The Haunted Walk of Ottawa

46½ Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8- Map It
(613) 232-0344

AAA Editor Notes

The Haunted Walk of Ottawa departs from the ticket booth at the corner of Sparks and Elgin sts. Three different haunted walking tours are offered. Ninety-minute ghost tours conducted by lantern light recount local ghost stories and Ottawa's dark history. The Original Haunted Walk features tales about the Bytown Museum and the Fairmont Château Laurier. The Ghosts and the Gallows tour explores the murder of D'Arcy McGee and supernatural encounters that emanate from the old Carleton County Jail. The Crime & Punishment Jail Tour, departing from the Ottawa Jail Hostel, includes a tour through the Old Carleton County Jail. Other tours also are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
The Original Haunted Walk $14.75; $12.75 (students with ID); $10.75 (ages 10-14). Ghosts and the Gallows $16.75; $14.75 (students with ID); $12.75 (ages 10-14). The Ghosts and the Gallows tour includes stairs and is not recommended for young children. The Crime & Punishment Jail Tour $14.75; $12.75 (students with ID); $10.75 (ages 10-14). Reservations are recommended.
Hours: The Original Haunted Walk departs daily at 8 and 9 p.m., late June-day before Labour Day; daily at 8 p.m., early May-late June and Labour Day-late Oct. The Ghosts and the Gallows Tour departs daily at 8 p.m., early May to mid-Oct.; Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., rest of year. The Crime & Punishment Jail Tour departs Fri.-Sun. at 7 p.m., early May-late June and Labour Day-late Oct.; Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., early Nov.-Dec. 31; daily at 7, rest of year. Tours are available in French daily at 8 p.m., late June-late Oct. Closed July 1 and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.