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Address: 450 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-989-9630
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Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Have you ever wondered why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes...

Have you ever wondered why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on the roof? Do you know the true identity of the Golden Boy? Join Dr. Frank Albo, academic inspiration behind The Hermetic Code, for an unforgettable tour of magic, mystery and architectural wonder. Meet inside the Manitoba Legislative Building and begin to unlock mysteries of Canada’s most unique architectural landmark.

Dr. Albo will take you along step-by-step to reveal a trail of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked they have escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years!

The Hermetic Code Tour is part of the Signature Experience Collection with Destination Canada and is one of only a handful of tours internationally promoted by Destination Canada. Spots need to be booked in advance online or by calling.

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an eye and mind opening experience

So many symbolic references that are only apparent if you take the tour. Excellent story telling. Loved it, plus the book about the Hermetic Code is very thought provoking. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gordon E
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many symbolic references that are only apparent if you take the tour. Excellent story telling. Loved it, plus the book about the Hermetic Code is very thought provoking. Highly recommend the tour.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a must see in Winnipeg to get the history of our impressive legislative building and all the hidden secrets of this building which is spectacular.

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Hermetic Code Tours; we are glad you enjoyed it. Regards, Heartland Travel More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a private tour with our SKAL group, expertly narrated by Don Finkbeiner of Heartland Tours. Very interesting stories of the planning and building of our legislature. Many unknown tales that are just incredible!

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the tour. We are glad you had an opportunity to take the tour and that you learned something from it. Regards, Heartland Travel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Wow. My mind is blown. Born and raised in Winnipeg and this tour just completely changed my appreciation for the legislative building I've seen and passed hundreds of times. Frank is as knowledgeable as he is captivating as a tour guide. He literally broke the century old hidden codes and symbols single handedly. I highly recommend.

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hi - Thank you for writing a review on the Hermetic Code Tours. We are glad you enjoyed it and have found a new way to look at the Legislative Building. Regards, Heartland Travel More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Hermetic tour is a must see in Winnipeg. The information given and the detailed look at this outstanding architecture makes one proud to be a Winnipegger! We have an incredible gem as our Legislative building, and this tour unlocks some of the unknown secrets to it. You will never look at the Leg in quite the same eye after... More 

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Hermetic Code Tour. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and yes, this tour does make you look at buildings a bit differently! Regards, Heartland Travel More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

PROS: The building is truly jaw-dropping, a real surprise. The tour leader knows his stuff and is enthusiastic. CONS: Forty bucks is ridiculous. The tour guide spends waaay too much time talking about himself and how clever he is. OVERALL: Still an unforgettable experience.

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Hermetic Code Tour. We are glad you had an unforgettable experience as we hope all who take the tour do. We value all feedback and will pass your thoughts onto Dr. Albo for the future. Regards, Heartland Travel More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We have such as beautiful Legislative Building, more need to visit it. This is a great tour that reveals the history of the building and Winnipeg. Great tour!

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HeartlandTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Hermetic Code Tours, responded to this review

Hi - Thanks for writing a review for the Hermetic Code Tours. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. Thanks - Heartland Travel More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is an amazing tour. Lots of information to take in and process. I bought the book at the end of the tour and wish I'd read it beforehand. I'll likely do the tour again because it is so interesting.

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Hello - Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Hermetic Code Tours. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards, Heartland Travel More 

Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I went on this tour with a Winnipegger and we both learned so much. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. It was a long tour, but every minute was entertaining and Dr Albo's passion was unfaltering. So many wonderful things in plain sight and he helped us see them!

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Hello - thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Hermetic Code Tour. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks - Heartland Travel More 

small town ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

As a Freemason and general history buff, I've been to a few interesting sites over the years. Let me just say that this takes the cake. Frank has the ability to keep the interest of relatively well-informed individuals such as myself without leaving behind the neophytes in the crowd. Even the children participated and Frank was incredibly inclusive. This really... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the kind and positive comments, Don, Heartland Travel More 

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