Gastown Vancouver: The Treasure Hunter
4.15 (33 ratings)
(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?
- 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
You will walk
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!
Starting point Marine Building1530-355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8, Canada
Finish point Back to the Saloon1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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