Do you have the smarts to make your escape in time?! #Krakit

Have you ever had a dream about being trapped somewhere and you had to solve riddles and clues to get you out?

Trapped in a room

They always seem to be occurring in uncomfortable environments like decrepit mental hospitals, abandoned buildings or during an apocalypse.

Well now, you can make that dream a reality (without the impending death part).

Krakit

Krakit is a new Room Escape experience, located in Burnaby. There are four theme rooms to choose from: Butcher, Asylum, Zombie Apocalypse and currently, Nightmare Before Christmas, where you get to test your thinking skills to successfully escape within 45 minutes before your fate is sealed.

Solve clues hidden right before your eyes to proceed throughout the experience. On occasion you may even have a visitor pop up while you’re concentrating on your task at hand.

Krakit is a fantastic addition to a night out before having dinner or hitting up the local bar. Grab your friends and work together as a team or organize a team building experience with your colleagues or community group.

My best friend from childhood joined me as we pursued The Asylum. She was “the friend” who, at every sleepover, insisted on renting Horror movies. She was the bravest of all of us back then, but now…mwah ha ha ha, it’s payback sista! She even wore a MASSIVE ring just in case we needed protection!

Protection

Together, we read clues, turned the rooms upside down and communicated with each other to try to solve the riddles. Throughout the game, you are allowed three “helps” in the event of getting stuck. With both of us being too stubborn to ask for help, we burned up a lot of our time in the first room. We did cave at one point and ask for help. Apparently everyone does it, so we really aren’t that lame 😉

The second room was easier for us as we quickly made it through the clues, unlocking various objects. We even got spooked a couple of times, throwing us off our concentration and adding to the excitement!

In the end, we finished 5 minutes past the allotted time, but it was totally worth it. We had so much fun and learned how well we work together. I think we need to try out for Amazing Race Canada next! We’ve already planned to go back to try another room and we’re going to bring more friends with us.

Krakit

Krakit Escape Game is located at : 4035 North Road, Burnaby, BC, V3J 1S3

Easily accessible just steps away from the Lougheed skytrain station

North of Lougheed Hwy on the West Side of North Rd

Phone: (604) 484-6552

E-mail: info@krakit.ca

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION: *bookings outside of regular hours possible please contact us for more info*

Monday-Thursday 3:00pm – 11:30pm

Friday 3:00pm -12:30am

Saturday 11:00am – 12:30am

Sunday 11:00am – 11:30pm

Cost

Each single Escape Game per person is $22.00 (taxes included)

Tuesdays all games are $10/person (NOT including taxes)

Is it your birthday? Then your game is free *the day of your birthday.

To book your Room Escape experience at Krakit, click here.

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Monkeying around Mommy-style! #WildPlay #YMCCommunity

When was the last time you acted like a kid?

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Photo: Grown Ups the movie

I mean…not attitude-wise, but actually had fun and let loose?

Rode your bike and took your feet off the pedals? Danced or sang out loud to a favourite song that came on over the speaker system at the grocery store? Ran through the Spray Park laughing out loud? Or climbed a tree?

Last weekend, a bunch of fellow Moms and I decided to climb some trees!

It's a long way down!

It’s a long way down!

It was AMAZING!

We threw on our big girl panties and tested our strength and courage as we navigated our way through a series of climbing skills, precarious bridges, ziplines, and nets. The harnesses that we doned, helped provide some more courage by adding extra security as we ascended higher at each level.

Getting warmed up.

Getting warmed up.

The great thing was, that if your inner chicken appeared, you could make your escape route at the end of the level that you were doing.

Monkido

The course took us about 2 hours to complete and by the end if it, our hands and upper bodies were certainly feeling that they had been abused. A few of us even kissed the ground once touching down.

Monkido

Here’s the 411 on Monkido at WildPlay Elements Park:

On the Kids, Buddy, or Classic series of games, guests navigate through the trees from two to eighteen metres above ground in “monkey-see, monkey-do” style. The experience involves climbing, zip-lining, jumping, and swinging across sections of log ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more aerial surprises. As the course progresses, the obstacles gradually become higher and more difficult, testing physical and mental limits, before winding up with a huge smile and sense of accomplishment.

WildPlay Elements Park

The Monkido® Aerial Adventure is an independent activity, appropriate for people ages seven to seventy-plus. No previous experience required. Equipment, demonstration, course monitoring, and encouragement are provided by qualified Element Guides.
Every Monkido® Classic, Buddy, and Kids adventure includes:
Harness equipment designed to work specifically with all our course games.
Risk management training on a demo course to teach independent navigation though games and zip lines.
Sixty (or more) suspended games and zip lines; grouped by height and difficulty into colour-coded course sections (with exit points at each transition to the next level).
Self-guided pacing that provides natural and comfortable movement regardless of experience.
Trained and certified Element Guides who monitor the course and provide helpful obstacle tips (and encouragement) – from the ground (Private guides are available with advance notice, call a Guest Service Agent at any Park for details).
Healthy outdoor playtime for individuals and groups.
Unleash healthy outdoor playtime for individuals and groups!

Monkido

If you’re looking for a challenging, yet fun experience, be sure to visit Wild Play Elements Park and find your inner monkey.

WildPlay Elements Park