Proudly presented in BC by the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS)


Odyssey of the Mind is a school-based, international program that promotes creative problem solving for students from kindergarten through college. Under the guidance of a coach, teams of five to seven students learn creative thinking and problem solving skills while finding innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance problems.

Rochester Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team's Achievement at World Finals 2017 recognized in BC Legislature


Closing Montage from Provincial Finals 2017





Odyssey BC would like to thank all the donors whose generosity assisted our teams in traveling to the World Finals Competition at Michigan State University. For a complete list of corporate and individual donors please visit our Sponsors page.

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Jabber-Wacky Summer Camps
UPDATE: Due to the great interest in the Tri-Cities area we have just added another camp in Coquitlam the week of Aug 21-25. Registration is now open. To register and for more information click here »
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
This annual competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and is the largest international creative problem-solving competition in the world. More than 850 teams from all around the world shared their ideas and work at Michigan State University, May 24-27. While only a few left with a trophy, everyone came out a winner just by solving an Odyssey of the Mind problem and competing on the world stage. British Columbia was represented by 14 teams and 5 officials this year, and we believe that many fantastic memories were made. A shout out goes to Rochester Elementary from Coquitlam (a first year team) who made it into the Top 10 in Problem 1 ("Catch Us If You Can"), Division 1. Congratulations! For WF photos click here.


Looking ahead to 2017/18
Next season's problems have been released. For everyone who can't wait to get creative sneak a peek by checking out the problem synopses. Fun times are ahead! To receive the full problem description you will have to take out an Odyssey of the Mind Membership for the 2017/18 season - starting September 1. If you have any question or you are planning ahead to bring Odyssey of the Mind to your school, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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