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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
4.5

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

By Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Recommended by 90% of travellers
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A fun alternative to typical walking tours, this nighttime haunted history tour of Ottawa takes you to the city’s spookiest sites such as Rideau Canal, the Commissariat Building, and more. Your guide, a professional storyteller, will tell you about each location’s eerie past and famous ghost sightings. A choice of two departure times means you can fit the tour into your vacation itinerary.
from
C$28.24
per adult
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C$28.24
per adult

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Ages 10-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French

Highlights
  • Ottawa ghost tour brings haunted history to life
  • A fun and quirky way to explore downtown Ottawa
  • Learn about Ottawa's history from your guide along the way
  • Two departure times to best suit your schedule

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Haunted Walk of Ottawa
What's not included
  • Gratuities

After choosing between two departure times, make your way to an easy-to-find meeting point in downtown Ottawa, where you’ll start your ghost tour. Follow your guide through on a walk through the city’s historic downtown, making stops at its most haunted sites. You’ll see Fairmont Château Laurier, where you’ll find out about its tragic connection to the Titanic . At the Rideau Canal (a Unesco World Heritage Site), learn about the 1,000 workers who died during its construction. Other eerie highlights include the Commissariat Building, Bytown Museum, and Lisgar Collegiate Institute, a reportedly haunted high school. Your spooky trip concludes with drop-off back near your departure point.

Departure details
  • 46 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8, Canada Tour departs from Haunted Walks ticket office, located just steps from Parliament Hill in Downtown Ottawa
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31824P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible — if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  • We are maintaining small group sizes to allow for appropriate distancing. Please bring a mask to wear in locations where it may be required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa price starts from C$28.98. Discover and book Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa on Tripadvisor
What is the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa cancellation policy?
Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
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How much time do I need for Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31824P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    46 Sparks St.
    46 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8, Canada
    Tour departs from Haunted Walks ticket office, located just steps from Parliament Hill in Downtown Ottawa
    See address & details
  • 1
    Haunted Walk of Ottawa
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

963vincentj
963vincentj
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Boring and uninteresting
1 hour walking, 15 minutes tour. Not scary at all, that’s only a jailhouse visit with a guide telling stories. Bori
christopherdR2752QH
christopherdR2752QH
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Olivia was the greatest
Amazing experience Olivia was awesome and very funny. I definitely recommend booking with them in Ottawa for haunte
Bnchrst
Bnchrst
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Nathan was excellent!
Loved the Beechwood Cemetery tour tonight! Nathan was excellent. One of the best guides I’ve had on a haunted walk
N6032FRjessh
N6032FRjessh
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Exciting night in the old jailhouse
Absolutely LOVED the tour. I've been on haunted walks and ghost tours in some of the most haunted places in the wor
nathaliebS203VX
nathaliebS203VX
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Spooky stories of this former jail
I enjoyed the stories about ghost sightings in the jail and the historic story about the murder of Thomas D'Arcy Mc
amvrf
amvrf
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Decent tour but used to be better
I attended the tour with family visitors. The guide was not as knowledgeable or eloquent as previous/former guides.
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I honestly don’t know what I was expecting from this tour, but I’d been to both haunted walks of Kingston and Fort
lynnng2022
lynnng2022
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Good experience
Very interesting The guide was very knowledgeable The weather was just perfect, rain, tnunder, lightning I would
548tamiep
548tamiep
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Disappointed
I was looking forward to this tour and I was disappointed. Our tour guide did not engage the group and I felt like
846steffans
846steffans
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Not as good as I would have expected
It was a bit disappointing to be honest because the time at the prison felt rushed. The spookiness never quite kick
196vincentb
196vincentb
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Ottawa jail hostel
First, the visit do not begin at the jail but for away in the city. The person in charge not verify at the beginni
acapella1976
acapella1976
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I recommend for family with teens
I was afraid it would be lame for my 16 and 12 year old but they really appreciated it. Oliver, our guide, knows ho
Mark S
Mark S
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Must experience
Oliver was a great tour guide. The jail was creepy. The storytelling was awesome. I would recommend to anyone who
614chlo_g
614chlo_g
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Awesome tour to discover the city differently. Highly recommend
Awesome tour. It has everything to give you chills. From historical stories to recent manifestations, that place wi
sydoniee
sydoniee
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Wonderful time
Amazing time! We had Celeste as a tour guide and she was so wonderful. Super knowledgeable and fun! Kept it enterta
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Gege N
Asuncion, Paraguay54 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
The tour was great, our guide (Caroline) was exceptional, made all the right pauses to give the stories the right amount of dramatic flare.. we didn't even feel the cold!
Written December 15, 2022
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ImusUbique
Chicago, IL60 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Felix was a great guide. Enjoyable evening all round! Got to walk along Rideau canal and through city hall sharing ghost stories
Written October 18, 2022
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Amy B
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
A ghost tour is an amazing idea if you’re in a new city and want to get familiar with your surroundings while enjoying a fun experience. Nat was our evening guide in Ottawa this past weekend and she was expert on every story and very animated. Excellent experience and I’m glad I signed up- now I want to take the tour of Toronto!
Written September 26, 2022
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Genevieve D
Sudbury, Canada6 contributions
Spooktacular!! And at a steal if a price! This was a great way to learn more about the history of the city and all the spooky vibes. Our guide Nathan was top notch 👌. I’d consider a season’s pass if they had one and several different tours! Will definitely be bringing friends and family from out of town.
Written September 23, 2022
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Megan R
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Solo
Incredible tour (even if it did start a little rainy) by Sarah Anne. She was so knowledgable of the city and enthusiastic about any questions I had. The tour itself was such a fun way to learn about the darker history of the city and to see the old buildings at night. I would definitely recommend if you are only in Ottawa for a short time and want to see more of the city.
Written September 13, 2022
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Mariela T
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany4 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
It was a great experience!, our tour guide Monica vas very knowledgeable and made us feel excited on every story she was telling. I would totally recommend this tour!
Written September 4, 2022
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Lindsay, Canada7 contributions
Sarah Anne was an engaging guide on this interesting and informative tour. We learned some interesting history of Ottawa and legends about the paranormal in the downtown area. I wouldn’t worry about nightmares after, but just enough creepiness to keep everyone interested. Not a fast pace but lots of walking if you e already spent the day on your feet! The city looks totally different and beautiful at night!
Written September 3, 2022
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Aug. 2022
Enthusiastic storytelling by Chloe our guide. Would recommend.
We've been on similar walks in many cities and this rates up there. One of our pet peeves in the past was that the guide began talking before the entire group was assembled. Chloe was always sure to make sure all could hear....even in the rain!
Written August 28, 2022
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Marie-Claude P
1 contribution
It was nice to visit downtown at dusk. Our presenter was very knowledgeable. It was a nice way to get a first view of Ottawa.
Written August 6, 2022
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Don M
1 contribution
Aug. 2022 • Couples
This was our first ghost tour in Ottawa and Nathan provided a great experience. We were lead to many historical sites. It was a great mix of tales about Ottawa history and some interesting ghost tales.
Written August 5, 2022
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