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Haunted Walk of Ottawa

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Address: 46 1/2 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
Phone Number: 613-232-0344
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Great tour, great guide!

This was my second time taking one of the haunted Ottawa tours, and it was worth every penny. We took the Crime and Punishment tour which takes you through the jail. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Jessy19201393
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is a pleasant walk around Ottawa`s downtown, especially when weather is nice.I did not find stories very convincing, maybe more fun for kids.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Maybe it's because we're from Ottawa ourselves, but we found the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa tour rather "meh"...It was an hour and a half of walking around downtown Ottawa with a tourguide who pointed at buildings and told spooky testimonials/stories about them. It would be better if it were a tad more interactive (ie. If we actually got the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was my second time taking one of the haunted Ottawa tours, and it was worth every penny. We took the Crime and Punishment tour which takes you through the jail. It was extremely interesting and we learned a lot about the history of Ottawa. We will definitely be participating in another walk during the summer.

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Innisfil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Brought our kids to Ottawa for the March Break and taking part in the haunted walk was a GREAT start to our week! The kids loved the tour, especially the prison. Although cold, our guide (Vincent) was great and kept things going with a lot of history and stories about the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My family really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was Eric (looks like Harry Potter) very well spoken young man. The history downtown Ottawa is amazing. For the price well worth the time. Thank you for the hospitality. Going to see Kingston and Toronto eventually.

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My sister's & I are very big zombie fans. We enjoy The Walking Dead and those sorts of things. It was advertised as a scary experience and I was disappointed at the end of this tour. You don't get a scary experience. They build it up and nothing happens. No one ever is really coming after you, so the definite... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Living and working in Ottawa, I didn't expect this tour to be as much fun or as much exercise as it was. Lots of stairs... We did the walk a few nights be Halloween. I agree with LeeAnneCanada, more historical facts would make it much better. They have to get their facts straight. That being said, the delivery was great.... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I thought this was a great way to tour an unexplored city. The tour itself was interesting, but was lacking on historical facts. It started in the D’arcy McGee Restaurant next door from the Haunted Walk where the waitress told us that we would go to the site of the last execution in Canada. I was pretty sure that the... More 

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JimHW, Manager at Haunted Walk of Ottawa, responded to this review

Hi LeeAnne! Thanks for joining us! We love talking history, so let's see if we can address some of your points. It does appear your tour guide misspoke, was misheard or was misunderstood. As a company we do refer to Patrick Whelan's execution as "one of the last public executions in Canada." Was Whelan's the last "public" execution in Canada?... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You don't often think about ghost stories when getting ready for the Christmas holidays, but when I heard about The Haunted Walk's Nightmare Before Xmas I decided it would be something different to do with the family. It was a beautiful evening for exploring part of Ottawa and seeing the Christmas lights. Our guide was excellent. Very engaging, easy to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Recently I took my 10 year old and her friends (ages 9-12) to the Original Haunted Walk - Ottawa, Even though they were the only kids in the group, they enjoyed it so much. They had a wonderful time, and the stories and contents were perfect for all ages, not disturbingly scarey, and also not too naive or silly. The... More 

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