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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Brace yourself for a brand-new immersive experience in 2024! Join us at the 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 18+. Choose curiosity over fear and join us in the dark!

Next available: February 24, 2024
120 minutes
$64.99 per person

From January to March, we offer a special winterized version of the Original Haunted Walk, complete with the comfort of cozy indoor stops. 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. Please note, that during the winter, we may adapt the tour route and stories to better suit weather conditions. Cette visite est également disponible en français.

Next available: February 24, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $25.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

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.

Next available: March 15, 2024
75 minutes
Adults $29.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

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

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.

Next available: Anytime, Anywhere, with an Internet Connection
120 minutes
$19.99 for a Limited Time ($34.99 Reg)

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: SOLD OUT
90 minutes
Adults $25.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

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: Will return in 2024!
75 minutes
Adults $25.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99

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

Next available: No Dates Currently Scheduled
120 minutes
$49.99 per Investigator

SPECIAL PRE-VALENTINE’S WEEKEND! 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: Feb 9 & 10, 2024

Next available: No Dates Currently Scheduled
210 minutes
$69.99 per Investigator

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 6 people per group, tickets are extremely limited. Transportation not provided. DATES: Sept 29 & 30, 2023

Next available: No Dates Currently Scheduled
120 minutes
$49.99 per Investigator