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Adventure, Outdoors

Dare to Play? The Great Escape Getaway

Authentic Adventure

The Secret Case Files is an innovative and thrilling weekend escape getaway that includes local entertainment, a murder mystery, spy meet ups and a treasure hunt.




Your adventure starts on Friday night with a murder mystery

Saturday you will be solving puzzles and meeting spies

Sunday you will be hot on the trail of finding a treasure


July 7th to 9th – The Wishing Pendant
Spring 2024 – The Missing Coin
Summer 2024 – Ghost Treasure

Are you a fan of murder mysteries? What about spies and treasure hunts? If your answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. The Secret Case Files escape weekend getaway presents The Wishing Pendant July 7th to 9th.

The weekend includes an art auction murder mystery on Friday night and your team will be busy all Saturday with figuring out clues and meeting spies. Hopefully Sunday morning you can head out to find the treasure.

The Secret Case files was a fun and exciting adventure through the Peterborough area. Whether we were searching for hidden clues, deciphering puzzles, or interacting with local businesses, we had an amazing time getting to know Peterborough.

Dylan Reinhart, Boardwalk Lounge
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Woman with dark hair holding index finger over lips indicating "shh"
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black and green biography titled Personalized registry with information describing a person
white paper with red writing "Dare to Play?"

What to expect

What to expect

This escape experience begins Friday night with an art auction.

Before you know it, you are involved in a case. Players begin as a witness, then become the detective, and finally a treasure hunter. It’s a game but everything feels like you are living in a real-life detective story.

In The Secret Case Files, players are immersed in a realistic, unique escape game that takes place over the course of a weekend. Players are quickly drawn into a crime scene, where they must use their detective skills to find the real culprit and clear their own name. This game will have players experience the thrill of the hunt and the rush of finding treasure. They will have the feeling like they’re living in a real-life crime thriller, offering endless excitement and intrigue.

Important Information

Things to Note

You must have a car to participate, you will be travelling to various locations throughout Peterborough City & County.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. Tickets are transferrable.


Dress for the weather, you will be outside for a portion of this event.

What else can I do nearby?

  • Keep playing games, board games at Boardwalk Game Lounge in downtown Peterborough
  • Step out to enjoy some dining and live entertainment (check our events calendar) in downtown Peterborough
  • Sip and savour an authentic taste of place at one of the many locally owned restaurants in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Businesses associated with this Authentic Adventure