Vancouver Maritime Museum presents

Jumpin’ the line – an escape room adventure

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind, limited-time series of Escape Room adventures at the Vancouver Maritime Museum!

Only four evenings at the Vancouver Maritime Museum will be dedicated to this special prohibition-themed event! During these evenings, be prepared to have a lot of fun as you are stepping into the shoes of famous Canadian rum runners and searching for their illicit cargo, which has been hidden in the museum in order to escape the hands of rum-running pirates. After the cargo is found, you can celebrate your victory by enjoying prohibition-era-inspired cocktails (and mocktails) while watching the sunset on our terrace.


Jumpin’ the line – escape room adventure

The “Jumpin’ the Line” events are a series of a clue- and puzzle-based interactive experiences similar to escape rooms/live scavenger hunts. Over the course of these 2-hour events, 5 different teams of up to 5 people each will explore the Museum’s “A Wet and Wild Coast: Rum Running during Prohibition” exhibit as well as several other gallery locations throughout the Museum in the process of following clues, decoding messages, and learning about the history of rum running in Vancouver and the West Coast of Canada.

Each group will take on the identity of one of five famous Canadian rum runners, and learn about their relationships and experiences during Prohibition. During the evening, groups will receive clues and notes from their rum runner identity’s family members, acquaintances, and other prominent rum runners that will help them solve puzzles and find clues hidden throughout the museum.

Once attendees have completed their mission, groups will gather on the VMM terrace for Prohibition-themed drinks, snacks, and music to celebrate their success!*

*One featured drink and a snack are included with the ticket. Additional snacks and drinks may be purchased at the event at an additional charge.


Event Schedule

6:15-6:30 Groups arrive

6:30-6:45 Orientation

6:45-8:15 Groups will have up to one and a half hour to find their cargo

7:15-9:00 Drinks, snacks & discussion on the terrace (weather permitted)


Event dates


  • Friday, June 16th – sold out
  • Friday, July 21st – sold out
  • Friday, August 18th – sold out



Additional info

* Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as light snacks, will be offered during this program. Participants will be provided with one drink and one snack that is included in the price of the ticket. Additional drinks and snacks may be purchased at the event.
* Note that if you are making a booking for a group that exceeds 5 people, your group will have to be split to fit in the 5 groups by 5 ppl format of the event
* Note that if you are making a booking for a group that has fewer than 5 people in it, additional participants might be put in your group to comply with the event’s format of 5 groups of 5 ppl


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