Tunnels of Moose Jaw


Useful Information

Location: Moose Jaw, 18 Main Street north, historic downtown.
Open: All year daily, tours every half hour.
Closed on 25-DEC.
[2005]
Fee: Single Tour: Adults CAD 13, Children (13-18) CAD 9.50, Children (6-12) CAD 6.50, Seniors (65+) CAD 10.
Both Tours: Adults CAD 21, Children (13-18) CAD 16, Children (6-12) CAD 10, Seniors (65+) CAD 17.
Groups (15+): Single Tour: Adults CAD 11.70, Children (13-18) CAD 8.555, Children (6-12) CAD 5.85, Seniors (65+) CAD 9.
Both Tours: Adults CAD 18.90, Children (13-18) CAD 14.40, Children (6-12) CAD 9, Seniors (65+) CAD 15.30.
[2005]
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Light: electric
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Guided tours: D=50min.
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Address: Tunnels of Moose Jaw, 18 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J6, Tel: +1-306-693-5261, Fax: +1-306-691-2991. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

1920s Al Capone visits Moose Jaw.
1997 Tunnels of Little Chicago opened to the public.
15-JUN-2000 Tunnels of Moose Jaw opened to the public.

Description

Moose Jaw is located in the state of Saskatchewan in Southern Canada. The tunnels below the town were originally used by Chinese immigrants. In the beginning of the 20th century Canada imposed its now infamous head tax on Chinese immigrants. The Canadians feared that they would steal jobs away from locals. Most of them were unable to pay the tax and thus were forced literally underground. Entire families lived underground and worked in the local businesses above ground in exchange for food and supplies.

In the 1920 the underground maze was used for transporting of booze to the US through Canada during the prohibition-era. This was a result of the proximity to the US border. According to legend all the bootlegging was connected to Al Capone.