Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Ghost Tours

Next Available: May 27, 2024
More dates available:
  • May 28, 2024
  • May 29, 2024
  • May 30, 2024
  • May 31, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99. Save $5 on tours from Monday to Wednesday.
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The outdoor tour that started it all! 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. Cette visite est Ă©galement disponible en français.

Private Group Tours

Experience the ultimate Haunted Walk adventure with your boos and besties! Whether you’re seeking a thrilling outing with friends and family or an engaging educational experience, we’ve got you covered. Our Private Group Tours cater to adults, teambuilding events, and families, offering both daytime and evening departures. Similarly, our Educational/Youth Group bookings cater to schools, camps, and youth organizations. Both options are available for groups of 12 or more. Book your Private Group Tour on Mondays to Wednesdays and enjoy a $5 discount per person—a ghostly good deal for your next adventure! For groups over 90 or if you don’t see what you are looking for, please call or email us with your details, including the city. We’re here to help you craft the perfect spooky experience.

A Safe & Spooky Experience for All...

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, except from January to March. 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.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario
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More Spooky Fun!

Join us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Ottawa’s supernatural past as we explore 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, Barracks Hill, and the murder of D’Arcy McGee. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore one of Ottawa’s haunted landmarks with The Haunted Walk! Cette visite est Ă©galement disponible en français.

Next available: May 25, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99.

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!

Next available: May 25, 2024
90 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99

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. 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.

Next available: May 25, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99