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What is it?

Escape Rooms are a new type of adventure game that have been gaining in popularity over the past half-decade. Sometimes they are referred to Exit Games or Puzzle Rooms. They are team oriented games designed to challenge and excite players into solving a common problem; usually this means escaping from a locked room in a certain amount of time!

How it works

Typically, an escape room is designed to lock you in a room and give you an allotted amount of time to get out by solving a series of puzzles and unlocking a series of locks. A time limit of 45 to 60 minutes is imposed to beat the room. Teams that succeed in escaping the room before the timed deadline win. Sometimes the objective is to find an object or person rather than escaping.

Fun For All

Generally, escape rooms have a theme and the puzzles and problem solving tend to revolve around the theme of the room. Sometimes the theme is horror based. Don't worry, at Yukon Escape Games we have no desire to scare our customers! Escape Rooms are a one-time experience, so don't tell any of your friends any of the room's secrets!

The Rooms

Crazy Bill's Gold

  • Theme: The Klondike Gold Rush
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Scary Factor: 0/5
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Players: 2 to 5

This is our first room and is the best choice for Escape Room beginners. This room takes place in 1980, Yukon. Your brother has just inherited your grandfather’s old log cabin. No one has been in the cabin since the 60s. It was always rumoured that your grandfather, Crazy Bill, found some gold in Dawson City and kept it to himself and hid it in his cabin. No one has ever seen it. You and your friends decide to travel with your brother as he travels to the Yukon to claim his cabin.

Seeing as you did not inherit anything from your grandfather, you are a bit jealous. In fact, you decide to take the key from your brother while he sleeps and attempt to find the gold on your own before your bother wakes up. You have 60 minutes to find the gold. Are you smart enough? Are you fast enough to find the hidden gold before you get caught? Come find out. We dare you.

This room is intended to be played by adults. There is no content in the room that is unsuitable for children but the puzzles are meant to be played by adults. Children may play this room but they must be accompanied by an adult who is actively participating.


  • Theme: Science Experiment and Kidnapping
  • Difficulty: 5/5
  • Scary Factor: 2/5
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Players: 3 to 7

This is our second room. This room is harder than our Klondike Gold Rush room. We recommend trying the Klondike room before you attempt this one. This room is horror themed; there is nothing in the room that will pop out and scare you. The room is only grim in decoration/content/atmosphere.

This room takes place in the early 1990s. You have been kidnapped with others and are being held, handcuffed, in a large van. Your only means of escape is in a large metal storage container. Why have you been kidnapped? What will happen to you if you don’t escape? How will you get out? Find out in our new room: KIDNAPPED.

This room is not for children. People must be aged 16 years or older to play. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Discounts: Customers of the campground and hostel will receive a 5$ discount.
  • Players: 2 to 7 people
  • Team: Pick a Team Name
  • Hours of Operation: Daily from 12pm to 10pm, from start of May until end of September.

Games can only be booked by appointment.

No cameras, phones, or any type of recording device is allowed in the escape room. All games are under video surveillance.

Yukon Escape Games is owned and operated by Andrew Umbrich and Lauren O'Coffey. Together they own and operate Takhini Hot Pools and Hot Springs Campground and Hostel. Andrew is a born and raised Yukoner from Whitehorse and Lauren is from Edson, Alberta.
Together they have created the only escape room north of Prince George, in North America. They are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience in a brand new type of business for the North. All puzzles and challenges were created uniquely by the pair and they hope you have a great time playing the game!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will we be locked in the room?
A: Yes. Once you are placed in the room, you will lock yourself in (you can easily leave if needed). You will be watched from wireless cameras at all times to prevent any emergencies from happening. Furthermore, one member of your team will be equipped with a walkie-talkie so that you may communicate with us at any time. You are permitted to leave the room at any time, but doing so will remove you from the game.

Q: Will the room be scary or in any way frightening?
Yes and no. We have two rooms; Crazy Bill’s Gold and KIDNAPPED!. Crazy Bill’s Gold is not scary at all, there are no horror elements present in the room. However, the game is played entirely in the dark; but we provide you with flashlights so you can see! KIDNAPPED! Is a horror themed room and does feature some horror elements. That being said, there is nothing in the room that will pop out at you and nothing is meant to scare you. The theme/atmosphere/content is the only scary part.

Q: Am I allowed to tell people about the room's contents?
No. It is not permitted to discuss the room's contents, puzzles, or challenges. Escape Rooms are like movies, if you spoil it then it's ruined. If you would like your friends to try the game and have fun, then do not spoil their experience by giving away secrets and hints! Should the secrets be revealed, our business would not last very long. Please be considerate.

Q: Is the escape room kid friendly?
Yes and no. Crazy Bill’s Gold is child friendly, KIDNAPPED! Is not. Anyone 13 years or older may play Crazy Bill’s Gold but they must be accompanied by a guardian or parent if they are 16 years old or younger. No one under 16 years of age may play KIDNAPPED!.

Q: Can I play alone?
A: No. Between both games, they are made to be played with 2 to 7 people. Escape rooms are team games and require at least 2 people for many puzzles.

Q: Is it better to play in larger teams?
A: Not necessarily. If you want a challenge, then play as a 2 person team. If you want a normal difficulty, then play between 3 and 4 people. Teams of 5 will have an easier time beating the game.

Q: Will a team of 5 or more be too easy?
A: Some teams will beat the game quicker with a team of 5 or more and many teams will not beat it, even with 5 players or more. Sometimes it can be harder to play in larger teams, especially if people are talking over each other or do not work well as a team.

Q: Is the escape room open in winter?
A: No. Our escape room only operates from May until end of September. We do not have enough locals or tourists in the winter to merit a winter operation.


Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada