Is escaping scary?

Not with us! Some rooms are dark and ominous, but here at VanIsle we like a relaxed and fun atmosphere where you can actually see if you’re going to walk into a wall! Lights on, friendly game-masters, open rooms – nothing to be worried about!

I’m claustrophobic! Will I feel trapped?

We don’t think it’s fun to feel trapped, so our brightly lit rooms are spacious and equipped with emergency lock releases so you’re not actually locked in. Claustrophobes welcome!

Is escaping wheelchair accessible?

We have rooms that are accessible by wheelchair. Please contact us ahead of time so we can ensure the best experience for your group.

Is this fun?

Yes! Escape rooms are designed to provide a live puzzle experience and strategy challenge in a controlled environment. They are an entertainment craze overseas and are increasing in popularity in North America.

Is it physically hard?

No way – escaping is for the intellectual!

Is this better suited for a birthday party or a business group?

That’s the best part about escaping – it is for everyone! From birthday parties, stag/stagette fun, corporate or sports team building, we have all the tools to get people working together in a unique and entertaining atmosphere.

How old do kids have to be to play?

Escapees can be any age – kids often see things that adults don’t! We do ask that groups under 16 years old are accompanied by at least one adult to provide extra supervision and help with the trickier puzzles.

Can I host a party at your facility?

Definitely! We welcome parties and large groups. Due to space limitations, we unfortunately don’t have an after-escape room for food/cake, but we are walking distance from great spots in downtown Courtenay! Please contact us to arrange something special.

What should I wear?

While you can wear what you like, we recommend something comfortable that you can stand/walk in for 60 minutes.

How big are the rooms?

Room size varies, but each can comfortably accommodate 6 people. Contact us to book simultaneous rooms for larger groups!

What if I have to go to the bathroom?

Please use the provided washroom before you get locked up! There is an emergency exit option for special circumstances, but your escape experience may be over if you choose to exit the room.


When you say 'mobile' ... what do you mean?

We mean what we say – you book it, we come to you! Travel between Nanaimo to Comox Valley are included in your price! Available for other areas upon request!

How long do you play for?

That’s up to you! Choose from our packages of games based on players and duration required.

Can kids play?

We have games for all ages! Just let our staff know when booking what package you would like.

Is this indoor or outdoor?

We can adapt! Backyard BBQ, boardroom, or right in your living room – we can work with any sized area to create a fun and challenging atmosphere.

What kind of games are there?

Think of it as a Minute to Win It, Survivor, Amazing Race journey, all in one! From memory to silly speed skills, we have plenty of fun games to keep you entertained for hours!

Is this physically challenging? Do I need to have certain skills ahead of time?

No! We can cater to your group’s needs and requests, so it will only be physically challenging if you request it (and even then, only slightly so). No special skills are required, as we will explain each game and be there to help!

What do I win?

First of all, bragging rights! We can incorporate prizes provided by the host for the winners and we also like to throw in gift packs, gift cards and our favourite – escape experiences!


Are bubble games safe?

Yes! It really is. As with most sports, it does carry the risk of injury, although the bubble protects you from head to knees. Our staff will explain all the safety rules prior to playing to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

Who can play bubble games?

Anyone aged 12 and over.

What do I wear?

Sports clothing. It may get warm inside the bubble so please dress accordingly. Runners must be worn, spikes and cleats are forbidden. No jewelry, and glasses are not recommended but may be worn.

Does it get hot inside the bubble?

It can. If you find that it gets uncomfortable, you are free to take a break and leave the bubble at any time. A member of staff will be on hand to assist you. Please bring lots of water and a towel with you.

Is the bubble heavy?

The bubble weighs 8-10lbs.

Is it hard to get in and out of a bubble?

No. Our member of staff will show you how to safely get in and out of the bubble.

Can I get up easily after a fall or will help be needed?

You can quite easily get up by yourself using your knees. If you are finding it difficult a member of staff will be there to assist you.

Is the bubble clean?

All bubbles are cleaned & sanitized before and after each game.

What is the bubble made of?

TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane), which performs better than PVC, is recyclable and environmentally friendlier.

Can the referee and other players hear me while I’m inside the bubble?

Yes, there is a large opening above your head.

Do you allow CO-ED teams?

Of course! Fun in a bubble is for everyone!

How long is each game?

Typically three periods of seven minutes with a three minute break between each period. But it is your game, your choice!

Can we do this event both indoor and outdoor?

Yes, we have done it all - from grass field to indoor gymnasium ... we have even done it on ICE! Kneepads recommended for that one.

Is there a delivery charge for rentals?

It depends on your location. Please contact us for more details.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations made greater than 7 days in advance are issued a full refund, between 7 days and 48 hours issued a credit for a future booking for the amount paid. Please see our booking terms and conditions for further information.

What happens if it rains?

How much rain we are talking about? Sprinkling – let's do this! Torrential downpour… let’s reschedule or head indoors!

What do I need to bring with me?

Water, towel, runners (no spikes or cleats).