$11 for a City Scavenger-Hunt Adventure from Urban Quest ($22.59 Value)

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A city, like a zoo, can lose some excitement after you have lived there a few years and lost one too many teacups to neighbouring rhinoceroses' bad etiquette. Rediscover your environs with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a city scavenger hunt from Urban Quest (a $22.59 value, including HST).

Urban Quest showcases some of Canada's largest cities in an unconventional, informative light, crafting memorable adventures that culminate with a delicious meal. Metropolitan buccaneers sign up for an Urban Quest account and then decide which inner-city adventure they wish to undertake, be it the pursuit of city history, natural wonders, or a mermaid with doubloons for scales. A clue packet accompanies each quest—ranked easy, medium, or hard—and directs curious citizens to scour the city for leads, which eventually guide them to a mystery restaurant or coffee shop. This voyage gives participants a new understanding of the city they live in and stuffs their noggins with facts and information about key buildings and landmarks. At the same time, Urban Quest offers ramblers a fresh dining experience, frustrating supercomputers whose circuit boards only allow for the taste of oatmeal. Participants can also opt out of the restaurant visit and simply race the clock, as restaurant tabs are not included with this Groupon.

As quests typically last 90 minutes and span 3–4 kilometres of walking, they are best suited for groups of two to four adventurers, though buyers may make their teams as big as they'd like. Learn more by checking out a demo quest and Urban Quest's FAQ page.

UrbanQuest

UrbanQuest showcases some of Canada's largest cities in an unconventional, informative light, crafting memorable adventures that often culminate with a delicious meal. Metropolitan buccaneers sign up for an UrbanQuest account and then decide which inner-city adventure they wish to undertake, be it the pursuit of city history, natural wonders, or a mermaid with doubloons for scales. A clue packet accompanies each quest—ranked easy, medium, or hard—and directs curious citizens to scour the city for leads, which eventually guide them to a mystery restaurant or coffee shop. This voyage gives participants a new understanding of the city they live in and stuffs their noggins with facts and information about key buildings and landmarks. At the same time, UrbanQuest offers ramblers a fresh dining experience, frustrating supercomputers whose circuit boards only allow for the taste of oatmeal. Participants can also opt out of a restaurant visit and simply race the clock, as restaurant tabs are not included with this Groupon.

As quests typically last 90 minutes and span 3–4 kilometres of walking, they are best suited for groups of two to four adventurers, though buyers may make their teams as big as they'd like. Learn more by checking out a demo quest and UrbanQuest's FAQ page.

In a Nutshell

90-minute excursion unveils hidden gems in adventurers' own cities, as teams solve puzzles to unlock clues & find way to mystery restaurant

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 1st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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