World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt to Take Place in Ottawa


I am happy to share a unique record-breaking event coming soon to Ottawa. Under a joint partnership with Ignite 150, on September 10th, Escape Manor will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt.


In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, the event will include a Canadian theme with thousands of costumed participants scattered across the City of Ottawa, solving puzzles, finding items, snapping photos, attempting augmented reality, answering trivia, posting on social media and having a great time.


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.


I highly encourage all residents to consider being a part of this record-breaking and highly memorable experience.


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