An Evening of Haunted Holiday Stories – Bytowne Cinema (Ottawa, ON)

Ghost Tours

Next Available: Will return in 2024!
90 minutes
$25 per person (Bytowne members save $3), $50 per person for show and VIP investigation
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‘Tis the season…for scary stories! Join us at the Bytowne Cinema as we revive the Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories to celebrate the holidays. Storytellers from The Haunted Walk of Ottawa will spread spooky cheer with spellbinding tales of the otherworldly and supernatural – with a holiday spin. We will screen thematic classic short films throughout the evening to add to your eerie experience. We’re also offering a VIP experience for 16 brave souls who will stay after the theatre closes for a paranormal investigation with the team from The Haunted Walk. This 60-minute adventure is an excellent introduction to investigating the supernatural while exploring modern and ancient methods used to commune with the other side. You won’t want to miss this special, exclusive experience. Maybe you’ll even make it a holiday tradition! Also offered in Toronto.

More Spooky Fun!

Brace yourself for a brand-new immersive experience in 2024! Join us at the Ottawa’s Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for a spine-tingling paranormal adventure. In small, intimate groups of no more than 12, you’ll gain exclusive access to investigate four eerie heritage buildings, each brimming with ghostly tales and ominous history – in the dark! As we embark on this supernatural journey, we will utilize a wide array of techniques, both ancient and modern, in our attempts to communicate with the spirits that may dwell within the Village. Will any of them answer? Leave skepticism at the door and step into the world of the unexplained. ‘Alone in the Dark’ offers an authentic experience where outcomes are as unpredictable as the spirits themselves. Nothing is hidden or staged. This unforgettably spooky evening will delight ghost story enthusiasts, fearless paranormal investigators, history aficionados, urban explorers, or anyone with a curiosity about the unknown. Space is limited. All participants must be 18+. Choose curiosity over fear and join us in the dark!

Next available: February 24, 2024
120 minutes
$64.99 per person

From January to March, we offer a special winterized version of the Original Haunted Walk, complete with the comfort of cozy indoor stops. Be captivated by our friendly and talented storytellers, each wearing one of our iconic black cloaks, as they recount the area’s most spine-tingling ghostly tales. Using lanterns to light our way, we’ll lead you to Ottawa’s most haunted places, such as Grant House, the elegant Fairmont Château Laurier, and the city’s infamous haunted high school. This memorable evening will forever alter your perception of the city and its historic buildings. Ideal for all ages, this tour is a favourite among families, the curious, and paranormal enthusiasts alike. Please note, that during the winter, we may adapt the tour route and stories to better suit weather conditions. Cette visite est également disponible en français.

Next available: February 24, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $25.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

This October, join us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Ottawa’s supernatural past as we step inside the city’s oldest and most haunted building – the Bytown Museum. Prepare to be captivated by chilling tales of ghostly encounters, shared by museum staff, visitors, and even our Haunted Walk tour guides! As we make our way to the museum, we’ll immerse you in the region’s oldest and most famous ghost stories, including iconic tales such as those surrounding the Rideau Canal, Barrack Hill Cemetery, and the Gatineau River – stories that have become cherished favourites among our Original Haunted Walk guests. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore one of Ottawa’s haunted landmarks with The Haunted Walk! This experience is presented in English.

Next available: March 15, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99