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!
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.
Saturday Night! Everything is bigger in Texas – including the ghost stories! We will be focusing on the area around Galveston, which has a long and dark history of pirates, Civil War battles, fires, epidemics, and natural disasters. With tales of headless engineers, faces in unexpected places, and other hair-raising tales, you’ll see why Galveston is the most haunted city in the Lonestar state! Featuring: Gina Keel (Lantern Light Tours of Galveston) and Jim Dean (Haunted Walks Inc.)
Watch live on Oct 23rd at 8:00pm (EST) or later at a time of your choosing.
Join us for a moonlight walk around the Mackenzie King Estate, located 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. Our tour routes have been redesigned to take place entirely outdoors. We will have many great locations to see and explore but indoor spaces are not currently accessible due to safety restrictions. As of Sept 1, 2021, proof of vaccination will need to be shown by all participants before starting the tour as per Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination passport requirements. Cette visite est également disponible en français.
Your friends at The Haunted Walk have some tricks up their sleeves for the final campfire of the Halloween Season. Throughout the evening we will be sharing some of our favourite terrifying tales and dark history from around the world. The only catch is…not all of it will be true! In this extremely interactive campfire, it will be up to the audience to outwit the cunning and mischievous storytellers from The Haunted Walk. Prizes and bragging rights are up for grabs. Join us on the eve of Halloween for some devilish fun! Featuring: Jim Dean and other talented
liars storytellers from The Haunted Walk.
Watch live on Oct 30th at 8:00pm (EST) or later at a time of your choosing.
New Site for 2021! 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 a max of 8 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided.
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!
The Haunting at Home is a ghostly online audio experience created by the paranormal experts at The Haunted Walk. Turn the lights down low & conduct a series of fun & spooky experiments in your own home. Will you be able to complete them all – in the DARK? What will you discover in the process? Experience a spine-tingling and thought-provoking night of supernatural thrills & chills.
The HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is not currently open to the public. We look forward to resuming our tours when it does. Stay tuned for future announcements about our haunted jail tours!
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.
THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY! Join us on the first weekend of the Spooky Season 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. No restrooms on-site – be sure to plan accordingly!
The Martintown Grist Mill, in Martintown, Ontario, was built in 1846 on the banks of the Raisin River. For 100 years, it was a centre of commerce as local residents and farmers would bring their wheat, corn, buckwheat, and other grains to the mill to be ground into flour. Almost demolished in 1986, the Mill reopened to the public in 2004 after major renovations. Since then, reports of paranormal activity on the site have greatly increased. In particular, a spirit named Jacob has made its playful presence frequently known through EVP recordings, strange electromagnetic readings, and malfunctioning electronics. 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 and investigate the mill – in the dark! With a max of 8 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided.