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Activities & Attractions January 10, 2018

Halifax’s Top 5 Escape Rooms

This cold winter weather forces us inside, making it increasingly important to find fun and active indoor activities to keep away the seasonal doldrums. Escape rooms are a great way to stay warm, and keep your brain sharp – plus they’re a great team-building activity! 

Come together with your friends, family or co-workers and try out one of Halifax’s Top 5 Escape Rooms today:


1 – Captured Escape Rooms

400-1684 Barrington Street – Downtown Halifax

Captured is Halifax’s largest escape room location, with 7 themed rooms to choose from, including several with a focus on historic Halifax (1943 Halifax, Citadel Hill). All rooms are suitable for ages 13 and up and you can also rent their space for private parties.

Conveniently located in the centre of downtown, it’s easily accessible by multiple bus routes and situated perfectly as a pre-or-post dinner stopover.


2 – Trapped Halifax

1313 Barrington Street – Downtown Halifax

Located just down the street from Captured, Trapped Halifax offers five rooms and has a distinct cinematic focus (for example, the rooms are rated 14A and PG, depending on the ages accepted). The rooms also transport you to exotic locations and scenarios direct from the big screen – the Great Pyramids of Giza, a 14th century prison, and a contaminated remote island hospital.

Memberships are offered – try out level two or three to unlock special themes and events not open to the general public.


3 – The Great Escape

5693 North Street – North End Halifax

Volume 1 of this story found participants trapped in the laboratory of the late Clayton Claymore, an amateur scientist who created the chemical catalyst responsible for the 1917 Halifax Explosion! His grandson, and now owner of the home and lab, was determined to recreate the catalyst. Thankfully, his plan was thwarted, and Volume 1 is complete.

The Great Escape team is currently working on Volume 2, “Titanic Again”, launching in February 2018. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details!


4 – Mind Hack Room Escape

1410 Hammonds Plains Road – Bedford-Sackville District

This location has only been open just over one year, and it is one of the highest rated in Halifax. 

They offer two rooms that allow you to channel Indiana Jones (by becoming a member of a treasure hunting gang) or James Bond (by joining an elite team of secret agents). Their third room, “The Cabin”, is coming soon and they are currently running a Facebook contest to find beta testers – be sure to enter soon!


5 – Escape Artists

475 Sackville Drive – Bedford-Sackville District

Put on your detective badge, and help authorities put away criminals at this escape room location. Work with your team to compile evidence against the murderous owner of Northcutt Family Funeral Home, or the notorious Mancini Crime family.

A lot of effort was put into developing the backstories for these rooms, and with escape rates of 11% and 15% respectively, your team will have to put in a lot of effort to crack the code! But removing dangerous people from our city streets is a worthwhile reward.


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