Ottawa Downtown: Private Investigator

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Meet the people behind the scenes who have left their mark on the nation's capital. They are architects, artists, everyday people, and leaders, but most importantly, they have made an impact that has forever changed our city. Enjoy Ottawa’s natural, green spaces, as well as the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city.

Play this game using a bike or e-scooter. If you don’t have one, you can rent from Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals at 65 Sparks St.

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  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
  • Some checkpoints may contain temporary construction work

Places you will visit


It will take you

87-117 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Navigate downtown with ease!

  • Find some of Ottawa’s most Instagramable sights!

  • Learn about the early days of Ottawa

  • Enjoy scenic pathways through the heart of the city

  • Explore Ottawa’s past and present


You are a private investigator who has been hired to uncover the truth about a young man’s disappearance. The Cardinal family are well known in Ottawa, and they want this dealt with quickly. James Cardinal’s last known location was pinged by his phone in Ottawa, and nothing has been heard from him since. Travel through the city and uncover the clues to track down James before it’s too late!

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27 Oct 2023
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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.


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