Ottawa Downtown: Private Investigator

4.37 (125 ratings)
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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.


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages

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  • 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!

Experience's route


Places you will visit


It will take you

87-117 mins

You will walk

8140 steps

Total distance

6.2 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
  • Some checkpoints may contain temporary construction work
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Get the Questo app and you’re all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Elizabeth John

08 Jul 2024

Daniela Vega

05 Jul 2024
beautiful scenery!!

hugo melendez

04 Jan 2024


30 Dec 2023

Leo Chiaraluce

28 Dec 2023

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