Quadeville and Al Capone’s Hide-out

Quadeville and Al Capone's Canadian HideoutDid 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.

 Quadeville and Al Capone, Bancroft Bancroft

**Photos and information courtesy of the Revival Store.


  • Ron Brown| August 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I have heard the stories and seen the you tube videos. But what was Capone hiding from in Ontario? Not the law… he had been paroled, prohibition was over and he was very ill. An interview with a descendant makes no mention of Ontario, nor do any records. In fact he died of pneumonia in 1947 at the family estate in Palm Island Florida. BTW, Moose jaw also has a motel called Capone’s Hideaway.

  • What if?| June 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Just got back from capon’s hideout near Quadville, what a awesome place to see!
    The house has been boarded up for a while now and has been trash more then a few times but is still standing for now, great for all the animals that are in need of a place to live. To think Al Capone sat out in the middle of nowhere in the bush back in the day with his buddy/family hiding out, to think what might be hidden out in the forest around that cabin. Some of the locals say he had a few escape tunnels from the main cabin, if that’s so what else would he do back then just in case…hidden treasure? I’ll let you guys know if I find anything, I will be out looking 😉

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