Scavenger hunts are such a fun way to explore a city! Over the years I’ve tried a few, so when I heard about Let’s Roam I was excited to try one of their scavenger hunts in Ottawa. Let’s Roam is a scavenger hunt company that has over 360 scavenger hunts around the world! Their scavenger hunts are done outdoors, with a group as big or as small as you’d like (you can even do it solo if you are travelling alone).
To begin the scavenger hunt, you’ll need to install the Let’s Roam app on your phone. Then you’ll put in your voucher code for the pre-paid scavenger hunt. You’ll need to pay for each person who is joining the scavenger hunt.
Within the app, you can see which scavenger hunts are near you. Within my hometown, Ottawa, there were several, Ottawa’s Iconic Sights, Onward Ottawa, Bar Crawl, and Westboro’s Charming History. My team opted for Ottawa’s Iconic Sights, which takes you the capital’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems. It is was described as having an art, history and culture focus.
The most common type of scavenger hunts on Let’s Roam is the city scavenger hunt, but they also have bar crawls and ghost tours. Once you find a scavenger hunt you want to start, pick one person to be the team leader (the person who paid for the team’s voucher).
Next, click the scavenger hunt you want to start, and enter your voucher code. If your friends are going to join, make sure they have the Let’s Roam app on their phones too. If you paid for more than one person, there will be a QR code or a password you can share with your friends so they can join your team.
Within the app, everyone will have to pick the role they want on the team. The options are:
- Explorer – a mix of dares, challenges and photos
- Brainiac – trivia questions
- Photographer – photo challenges
- Sightseer – you don’t want any challenges (you just will follow along with your friends)
On the scavenger hunt, most of the clues, trivia and challenges are sent to everyone on the team. Often it was to find something, and once you arrive, you had a minute or two to find something and answer a question. Then on each person’s phone individual challenges will up depending on the role you picked. For example, as I selected the photographer, I had to take photos of my friends doing things or take pictures of certain things. These individual challenges have no time limit and can be done whenever.
Everyone on my team loved Ottawa’s Iconic Sights challenge! Despite all of us living in Ottawa, we still learned lots about all the iconic landmarks that we pass by daily. I was also impressed by how far across the city you travel to. We were on our feet walking for 2 hours to complete every challenge.
What makes Let’s Roam truly unique compared to other scavenger hunt companies is how you can customize your scavenger hunt. When paying for your hunt, you can pay a small additional fee and opt for the date night, birthday, bachelorette etc. When you select one of these custom options, the photo challenges and activities are customized to the event you are celebrating! It sounds amazing!
So the big question, would I try another Let’s Roam scavenger hunt again? Absolutely! I want to try as many as possible, as I love scavenger hunts and working together on a team to solve puzzles.
Want to try Let’s Roam yourself? A day pass is only $11 a person (55% off for summer)! Buy a voucher now!