Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Ghost Tours

Next Available: May 2, 2023
More dates available:
  • May 3, 2023
  • May 4, 2023
  • May 5, 2023
  • May 6, 2023
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
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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.

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. 20 people).

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! 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!

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

Have a group in need of a fun and unique activity in Ottawa? We offer private daytime and evening group tours for student, youth, and adult groups. These tours have a customized start time and most can be delivered in English or French. There is no better way to experience the ghost stories and discover the spooky history of the nation’s capital!

Next available: Anytime, Subject to Availability
60-90 minutes
Varies Depending on Tour