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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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A trilling, excellent tour!

My husband and I were beginning to tire of going from city to city and seeing the same type of tourist attractions and museums. This tour however is unlike no other. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were beginning to tire of going from city to city and seeing the same type of tourist attractions and museums. This tour however is unlike no other. We were intrigued by the stories told and admittedly I did get goosebumps twice! It was raining this evening when we did it which actually added to the experience... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A great way to get your bearings in a new city. Ottawa looks stunning by the canal at night. The "ghost" stories were enthusiastically told but a bit too "bump in the night."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a great time on ghost walk with Charlie. It was even better listening to the real stories of ghosts with some darkness. Also we learned alot about history of Ottawa. :).

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We did the haunted walk with a group of grade 9 students on our trip to Ottawa. It was interesting to go on the walk to the prison (now a hostel) in order to see the old prison cells and the gallows where the last capital punishment (hanging) was held in Canada. Very cool and a bit creepy. One of... More 

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Oshawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I took the Original Ghost-Walk Tour with two adult members of our family. Expected something rather scary, but not scary at all. This could have something to do with the fact that we are very familiar with the area. That being said, it was an interesting tour with an excellent tour guide. I would recommend the tour for anyone wanting... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've done a few of the tours, and always had a good time. There is some overlap between the different tours, but the best was going into the old jail. I would definitely do it again, maybe closer to Hallowe'en, in case they switch things up a bit then. Also picked up the book they have available, as a present... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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 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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