Gastown Vancouver: The Treasure Hunter

4.15 (33 ratings)
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(Edits account for removal of Gassy Jack statue and temporary construction around Sun Tower)Follow clues and go beyond cleaned-up myths to discover amazing places and local stories in Gastown, the community from which all of Vancouver grew. Learn about its present iconic landmarks, as well as parts lost to time. You will see the Marine Building, the Sun Tower, the tiny Sam Kee building, and many hidden places. Are you up for an adventure in Vancouver?
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  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Route may be affected by temporary ongoing construction work

Places you will visit


It will take you

61-91 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


    See ornate turn-of the century architecture.Learn about landmarks from the old days of Vancouver that are still standing… and even some that are no longer.Discover Vancouver’s colourful urban roots.


You call yourself a treasure hunter, though the less “sophisticated” call you a thief. A letter covered in antique stamps directs you to Vancouver to find the “Oppenheimer Stash,” a stockpile of Gold Rush spoils.
Something more than a run-of-the-mill treasure hunt is clearly afoot once you discover a strange picture frame that allows you to see into the past, and even reach in and snatch things from it! Using it could have grave consequences…but you can deal with that once you get rich!

Game route

Finish point Back to the Saloon
1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
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Elizabeth Deyett


Cole Northey

13 Nov 2022

Liza H

12 Nov 2022


10 Sep 2022


27 Aug 2022
very fun, we learned a lot. we did this in August 2022 and the Gassy Jack statue was not here becIse it was removed a few months ago though.

Questo Team

Questo team
09 Sep 2022
It's really rewarding to see you and your group have enjoyed the game! Thank you for exploring with us and taking the time to leave this review. We're happy to see the stories we gathered intrigued you :)

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


Will Riley
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Cole Northey
4127 XP
Liza H
4112 XP