Toronto has it all, from haunted houses to world-class museums, and tons of fun in between. Spice up your next outing with a dash of culture!
Working in small teams, players compete to unravel clues and unlock the answers to tricky questions, all the while exploring a museum or historical neighbourhood.
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The key to success is working together as a team and Urban Capers hunts are designed to let each person’s individual skills shine. For example, one person has great attention to detail, someone else has a good eye for a photo, someone likes to navigate and someone else likes to play with words. With Urban Capers, each of these players gets a chance to prove themselves and help their team emerge victorious! Relaxing, fun, fast-paced, and cooperative, our scavenger hunts get teams working and laughing together, and they’ll be talking about their adventure for a long time to come.
Corporate events or private events are aimed at groups of 20 to 200. You get the hunt, time and date of your choosing (subject to venue opening hours if applicable). Have fewer than 20 players? A private event may not be for you. Check out our public events to choose an upcoming event to attend!
A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you gather clues, you’ll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride, and revenge. Teams of two to six sleuths travel through the museum galleries, hot on the trail of a killer in this whodunnit.
In the Roaring Twenties, a huge shipment of whisky was stolen from the Gooderham & Worts Distillery and disappeared forever. Recent renovations turned up new evidence and with the help of Ernest Hemingway’s diary you may finally be able to solve The Great Whisky Heist Mystery.
From the lights of the Times Square of the Great White North to the majestic columns of busiest station in Canada, Highlights of Toronto invites you to carve your own path through the city in a race against the clock. No two teams will complete this race with the same route – it’s up to each group to find their own way through the busy streets!
Tales of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge abound on this scavenger hunt after dark through Toronto’s most haunted places. Search for gargoyles in the ivy, creepy public art and architecture, while challenging yourself with tricky questions along the way. We encourage groups to start this hunt at dusk for the best experience.
From the Royal Ontario Museum to the gothic, ivy-covered arches of the University of Toronto, this hunt takes you on a journey through fascinating places and little known history. Duelling stonemasons, visionary abolitionists, Irish invaders, and scandalous villains all play a part in this hunt.
Uncover history, folklore, graffiti and street foods of the world in this scavenger hunt through Toronto’s most multicultural corner. Explore early Toronto architecture, haunted locales, teahouses, vintage shops and ethnic markets – all while answering our tricky trivia questions, and trying an assortment of the many goods on offer. The market is your playground.
Explore the roots of Toronto in the St. Lawrence Market and the surrounding neighbourhood. Wander into the building where Toronto’s first mayor held court, find the street corner where electric lights lit up the night for the first time, and stroll through a park dedicated to a notorious spy.
A journey through the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in Toronto and the pieces of living history that the movement has left behind. It explores the history of the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood and those who have made it their home. Interesting architecture plays back drop to the colourful characters that have spun their stories through this neighbourhood.
It was an excellent team-building activity…Kala S., Toronto Western Hospital
“We chose an Urban Capers Murder Mystery scavenger hunt at the Royal Ontario Museum as a team-building exercise for our work group because it looked entertaining, and it appealed to our hyper-competitiveness.
Jodi was incredibly helpful in answering all our questions and setting up our scavenger hunt, as well as creating a Know Your Colleagues quiz for us on short notice. The quiz was an amusing way to learn about each other, and the scavenger hunt was an exciting and educational two hours of searching the museum for answers to cryptic clues.
Of particular note, the Urban Capers team members we met at the museum were so friendly and entertaining – they really made the game special. My colleagues have all mentioned that they had a great time, and we might even have another scavenger hunt with Urban Capers.
I would recommend an Urban Capers scavenger hunt to any group that wants to enhance their teamwork, or that just wants to do an enjoyable activity together.”