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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 fun way to see part of the city.

I am here in Ottawa for a workshop and the organiser booked our group of 15 on this tour. Gaia, our tour guide did a great job reciting the stories about ghosts and ghouls that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Cabana76
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I am here in Ottawa for a workshop and the organiser booked our group of 15 on this tour. Gaia, our tour guide did a great job reciting the stories about ghosts and ghouls that prowl the various buildings. My favourite was the asthmatic doctor who resides in the old restaurant.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took the tour in French, Fantômes et potences, and it was great. It allowed us to discover downtown Ottawa, the Byword Market in a whole new way. The visit of the prison and the stories were well told, gave a bit of history, while keeping to the theme of supernatural manifestation. Really enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love the Haunted Wal of Ottawa. Whenever I have people visit from out of town it is one of the things I recommend we do. I have done most of the original walks at least twice and enjoy it every single time as each guide has their own style and the stories are amazing. I like the fact that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I went to 2tours in Ottawa: The original haunted walk- it was awesome!!so much fun! Our tour guide, Gaia, was amazing! Very friendly. She did a great job telling the stories. Ghost and the gallows- beyond awesomeness! It was a bit spooky and veryyy fun! I would recommend that you don't bring kids. Our tour guide, Eric, was greattttttttttttttttt! The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This weekend I had the pleasure of taking both the Original Haunted Walk, with the guide Charlie, and the Time Travel Trail, with a wonderful time-travelling guide (and runaway bride) whose name I've forgotten. They were both spectacular. On the Original Haunted Walk, we visited some of the major sites in down-town Ottawa, including Chateau Laurier and the Rideau Canal,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took my boys on the Ghost and Gallows tour and it was great. Our tour guide, Julia, was fantastic. She told the stories in true storyteller style. She was patient with my boys (whose attention lapsed off and on) and was very knowledgable. The jail was really awesome, though those stairs are a killer, it was really educational to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have walked with the ghosts in the past and I can say that for some it was a great stroll thru time, legend and lore.... very creepy near the fenced area. Only criticism there should be 15 minutes between groups - on one occasion as our ghost guide delivered the punch line a noisy group arrived on scene completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We just returned from our Canadian vacation and wanted to give a special mention to our new friends at the Haunted Walk in Ottawa. We did their Ghosts and the Gallows tours and our entire family loved it! Our tour guide was very friendly, but could also tell a mean ghost story The old jail was an incredible place (spooky... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I am from Ottawa so was excited to take the Ghost and Gallows walking tour. The tour was about and hour and 45 minutes. From my perspective, it was far too long for what we actually saw or learned... the first 15 minutes we stood around waiting as other groups started their tours. We then took about an hour to... More 

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

Thank you for recommending our Ghosts and the Gallows tour and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts. For the benefit of others looking at our page, I'd like to comment on a few of the things you mentioned. We try to stagger our groups by 5 - 10 minutes at the start of... More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have gone on many Haunted Walk Tours in the past, but this one was unique. I was really excited to hear that they were offering special haunted walks at this location and at Upper Canad Village as well. I had never been to the Mackenzie King Estate before so I was really excited that my first experience would be... More 

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

Thanks for your review and being a Haunted Walk superfan! We've loved running our Haunted Walk Experiences this year, and we're so glad you got a chance to experience Mackenzie King Estate with us. We'll look forward to seeing you at Upper Canada Village and other events to come. :) More 

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