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Haunted Walk of Ottawa

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46 1/2 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-232-0344
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You should think about coming to Belleville, very historic. I wish you would bring back the The Pub Walk.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mary-Lou D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was wonderful! Beautiful things to see and interesting trivia. I would definitely go again, and I recommend it! This is a bit late, however. We had visited in October 2016.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fred_L_J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the trip interesting although I can pickup on dead people and researching​ on ghosts and spirits around the world. Spirits are only messengers​ to this world.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yves L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Old Carleton County Jail was a very nice experience. Many interesting tidbits of Canadian history were mentioned that added to the overall haunted feel of the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tawsifzaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely evening with our guide Amanda! Our one-hour walk started at the meeting location in Ottawa where we were briefed on spooky stories and facts about Sparks Street. We walked along Elgin Street towards the National Art Centre, where Amanda explained further our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roch P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Nightmare before Xmas tour of the Bytown Museum with our most excellent tour guide Celeste. Very interesting facts and a haunting experience (but fun!) in the museum which was dim but nicely set with flameless candles and lanterns. We were provided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Francine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We participated at the Hanted walk before christmas that started on Spark street and ended in the Bytown museum. Many interesting stories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 4Tania
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We were in town for a Hockey tournament and our team booked the Ghosts and Gallows tour. Even though there was a confirmed booking - there was some miscommunication with the time - Michael stepped up and got us on the tour arranging everyone's schedule....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vroomer1211
Reviewed November 16, 2018

The Guide was really energetic and enthusiastic and really dramatic which all worked really well for the atmosphere and stories!! We were in the middle of a blizzard and still had an amazing time. The guide somehow managed to work the weather in her favour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OnAir37574828512
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Thank you Sarah Ann, for hosting 12 of us on Oct. 16, 2018. 4 of our participants had walking aids and were still able to enjoy the tour. Thank you for your understanding and patience. One participant said it was "very enjoyable and educational about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Katherine S
April 18, 2017|
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Response from JimHW | Property representative |
Hi Katherine! Aside from special events or our Halloween Season, we generally recommend purchasing your tickets a few days in advance. We do sometimes sell out on the day of. Hope to see you on tour! 👻👻👻
February 25, 2017|
Response from JimHW | Property representative |
If you have or are willing to pay for a minimum of five people, we can often add a daytime departure. If you book with less than five and we manage to sell those tickets, we would refund your "ghost guests." Please call us... More
July 19, 2016|
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Response from JimHW | Property representative |
Both are great choices, so maybe I'll stress the strengths of each tour. The Original Haunted Walk has our widest variety of stories and locations, is completely outdoors and is generally the tour we recommend for families... More