Perplexed Puzzles is Chilliwack's destination for escape-room fun and excitement. Players choose between two very different team-based scenarios, but they share a few key similarities. Both are moderately difficult, but designed for even novice escape-room players. Both can be played by teams as small as two or as large as six. And both feature mechanical, logical, and technical puzzles, which teams must bust to escape. Read on to learn more about the two brain-exercising escape rooms.
Margaret’s Estate: A wealthy neighbor invites you and your friends to an exclusive party in her lavish mansion. What's the occasion? She's ready to reveal her secrets and give away her vast fortune, assuming you're smart enough to crack her riddles.
Bob's Bunker: When your reclusive Uncle Bob goes missing, you venture into his secluded woodland bunker to find out if he's all right. That decision proves unwise—getting out isn't as easy as you thought it'd be.
A group of seals basking in the early-morning sun on the shore of Harrison Lake gaze calmly at the humans staring back at them from their boat. Clad in their pyjamas, the floating brigade of houseboaters squeals with delight at their breakfast-time encounter and snaps photos of the sunning pod. Brokering surreal interactions with nature such as this is Harrison Houseboats' main goal, one accomplished thanks to the company's 59-foot houseboats available for rent throughout the year.
Eager to introduce visitors to the natural beauty of their mountain-dappled locale, staffers provide their patrons with all the amenities needed for adventures around Harrison Lake. Up to 10 guests can board the spacious vessel tastefully appointed with all the comforts of home, including queen-size beds, and a fully functional kitchen. Boaters can then embark on adventure-filled aquatic getaways replete with stops at local attractions including hot springs and golf courses, and enjoy relaxation time on the boat's top deck.
Just a few weeks after they first make a splash on the big screen, Hollywood flicks draw gasps, laughter, and sighs from the audiences at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. The slight delay in the theatre’s roster of films enables movie-goers to catch recent blockbusters at a less expensive cost than the traditional ticket price. In addition to family-friendly movies, comedies, and thrillers, Cottonwood hosts a variety of special events. Screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show invite audiences to participate in the cult classic by dressing up, reciting lines, and bringing props, and a film series presented by the Chilliwack Arts Council treats cinephiles to a lineup of international films. The theatre also welcomes watchers for party packages, including a red-carpet bash where kids invade the concessions area to make popcorn and cotton candy, then force their parents to eat broccoli.
To FlyBC Paragliding’s founder, Jim Reich, paragliding represents freedom. Not only does it free riders from the restrictions of gravity, it liberates them from the typical inconveniences of flight, such as expensive airplane fuel and restrictive air traffic regulations. Through Reich’s school, he now teaches newbies the sport, as well as other aerial arts such as hang gliding, paramotoring, and flapping your arms until you sort of levitate.
Reich and his instructors, all trained and certified by the Hanggliding and Paragliding Association of Canada, base their training and recreational flights out of a 25-acre training facility. Dubbed Eagle Ranch, the facility features an on-site hill and is nestled between two rivers. Beyond training, the school can outfit students in gear from brands such as Ozone, SkyCountry, and Gin, or lead them on paragliding trips that journey to scenic locales in Mexico.
Cleaved between snow-capped mountain ranges and the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers, Hope Golf Club showcases a picturesque nine-hole, 18-tee course. After crossing a single-lane bridge above the churning waters of the Coquihalla, guests can look out onto the verdant expanse, charting their plan of attack through the cedar and fir trees that flex their branches from the fairways’ edges. Two tee placements create a distinct front and back nine, keeping golfers focused as they approach narrow fairways from different distances and alternate realities.
Majestic views of the surrounding area abound throughout the course, especially on the seventh green, where the two rivers meet, attracting wildlife and conveying salmon to warmer climes during the fall. After rounds, golfers can retreat to the on-site grill to recap memorable shots and gossip about what they look for in a caddy.
Framed by the nearly vertical slopes of Mount Cheam, Bridal Falls Golf’s nine-hole executive course tunnels through pine trees across 2,269 yards of forest. From the fairways of the petite par 32, players can overhear the soft rumbling of the nearby Bridal Veil Falls, which augurs the appearance of the Mountain Brook stream on two holes and two large lakes. Rustic wooden bridges span these waterways to provide passage for walkers, carts, and caddies who believe in trolls. Before rounds, duffers can loosen up swings and steady putting strokes with a stint at the covered driving range, practice green, sand bunker, and pitching area.
After a long day of drives, golfers can replenish with dinner and drinks at the full-service bar and restaurant. The club’s head pro Ron Brunelle also sates appetites for straighter shots with various lesson packages.