The search for the Golden Turtle

Ottawa, ON

Updated date: Sat, Oct 3rd 2020


$50 per team (1-5 Hunters)


Your answer to socially-distant entertainment is here!

Somewhere in Ottawa the Golden Turtle is waiting to be found ... solve the clues, find the Turtle, and win the cash. Simple as that.

Register your team for a chance to win $500.


The Hunt for the Golden Turtle begins. 

Solve the clues, win the prize. It's as simple as that... or is it?

 Teams will receive their clue package simultaneously via e-mail and race to be the first to find the Golden Turtle, which has been hidden somewhere in Ottawa.

 The winners will receive a cash prize of $500.

More cash prizes available by draw for all teams that finish.


Clue packages will be sent out via e-mail at 1pm (local time) on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. The Hunt begins then and ends when the Golden Turtle is found. Expected play time is 1-3 hours. 

Some research and some foot-work will be required to solve the Hunt. All the clues are in the downtown area - you can walk, bike, or scoot your way around. You should have access to a vehicle to find the final location of the Golden Turtle, and a mobile phone with GPS/Maps installed. 

The information you collect on your travels will lead you to the final location of the Golden Turtle. 

The Hunt is designed to be solved by adults, but kids are welcome to be part of the team.

The first team to arrive and find the Turtle will receive a cash prize of $500. All teams who solve The Hunt after that, but before 5pm will be entered into a draw for additional cash prizes. 


  • Teams should be comprised of 1-5 Hunters. Recommended team size is 2 Hunters.  Please play only with members of your household or inner circle, and adhere to government health recommendations at all times.

  • Purchase only 1 (one) ticket per team.

  •  Clue package will be sent via e-mail to the registered Hunter at 1pm on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. If you have not received your e-mail by 1:05, please check your junk and spam folders for anything from If you have still not received your clue package, please e-mail the organizers  and it will be re-sent.

  •  The Hunt will continue until treasure is found and prize is claimed. Expected play is 1-4 hours. If the Golden Turtle has not been found after this time, play will continue with no time limit until he is found.


  •  Be safe, be respectful.


  • Treasure has not been hidden in such a way that it requires the Hunters to be in any physical danger, to trespass, or to break any laws. 


  • Please do not destroy anyone's property on your Hunt.   Any holes you dig, YOU FILL afterward. Any items you move, YOU REPLACE afterward. 


  • The Golden Turtle is NOT HIDDEN:

(A) On Any Property Owned By Or Pertaining To The Organizers, Their Family, Or Their Friends. 

(B) On Any Private Property, Or In Any Place Where Destruction Of Property Or Trespassing Would Be Required. 

(C) In Any Life-Threatening Location, Such As At Great Height, Near Steep Precipice, On Railway Tracks, In Construction Zones Etc.

(D) In Any Cemetery. 

(E) In Any Flower Bed. 


  •  Digging may be required. If so, at no greater depth than 2.5 feet from surface. Any holes you dig, you fill. If you find yourself wanting to dig in a place that would destroy architecture, vegetation, or landscaping; you are wrong. 


Prize winners must be registered Hunters to qualify. Claimants who are not registered will be disqualified.

Valid photo ID will be required to claim prize.

No persons related to the organizers shall be eligible to win the prize.

No residence or age requirements, contest is open to all. 

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