Ottawa Tours

The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
46½ Sparks Street – 613.232.0344

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Tour Descriptions

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 $14.75, Students $12.75, Youth (10-14) $10.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

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

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 $14.75, Students $12.75, Youth (10-14) $10.75

SPECIAL — The Haunted Walk Experience at Upper Canada Village

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.

Tours run: July 18, August 1, 15 & 29

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

SPECIAL — The Haunted Walk Experience at the Mackenzie King Estate

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.

Tours run: June 27, July 4, August 8 & 22, September 26

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

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!

Anthony WhalenOttawa Tours