Ottawa Tours

The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
46½ Sparks Street – 613.232.0344
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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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 (Dates TBA): This Halloween Season, join us for Ghosts and the Gallows “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” tour. During our favourite time of the year we lead you through the old jail in almost complete darkness. Are you brave enough to wander the halls and cellblocks of an intentionally recognized haunted hot spot? Schedule and prices vary. See calendar for details.

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 $15.75, Students $13.75, Youth (10-14) $11.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult

HALLOWEEN SEASON (Dates TBA): Join us for The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa “Canada’s Scariest Stories” Edition! On these special tours we will be venturing inside Ottawa’s oldest and most haunted building, the Bytown Museum. We will be sharing some of our favourite ghost stories from across the country and other local favourites. Schedule and prices vary. See calendar for full details.

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

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!

2016 Dates – July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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!

2016 Dates – Every Saturday evening July 2 to August 27

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

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

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!

Dates: TBA

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

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