The Wild West comes to life on Calgary's Prohibition Pub Tour

The Wild West comes to life on Calgary’s Prohibition Pub Tour and it is free!

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Step back in time as Calgary’s Prohibition Pub Tour transports you to the vibrant era of the Wild West, complete with authentic Prohibition-era bars, captivating historical landmarks, and a dash of both corruption and red-light intrigue.

Imagine a convergence of men, money, madams, and moral complexities – the very essence that gave rise to Prohibition, fueling corruption and illuminating the city’s red lights. The Only Prohibition Pub Tour in Calgary unveils the enthralling narrative of a town that became synonymous with the Wild West spirit.

Between 1920 and 1933, the Prohibition era swept across the United States and Canada, enforcing a sweeping ban on producing, selling, and distributing alcoholic beverages. Against this backdrop, clandestine bars and speakeasies emerged as clandestine havens where people could secretly savour their beloved libations. These covert establishments boasted concealed entrances, whispered passwords, and an atmosphere rife with exhilaration and defiance.

Join us on an immersive journey through time with the Prohibition Pub Tour, where history comes to life amid the backdrop of the Wild West’s most intriguing chapters. Traverse the very streets that bore witness to clandestine dealings, and let us guide you through the captivating stories of resilience, rebellion, and a city defined by its fearless spirit.

As part of the Walk The YYC initiative, this captivating Prohibition pub tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore history while embracing the vibrant pulse of Calgary’s past.


  • 🍺 Calgary’s only Prohibition Pub Tour explores the history of the Wild West
  • 💰 Cost: Free
  • 📅 Days Offered: Saturdays
  • ⏰ Time: 4 pm
  • 📍 Meeting Place: Calgary Tower
  • ⏳ Avg Length: 3 hours
  • 👥 Group Size: 20 people, 0 Teetotalers
  • 🔍 Tour Highlights: 3 Prohibition Era Bars, Old Courthouse, City Hall, Fort Calgary, Rouge
  • 🎒 Prepare & Bring: Comfortable shoes, Dress according to the weather, Bring water and snacks
  • ℹ️ More Info: Tour runs 3 hours, Drinks not included, Water provided at bars, 5km route, 18+ only
  • ⚠️ Advisories: No drinks provided by the tour, 1 drink per bar, End of tour 2km from the start, Plan accordingly

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