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“Fun evening at the Ottawa Jail”

Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Ranked #4 of 52 Tours in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The former Ottawa Jail (now a Hostel) was the backdrop of the Haunted Walk: Ghosts and Gallows tour. While the tour itself focused on stories of hauntings within the jail-turned-hostel (which I found to be quite boring and unbelievable), the history lesson that underscored the entire tour was quite good. And while the guide really wanted us to believe that ghosts were haunting the place, it was in being able to touch a part of history that really made me appreciate this tour. I had a really nice time with friends and I'd recommend this to anybody that either wants to hear ghost stories or just wants to walk through an old jail.

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We did the Ghosts and Gallows tour. The building was a jail and is now operated as a hostel. Very interesting seeing the old jail and the gallows. We had the younger tour guide who was very nice but seemed to have trouble remembering some details when telling the stories. At times he was vague about dates (i.e saying it occurred a few years ago, etc.) and the dates that were told were usually quoted as occurring in 2004. Still it was enjoyable.

Thank AlanCarter
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We did the tour in automn it was great it makes us see different side of the city and we end the visit with a tour of the old jail in ottawa all the family enjoyed it the guide was interresting with a lot of strange story and haunted phenomena that happened in the past

Thank tweety020
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went the weekend before Halloween and took the Ghosts & Gallows tour. When we tourned the jail, the lights were off in the cell blocks. It added an extra element of fright to our evening which was very fun!

2  Thank Nadia_Ott
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We signed up for one of the haunted walks the Saturday before Hallowe'en and were happy to discover that this particular one included a visit to the Bytown museum where our guide told us five "ghost" stories. One of them was not true and we were given a ballot to vote on the one we thought was not true. This little contest added a fun element to this activity. If you enjoy listening to a story teller, and if you're into these types of tales, do take this in. An excellent suggestion when visitors come to Ottawa.

3  Thank Clara1953
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