From Our Editors
As Freeing Canada Station celebrates their third-year anniversary, guests can look forward to even more brain-tickling surprises.
More than 500,000 people around the globe have stepped into Freeing Stations to achieve one paradoxical goal: step back out again. The goal is simple, but it's far from easy. Your escape route might require you to solve the murder of a ballet dancer, free yourself from an insane asylum, or even help a restless spirit find peace. The only tools you're allowed to bring with you? Your wits and intelligence.
Regardless of the theme, each Freeing Station scenario begins with a group of participants relinquishing their phones at the door. From there, they are immersed in a fictional scenario where they must uncover clues and solve puzzles in order to progress. Since cooperation is imperative, would-be detectives will have better luck putting their heads together than using one member of their party as a battering ram.
Elaborate backstories and multiple objectives imbue each Freeing Station experience with its own unique flavor, while a heavy dose of realism immerses the senses. Secret of the Asylum, for example, casts you as a deep-cover agent who must recover your true identity and prove your sanity, all while navigating an insane asylum shrouded in terrifying secrets. _UnMasked takes participants to a haunted art studio where they must discover the truth behind the murder of a celebrated artist. Other scenarios might place you inside a ball pit, at war zones, or somewhere else entirely—Freeing Station devises new scenarios constantly to keep the experience spoiler-proof.