Interested in learning more about the sex trade in Winnipeg?
Winnipeg no longer has a red light district as such but there are plenty of places in the city where you can find street hookers as well as adult entertainment venues offering full service.
Here we take a look at the local prostitution scene in Winnipeg.
The Fading Red Lights of Winnipeg
Settled in 1738 and formally incorporated in 1873, the city of Winnipeg has had a colorful history with sex workers. The original red light district on Colony Creek occupied the area surrounding Balmoral Street (just north of modern day Elice Avenue) and was active until 1883. As the 19th century turned into the 20th, trade moved west out of the city and off the streets into the brothels of Thomas Street. However, as the city limits expanded, the red light area was absorbed and also benefited from organic expansion westwards, stretching down what is now known as Minto Street. The borders of the brothels started in Maryland Street and eventually grew west to the river on Annabella Street and McFarlane Street.
By 1910, most of the brothels had closed due to the occurrence of several violent crimes and the continued anti-social behavior in the surrounding areas by obnoxious (and often drunk) clients. Sex workers began to leave what was perceived to be the unsafe confines of the bordellos to ply their trade on the streets.
In the ensuing decades, the pick-up areas moved around the city from downtown to the Exchange District, Point Douglas and Main Street.
Current Street Sex Trade
There are many street prostitutes working in Winnipeg most of whom will take pick-ups by car and on foot. Some of these areas are notorious for crime and are less safe during the night-time.
Current prices range from $20 for a blowjob or hand job up to $80 for full sex though the time of day, quality of prostitute and areas you are picking up will largely dictate the cost.
Areas known to have street hookers working are:
- Sargent Park/West End: Both the area between Sargent Avenue and Elice Avenue. There can be a good deal of police traffic as well as the general public.
- Shaugnessy Park: Between Selkirk Avenue and Redwood Avenue. Be aware that there is a neighborhood watch in effect.
- Burrows central/ St Johns: Between McKenzie Street and Parr Street.
- North End: Selkirk Avenue between Arlington Street and Main Street.
- Dufferin Industrial Area: Jarvis Avenue between Arlington Street and Salter Bridge.
- South of Lord Selkirk Park on Sutherland Ave between Main Street and Salter Bridge.
- West Alexander/Centennial: Isabel Street and Juno Street.
The advice for crawlers is to be cautious and to be safe. Many of the girls working the streets in Winnipeg are junkies and there are reports of robberies being attempted as well as undercover operations being run by the police.
Erotic Massage in Winnipeg
There are a few massage parlors in Winnipeg that offer happy endings with chances of a full service. Customers are expected to be discreet. All these venues are cash only and do not advertise as offering sexual services. Expect to pay a house fee of around $50-80 with a ‘tip’ of up to $150 for any additional extras.
Punter reviews suggest you can expect to find an adult rub with extras at the following locations:
Moon Light Studio
258 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E2K4
Tel: 204 779 1690
Open from 10am to 11pm the Moon Light Studio offers massage, manual and oral stimulation with full service depending on the masseuse. Not the most salubrious of looking venues, there is a jacuzzi inside.
835 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G0C3
Tel: 204 772 9451
Rated as Winnipeg’s number one adult massage parlor, Executive Bath is an upmarket and discreet venue offering adult body rubs. Sessions start at $50 for a half hour with gratuities being paid on top for extra services. The venue is modern, clean and with a professional touch.
Executive Bath is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm. With two entrances there is on-street parking and a parking lot nearby. Reviews of the services for the 20+ ladies working here are good.
610 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C0W8
Tel: 204 775 5599
Open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 11pm, Broadways offers rooms from $30-$60 with tips on top. There are hot tubs available.
904 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G0P5
Tel: 204 738 5008
It is unclear if Oriental Massage is still operating as there are only a few recent reviews available. However, the venue has a good reputation of old and we would welcome any feedback if anyone has any recent experience that they can share.
Escorts and Call Girls
Winnipeg has a large number of independent and agency call girls willing to pay you a visit or entertain you at their premises. Many have their own websites, use classified listings or use directories if they are not registered with an agency.
We have a comprehensive guide on the Winnipeg escort scene, which can be found here.
Prices vary hugely depending on the level of service you require and where you select from but you can expect to pay anything from $90 for a quickie up to $300 per hour (or more for elite services).
We strongly recommend avoiding the local street prostitution scene. There are plenty of safer ways to find sex without running the risk of breaking the law, or endangering your safety.