Ottawa & Area Ghost Tours
Ottawa is full of awesome ghost stories, haunted locations, and dark history. From spine-tingling ghost tours to heart-pounding paranormal investigations, join us for a fun, spooky, and safe night out in the National Capital Region!
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.
The outdoor tour that started it all! Be captivated by our talented cloak-wearing storytellers as they share the best spine-tingling ghost stories from the area. With lanterns to light our way, we’ll take you to some of the most haunted spots in Ottawa, including the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. Get ready for an unforgettable evening experience that will forever change your perception of the city and many of its historic buildings. Perfect for all ages, this tour is a tried and true favourite for family fun, curiosity-seekers and paranormal enthusiasts alike! Cette visite est également disponible en français.
THE FINAL SEASON HAS BEGUN! 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.
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.
Join us 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. Special family-friendly investigations Sat & Sun at 3:30 pm. No restrooms on-site – be sure to plan accordingly! DATES: Oct 6 – 8, 2023
Embark on a spooky adventure with us as we invite you to join our moonlight walk around the mysterious Mackenzie King Estate nestled 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. What makes this tour truly special is the rare opportunity to explore the estate at night and venture inside two of the historic and haunted buildings on the property, including MacKenzie King’s original cottage built in 1903. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history, supernatural tales, and eerie allure of the Mackenzie King Estate. Cette visite est également disponible en français.
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!
There are few spots as picturesque, and as haunted, as the Mill of Kintail, in Mississippi Mills, Ontario. With 200 years of history, the Mill is one of the oldest buildings in Canada available for paranormal investigations. This 3.5-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 and investigate three different buildings. What will you discover? With a max of 6 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. DATES: Sept 15 & 16, Oct 13 & 14, 2023
The Historic SDG Jail (aka the Cornwall Jail) in Cornwall, Ontario, is a site we have been asked about for years and we are thrilled to be able to offer three weekends of investigations there this fall with Phantoms of Yore. Constructed in 1833 and active until 2002, the jail served as both a minimum and maximum security facility over that time. Several executions were carried out on-site, in addition to the suicides and murders. Due to the jail’s dark history and frequent ghost stories, it has attracted the interest of ghost hunters from across North America. This 3.5-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 jail – in the dark – to see what you can discover. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to investigate one of the most sought-after haunted sites in Ontario. With such small groups, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. DATES: Oct 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 2023
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 6 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. DATES:
Sept 8 – 9, Nov 3 – 4, 2023