Location: We tried out the Casa Loma Escape Series. Escape games have become a big trend and there are many locations popping up across the country. This one is unique because it’s set inside historic Casa Loma.
What they have to offer: Casa Loma currently has two escape games and two more are in the works.
They are interactive puzzles where the participants have to work together to solve a series of clues in order to “escape” the room.
Age ranges: The games are recommended only for those over 13 years of age. Everyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
How the Canada AM team enjoyed it: The game we played was called ‘Escape from The Tower’ and took place over four levels connected by spiral staircases.
Some of the puzzles were tricky, but they were all achievable. There were actors to guide us through the game, and they would also offer hints when necessary. It’s a great teambuilding activity because you really do have to work together.
Location: Canada AM staff visited Archers Arena in Toronto. There are various other archery tag facilities in many cities across Canada.
What they have to offer: If you’re a fan of “The Hunger Games” and have been dying to try out some moves like Katniss Everdeen, this might be the place for you. They have a shooting range where you can learn how to use a bow and arrow, before you move on to some combat archery.
In combat archery, dodgeball rules apply, but instead of a ball, you had a bow and arrow. Don’t worry, the arrows have foam tips.
Age ranges: Archers Arena accepts children as young as 10 for private games.
How the Canada AM team enjoyed it: Everyone on the AM team enjoyed target practice and learning how to properly use a bow and arrow. Combat archery was an interesting experience, as most of us had never tried it before. There were some talented archers amongst our staff, as well as a few who felt very intimidated!