At 12:01 AM on June 1, treasure maps were sent to those who had signed up for the hunt online, and participants were able to embrace their inner pirate as they attempted to find these chests that would make them $100,000 richer.
In less than 24 hours, an Edmonton family ended up discovering the very first treasure chest. It was found at 8:52 PM on June 2nd by Bryon and Jody Duff and their two teenage children.
On Wednesday morning, Gold Hunt confirmed to CTV that the treasure chest was also found in Calgary, five days after the treasure hunt started.
The Calgary prize was found by Jeff Larue, who actually traveled from Edmonton to participate in the hunt after he discovered his hometown treasure had been found in less than 24 hours. Laure told CTV that he will use the money to pay bills and go on a nice vacation with his girlfriend.
Now that two of the three chests have been found, Vancouver hunters are still working hard to discover the location of their hidden treasure chest.
Maps are still being sold for the Vancouver location for anyone who still wants to participate in the hunt and will continue to be sold until the treasure is found. You can find out more information here.
Gold Hunt states that if this hunt is successful, they want to continue the event all across Canada. They told the Star that the investors behind the project want to give away $1 million over the next three years.
So grab your shovels Vancouver! There's still a chance that you could find that $100,000 treasure chest.