Escape Ops

Our Escape Room Reviews

Take a look at what people have to say about our Calgary escape rooms. Find out why we are one of the top rated escape room venues in the world.

nikki holt
nikki H.
03:15 26 Mar 23
Our group booked 2 rooms back to back, Hyperspace and Shrine. I didn't catch the name of our game master but all of the staff were amazing including Loki the office dog. Both rooms were well done, everyone in the group had something to work on. Shrine really did justice for Zelda fans with nice little touches and throwbacks. Our group will be returning to complete the other room and the 2 person room.
03:04 24 Mar 23
We completed "The Shrine" this evening and had a fantastic time. It was challenging, but not so challenging we got overly frustrated, and when we did ask for a hint, it was provided enthusiastically and completely sans judgement by our charming host. The puzzles were innovative, the themed details in the room made it all the more fun, and the staff members were really friendly and extremely pleasant. It was a truly enjoyable experience and we can't wait to go back to try another room!
Ryan McNulty
Ryan M.
13:24 23 Mar 23
My wife and I chose to visit Escape Ops because it’s the only place that facilitates a 2 person escape room. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Dan who helped us run the game and walk us through everything. We ended up completing the room and have to say our experience was a 10/10. The room was challenging yet fun and we could tell Dan had a passion for his work and enjoyed what he did. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun activity and especially if you’re a couple looking for some date night plans!
Marcus Block
Marcus B.
17:02 18 Mar 23
The rooms are all very well written and put together and are alot of fun to try and solve. The staff are also very positive and fun to be around.
16:30 22 Feb 23
The owner at the place was so kind to us! I went in as a group of three and did hyperspace. The room was extremely throughout, super cool mechanics and overall amazing theme! The room we booked was actually for a larger group but we were able to complete it after a bit of extra time. Super great place and probably one of my favourites!
Melissandre Genuis
Melissandre G.
20:56 19 Feb 23
Cailyn Cottrill
Cailyn C.
01:41 19 Feb 23
Staff was amazing and made my friends first time at an escape room super enjoyableDynamic duo was probably one of the coolest escape room I’ve doneThanks again!
Kole Kuntz
Kole K.
19:24 14 Feb 23
Easily the best escape rooms in Calgary. We have been to over a dozen similar places in Calgary and this is our favourite. Amazing, immersive staff, well thought out intricate rooms. Will complete every room they have for sure.
Tanya Rezoff
Tanya R.
04:16 05 Feb 23
Friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff!! Yes JJ was awesome!! The Dynamic Duo was very clever and super fun!! Thank you to you all!! Cheers Tanya and Chris!
Andrew Boechler
Andrew B.
22:07 29 Jan 23
Friendly staff, fun room.
Chris Stewart
Chris S.
20:22 18 Jan 23
The rooms at Escape Ops are some of my favorite in the city. Whenever someone asks for a recommendation they are on the my list. The puzzles are well designed, and diverse. The production value on Shrine is especially impressive. I can't wait for them to design another room.
Danielle N
Danielle N
22:42 14 Jan 23
Amazing facility, professionally run with enthusiastic hosts. Impressive puzzles and excellent story telling! My husband and I had a great time! I would definitely recommend this for a date night, corporate function or a night out with friends.
22:01 09 Jan 23
Great experience with Escape Ops! Dan is super helpful, welcoming, friendly, and fun! We can tell that he is passionate about making the experience memorable! They made us feel welcomed and encouraged us to have fun - we definitely did! The atmosphere is also amazing and we can’t wait to be back again! ☺️ (October 2021)Update (January 2023): my friends and I went back and did two more of their rooms! We were definitely blown away because of how well everything was put together.Zeke and JJ were there to help us and their energies and sense of humour are awesome!!! We had lots of fun with them as well! 😂
Joanne PH
Joanne P.
05:21 30 Dec 22
Excellent 👍 Staff are amazing
21:41 17 Dec 22
Loved it! Great experience
Angie Hung
Angie H.
21:29 17 Dec 22
Recently celebrated my birthday here. Booked 2 rooms. Had a great fun time. Staff working here very nice. Should note that there's no birthday discount, but a general discount if you book at least 4 people per room.
Sumer Abass
Sumer A.
05:13 09 Dec 22
Unreal experience, definitely reccomend this to anyone. We did the shrine and dynamic duo, THE best rooms we've done in the city!
Andrew Truthwaite
Andrew T.
19:25 05 Dec 22
Escape Rooms come from the little details. Between the incredible warm staff and our group actually swearing with excitement I can fairly say this is without a doubt the best one we have all experienced.Looking forward to coming back for another!
Gavin Sandal
Gavin S.
15:49 25 Oct 22
Kind and helpful staff, fun and imaginative rooms
Micheal Johnston
Micheal J.
05:19 24 Oct 22
What an amazing experience! I did "Cognition" first around Christmas 2021. Mind blowing from the first dizzying effect. Just when you think you're ahead of the game, suddenly everything is "upside down"! But as amazing as Cognition is...This week, my kids and I experienced "Hyperspace"! Holy space heart attack. Massive! Immersive! Challenging! But most of all...Fun. Honestly, there was one moment I actually forgot we were still on planet earth. (Not kidding) Proud to say, we finished the room with a mere 45 seconds left!Looking forward to trying Dynamic Duo and Shrine. Based on the first two rooms, they are certain to impress!Almost forgot...the staff is amazing. Danny is the enthusiastic, evil genius behind the creations and his staff is super friendly and really seem to be rooting for every team to do well and, most of all, have fun.Don't miss out on this revolutionary experience in Calgary!
22:54 16 Oct 22
We did two of the rooms on our trip to Calgary. They were both amazing! We really liked Dynamic Duo and the Shrine. Both were very immersive and high quality! Great production value. We highly recommend checking them out. We’ve done a ton of escape rooms over the years and these were our favourite so far. Hoping to come back and do the other rooms.
Atul Kumar
Atul K.
05:30 15 Oct 22
Tamsin Both
Tamsin B.
23:34 02 Oct 22
My partner and I did the 2 man Dynamic Duo escape room, was so much fun! Really excellent room and as a 2 man room took lots of team work and thinking out of the box, will definitely be back again!
Brad Davis (SquattingBear)
Brad Davis (.
21:50 02 Oct 22
Erica & Don Shumansky
Erica & Don S.
03:43 28 Sep 22
This is the best escape room experience in the city. Hands down. We have done quite a few but this is the best put together. The rooms are intricate and well thought out but also manageable. A must if you enjoy escape rooms!
Caitlyn Khau
Caitlyn K.
06:27 11 Sep 22
We had a last minute decision to try the game. It was my first time and I am glad I went. I forgot his name but the staff went absolutely above and beyond. They are nice, welcoming, and enthusiastic. The game itself is very interesting and fun. Our group had so much fun and we had so many memories together. Definitely coming back to try out their other themes 💗
Ahmad Khan
Ahmad K.
02:14 04 Sep 22
Jacob Kimberley
Jacob K.
01:17 15 Aug 22
Awesome experience, really fun! It’s not super hard but it definitely is challenging!
Jesse McRoberts
Jesse M.
23:17 13 Aug 22
Went to the Hyper Space Room, very friendly and informative staff. Challenging but fun games, and clean space to work in. Overall really fun experience and worth every penny. If your contemplating an escape room, this is the place to go!
Adeline Wieler
Adeline W.
02:46 31 Jul 22
This place exceeded all of my expectations! First of all, the hosts were AMAZING and kept us busy while we waited for the room to be ready. We had fun chatting about their art, which is all for sale (at an awesome price).We chose to do Cognition. The first two sections seemed very simple but took a while to put all of the information together. Compared to other escape rooms in the city, Escape Ops had a very unique use of technology (plugging things in, or entering numbers found in the room). Cognition had a very cool twist at the end that I don't want to spoil, but it's definitely worth trying!I can't wait to go back and try Hyperspace.Update: have now completed every room here. The attention to detail is absolutely amazing. The skill in constructing their rooms is unmatched and it's incredible to think that the lovely owners thought these rooms up in their own minds. I honestly don't want to do any other escape rooms because Escape Ops can't be beat. Huge fan!
Erica Johnson
Erica J.
14:26 26 Jul 22
Absolutely amazing! Great staff, fantastic facility, and very creative rooms to some!! I have been to almost all the escape rooms in Calgary but this on one was possibly my favourite!
Pooja Veedu
Pooja V.
04:51 24 Jul 22
Did the Dynamic Duo room and absolutely loved it! The puzzles were perfect for two people, not too easy and not too hard. Staff was super friendly as well. Had a great time, highly recommend!
Lauren Mosolf
Lauren M.
00:48 19 Jul 22
I wish I could give this place 11 stars. My partner and I just played the Shrine room and were blown away! Not only is the room beautiful but the puzzles are so unique and well thought out. The staff member who helped us was absolutely amazing, so enthusiastic and friendly! You can tell that they are very passionate about what they do. I can't recommend this place enough, everyone drop what you are doing and go to Escape Ops!!!
Faye Byard
Faye B.
04:32 17 Jul 22
A great experience! The staff was amazing, knowledgeable, and obviously love what they do. The room was really well done. The puzzles were unique, challenging, and incorporated the theme really well. We will definitely be back!
Renée Laugesen
Renée L.
05:18 12 Jul 22
This was my first escape room experience. The rooms were very creatively put together, and I had a lot of fun in the two that I did. But what stood out to me was the staff. Everyone seemed to genuinely love their job, and genuinely care about our experience. Friendly, upbeat, encouraging, and engaged. It made what was already a very cool experience even better.Highly recommend.
Thea Killen-Smith
Thea K.
19:57 05 Jul 22
Have done Shrine and Dynamic Duo now, thoroughly enjoyed both, and the staff were wonderful. I've done about a dozen rooms now and Ops is one of my fave escape businesses in Calgary. We'll be back for Hyperspace!
Harold Foong
Harold F.
00:15 03 Jul 22
Escape Ops helped me propose to my wife, then girlfriend, in Dec of 2021. This was not simply a modified version of one of their existing rooms with a proposal added in at the end. They helped me build a completely customized puzzle gauntlet with challenges specific to what my girlfriend would know. I could find no other escape room that would do anything remotely like the level of customization that Escape-Ops did.Dan Le is simply amazing and was able to take my crude ideas and turn them into a wonderful reality, adding his own professional touches and polish along the way. If you believe that proposals ought to be unexpected and special and that a guy should be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that happen, give Escape-Ops a call-- they just might be your huckleberry!
Hudson Roth
Hudson R.
01:20 01 Jul 22
Best escape room I've done. Very well designed in terms of both theme and puzzles, plus the staff was super friendly!
Heather McGrath
Heather M.
17:00 13 Jun 22
Our family has done all of the rooms here, and we have loved them all! They rooms are well thought out, have fun and interesting puzzles, with unique and amazing design! The staff is so enthusiastic and helpful, and they really help add to the fun and excitement of the expierence.We highly recommend this escape room expierence!
Carmel Gagnon
Carmel G.
01:51 30 May 22
The most welcoming and friendliest staff, clean and inviting venue and amazing room! The Dynamic Duo room is made specifically for 2 people and it does not dissapoint, so much fun with just the perfect amount of difficulty.We will definitely be back for more!
Ev F
Ev F
00:53 23 May 22
TLDR; Creative, thematic, challenging yet rewarding. One of, if not THE best escape room location in the city - I've tried almost all of them.The staff are really friendly and welcoming, you can tell they love the rooms and the effort put in is really gratifying.Not only are the rooms thematic and fun, with relevant decorating, the puzzles themselves are very creative.The puzzles are always tied into the theme of the overall room, and are unique and engaging. We've all done puzzles that seem out of place or really generic "find the code" or "search the room" puzzles. You won't find that here.They are constantly improving and adding new rooms. I've played every room currently available and I would honestly recommend all of them. Difficulty is challenging but rewarding, but even if you're newer you can have a great time.Booking and payment are quite straightforward on the website. Overall a guaranteed enjoyable experience every time I've been. I's worth the trip.
Dustin Bugera
Dustin B.
04:06 20 May 22
My group did the Shrine escape room, and what a great overall experience! The puzzles, sounds, props, were all put together so well, and gave a really good nostalgic feeling. The staff was very friendly, both greeting us at the door, and helping us with our clues in a way that still made it a fun and challenging experience! I cant wait to get back and try some of the other rooms.
Frank Mucciacito
Frank M.
17:08 18 May 22
Our family of 8 went to do this escape room for the first time not knowing what to expect?All I can say is we had a great time and a lot of fun, highly recommended!
Emily Mucciacito
Emily M.
00:01 16 May 22
A resounding 5 stars! 11/10 experience with my family. The room was complex and exhilarating. Great for all levels. Wonderful staff and ownership. We will be back!
Barry Hart
Barry H.
23:33 14 May 22
Colten Bishop
Colten B.
04:10 15 Apr 22
Escape Ops was a great experience! I've completed a ton of escape rooms and this is among the tippy top of my favorites list!
Rebecca Morse
Rebecca M.
18:57 11 Apr 22
Amazing experience! I’ve done a lot of escape rooms in the city and this was by far one of the best! It was the perfect challenge for the group. Some great surprises that we weren’t expecting added to the experience. Can’t wait to come back to try the other rooms!
Joseph Shin
Joseph S.
06:09 09 Apr 22
I've done multiple escape rooms before and I must say this one was my favourite room so far. The puzzles weren't too challenging, I love how it was more of brain twist puzzels than just puzzels that just doesn't make sense even after you know the solution. We had so much fun, will definitely be back to try the other rooms! The staff were also incredibly friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend for other people!
05:54 27 Mar 22
Literally just finished our first escape room. Amazing theme, amazing puzzles, amazing staff!It definitely lived up to the 5 star rating on Google! Can't wait to go again.
Janice Huang
Janice H.
21:10 13 Mar 22
Our first time back at escape rooms since COVID and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were extremely friendly. We tried the room Shrine between two people and thought the puzzles were great and well thought out. Extremely appreciated that none of the puzzles required opening locks. I’d rate the puzzles a good level of difficulty that kept us on our toes but had good flow. Will be back!
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