Winnipeg Turkish Baths at the Royal Alexandra Hotel

Built in 1909 as the crown jewel in the Canadian Pacific Railroad string of hotels, the Royal Alexandra boasted ballrooms, high-class suites and a turkish bath that was a marvel to all that put their feet up in its luxurious steam sauna.

The relaxation spa of its day, the baths soothed customers—royal family members and CPR ticket-masters alike—after the long journey across Canada by train. The Royal Alexandra was demolished in 1971, but its neon sign from the Turkish Baths flickers on, the oldest neon in Winnipeg.