Dare to go where
dark things dwell

Long ago in the sleepy village of Black Creek an ancient evil awoke, but before its tentacles could spread into the world it was vanquished by a powerful witch. Now the evil threatens to rise again, more powerful than ever, and has cursed the villagers so that none remember the witch’s spell.

As the last remaining villagers untouched by the curse it’s up to you to stop the evil from rising. Band together to lift the curse over the villagers. Learn the witch’s lost spell and perform the incantation before the final bell tolls.


$22 + HST / preview
$32 + HST / general
$25 + HST / student

This is a live event and all sales are final. Once the booking is confirmed, refunds and exchanges cannot be accepted.

Running time

90 minutes of game play
Runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Games run Friday through Sunday.  If you’re interested in booking in an off time or a corporate engagement, please contact us to arrange a private game.


Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York ON
M3J 2P3

Parking is available for visitors to the site for $7 per car, per day.

Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.

Where Dark Things Dwell is an escape-style game taking place throughout Black Creek Pioneer Village, playable by up to 60 people at once. With multiple buildings and outdoor areas to explore, each team must work together to uncover the dark secrets of the village and break the curse!  When your adventure is finished, come back again and experience the other puzzles.

Explore Black Creek Pioneer Village at dusk.  Stay out of sight of the cursed souls that wander the barren streets.  Uncover the secrets hidden among the barns and homesteads, but keep quiet!  Don’t awaken the dark things that dwell just out of sight…


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Black Creek Pioneer Village helps people apply the history of life in the Toronto region to build a better future in their own communities. We invite everyone to join in this exploration. We care for and show a historical collection of value to all, create experience of benefit to all, and tell meaningful stories for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?

Black Creek Pioneer Village Escape Series: Where Dark Things Dwell is a live game for up to 60 players taking place at Black Creek Pioneer Village all summer long.  It is a game of the occult and the uncanny, curses and witchcraft.

Up to ten teams of six will be free to explore the village, each experiencing a unique set of challenges and stories.

What is a preview game?

The preview games are a chance for players to experience a pre-launch build of the game at a discounted rate. This version of the game is not final and does not necessarily reflect the completed experience. Tickets for a the preview games are $22. Preview games begin on July 7th and end on July 27th.

Is it scary? Is it appropriate for children?

Where Dark Things Dwell has no gore or overtly horrific imagery, but it does feature occult and potentially uncomfortable situations.  It takes place at a historical site at dusk, which some may find creepy.

The game is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.
Children will need a guardian/parent’s signature on the waiver in order to play the game.

You may be chased!

I cannot find any dates that I can attend!

We release tickets in blocks every season.  Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

Can I put all the tickets under my name?

Yes. Please make sure that you (or your friend) bring the tickets.

Wouldn’t this be more fun after a few drinks?

Escape games require a sharp and sober mind. You may be grouped with other players, so it’s important that you’re cooperative. You will also be walking across the Black Creek grounds, at night, over bare ground. So no, please don’t show up drunk.

On Saturday nights feel free to visit Black Creek’s Nightlife beer garden after the game!

Please note that if you arrive intoxicated, our staff has the right of refusal, and no refunds will be given.

Is the game replayable?

Yes! Where Dark Things Dwell is designed for teams to return and have a new experience every time! After completing your first visit to  Where Dark Things Dwell your team will be given a promo code for $10 off your replay!

This code is only applicable to Where Dark Things Dwell and cannot be used with other Secret City Adventures games.

Is this an escape game?

Not exactly!  Where Dark Things Dwell is a new spin on the escape game format.  Each team will have 90 minutes to explore Black Creek Pioneer Villagesolve puzzles and challenges, and break the curse afflicting dozens of unique characters.

How many can play at once?

Where Dark Things Dwell supports up to 60 players at once, but is played in teams of 6.  If your team is not exactly six players you may be placed on a team with strangers. If you want to be guaranteed a team with your friends, please purchase your tickets in multiples of 6.

Is the game wheelchair accessible?

We are working with Black Creek in order to make the game as accessible as possible.

There are a limited number of accessible tickets available in each game. If you require an accessible ticket, please email our team before making your booking to ensure that we are able to accommodate you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email 

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What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Portions of the game take place outdoors. The game will run in inclement weather, so if rain is in the forecast, wear boots and a raincoat.

Expect to move quickly!

Are tickets refundable or transferable?

No. All sales are final. Please be aware of that our game is a live event, so once the booking is confirmed, refunds, cancellations or reschedules are not accepted.

The tickets are transferable. You can give or sell your tickets to another person.

Can I take photos?

No photos or videos are allowed.  Please leave your phones in your pockets for the duration of the game.

Do you offer corporate bookings?

Yes. We’d love to host you and your group of friends or co-workers! Learn more about team building here, or e-mail us at to book a private game.