Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

Ghost Tours

Next Available: October 1, 2022
More dates available:
  • October 2, 2022
  • October 3, 2022
  • October 4, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
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Explore Ottawa’s famous haunted jail and real-life murder mystery! Tour the cellblocks where inmates of all kinds were once imprisoned. Retrace the final footsteps of the condemned as you walk from Death Row to the last working gallows in Canada. In 1869, was an innocent man executed for the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a popular Canadian politician? Does he still haunt the hallways of the jail to this day? Join us and find out for yourself. Not recommended for children under 10. Cette visite est également disponible en français.

The City of Ottawa requires that masks be worn to enter the historic jail. Part of the building is in use as an overflow distancing shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The areas we visit are reserved exclusively for tour use.

Small Group Private Tours

Experience the ultimate Haunted Walk adventure with your boos and besties! Get a private tour for up to 12 people on a Friday or Saturday. Got a smaller group? Bring 2-8 people on a weeknight for only $150 – that’s up to 50% off! Need a few more tickets? No problem – add extra spirits for $25/person (max. 16 people).

A Safe & Spooky Experience for All...

Our Haunted Jail Tour regrettably isn’t accessible as there are a number of stairs along the route – unfortunately, they didn’t design 19th-century jails to be easy to get around!

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

More Spooky Fun!

For some, cemeteries evoke feelings of fear and dread. For others, they are beautiful spaces filled with memories and reflection. For us, they are places with countless stories waiting to be told. This October, we are proud to partner with Beechwood Cemetery National Historic Site for a one-of-a-kind evening filled with storytelling and chills. We will share the darker history of the cemetery’s early days and the ghost stories connected to some who rest there – including strange reports from staff that continue to this day. The experience will be mostly outdoors as we walk amongst the crypts, headstones and other markers. Our final stop of the evening will give us the rare opportunity to venture inside the Mausoleum after sunset for one last spine-tingling tale.  We recommend all guests bring a flashlight for fun & safety. Masks are required to enter the Mausoleum.

To help celebrate the launch of the new tour, on October 1st we are partnering with Pop-Up Cinema to present Frankenstein in Beechwood Cemetery at 7:30pm. Take the tour before the movie at 6:15pm, or afterwards at 9:15pm. Space is limited.

Next available: October 7, 2022
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

The Sir John Johnson Manor House (located in the quiet village of Williamstown, Ontario) is a Parks Canada National Historic Site that has reports of ghostly encounters dating back over a century. Your evening will begin with a full briefing on the haunted history of the area, the equipment to be used, and the best practices to follow when collecting and analyzing evidence. Then you will head inside…in the dark…to see if you can capture any sign of paranormal activity. The results of every investigation are different and sometimes unpredictable. With a max of 8 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided.

Next available: October 1, 2022
180 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator

Join us 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 and surrounding area. Our tour routes have been redesigned to take place entirely outdoors. We will have many great locations to see and explore but indoor spaces are not currently accessible. Cette visite est également disponible en français.

Next available: October 1, 2022
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99