Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts offer up history and culture, colourful characters and local folklore while teams compete to find answers to tricky and humourous questions.
How does it work?
Working in teams of two to six people, you’ll get a clue sheet that takes you to fascinating locations and contains tricky questions to answer and riddles to solve. On your way, you’ll enjoy a journey of discovery around a particular neighbourhood. The team with the most correct answers at the end of two hours wins. The prize? You’ll find out at the end of the game.
Start thinking: Bonus points are awarded for best team name!
Historical, Cultural and Culinary Scavenger Hunts
You are not collecting items, but rather answers to tricky and humorous trivia questions, all while exploring some of the city’s fascinating corners.
Hogtown has it all, from haunted houses to world-class museums, and tons of fun in between. Eat your way around the world, solve a 1920s whisky heist in the historic Distillery District, or become a detective for a day at the Royal Ontario Museum. Truly an Urban Caper!
Urban Capers: Murder at the ROM
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.
Urban Capers: The Mummy’s Curse
The ancient mummy of an Incan priestess has arrived in Toronto, recently awakened from her five thousand year slumber in the desert. Rumour has it, the artifact brings with it a terrible curse… For fans of Murder at the ROM comes this brand new murder mystery at the museum.
Urban Capers: Kensington and Chinatown Caper
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.
Urban Capers: Church Street Caper
Walk in the footsteps of scandalous public officials, pioneers of the 1790s and the 1970s, artists, dancers, gambling kingpins, hockey legends, and of course queens, fairies and riot grrls. Find hidden places, secret stories, and maybe even a ghost or two on this romp through old Molly Wood’s Bush.
Urban Capers: Discover Hidden Toronto
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.
Urban Capers: Haunted Toronto
Tales of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge abound on this evening scavenger hunt after dark through Toronto’s most haunted places… Search for gargoyles in the ivy, creepy public art and architecture, all while challenging yourself with Urban Capers’ tricky questions along the way.
Urban Capers: The Great Whisky Heist Mystery
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.
Urban Capers: Secrets of St. Lawrence
Explore the roots of Toronto in and around the St. Lawrence Market, with stops at a hanging square, Toronto’s first post office and a grand vaudeville theatre. Wander into the building where Toronto’s first mayor held court, find street corner where electric lights lit up the night for the first time, and stroll through park dedicated to a notorious spy.