You can access the underground tours of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw on Main Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. These tunnels were dug nearly one hundred years ago as service tunnels between buildings and the railroad station. Tales are attached to them concerning early Chinese immigrants, boot leg gin, and even the famous Al Capone. Some of the tunnels are block up today, but you can still take one of two interactive underground tours year round.
Pre book your tunnel tour because space is limited. You will get a discount if you book in groups of fifteen or more. A similar discount applies if you book both tours at once. Hours vary throughout the year so check your timing online prior to booking. Tours take about fifty minutes. There is no photography allowed on the tour. Free parking is available about a block away from the tour's starting location.
One of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour is about the experience of Chinese Canadians in Saskatchewan. Early in the last century many immigrants lived in these tunnels to avoid prosecution for their illegal status. The other tour is connected to the bootleg liquor culture of the 1920s. It is based on eye witness reports that the famous gangster Al Capone spent time in Moose Jaw's tunnels. Both tours use costumed tour guides, animatronics, and multi-media aspects for their presentations. Take a Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour and see the underground history of a seemingly sleepy town.