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!
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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 également disponible en français.

Next available: April 22, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99. Save $5 on tours from Monday to Wednesday.

Brace yourself for a brand-new immersive experience in 2024! Join us at Ottawa’s Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for a spine-tingling paranormal adventure. In small, intimate groups of no more than 12, you’ll gain exclusive access to investigate four eerie heritage buildings, each brimming with ghostly tales and ominous history – in the dark! As we embark on this supernatural journey, we will utilize a wide array of techniques, both ancient and modern, in our attempts to communicate with the spirits that may dwell within the Village. Will any of them answer? Leave skepticism at the door and step into the world of the unexplained. ‘Alone in the Dark’ offers an authentic experience where outcomes are as unpredictable as the spirits themselves. Nothing is hidden or staged. This unforgettably spooky evening will delight ghost story enthusiasts, fearless paranormal investigators, history aficionados, urban explorers, or anyone with a curiosity about the unknown. Space is limited. All participants must be 16+. Choose curiosity over fear and join us in the dark!

Next available: April 26, 2024
120 minutes
$64.99 per person

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: April 27, 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 3, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $21.99

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: May 3 & 4, 2024

Next available: May 3, 2024
210 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator

Dare to join us for the ultimate evening of paranormal exploration! For the first time, we’re inviting you to investigate six haunted heritage sites along the Mississippi River in Eastern Ontario – all in one unforgettable night. Your adventure will take you through the mysterious Settler’s Cabin and the intriguing site of S.S. #11 Appleton Schoolhouse at the North Lanark Regional Museum, into the haunted hallways of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, through the shadowy corridors of Almonte Old Town Hall, and around the 19th-century Gatehouse and the historic Grist Mill at the Kintail Conservation Area. Many of these locations have never before opened their doors to paranormal investigators — be among the first to uncover their secrets. Tickets for this special event are limited – secure your spot for this night of mystery and history! The proceeds from every ticket sold go to the preservation and restoration of these incredible sites.

Next available: May 17, 2024
480 minutes
$89.99 per Investigator

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 weekends of investigations there 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: May 24 & 25, 2024

Next available: May 24, 2024
210 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator

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.

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

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: TBD

Next available: June 7, 2024
180 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator

The Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault, Ontario, has a well-earned reputation as one of the most haunted places in Ontario. The site commemorates “lost” communities in Eastern Ontario which were permanently submerged by the creation of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Many of the 6,500 people displaced by the project saw their homes and businesses destroyed. We will have the opportunity to explore original buildings that have been relocated to the site. This 4-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 four different heritage buildings. Will you hear an echo from the past? With a max of 6 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. DATES: June 14 & 15, 2024.

Next available: June 14, 2024
210 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator