Make Downtown Winnipeg your boo with the Downtown Winnipeg Ghost Ride!

Warning: These spooky stories include tales about murder, violence and unexplainable events. This tour is best suited for a mature audience.

Cycle, scoot or walk this spooky route, listen to ghastly stories and grab some ghoulish treats on this downtown self-guided tour!

Following the tour is so easy its scary!

Step One: Download to your phone, or print off the route map and go to for a list of locations.

Step Two: Go to and click on each stop as you arrive to listen to, or read the ghost story.

Step Three: Stop at businesses along the way to collect pins featuring our ghostly mascot Boo! There are three colours – and five stops where you can get them!

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Thom Bargen Coffee –  If you’re doing the Downtown Winnipeg Ghost Ride on a weekday between 7am and 3pm, fuel up with a stop at Thom Bargen at 250 Kennedy (at the corner of Graham and Kennedy).  Grab a delicious house-made Pumpkin Spice Latte and pick up a cute “Boo” button to help scare off the spooks as you ride!

Stop 1: THE MASONIC TEMPLE – 333 Donald Street

Stop 2: THE BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE – 364 Smith Street

Stop 3: THE MARLBOROUGH HOTEL – 331 Smith Street

Browns Socialhouse Portage – While you’re in the area, make a stop at Browns Socialhouse Portage at 311 Portage Avenue (the corner of Portage Avenue and Donald Street) for some spirits to protect you from the otherworldly spirits you experience along the Ghost Ride!  Order an EctoPlasm Shooter and ask for your “Boo” pin before facing the rest of the spooks on this tour!

Stop 4: UPPER FORT GARRY PARK – 130 Main Street

Fete Ice Cream and Coffee – Head in to Fete Ice Cream and Coffee at 300 Assiniboine Avenue for a special spooky treat!  Let them know you’re on the Downtown Winnipeg Ghost Ride and ask for a scoop of their “Candy Thief” ice cream.  Someone raided the candy aisle at the grocery store and threw it all into their ice cream!  Filled to the brim with everyone’s faves, there is no trick to this treat!  Pick up another free “Boo” button to make your visit a spoooooky success!

Stop 5: THE FORT GARRY HOTEL – 222 Broadway

Stop 6: THE DEMON HOTEL – 44 Hargrave Street

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Oh Doughnuts – While you’re in the neighbourhood, pop in to Oh Doughnuts at 326 Broadway (the corner of Hargrave and Broadway) for any of their delicious, unique doughnut creations! Let the staff know that you’re on the Downtown Winnipeg Ghost Ride and ask for your “Boo” button – free with purchase!

Stop 7: DALNAVERT – 61 Carlton Street

Poke Mono – Pick up a delicious dinner deal at Poke Mono, located at 77 Edmonton Street (just off Broadway).  Mention that you’re on the Downtown Winnipeg Ghost Ride to get a special meal combo that includes any house poke bowl + kombucha for $15, or 15% off any menu item!  Don’t forget to get a free “Boo” button with your meal!


CONTENT WARNING: The next three stories tell the particularly gory tale of Earle Leonard Nelson. Caution: sexual content.


Stop 10: MANITOBA LAW COURTS – 408 York Avenue

Stop 11: VAUGHAN STREET JAIL – 444 York Street

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