Is the Manitoba Legislative Building a Masonic Temple in disguise? Why is Winnipeg called the “Ectoplasm Capital of the World?" And what is it about this region that makes it such a hotbed of supposed supernatural phenomena, from UFO sightings to encounters with Bigfoot?
Explore the hidden side of a city steeped in mystery, myth, and mysticism. Whatever your level of skepticism, you’re sure to come home with an entirely new appreciation of the unexpected wonders of Manitoba’s capital. Architectural wonders, spiritual mysteries, ancient ceremonies, cryptozoology, and more await you on this five-day exploration of Canada’s enigmatic heartland. We’ll travel on horseback to the best-documented UFO landing site, participate in a traditional Anishinaabe healing ceremony, and spend our evenings in a notoriously haunted historic hotel. Along the way, we’ll dine on the finest Manitoba cuisine, from pickerel cheeks to bison steaks, while getting used to hearing Bigfoot stories swapped about as lightly as small-town gossip.
For flights in and out of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG), you should plan to arrive by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, and depart any time on Sunday, June 23. If you'd like to extend your stay before or after the tour, we're happy to reserve extra nights at our hotel in Winnipeg or provide additional recommendations.
This tour is moderately active. Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 4 miles over the course of each day and remaining outside and on their feet for long periods of time. We will be walking both in the city and in more rural, wooded areas. One of the activities also requires riding on horseback, though travelers are welcome to skip it if they’re not comfortable on horses.