Ottawa Scavenger Hunt

(29 customer reviews)

$45.00

Buy 1 scavenger hunt ($45) for your party of 1 to 6 people.

The Ottawa Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights!
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French
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Description

Things to do in Ottawa, the Ottawa Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights!
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY. Ideal group size is between 2 and 6 – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome.

After purchase, to begin your Ottawa Scavenger Hunt, you will need to head to the Government Conference Center / Canadian Senate, 2 rue Rideau, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8X5, across the street from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.

Attention: many areas of this scavenger hunt are not accessible in winter.

Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete details.

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Additional information

Durée

2 to 3 hours

Requis

Fully Charged Smartphone with data plan (LTE, 4G or 3G – wifi does not suffice)

Distance

3.4 kilometers / 2.1 miles

29 reviews for Ottawa Scavenger Hunt

  1. Véronique Mercier

    *** (3 stars on Groupon)
    Should be noted that this hunt is not totally doable in winter. 2 of the questions were buried under snow, one of which I was not able to uncover. Also, need to be creative on how to get to the next point as some paths are clearly closed in winter. Would also be nice to be informed of the general trajectory and the end point beforehand. That apart, the hunt went fairly well.
    Véronique, 20 March 2019

  2. Andrea Rosenfield

    * (1 star on Groupon)
    Excellent customer support from the provider. Thank you. Too bad this scavenger hunt is so long and poorly designed. Only good for keeping the driver awake on long-distance trips.
    Andrea, 20 March 2019

  3. Phillip Tompkins

    ***** (5 stars through Groupon)
    Ok the English is pretty bad on the site but we had a lot of fun!
    Phillip, 10 April 2019

  4. Christine Darmawan

    ***** (5 stars on Groupon)
    Did it as a family of 4 with kids age 9 and 12. We separated into 2 groups to make it more exciting for the kids, so mom+son vs dad+daughter. (So we bought 2 coupons). The kids really got into it and loved it. We got through it in about 3 hrs on a beautiful spring day. Walked 10km all in all without any kid complaining!! Some of the hints/questions were a bit confusing so we just skipped those. I had some technical difficulty to set it up on the cell phones after the Groupon purchase but I called the scavenger hunt support number and they were very helpful.
    April, Christine, 17 April 2019

  5. Ray Bedard (verified owner)

    **** (4 stars on Google)
    Ray, 23 June 2019

  6. Rose France (verified owner)

    **** (4 stars on Google)
    Ottawa! I hesitated between a 3 * but I give a 4 * because I think it’s a great idea as a treasure hunt when you know the city. If you have to respect a schedule I would tell you to leave rather to find a parking. Parking meters run at 2 o’clock for $ 6 and you must come back to get another coupon to add to the car.
    Difficult to find the starting point. The site only gives an address. In a city that we do not know, it is very difficult to orient ourselves then in one hour, we did that the 1/4 of the hunt. I imagine that would be very interesting in a city we know, to teach children history. must actually have a good battery on his cell phone, water, and snacks. In short, maybe we will do it in Montreal …
    Rose, Aug. 23, 2019

  7. Karen Schmitz

    ***** (5 stars on TripAdvisor)
    My husband and I were in Ottawa for 2 nights and looking for something to do for a day. The scavenger hunt was so much fun and a great way to see the city, learn some history and get out steps in. It was well organized and kept us entertained and thinking. It would be a great activity for a family with children. Would love to try it in another city as well!
    Karen, 10 January 2020

  8. Frenchie Family

    **** (4 stars on Google)
    Ottawa! I hesitated between a 3 * but I give a 4 * because I think it’s a great idea as a treasure hunt when you know the city. If you have to respect a schedule I would tell you to leave rather to find a parking. Parking meters run at 2 o’clock for $ 6 and you must come back to get another coupon to add to the car.
    Difficult to find the starting point. The site only gives an address which is the curtain center (commercial center). In a city that we do not know, it is very difficult to orient ourselves then in one hour, we did that the 1/4 of the hunt. I imagine that would be very interesting in a city we know, to teach children history. must actually have a good battery on his cell phone, water and snacks. In short, maybe we will do it in Montreal …
    Frenchie Family, June, 2020

  9. Maryse Viens

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Group 1 achieved 77% in 3 hours and 13 minutes
    Group 2 achieved 31% in 2 hours and 50 minutes
    Group 3 achieved 77% in 2 hours and 50 minutes
    Group 4 achieved 77% in 2 hours and 50 minutes
    Maryse Viens, 30 July, 2020

  10. Caroline Crepeau (verified owner)

    Belle façon de découvrir la ville et de voir des paysages que nous aurions manqués. 🤩

    Je suggérerais toutefois de joindre une carte aux indications car la gauche et la droite ce n’est pas très précis. Je dirais plutôt: en direction de telle rue.
    Nous avons eu des Problèmes avec deux questions mais le reste était super!!
    (Nous l’avons fait en deux jours)
    Caroline, 7 August 2020

  11. Patrick Jacob

    *** (3 stars given)
    Achieved 84% in 4 hours and 13 minutes
    Patrick Jacob, 12 August, 2020

  12. Christina Hill

    **** (4 stars given)
    Achieved 95% in 2 hours and 59 minutes
    Christina Hill, 12 August, 2020

  13. Yannick Riel

    **** (4 stars given)
    Achieved 84% in 2 hours 41 minutes
    Yannick Riel, 14 August, 2020

  14. Karen Rybka

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 80% in 2 hours and 15 minutes
    Karen Rybka, 18 August 2020

  15. Christine Loubier

    **** (4 stars given)
    Achieved 88% in 2 hours and 54 minutes
    Christine Loubier, 15 August, 2020

  16. Irina Melnicenko

    **** (4 stars given)
    Achieved 84% in 3 hours and 17 minutes
    Irina Melnicenko, 25 August, 2020

  17. Rhonda Reimer

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 95% in 2 hours and 41 minutes
    Rhonda Reimer, 25 August, 2020

  18. Julie Letford

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 67% in 2 hours and 50 minutes
    Julie Letford, 12 September, 2020

  19. Lucie Aubertin

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 91% in 2 hours and 48 minutes
    Lucie Aubertin, 18 September, 2020

  20. Nadia Filion

    **** (4 stars on TripAdvisor)
    It was a fun hunt to do with the kids (13 & 8 yrs old). If you book through Trip Advisor, you’ll get a code. Then you need a create an account on the provider’s website and enter the code. It was a bit long but used the helpline and it got answered right away, so was ok. Once you get to the first designated area, it is pretty easy to follow the next steps. We did it over 2 days and took about 1.5 hours each day (we took our time). I gave 4 stars instead of 5 since I would have appreciated a link with a google map (or equivalent) to walk through the hunt and show us how to get from one place to another (would be a nice addition). 🙂
    Nadia, 22 September 2020

  21. Maria Borisova

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 70% in 3 hours and 5 minutes
    Maria Borisova, 11 October, 2020

  22. Erika Ylönen

    ***** / *** (5 and 3 stars given)
    Group 1 achieved 96.6% in 2 hours and 33 minutes
    Group 2 achieved 89.5% in 2 hours.
    Erika Ylönen, 15 October, 2020

  23. Nicolas Paradis

    **** (4 stars given)
    Achieved a score of 64% in 2 hours and 4 minutes.
    Nicolas Paradis, 18 October, 2020

  24. Susan Perry

    ( stars given)
    Achieved 81% in 5 hours and 11 minutes
    Susan Perry, 12 November, 2020

  25. Monya Ostiguy

    **** (4 stars on TripAdvisor)
    Belle activité à faire à l’extérieur (COVID « proof »). On découvre le centre d’Ottawa et l’histoire du
    Canada. On a passé un bel après-midi!
    Monya, 2 January 2021

  26. Stefan Tschunitz

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 49% in 2 hours and 3 minutes
    Stefan Tschunitz, 3 March, 2021

  27. Amélie Desjardins

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 60% in 3 hours 11 minutes
    Amélie Desjardins, 4 March, 2021

  28. Frérédric Piché

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 57% in 3 hours and 10 minutes
    Frédéric Piché, 6 March, 2021

  29. Heidi-Marie Jones

    Great way to spend the afternoon. Easy to follow but makes you think at some points. Really great!
    Heidi-Marie Jones, 14 March 2021

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