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Take a spooky stroll through Downtown Ottawa on this guided haunted walking tour. Experience the darker side of Canada’s capital and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Hear the hair-raising stories and see the area’s most haunted sites. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
  • Experience a haunted walking tour of Ottawa
  • Learn about and visit the city’s most haunted places
  • Follow a local storyteller guide through the streets of Ottawa
  • Choice of departure times to suit your schedule
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46 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8, Canada

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This haunted walking tour through the streets of Ottawa will surprise, amaze, and delight. Hear the tales of an eerie past while visiting some of city’s oldest sites. The tour departs from the Haunted Walks ticket office, located just steps from Parliament Hill in Downtown Ottawa.

Follow an expert storyteller guide through the town to discover Ottawa in a completely different way than the regular tours — in search of its haunted places where a lesser-known history is uncovered.

See the Fairmont Château Laurier, a historic landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa, and discover its grim connection to the Titanic. Learn why the Rideau Canal is purported to be haunted by the thousand workers who died during its construction and visit the city’s oldest building, the Commissariat Building Bytown Museum, a small museum in Ottawa located on the lower locks of the canal at the Ottawa River. Also, see Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa’s infamous haunted high school, and more.
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Haunted Walk of Ottawa
This tour departs from the Haunted Walks ticket office, located just steps from Parliament Hill in Downtown Ottawa.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
The 90-minute storytelling adventure will surprise, amaze, and delight even the most skeptical in the group. Along the way, hear a number of stories. Find out about the tragic connection between the Titanic and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier; why the Rideau Canal (a Unesco World Heritage Site) is believed to be haunted by 1,000 workers who died during the construction; and Ottawa's infamously haunted high school. Also, learn about a Canadian solider who was saved from certain death by the intervention of a deceased family member. And discover why Ottawa's oldest building seems to be its most haunted. The tour ends where it began, with souvenirs and refreshments available for purchase.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible — if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haunted Walks Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Fantastic Haunted Walk!
, Nov 2019
My husband and I decided on this walk last minute while visiting Ottawa. We had such a great time! The guide was fun and interacted well with all of the group members. I would highly recommend this tour!
Fun and entertaining
Doris d
, Oct 2019
We have never been to Ottawa and we thought this is a fun way to learn the city's haunted history. Monica was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk.
Amazing Walk!
, Aug 2019
Really fun, interesting, well told! My teenage daughter even enjoyed it and she doesn’t believe in ghosts! I recommend it and look forward to the jail walking tour.
Haunted Walk of Ottawa
, Jul 2019
As someone who enjoys history, I found it very informative. I knew some of the history but it never hurts to gain more knowledge. I was glad we had a perfect evening as I couldn't imagine doing it in either sweltering heat or rain. Our guide was very knowledgeable and often waited for us stragglers (me in particular) to continue on our journey. It was a very nice way to entertain our visitors, who currently live in Prague but were originally from England and Canada.
Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Elizabeth M
, May 2019
Loved this walking tour. The guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant and fun. Lots of historic facts and ghost stories.
Very interesting and informative, we...
, Sep 2016
Very interesting and informative, we really enjoyed the history lesson, and got to know alot about the early days of Ottawa.
Our guide did a wonderful job...
Jeff L
, Jul 2016
Our guide did a wonderful job telling stories and was very knowledgeable about the city. It would have been better if we would of had access to the buildings and places that were talked about during the tour.
Great tour! Mark was fantastic...
Barbara G
, Jul 2016
Great tour! Mark was fantastic. He kept us enthralled the entire time and taught us lots about the history of the city as well as its ghosts! This was so fun. Definitely recommend!
Justina was a good story teller...
Nicole D
, Jul 2016
Justina was a good story teller, kept our walk moving, and every adult and child interested to the end of each ghost story encounter!
it was very nice and sarah make it...
sereen y
, May 2016
it was very nice and sarah make it even more interesting and fun .

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