Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

Ghost Tours

Next Available: No Tours Currently Scheduled
60 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
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The HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is not currently open to the public. We look forward to resuming our tours when it does. Stay tuned for future announcements about our haunted jail tours!

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.

More Spooky Fun!

The outdoor tour that started it all! We share some of our most chilling ghost stories from the area and lead you by lantern light to some of the spookiest 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! A tried and true favourite for all ages. Cette visite est également disponible en français.

Next available: September 28, 2021
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY! Join us on the first weekend of the Spooky Season as we investigate a Kingston, Ontario landmark – Murney Tower! Prior to the Tower, a wood Fort from the war of 1812 stood on the site. After the war, the barracks were used as a hospital until the Tower was built. The land was also heavily used as a landing site for indigenous peoples in the 18th century. The activity could possibly be connected to any or all of these time periods. This 2-hour special event will begin with a full briefing on the haunted history of the site, the equipment to be used, and the best practices to follow when collecting and analyzing evidence. Then you will have the opportunity to venture inside the tower – in the dark – to see what you can discover. With a max of 8 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. No restrooms on-site – be sure to plan accordingly!

Next available: October 1, 2021
120 minutes
$39.99 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 due to safety restrictions. As of Sept 1, 2021, proof of vaccination will need to be shown by all participants before starting the tour as per Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination passport requirements. Cette visite est Ă©galement disponible en français.

Next available: October 1, 2021
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99