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Booze, Broads & Brothels: An historical walking tour

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Famous Five Statue

Olympic Plaza

8 Ave SE @ 1st SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0K7

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"There are few greater threats to systems ​of gender, labor, and power than unapologetic sex workers."
~ sex worker rights activist Lane Champagne


ABOUT THE TOUR

Adventure back to Calgary's early days, when our city was notorious as “the booze, brothel, and gambling capital" of the Canadian West. We'll walk the same streets that a hundred years ago were only dirt roads on the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. You'll hear some unbelievable stories about the people, places, and politics of Calgary's still robust sex industry, which, although begrudgingly acknowledged, is rarely visible to those who aren't looking for it.

Saddle up, partner, and let's go find it -- together!

​We'll set off from the Famous Five Statue. The closest C-Train station is City Hall, and the nearest cross street is 8th Avenue SE @ 1st Street SE. We'll walk at a comfortable pace and make several stops, including rests and bathroom breaks as needed. Our journey will take us south to Victoria Park, past the Stampede grounds, then through the East Village. We'll then head west along the south bank of the Bow River toward Centre Street, venturing into Calgary's last official "red light district" before finishing up within a block of where we started about three hours later.

Learn more at www.yycsexworkwalkingtour.weebly.com.


COST

Pay What You Can donation to Shift Calgary. Suggested minimum donation is $20, but no one will be turned away. All are welcome!


DURATION

Approx. 3 hours | DISTANCE: Roughly 4km | LEVEL 1: Easy | GROUP SIZE: 12
For larger groups please contact me to plan your tour.

Learn more at www.yycsexworkwalkingtour.weebly.com.

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Famous Five Statue

Olympic Plaza

8 Ave SE @ 1st SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0K7

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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