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8 Escape rooms in Ottawa that are perfect for family fun

For quality family time, there’s nothing quite like getting locked up together. Ottawa’s escape rooms are perfect for families to bond, laugh and work as a team to solve the puzzle before the timer runs out. With options for all ages and skill levels, these escape rooms in Ottawa have you covered for family fun.

Escape Manor

More than just an escape room, Escape Manor features a wide range of fun experiences, from traditional and online room escapes to darts and board games. Escape Manor’s Hintonburg and Elgin Street locations each offer uniquely themed rooms to test your wits and challenge your problem-solving skills.

At the Elgin Street location, you can enjoy darts, bocce ball and the Manor Lounge, where you’ll find upscale casual fare, scratch cocktails, craft beer, wine, puzzles, games and fun.

Escape Manor Junior

For the younger kiddos, there’s Escape Manor Junior in Barrhaven, with fun and immersive escape games geared toward a younger audience. Here, the rooms are designed for kids aged 6-12, with several levels of difficulty so you can customize your experience to the group’s age and skill level.

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Go 75 feet underground to the world’s largest escape room, housed in the historic Cold War-era Diefenbunker in Carp. Commissioned by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in 1959, the purpose of the bunker was to house key members of the government and military in case of a nuclear attack on Canada. The site was in operation from 1961 to 1994 and became a museum in 1997.

Presented in partnership with Escape Manor, the multi-award winning Diefenbunker escape room experience runs Thursday through Sunday evenings and takes place over 25,000 square feet (about four times the area of a basketball court) of this massive bunker. Choose from two different scenarios, use logic and teamwork to find clues, solve puzzles and make it out before the clock counts down.

Jigsaw Escape Rooms

Featuring seven fun experiences including The Castle, The Cabin in the Woods and The Byward Market Butcher, Jigsaw Escape Rooms is conveniently located in the heart of the ByWard Market making it the perfect addition to any family outing. Choose your scenario, solve the challenges and complete your goals before time runs out. Does your family have what it takes to escape?

Funhaven Escapes

Escape into a world of adventure with Funhaven’s exciting escape rooms! Funhaven Escapes features four fully immersive and highly detailed escape rooms to challenge your family’s skills. Once you’ve escaped, you can also enjoy Funhaven’s fully licensed restaurant and various activities and attractions to keep the family fun going.

Room Escape Ottawa

At Room Escape Ottawa, you have just one hour to save the world from a fearsome villain, discover ancient magic with a master wizard or survive the night in an evil killer's remote cabin. With Room Escape’s Beginner Escapes (ideal for first time players, younger players or anyone that's concerned about their chosen room's difficulty) you’ll get extra hints when needed as well as a secret document that helps with some of the puzzles.

Lockdown Ottawa Escape Room

Head to Lockdown Ottawa Escape Room in Gloucester for a fun family bonding experience. Each Escape Room offers an immersive environment for you to explore, mind-bending puzzles for you to solve, and an exciting story for you to unravel. Choose from six scenarios including a hockey-themed room that’s perfect for the sports fans in your family.

Lockdown Ottawa Escape Room has also partnered with Beyond The Pale Brewing Company to bring you a unique, family-friendly escape room experience at Beyond The Pale’s City Centre location.

Unlocked Ottawa

At Unlocked Ottawa in Kanata, all rooms are created with families in mind. The themes are non-threatening, there are no jump scares and no rooms are too dark. The difficulty of each room is customizable from Kids Mode to Expert Mode, and players aged 7 and under are free!

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