Prohibition and Prostitution: A Tour Through Winnipeg’s Wild Side

Prohibition and Prostitution: A Tour Through Winnipeg’s Wild Side

Before Prohibition, Winnipeg was known for its lively atmosphere, boasting a thriving red-light district and an abundance of bars. Discover the captivating stories of this bygone era with Soncina Travel and Events on our Prohibition and Prostitution Tour. Immerse yourself in Winnipeg's fascinating history as we explore the hidden secrets of the city's unofficial economy.


  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Historical Exploration: Begin your adventure in the historic Exchange District, where you'll visit the city's oldest hotel, steeped in Prohibition history, and rumored to have ties to Al Capone.
  • Secret Location: Enjoy drinks and a surprise at a hidden spot known only to our tour participants.
  • Citywide Exploration: Board our comfortable coach as we journey through Winnipeg, discovering tales of the city's most rebellious bar and its notorious red-light district.
  • Meet the Past: Travel back in time to Annabelle Street, the infamous red-light district, and hear stories from one of its original residents.
  • Grand Finale: Conclude your tour with welcome drinks and a spectacular private entertainment show, featuring headline performances by the city's best burlesque stars, paying homage to the flapper girls and Prohibition Vaudeville.


  • One Alcoholic Drink: Enjoy a complimentary drink at Smoking Aces.
  • Private Guide: Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through Winnipeg's intriguing past.
  • Private Transport: Travel comfortably on our coach throughout the tour.
  • Live Entertainment: Experience a dazzling performance by the city's top burlesque stars.
  • Dinner: A delicious dinner is included in the tour cost.

Important Information

  • Capacity: Limited to 35 people, so book your spot soon!
  • ID Requirement: Please bring a hard copy of your photo ID.
  • Dietary Restrictions: Notify us in advance of any dietary restrictions.
  • Minimum Tickets: A minimum of 23 tickets must be sold for the tour to proceed.
  • Cancellation: You will be notified five days before the event if the tour cannot run.

Before You Go

  • Please contact us in advance if you have any food allergies or mobility concerns.
  • The tour is mostly outdoors, so please dress for the weather.
  • Remember to bring your mask and hand sanitizer.
  • If this is not the tour you need, please check out our Tours for other fantastic options in Winnipeg!


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Happy guests in a group photo with Michael from Soncina Travel and Events