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.
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.