Toronto’s hair-raising escape game traps you in a haunted village with cursed streets

Something sinister is coming to town this summer, and it’s not for the faint of heart. The sleepy village of Black Creek has been overtaken by a curse, and it’s up to you and your bravest friends to lift it.

Secret City Adventures comes with its hair-raising escape game Where dark things live back to Black Creek Pioneer Village. The experience opens June 18 and runs through November.

The immersive adventure sees you and your group explore the village at night and see if you have what it takes to dispel the evil that has gripped it. Guided only by a lantern, you must solve puzzles, challenges and more before the last bell tolls.

The entire game lasts 90 minutes, plus a 15 minute intro and outro. The experience is available on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9pm, meaning you can explore the village in the darkness of night.

Tickets are available online and you can reserve a spot for teams of 6 to 10 players.

This isn’t the only immersive escape game taking place in the city this summer. A Alice in Wonderland experience takes place in August, and you will feel like you have fallen down the rabbit hole.

If you’re looking for more hauntings, check out some of these chilling Ontario spots that are said to be haunted. From pubs to lighthouses, you might spot a real ghost as you explore these places.

Where dark things live

Price: $40 per person, $215 for a group of 6

When: June 18 to October 31, 2022

Address: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., North York, ON

Why you must go: See if you can lift the curse before the curse gets to you in this immersive escape game.


Before you set off, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart and most importantly, be respectful on your adventure.

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