Rush Hour Escapes launches new outdoor adventure games

July 12, 2018

I must save the world. The fate of the people rests in my hands. Goblins have taken over, intent on destroying all human beings. They’ve open a magic portal. If it stays open long enough, the world as we know it will come to an end. It must be closed to ensure everyone’s safety. I must become the hero everybody needs me to be.

I’ve been given a quest – one that will define the world’s future. It won’t be easy, but I’m confident I can do it. I’ll have to find clues, solve puzzles, and find the crystals I need to close this dreadful portal. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. I need your help.

I’m ready to begin this crucial quest. Are you?


Finally! Our outdoor adventures are ready to play!

Just in time for summer, Rush Hour Escapes has a new game for you to try, OUTSIDE! The hottest new attraction in the escape room world. This two hour adventure is offered to groups of 4-8 adults, for a group rate of $125 plus tax! Operation Mindfall is a virtual outdoor adventure game loaded with riddles, games, and more! Available for booking today! Visit us

Posted by Rush Hour Escapes Cornwall on Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rush Hour Escapes has quickly established itself as a favourite attraction in the Cornwall area with its challenging real-life escape room games.

Now, the Downtown Cornwall business is taking its winning formula outdoors with a pair of new outdoor adventure games – Magic Portal and Operation Mindfall.

These innovative new team games combine elements of GPS and geocaching, live escape games and augmented reality technology to produce a whole new group experience. It’s like being in a video game, with Cornwall serving as the backdrop for the adventure. It’s like a classic treasure hunt mixed in with virtual characters appearing in real places. It’s trying to find places and solve tricky riddles in a race against time. It’s all of the above – and it’s extremely fun.

“It’s a truly unique experience for residents and visitors looking for a memorable adventure,” said Rush Hour Escapes owner Colleen Campbell. “It’s an out-of-this-world experience in a real-world environment. These outdoor adventure games are growing in popularity around the world and we are excited to bring them here to Cornwall.”

As with escape rooms, the games are played in groups, and teamwork is key to ensuring a successful mission.

Magic Portal
Magic Portal is a family-oriented game intended for children 8 and older (one player must be 18+). In this game, the group of young heroes must help save the world from what has been unleashed out of the magic portals, solving clues and riddles along the way. The game incorporates parts of Lamoureux Park and teams can embark on the mission from either the Cornwall Community Museum during the morning or early afternoon or Rush Hour Escapes (52 Pitt Street, above Echo Trends) during the afternoon and evening. The game lasts two hours or less.

“This is a great group event for children’s birthday parties or school groups,” said Mrs. Campbell. “It’s a fun and challenging event that is sure to engage and excite children.”

Magic Portal is available for a group rate of $95 plus tax (2-8 players)

Click here to view the trailer for Magic Portal 

Click here to book your Magic Portal experience

Operation Mindfall
This adult-oriented game sees a group of secret agents working against the clock to solve clues and riddles and stop an evil agency from world domination. The game plays out right in Downtown Cornwall. The game lasts two hours or less.

Operation Mindfall is available for a group rate of $125 plus tax (2-8 players)

Click here to view the trailer for Operation Mindfall

Click here to book your Operation Mindfall experience

Rush Hour Escapes

Escape Rooms
In addition to the outdoor games, Rush Hour Escapes offers two thrilling escape room experiences in its space at 52 Pitt Street (above Echo Trends) – Gallery Heist and CSI: Cornwall Murder. In those games, groups of 2-8 must work together to find clues and crack the codes to escape in time.

Find Out More
Rush Hour Escapes website
Rush Hour Escapes Facebook page

Additional Events
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie