Announcing the Newest Time Lapse Creation

Time Lapse Escape Rooms is excited to announce their newest creation.


The Warlock’s Curse – Evil Unleashed

Cursed for a millennium and banished to the underworld, Alderon is a ruthless and evil warlock who surfaces from time to time to roam the streets of our city looking for the key to unlock his curse. His only way to survive above ground is to consume human flesh.

After decades of searching he finds the missing piece to a magical amulet which he hopes could be the key to breaking his curse, but to no avail.

With an offer you cannot refuse, you are approached by one of his human slaves. The promise of riches beyond your wildest dreams could be yours if you simply take this piece of the amulet and join it together with the last remaining missing piece.

You journey down a narrow tunnel which becomes darker and darker until all you can see is the faint glow of the amulet piece you are holding. Suddenly you hear a loud noise and you realize ….. there’s no way out.

The human slave has disappeared. Where are you? Are you trapped? What do you do now?

Opening Spring 2017

You will be taken into the deep dark underworld of Alderon where you will begin your adventure. This promises to be a magical and mystical journey with many surprises along the way that you will be sure to enjoy.

Stay tuned for further announcements !!


Time Lapse Takes To The Air

For the last couple of weeks Time Lapse Escape Rooms has taken to the air waves to promote their entry into the Winnipeg market.

BOB FM and Virgin Radio are airing ad spots to make listeners aware of the newest escape room to enter the area. ” GET OUT !!! That is if you can !!! ” is a very catchy intro to the ad and will be sure to help make listeners aware of Time Lapse Escape Rooms. Listen to Virgin Radio or BOB FM to check it out.

Time Lapse is also a proud sponsor of BOB FM’s KAROLOKE holiday promotion. Listen to BOB FM for a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate for Time Lapse Escape Rooms. Be a winner !! That is if you can !!

This is only the beginning for the Time Lapse getting the word out campaign. Stay tuned for an announcement soon to be made for the upcoming January charity event. You really won’t want to miss this one.


Inside Escape Rooms

Many people are unaware of what an escape room actually is. Escape Rooms are catching on throughout the world at an incredible rate. The reason seems obvious, they are challenging and offer a totally different form of entertainment.

They force people to get away from their technology for an hour and work together with their group to solve a common goal. They immerse you in your chosen environment in their so called virtual reality. Contrary to what many people think, they are good for all ages.

Time Lapse sent 3 of it’s owners to the Escape Room Conference in Chicago last August to get an inside view of the industry. One of the owners had this to say about their experience.

“The industry is growing at an incredible rate. More and more people are becoming interested in opening an escape room every day. Canada is at the early stages of development.”

“Industry focus is on educating people about what escape rooms are. The more people learn about escape rooms, the more excited and even more addicted they become.”

“Total immersion in the story and environment is what people want. The industry is moving away from simple locks and boxes and more into technology based puzzles and special effects.”

At Time Lapse we are always looking for new and creative ways to entertain and challenge our guests. Our love for escape rooms is what drives us to do our very best when developing new rooms for you to enjoy.

We are excited to soon be announcing the name and story line for our third creation planned to be open for next spring. We will be incorporating more technology and fewer locks and boxes than before. It will be sure to entertain and challenge even the most experienced gamers in Winnipeg.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements.




Who Is Time Lapse Escape Rooms

Time Lapse Escape Rooms is a family owned business run by the Lyons family of Winnipeg. Mom, Pop and all the three kids participate in the design, development and the running of day to day operations.

Time Lapse was created from a huge love of escape rooms. Their passion shows right from the time you enter the business until the time you leave.

The youngest, Ashley, had the original idea of Time Lapse and is now the manager of day to day operations. In addition, Ashley contributes to the design and development of all the theme rooms.

Alana, the puzzle queen, has been the main creator of Time Lapse’s unique and sometimes challenging puzzles. In addition, Alana contributes to the design and development of all the theme rooms.

Michael, the man behind the microphone, has been looking after all of the audio visual production for the theme rooms. Being an actor and living in the Vancouver area, he has given Time Lapse a great visionary window into the entertainment world.

The mom, Julie, is in charge of the accounting and making sure the bills are paid and keeping everyone in line. In addition, Julie does a lot of the phone booking and contributes to the design and development of all the theme rooms.

The pop, Bruce the builder, has done the building of almost all that you see at Time Lapse. In addition, Bruce does a lot of the marketing and looks after the ongoing maintenance of the rooms. Also contributes to the design and development of all the theme rooms.

The Lyons family welcomes you to dive into their world and check out the many unique creations and adventures that they would love you to enjoy.


Book Your Corporate Holiday Party Today

An Escape Room is a live action experience that places you and a group of your close friends or co-workers into an immersive environment. You are given a specific time to complete a pre defined goal by solving puzzles and mysteries. It forces you to work closely with members of your group to combine your efforts towards solving the common goal. Escape Rooms are an excellent way to promote employee bonding and team building.

Not to mention, Escape Rooms are a lot of fun. Your holiday party needs to be a lot of fun. Many companies visit an escape room before their dinner and party time. This gives the employees many common areas for discussion and kidding around. A great way to break the ice and talk about something other than work.

Time Lapse Escape Rooms is the newest escape room to enter the Winnipeg area. They offer one of the most immersive escape room options in the city that will utilize many senses. From sight to sound to even smells of your chosen environment they will take you away from the real world and immerse you into their own creations.

Time Lapse Escape Rooms welcomes you to give them a try for your 2016 Holiday Party. It is an experience you will not forget and may be talking about for a long time to come.



Winnipeg’s Newest Escape Room

Time Lapse Escape Rooms is Winnipeg’s newest live escape room adventure. Time Lapse is a family run business and is dedicated to creating the most unique and immersive experiences possible. From sight to sounds to even smells of your chosen environment, Time Lapse aims to make your live game room challenge one unforgettable experience.

The first rule at Time Lapse is for everyone to ” Have Fun ” ! Whether or not you succeed at escaping or solving the scenario, we want you to come away with a good memory of fun times with your family, friends, and/or co-workers.

Time Lapse currently has two game room scenarios to choose from with one more in the development stage.

The first is a time traveling adventure called Trapped In Time where you are all university students taking part in a time traveling experiment with a crazy old professor named Professor Perrin. Suddenly something goes terribly wrong and you find yourself alone in a strange place in time. Your goal is to discover where and when you are in order to navigate your way back home.

The second room is a murder mystery adventure called Tick Tock where you are all police detectives with the Time Lapse Police Department. For this room each player is given an individual identity to play during the scenario. Your main suspect is Timothy Tokar, an elusive and intelligent clock shop owner. You start your adventure in his clock shop where he may be hiding. Your goal is to solve the murder of Detective Brady’s son.

The third room scenario is being developed and will be announced soon. It will be a mythical and magical journey you will be sure to enjoy.




Hello Escapee’s

Puzzles have always been something that I’ve been good at. I love the challenge, I like using my brain.

My first encounter with escape rooms was actually in Vancouver BC, at the escape room called I-Exit. I went with my brother and his girlfriend at the time and of course unknowingly we picked the hardest room.

To say the least we didn’t escape… or even get close to escaping. But I knew that after that experience I needed to do more and I felt like I was addicted after the first time.In that first escape room I remember it was a zombie themed lab room with zombie bodies lying around a dark room. After that escape room experience I thought that all other escape rooms would be similar, all being dark and creepy. Little did I know, there were tons of different themes and endless creative possibilities, until I came back to Winnipeg to find out and explore all the options in my own city. I didn’t end up trying out any escape rooms until probably about 6 or 7 months after my first experience due to my busy hectic life at the time, but after I tried a couple out in Winnipeg I wanted to create my own escape room and create puzzles and start up my own business. I took my family to their first escape room and they fell in love with it the same way I did. That’s why we are all in it together as a family business because we all enjoy puzzles and we all love to add a little bit of challenge to our lives.

People ask me what  I love about escape rooms and what makes me want to go through with starting a business. It’s quite simple actually. For me, going to escape rooms is different than any other type of entertainment that you do with a group of friends or family. To me it’s like you get to escape out of the real world for an hour and let all these crazy brain benders and puzzles take over your mind and before you know it, that was the fastest hour of your life. It takes you out of your own life, your own stress and makes you so focused on the task at hand no matter if you’re good at puzzles or not. You’re always thinking of ways to solve and how to interpret everything. The reason that I wanted to start up a business of my own was because every escape room I went to I could see things that I would’ve done differently if I was the owner. I saw ways that could make everyone’s experiences more like real life and more immersive.

So now here we are, opening Time Lapse Escape Rooms. It’s been a crazy process with so many unexpected things popping up and going wrong but the process has been so much fun and we’re constantly learning new things about escape rooms in general and the business aspect as well.
This is the start of our next chapter and our new adventure. I hope you join us on this journey.