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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa provided by Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
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Tour snapshot
Ottawa ghost tour brings haunted history to life
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
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
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 19, 2022
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 sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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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4.5
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Dorian H
1 contribution
I’ve been working in Ottawa for several weeks now and recently my wife came out for a visit. We were extremely excited to give the haunted walk a try and we were not disappointed. As I have already done one in the past in the city some things have changed as expected due to the ongoing pandemic however that didn’t make the tour any less enjoyable. Sarah Ann did a wonderful job throughout the tour with amazing story telling and humour along the way. Her in depth knowledge of each site was spooky, captivating and informative. At a reasonable and affordable price it’s an incredible attraction and worth every penny. Next time I’m back in Ottawa I will absolutely be doing another haunted walk and can’t wait to try one in my home city soon!
Written September 12, 2021
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Evan F
2 contributions
Solo
The Haunted Walk is a must do if you are in Ottawa. Even if you are skeptical of ghosts, the history and info makes it very worthwhile.
I came to Ottawa for a few-day solo-trip just to see the city, and was unfortunately met with terrible weather. After a day of canceled plans from other bookings I was pleasantly surprised to find they still offered it. Despite it pouring rain, our tour guide Erin made the night a little less gloomy with her bright & friendly personality and amazing storytelling skills. If anything the rain helped add to the atmosphere. She was great at answering any questions you might have. Our particular group was small, just Erin, myself, and a couple, and the dynamic was very fun and fluid between all 4 of us. Whether you find yourself in a big group or small group, I believe you'll have a great evening on the tour. Highly recommended!
Written September 23, 2021
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Caroline B
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
I recently went on the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa with a friend. It was a lovely warm summer night, and our guide, Seth, kept a good walking pace that was just right at the end of the day. He was very engaging, and told the stories with conviction. It was a great way to see Ottawa in the evening and hear some interesting history with a ghost story twist!

As per Covid rules, the number of guests was kept small; everyone stood with their group, and mask-wearing was encouraged. The guide asked the usual questions about wellness, travel within 14 days, etc at the start of the tour. In that respect, my friend and I felt very secure doing this activity.
Written August 10, 2021
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Keeragh R
1 contribution
Couples
Sarah-Anne was a great tour guide! We had a fantastic evening for our walk, which also meant the rest of Ottawa was out and about. She kept us all focused on the stories even when there were plenty of other distractions. Thanks for the great tour!
Written September 12, 2021
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Rae Rae C
275 contributions
Interesting walking tour of Ottawa and it’s haunted history. The perfect length (about 1.5 hrs). The guide was a great story teller and did an excellent job pointing out interesting landmarks along the way. Recommend booking a time when it’s just getting dark for extra spookiness!!
Written May 21, 2022
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hautedwalkottawa
Hello Rae! Thank you for joining us on our Ottawa tour! We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Ottawa definitely has a lot of spooky landmarks, and the darkness really adds to that! Hope to see you on another tour soon!
Written May 30, 2022
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Susan Glin
Brampton, Canada23 contributions
We enjoyed the tour and the walk. We were quite tired at the end of a long hot day and sometimes stood or sat a little ways back from the group to take a break from standing and/or from wearing our masks (it was so humid) but our guide took great care to raise her voice to make sure we could hear.

The stories were not the most exciting compared to other tours, but they were delivered clearly. Our kids had been on the tour that included the prison during a school trip and preferred that version, but this one was also very good.
Written August 8, 2021
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Anime F
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Friends
My friend and I were very excited to do this during a recent trip to Ottawa. We assumed Ottawa would be rich in such historical mysteries. I had been on other haunted walks and thoroughly enjoyed them. We went on Thursday June 23 and had a young lady as our guide.

The guides recitation of the stories was quite boring and without any flare or interest. It sounded more like she was reporting a college thesis to her professor. The tales themselves seemed to be mostly rumor or heresy of stories from other guides and we struggled to stay interested. There was little to no talking in between sites. Very disappointing.
Written June 26, 2022
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hautedwalkottawa
Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your tour experience. We hope you followed up with us via the email provided. All of our stories are carefully researched, and a lot of time and effort go into ensuring all details are historically accurate. If you have any questions/comments about any particular stories, we’d love to hear them!
Written June 27, 2022
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Elaine A
1 contribution
Family
Seth was very knowledgable and entertaining during all stories and in between. He maintained the whole groups’ attention the whole time, even in a difficult COVID climate. We were impressed with how well he handled the normal city sounds during the tour. Thanks for a great night. We hope our next haunted walk experience will be as professional as Seth was.
Written July 12, 2021
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Marisol
Taylor, TX5 contributions
Informative walking tour with a broad generalization of downtown Ottawa's history. Our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable, and eager to answer all of our questions. Despite the rainy evening, she walked us through the highlights of downtown making a different type of impression in each of us.
Written May 23, 2022
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hautedwalkottawa
Hey Marisol! Thank you so much for joining us on tour and for your kind words! We’re glad to hear you had such a good experience with your guide. The rainy atmosphere definitely adds to the experience, the SPOOKY experience! :)
Written May 30, 2022
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RoseAnne75
Sudbury, Canada22 contributions
My 17 year old daughter and her friend took the tour and when I asked them what they thought, without hesitation, they both said 5 stars. They said the guide was great, and the stories were creepy...one of them was even spooked out going to bed that night and in my opinion, that's a successful ghost tour. :)
Written April 11, 2022
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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
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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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Awesome Tour!
Great experience! Oliver was absolutely amazing as his story telling was clear, precise and spooky giving me gooseb
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Great experience with a great guide
Our guide was Camille, and we did the tour in French. Camille was very knowledgeable, and she was really sweet. She
kazMaidstone
kazMaidstone
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Ok, but could be a lot better
Advertised as a 75 minute tour but you are only in the jail for about 35 minutes (it takes nearly 30 minutes to wal
leonace
leonace
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Worth it
Tour guide was very engaging and friendly. Definitely worth it. Would recommend to others. The jail is worth visiti
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U155MCemilyl
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Spooky Walk
We did the haunted Ottawa jail tour with Jean and it was wonderful! We had time to enjoy the nice view of the city
nomson2022
nomson2022
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Delightfully frightened!
I was delightfully frightened. Loved the piece of history that came with the tour. My tour guide Talia was lovely.
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A walk to remember
This was an excellent tour; great way to get into the Halloween spirit. It was well researched, Covid safe, and def
430bethr
430bethr
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Awesome, history filled tour
My husband and I decided to take this tour on a whim. I study history and have always found the paranormal interest
dorothyh191
dorothyh191
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Great fun!
We really enjoyed the walk. Tour guide Ally really knew her stories. She was careful about safety protocols but als
Sonia A
Sonia A
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Take this tour!
A very interesting tour in which the reality was sometimes more scary than the ghost stories. Great storytelling by
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Great walk, awesome guide...really good company with some of the nicest people! You really can't go wrong with this
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