Quadeville and Al Capone’s Hide-out
Did you say Al Capone had a Canadian hide-out?? That’s right! Our friends at the Revival Store went a few years ago and rated it a “Must See”! It can be a bit tricky to find but if you ask the friendly folks at the Quadeville general store, they’ll send you off in the right direction. And while you’re there, you can pick up a t-shirt to remember your visit!
The hideout is only about 2-3 km north of the village of Quadeville on the Letterkenny Road. You’ll travel up a narrow, un-kept driveway through overgrown trees. You can drive your car up the hill, but be careful. It might be wise to park and walk, just to be safe! Once you’re there, look for the old broken down log cabin. There are said to be collapsed escape tunnels on the property (a favourite past-time for Capone).
This property is said to be used by snowmobilers in the winter. Unfortunately you can see that some people have used it as a garbage receptacle and have little reverence for the memories of Capone’s Canadian days. This aside, you will definitely get a nostalgic and eerie sense of how Al and his mobster pals lived while they spent some time in the Canadian backwoods.
**Photos and information courtesy of the Revival Store.