Ottawa Tours


The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
46½ Sparks Street – 613.232.0344
info@hauntedwalk.com
View our 2016 brochure here!
Tour descriptions can be found under the calendar


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Support persons for customers with disabilities attend free of charge.

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If you have 5 or more people call us about adding an extra departure to the schedule.

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Private tours can be arranged for groups of 15 or more. Visit our Group Tours page for more details.

Tour Descriptions

Ghosts and the Gallows (Year-Round)

We take you inside the old Carleton County Jail (now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel) one of the most haunted buildings in North America! Was the wrong man hanged for the murder of D’Arcy McGee? Does he haunt the jail today? Come experience the jail and decide for yourself!

Adults $18.75, Students $16.75, Youth (10-14) $14.75

HALLOWEEN SEASON (October 1st to October 31st): This Halloween Season, join us for Ghosts and the Gallows “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” During our favourite time of the year you will be lead through the old jail in almost complete darkness as you face some of the most commonly held fears and phobias. This October, are you brave enough to wander the halls and cellblocks of this intentionally recognized haunted hot spot?

SPECIAL - The Haunted Walk's Nightmare Before/After X-mas!

Join us as we explore the darker side of the festive season. Hear about strange and frightening holiday traditions from around the world and gather in close as we share creepy Christmas-themed ghost stories. The majority of the tour will take place inside the spooky Bytown Museum, Ottawa’s oldest stone building. Once inside, you’ll learn why some Haunted Walk tour guides are too scared to give tours of the museum – even at Christmas time! Play close attention to the stories and you might just win yourself some extra presents before the night is through!

2016 Dates: December 10, 17, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Adults $19.75, Students $17.75, Youth (10-14) $15.75

Stranger Tales: A Haunted Walk City Adventure!

Ottawa’s newest and largest immersive Halloween experience arrives this October! An unseen figure has left a mysterious package at The Haunted Walk ticket office. What is inside? What does it mean? Combining the creepy elements of our traditional Haunted Walks with an urban adventure and interactive problem solving, this self-directed mystery is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Choose your own adventure as you solve clues, interact with characters and wind up inside one of Ottawa’s most haunted buildings.

Read our Stranger Tales FAQ for more details!

Some parts of the adventure will require internet access. Please make sure to bring at least one internet connected smartphone or tablet per party.

2016 Dates: October 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25 to 29.

Adults $19.75, Students $17.75, Youth (10-14) $15.75

We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: A Haunted Walk Kid's Adventure!

There’s something strange in our neighbourhood! Peculiar events have been happening lately at the old Carleton County Jail. We need to get to the bottom of this mystery! Bring your family for a lighthearted and exciting ghost-busting adventure. Full of fun, jokes and a few (light) surprises, this interactive adventure is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon with the family leading up to Halloween. This tour is designed to be enjoyed best by brave young ghostbusters ages 8 – 12.

2016 Dates: October 15, 22, 29 and 30.

All Tickets $14.75

The Haunted Walk's Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure!

Guests will be led on an interactive adventure with the undead, deep inside the labyrinth that is the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. This one-of-a-kind Halloween experience is a perfect combination of humour, storytelling, interactive challenges, unexpected surprises,  and of course…zombies.

This tour is not recommended for young children or anyone who cries easily when trapped underground and surrounded by a horde of the walking dead.

Halloween 2016 Dates: Oct. 29 & 30, Nov. 5

Adults $21.75, Students $19.75, Youth (10-14) $17.75

The Haunted Walk Experience at the Mackenzie King Estate (July - October)

Join for a moonlight walk around the Mackenzie King Estate, located deep inside Gatineau Park. As we lead you through this secluded getaway we will explore the former Prime Minister’s incredible property, his passion for spiritualism and the supernatural, and share some of our favourite ghost stories from the grounds. Each participant will receive a special limited edition Haunted Walk flashlight for the event!

Adults $18.75, Students $16.75, Youth (10-14) $14.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

The Crime and Punishment Jail Tour (Year-Round)

We set the ghost stories aside and concentrate on the incredible history of the old Carleton County Jail. How was the prison used? How bad were the living conditions? Did inmates try to escape? How many were executed? We’ll answer these questions and more as we put you to face-to-face with the last working gallows in Canada.

Adults $16.75, Students $14.75, Youth (10-14) $12.75

The Haunted Walk Experience at Upper Canada Village (July & August)

We will lead you through the darkened pioneer village, sharing chilling tales about Upper Canada’s darker history and the ghosts that may still linger in some of the buildings on-site today. This unique opportunity to see Upper Canada Village after the lights go out will only be available on select days this summer. Each participant will receive a special limited edition Haunted Walk flashlight for the event!

Adults $18.75, Students $16.75, Youth (10-14) $14.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa (Apr - Nov)

The outdoor tour that started it all! We will share some of our favourite ghost stories from the area and lead you by lantern light to some of our favourite haunted spots, including: the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier and Ottawa’s haunted high school. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again!

Adults $16.75, Students $14.75, Youth (10-14) $12.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

HALLOWEEN SEASON (October 1st to October 31st): This tour will be offered nightly throughout the Halloween season!

The Great Ghost Family Adventure! (July & August)

Calling all junior ghost investigators! For those not quite old or brave enough yet to enjoy the twists and terrors of our regular ghost tours, we are excited to announce a new experience. The Great Ghost Family Adventure is an interactive quest that will take you inside Ottawa’s spookiest building, the Bytown Museum. Collect clues and investigate while we share some of our favourite stories about the building and surrounding area. Join our investigation team and discover the secrets of Ottawa’s oldest building!

Every Friday night at 7:30pm in July and August.

Adults $16.75, Students $14.75, Youth (10-14) $12.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

Also Join Us On:

The Time Travel Trail Adventure!

May – October

Ottawa’s oldest and newest attraction! Unveil hidden secrets of Ottawa’s past that you won’t find in any history book! Embark on the journey with your very own time-traveling tour guide, going from year to year, and from location to location. You’ll get to reenact an 8-day trial in 3 minutes, duel against other time-travelers, wear silly mustaches and other “time-sensitive” surprises!

timetraveltrail.com

See Our City

May – October

Traveling to Ottawa by bus? Our professional step-on guides are available to take your group on fantastic city sightseeing tours. Our local experts show the landmarks and share the stories that make Ottawa such an incredible place to visit!

seeourcity.com

Anthony WhalenOttawa Tours