Hermetic Code Tours of MB Legislative Building

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**PLEASE NOTE: Due to restrictions at the Manitoba Legislative Building, we have not been approved to run public tours.
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$36.00/person + taxes and fees ($41.80 per person)


The price is per person including students, youth, and seniors

Included: Exclusive guided one and half hour tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building by Dr. Frank Albo

Space is limited for these exclusive tours; spots must be booked in advance, and are non-refundable and cannot be changed once booked. Please dress appropriately for the weather as the first 15 minutes of the tour is outside. Cameras are also allowed on the tours as well as a beverage and small snacks.


Please note if you have signed up to take the Hermetic Code Tour, you must have valid photo ID on you as you MAY need to present it at the Security Desk when you check in for the tour.

Also, ALL BAGS/BACKPACKS INCLUDING PURSES will be checked by security. Backpacks and large bags will be locked up for the duration of the tour.


The tour is wheelchair accessible however, the tour ends at the Pool of the Black Star which has two stairs down to it but can still be viewed and enjoyed from the top of the steps.


Since 2009, more than 40,000 people have taken the Hermetic Code Tour.


“Frank Albo – a highly charismatic polymath – leads one of the very best tours of any public building anywhere in the world” writes a smitten Max Anderson, Editor of Australia’s Adelaide Hills Magazine and Travel Writer for the Sydney Morning Herald


As a result of the Hermetic Code Tour, Dr. Albo has written a new book on architecture in Astana Kazakhstan. Click this link to learn all about it and order your copy today.

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Spots are non-refundable once booked.

Please note the online booking system shuts down at 2pm CT the day of the tours. Between 2pm-5pm the day of the tour, please call us at 204-989-9630 and we can process your booking over the phone with a Visa or MC.

Want to take the tour but can’t decide on a date yet? Looking to give someone a unique gift? Gift certificates are also available by calling us at 204-989-9630.


Hermetic Code Teacher Kit


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.

Time: 6pm until 7:45pm

Please arrive at around 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Meet at the main entrance of the Legislative Building (450 Broadway), around the security desk

Location:Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, main entrance, around the security desk.


Private Group Tour Bookings

Would you like to book a private Hermetic Code Tour for your group? We can help. As long as the building is available as well as Dr. Frank Albo, we can book your group your own tour. We have done family gatherings, corporate and convention groups, work events, teams, etc. Would you like a reception after the tour? We can put you in touch with a caterer and you can have a gathering after your tour.

General information for booking a private group are:

  • A minimum of 15 people are required for a private Hermetic Code Tour with Dr. Frank Albo (if you do not meet the minimum number required, the minimum will still be charged)
  • Maximum 60 people for a private tour; if you think you will have more, please call us at 204-989-9630 and we can assist with setting up back-to-back tours
  • Cost for a private Hermetic Code Tour is $36.00 + GST per person
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is required to book and confirm a private Hermetic Code Tour for your group; final payment will be due no later than one week after the tour has taken place
  • Payment methods can be cash, cheque, Visa, or MasterCard; invoices will be provided
  • Tours will run rain or shine; everyone should dress appropriately for the weather as the first 20 minutes of the tour is outside
  • Since we need to check with the building’s schedule and Dr. Albo’s schedule, it is best to have a few dates to work with; we avoid booking private tours on a Saturday due to the amount of wedding parties inside the building
  • Email group booking inquiries to: info@heartlandtravel.ca



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Dr. Albo is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Autumn 2016 convocation ceremonies. Read about it by clicking here.

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