World’s largest scavenger hunt


World’s largest scavenger hunt

Date(s) - Sunday, September 10
All Day

Ottawa to make history this September 10th, 2017, with an attempt to break the Guinness Record for the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt.

As an initiative for Ignite 150, the creators of Escape Manor have produced a Canadian-themed, epic daytime adventure for the ages.

In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration, thousands of costumed participants will scatter from City Hall scouring the city to solve puzzles, find items, snap photos, attempt augmented reality, answer trivia, post on social media, and have a great time.

Teaming up with Ottawa 2017, Escape Manor has designed an intriguing challenge entrenched in Canadian history and current events. Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa 2017 Executive Director, Guy Laflamme will be on hand to kick off the event open to participants 14 and over.

The hunt will commence at Marion Dewar Plaza at 9 am and culminate with a party style reception and awards ceremony, outside City Hall, that afternoon. Food trucks, a DJ, Beau’s beer, and local dignitaries will be onsite to ensure a stellar celebration closes the day.

Teams of four are encouraged to dress-up in their finest Canadian themed gear (awards for best team and individual costumes) and should wear comfortable footwear, as the hunt will have them scan 7 unique Ottawa neighbourhoods, visit dozens of iconic landmarks and sites, and span up to a 3 km radius from City Hall. Be a part of history in a fun Canadian way, join us for the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt!

Early Bird Tickets will be available at a discounted rate of $100 +tax (per four participants) while supplies last. Visit to get your tickets now.

About Ignite 150

An Ottawa 2017 program, Ignite 150 is a series of epic stunts and happenings that aim to turbo-charge every corner of the capital in 2017. More information:

About Escape Manor

An award winning international escape room company rooted in Ottawa with locations in Ottawa, Cornwall, Carp, Regina, and Brisbane.


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