Winnipeg, Manitoba

Located in the heart of Canada


Grab onto something wild & unexpected right here in Winnipeg! Experience this city on a whole new level where we will take you places you didn’t know existed. Our strange methods and bits of knowledge will reveal a side of Winnipeg that will shock and surprise you!


Muddy Water Tours offers an in depth look into Winnipeg’s colourful history, from the fascinating to the absurd we have experienced it all. Ride a bus to haunted locations or stroll through the streets hearing tales of true crime, plagues and medicine, vice and jail life, and the rise and fall Winnipeg’s wealth. Or travel into the Manitoba Legislature, a recreation of the Temple of Solomon.


Our company name is a true reflection of what we are all about, finding odd pieces of information. Winnipeg is the Cree word for muddy water, and in 1866 one of the first newspapers in the region, the Nor’ Wester, was the first one to coin the term to designate this area. Hence the name of the company.


So join us and we guarantee you will walk away with a smile on your face!


Initially inspired by a tour in Inverness Scotland, Kristen Verin-Treusch opened Muddy Water Tours in 2002 noticing no other tour company was offering ghost themed tours with theatrics. Hence the creation of the Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Tour.  Subsequently, the company has expanded and now offers a plethora of tours focusing on the darker side of Winnipeg’s history. So join us for a unique experience and delve into the underbelly of this great city’s past!

Associations & Awards

Winner of the 2008 Mb Tourism Partnership Award


Winner of the Best Tour Experience Doors Open 2013 & 2014: Vaughan St Jail


Nominated for Business of the Year Award 2012 & 2013


Finalist for Women Business Owner of the Year 2013 & 2014