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Haunted Walk of Ottawa

#3 of 41 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
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Great family evening

David took our family of four on the original tour last night (kids aged 10 & 8). this paired well with our visit to the Bytown museum earlier in the day! We thought we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Heather G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

David took our family of four on the original tour last night (kids aged 10 & 8). this paired well with our visit to the Bytown museum earlier in the day! We thought we had learned a great deal from the museum....and this just added to it! David is a fantastic storyteller. The kids didn't want the night to end... More 

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Thank Heather G
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to do the tour on our first night in Ottawa. Our tour guide was great and very good at telling us all the tales. We got a nice tour of Ottawa and some information I didn't learn in my secondary school history classes. The third stop on the tour was the courtyard restaurant where we did have some... More 

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Bavaria, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, it must be said: in comparison with the rest of cool cities we visited, Ottawa was kind of boring... but we didn't know it when we came from Toronto, so to make the most of that travel-day, we booked a tour it was a pretty cool experience! they told us that the hostel we were staying at (Jail Hostel)... More 

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Thank XCM25
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Robin did an absolute fantastic job and was very informative and passionate! This tour showcases some of the darker sides of Ottawa's history.

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Thank Martin R
Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've done the original 'Haunted Walk' twice now, as well as the 'Ghosts and the Gallows' tour. Our latest excursion on Saturday was the best one yet!! Rain or shine you are guaranteed a good time if you possess even a superficial interest in local history and the supernatural. 'Louie', our tour guide was fantastic, he related the tales with... More 

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Thank EricJMontreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Haunted Walk was rich with history as well as ghost stories! Our guide Louis did an amazing job of keeping the whole group intrigued and answered all of our questions! I LOVED that he put his own little twists and anecdotes into the stories. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Ottawa, locals and especially those who are new to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a history buff and a lover of the paranormal this Ghost and Gallows tour gave me goose bumps. Our tour guide Meghan was absolutely, without a doubt, amazing. She was engaged and put her own twist on the presentation of the tour. The walk was at a even pace and the presentation of the histories was short and full... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour tonight and it was ok. Despite the well practiced stories from anisha nothing was remotely scary and the locations do not hold anything remotely spooky. Maybe spoils by similar tours in uk (York & Edinburgh) where narrow closes and streets provide more atmospher

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw some cool sights, even a world heritage site along the walk though the tour itself was not at all scary. I would describe it as more along the lines of true crime tour to crime scenes, some dating back even 100 years.

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Thank Rodney W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Ottawa and was invited on the crime and punishment tour with friends. Didn't honestly expect much but learned a ton of good stuff and some pretty disturbing info about my own city. All around a great experience! Thanks Paul, you were a great host.

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