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- The best indoor, non-skiing activity in Whistler -

Meet the Creators.

Escape! Whistler - Owners

Locally Owned & operated
by Karen Mizukami & Kori Klusmeier

Karen and Kori have been Whistler residents since 1998. They both moved to town looking for a fun, adventurous lifestyle. After years of working in several industries, Karen and Kori took the leap to become entrepreneurs and set out to create a unique indoor activity as an alternative to Whistler’s incredible outdoor offerings.

Everything in Escape! Whistler’s facility has been thought up and designed by the pair. Karen and Kori are fortunate to have many talented artists as friends to help craft a 100% original experience which you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Who we couldn't do it without...

A team of incredible artists & builders

The Artists

Mike Tyler & Bob VanEngelsdorp
Each year, Mike and Bob’s incredible art is featured at the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation's Mountain Top Gala, Burning Man, and several other private and public events throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.

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Set Builders / Master Men...
Steve Corich and team have mastered the art of constructing the images and ideas thought up in Karen and Kori’s heads. They are currently on site helping bring the two new themes to life.

IN the beginning...

After 5 months of meticulous top secret construction, Escape! Whistler opened its doors on December 26th, 2015. The Pirate Ship and the Lost Tomb were the first of four awesome themes to launch, testing guest’s brains and abilities. Six weeks later the Buried Cabin was added to the roster. Finally, four months after opening for business, the Rabbit Hole became the last piece of the Escape! Whistler masterpiece.

Fast forward two years…sadly, the Lost Tomb was laid to rest. But after four months of creative design and countless all-night building sessions, the Pinball Machine came to life and has been entertaining Escapers ever since.

On February 1, 2020, the next big chapter of the Escape! Whistler’s story has officially begun. The best indoor activity in town is excited to announce an expansion, with the start of construction on two new Escape! adventures that are scheduled to open this summer! The two new room themes have not yet been released but we are certain you will not want to miss them!

Countless hours were spent hand-crafting detailed, immersive sets and 100% original games and we can not wait for you to enjoy them!

Voted Whistler's Best Rainy (and not so rainy) day activity!

Community Involvement

With the help of the Whistler community through out spring and fall, Escape! Whistler collects proceeds from each booking made through the legendary ‘Escape Room Locals Deal’ to raise funds for Zero Ceiling Society of Canada. 

Zero Ceiling is committed to ending youth homelessness. Based in Whistler, they provide stability, support, and opportunities that empower young people facing homelessness to have a healthy transition to adulthood. Their programs offer stable housing, employment, life skills, and outdoor adventure in a safe, supportive environment for young people from Metro Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor.