Curious Mysteries at The Winnipeg Legislative Building

Dan Browns famous novel “The Da Vinci Code” mixes history, mystery, and a curious plot that keeps pages turning. Whether you love it or hate it, I personally remember putting that book down several times while reading it and thinking “Woah, it all makes sense!“. That feeling of “what the…” is hard to come by. Sometimes it shows up in a book, a movie, a well written blog post, but rarely does it happen in real life. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience this feeling out in the wild. Found right under your nose in downtown Winnipeg, the local Legislative Building has a strange history that has to be seen in order to fully believe.

Sphinx on Winnipeg Legislative

The Hermetic Code Tours

Dr. Frank Albo takes you on a tour through this historic landmark explaining such mysteries as “What the heck is a sphinx doing on top of a building in the middle of the prairies?“, “What’s with all of the freemason imagery, and what does it all mean?” and “How come all of this in Manitoba?“. This hour & a half tour through an architectural wonder is a breathtaking experience. A curiosity that makes you question history in Canada, and the prominence in Freemasons as late as the 1930′s.

Dome Ceiling
I would love to share more about this unique experience and tell you all of it’s wonders, but the delivery of this incredible information is best seen on the tours, surrounding by marble floors & stunning art & with the superb narration of Dr. Frank Albo. In short, you’re going to see some mind boggling things, hear some crazy stories, and be presented with answers to some mysteries you never knew existed.

Special thanks to Tourism Manitoba for blowing my mind by putting me on this tour.  


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2 Responses to “Curious Mysteries at The Winnipeg Legislative Building”

  1. Colleen Brynn
    August 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I am from Winnipeg, and I have always loved this building and have toured it before. My mum has been telling me for a couple years now that I need to do this tour – she did it and LOVED it as well.
    On a somewhat unrelated note, did you also visit the Purple City? ;)

    • Corbin Fraser
      August 21, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      You certainly should. I thought it was the bee’s knees. Would definitely go again!

      Can’t say I visited Purple City, though I do recall locals at the bar talking about this when I mentioned the Ledge. I think I’ll keep my retinas in tact for the moment, perhaps someday though :P

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