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Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Product ID: 175449
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Join an award-winning evening walking tour and discover Ottawa by lantern light. Visit well-known locations to learn their ghost stories and darker history.
About this activity
Duration 75 - 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hear the capital's spookiest ghost stories
  • Discover stunning areas downtown that you may not find on your own
  • Learn the secrets of haunted spots
  • Discover unsolved mysteries and secrets beneath your feet
Full description
Experience Ottawa like never before. Choose from two options, a 90-minute Original Haunted Walk or a 75-minute Ghosts and Gallows Haunted Jail Tour. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city. 

On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots. Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again. 

Alternatively, if you dare, venture inside the old Carleton County Jail, one of the most haunted buildings in North America. Tour the cellblocks where inmates of all kinds were once imprisoned. 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? You will be the jury. Hear the evidence, experience the jail and then decide for yourself. 

After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.
  • Walking tour
  • Cloaked expert tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather
• This walking tour takes place fully outdoors and runs rain or shine
• There will be lots of opportunities for photos, but filming or recording the tour is not permitted
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The Haunted Walk

Product ID: 175449