Hidden Ottawa City Tour

City Tours

Next Available: SOLD OUT
90 minutes
Adults $25.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
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Introducing Hidden Ottawa” – the new light-hearted walking tour from the creators of The Haunted Walk that’s gonna have you chuckling with laughter and shaking your head in disbelief. Join our crew of storytelling guides as we take you on a 90-minute escapade through the hidden side of Ottawa. No boring history here! We’re all about the bizarre and unexpected side of the city we love. Ever heard of mutant squirrels or surprise racoons causing havoc? Maple syrup heists that would make Robin Hood blush? Secret society messages encoded in some of our most well-known places? We’ve got all that and more! Guffaw and gasp through the city’s streets as our fun and engaging tour guides spill the beans on those little-known stories and secrets that define Ottawa’s hidden personality. Grab your pals, your family, or even that weird cousin you don’t quite know how to handle – everyone’s welcome! “Hidden Ottawa” is a fun and engaging good-natured adventure, perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike. You won’t find this side of the city in any guidebook! Tickets are vanishing now like a squirrel with a stolen bottle of maple syrup!

SAVE 50% on Tickets for a Limited Time!

Psst…listen up! Be among the first to hop on our brand-new tour and score a jaw-dropping 50% discount on your tickets! But hey, you gotta act fast! Time’s tickin’, and this outrageous offer won’t last forever. Enter the top-secret promo code “HiddenSecrets” at checkout by Saturday, September 30th, and voila!

Private Group Tours

For the ultimate experience with any size of group, book a private tour! Simply click “Book Now” and select “Private” to explore available dates and times. If you’re unable to find the perfect option or have a group of over 12 people, please call or email us with the details (including the city) and we’ll do our best to help. For large groups (50+), youth groups or student groups, please submit a private tour request.

A Safe Experience for All...

No! Nothing too spooky on this one. The experience shares untold stories from Ottawa, secrets hiding in plain sight, and unexpected funny tales that you won’t find on any other tour. We also have lots of great ghost tours you can try too!

This tour makes use of sidewalks, street crossings and other city infrastructure. While most areas are fully accessible, occasionally we run into construction or other unpredictable situations where we need to alter our route. For that reason, we recommend this tour be considered accessible with assistance.

Yes! We’d just ask that you keep your dog on a leash throughout and be mindful of other guests. Our dog-friendly tours in Ottawa are: The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa and Ghosts of the Mackenzie King Estate.

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