Investigation at L’Orignal Jail / Ancienne Prison de L’Orignal

Public Investigations

Next Available: No Dates Currently Scheduled
180 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator
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Explore the darkened hallways of the oldest jail in Ontario! L’Orignal Jail / Ancienne Prison de L’Orignal was the site of many tragic events, including multiple executions, and is potentially haunted by several restless spirits. Your 3-hour investigation will begin with a full briefing on the haunted history of the building, the equipment to be used, and the best practices to follow when collecting and analyzing evidence. Then you will venture into 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.

What makes L’Orignal Jail / Ancienne Prison de L’Orignal a great place to investigate?

Phantoms of Yore visit the grave of Petite Ruth:

Who are Phantoms of Yore?

Phantoms of Yore are the Haunted Walk’s official paranormal investigations partners. POY was founded in March 2018 by Elliot Luijkenaar (left) and Eric Oickle (right). The pair wanted to assist in the preservation of unique historical sites by facilitating public Paranormal Investigations. Over the past three years they have hosted dozens of popular events and have helped raise thousands of dollars for restorative work, renovations and other funding needs. Some of the sites include: L’Original Jail, Murney Tower, Ninette Sanatorium, Cornwall Jail, Mill of Kintail and the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel.

What happens at public investigations?

Simply put, these events allows guests to be paranormal investigators for the evening. These suspenseful, entertaining and informative experiences share the history, folklore, paranormal accounts about the site, and the theories and hypothesis behind paranormal investigations. Investigators film their own experiences and the footage is uploaded so it can be reviewed for possible paranormal captures. Live feeds are also included in most events, allowing for patrons to have instant access to the footage. Many paranormal enthusiasts and experienced investigators watch the live feed to help detect anomalies.

Upcoming Investigations

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More Spooky Fun!

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.

Next available: December 9, 2022
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

‘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 Kingston & Toronto.

Next available: Saturday, December 17th at 9pm
90 minutes
$25 per person (Bytowne members save $3), $50 per person for show and VIP investigation

‘Tis the season…for scary stories! Join us at The Screening Room as we revive the Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories to celebrate the holidays. Storytellers from The Haunted Walk of Kingston 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 Ottawa & Toronto.

Next available: Saturday, December 17th at 8pm
90 minutes
$24.99 per person, $49.99 per person for show and VIP investigation