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Haunted Walk of Ottawa

#3 of 40 Tours in Ottawa
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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 46 1/2 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-232-0344
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Time Travel Trail Tour

A fun & informative tour - very long, too! The games and facts about Ottawa kept it interesting, and our lovely tour guide Tabetha kept the energy up the entire time. A very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun & informative tour - very long, too! The games and facts about Ottawa kept it interesting, and our lovely tour guide Tabetha kept the energy up the entire time. A very unique concept for a tour that would be especially fun for groups with children.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rebecca was an excellent tour guide! ; knowledgeable, pleasant, honest and entertaining. The atmosphere (costumes, lantern) created by the company really helps bring it alive. The tour takes place mainly in the Carleton County jail and the stories are mostly centered around Patrick Whelan (hung for the assassination of Thomas Darcy McGee). A few other stops along the way, first... More 

1 Thank Callie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently went on the haunted tour of the Mackenzie King Estate. The tour was absolutely wonderful. Whether you're looking for an activity to do as a couple, as a family or even solo, this tour is the perfect thing. It's a creative and exciting way to visit Ottawa and its surrounding areas. The guides are amazing;... More 

1 Thank Jordana L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently went on the ghosts and gallows tour for the second time and I have to say I was very impressed. I was going with a friend and he bought the wrong tour ticket so we called in expecting to get the whole non exchangeable policy however to our surprise the woman there was extremely nice, changed the ticket... More 

Thank kaylal373
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Victoria was our guide for the evening, and she was dressed for the part with amazing bits of information. We had a great evening with friends, and came home with a souvenir flashlight!

Thank Kdot7
Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An enjoyable walking tour of Bytown and the Carleton jail with a stop by the Rideau Canal en route. We enjoyed the stories and the various locations. A good way to get out and get some exercise and learn some history. We captured some interesting photos in the jail which is currently operated as a hostel. There are quite a... More 

Thank Valerie F
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went on the Haunted Walk tour of Upper Canada Village last night and it was alot of fun. I was impressed with our guide, Paul's historical knowledge as well. My mom's side of the family is from the area around Upper Canada Village. Her childhood home was going to be moved to upper canada village when... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did the Ghost and Gallows tour and were disappointed. While the concept is good, the guide was just not able to deliver the stories in a compelling fashion to make the tour feel haunted. This type of tour requires a person who is a real story-teller, not just the retelling of historical facts. The visit into the old Ottawa jail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour started right on time and the guides welcoming us were very friendly and approachable. Victoria was our guide and did a fantastic job! Very informative 90 minutes and it helped that it was a beautiful evening with lots of stars. An amazing evening tour of a beautiful piece of Canadian history.

1 Thank Stonygurl
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ghosts and Gallows Tour is fan-creepy-tastic. Yes, we stopped at a few places on the way from Sparks Street to the Jail (past Byward Market), but the whole reason to sign up for this doozy of a tour is the jail and it doesn't disappoint. The guide was great in her delivery - a perfect mix of storyteller, dramatics,... More 

1 Thank Janine T

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