Muddy Water Tours

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Costumed guides use humor to relate tales of true crime or the theory that the Manitoba Legislature may hide the Ark of the Covenant

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Promotional value expires Sep 19, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required,48hrs in advance. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies. Valid for ages 10 and older. Tour start time is 3pm on Saturday afternoons, 7pm on Saturday evenings. Please arrive at least 10mins before tour start time. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • C$12 for walking tour for two (C$24 value)
  • C$24 for walking tour for four (C$48 value)
  • C$36 for walking tour for six (C$72 value)

Groupon holders can choose between the “Symbols, Secrets, and Sacrifices Under the Golden Boy” tour at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, or the “Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem Tour” at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The first tour meets on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building and takes folks around the building, floating theories about the what the images in the Great War Mural actually mean or where the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant might be. The second, which meets at Union Station, takes guests on a walk to the gallows as the costumed victim relates tales of true crime, justice, and ghosts.

Muddy Water Tours

At the start of one of Muddy Water Tours walking excursions, guests meet a somewhat non-traditional tour guide. They’re greeted by a costumed character, prone to pranks and brimming with punchlines. This character walks with them through the city, sharing tales of Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg’s boom and bust eras, or old-timey medical practices—such as advertising pharmaceuticals directly to consumers. It’s all so engaging, it’s easy to forget it’s historically accurate, too.

If the team behind Muddy Water Tours didn’t know their Winnipeg history, though, they’d probably have a different name. Winnipeg means “muddy water” in Cree, and the city even went by that name back in 1866. They’d also have less success contacting ghosts on their ghost tours—but their guides know the past well enough to track down spirits regularly. They contact them at haunts from a jail to a local theater where the dead (may) still perform.

SquarePeg Tours

The guides at SquarePeg Tours contact famous ghosts that are still lingering around today. During their ghost investigations, guides track down spirits from across the city's history using tools and techniques that include table tipping, glass sliding, and dowsing. They contact them at locations such as Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, which was featured on the TV series Ghost Hunters International. Other areas of paranormal activity include St. Boniface Museum, Dalnavert Museum, and the Fort Garry Hotel, where the specters never check out.

Customer Reviews

this is a great tour! the guide knows her stuff. i always return each year for a tour.
Melissa D. · November 30, 2016
Always a pleasure. Great Winnipeg info
Roberta T. · November 4, 2016
Kristen, our guide, was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of sharing that knowledge using humour and pictures. We did the tour of the legislature and would highly recommend it. Will definitely do another tour with her.
Diane M. · September 18, 2016
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    SquarePeg Tours

    Union Station

    123 Main St

    Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A5


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    Downtown Winnipeg

    Manitoba Legislative Building

    450 Broadway

    Winnipeg, MB R3C 1S4


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