Ottawa Walking Tours



Reservations are recommended. Please call 613-232-0344

Now entering our 18th season, The Haunted Walk is Ottawa's most popular walking tour company. Locals and newcomers alike are fascinated by these glimpses into the darker history and haunting of the Nation's Capital. All of our stories are thoroughly researched and will delight even the skeptics in the group! Join us for one or for all of our different tours.

Visit our brand new gift shop and ticket office at 46½ Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks & Elgin - right beside D'Arcy McGee's Pub).  

› Open from 10:00am to the last tour of night (Monday - Saturday)

Open from 6:00pm to the last tour of the night (Sunday)


View our 2014 Brochure (pdf)


Schedule

September 1, 2014 - October 9, 2014


  7:00 pm Fri, Sat & Sun Crime and Punishment Jail
  7:30 pm Friday & Saturday Time Travel Trail Adventure
 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday Fantômes et Potence (Fr.)
  8:00 pm Daily The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  8:00 pm Daily Ghosts and the Gallows


October 10, 2014 - November 1 2014


November 5, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Ticket office open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm and 30 minutes before the tour

  7:00 pm   Fri - Sun   Crime and Punishment Jail (departs from the lobby of the
  Ottawa Jail Hostel - 75 Nicholas Street)
  7:30 pm   Saturday  Fantômes et Potence (Fr.) (departs from the Ottawa Jail Hostel
  - 75 Nicholas Street)  
  8:00 pm  Tue - Sat   Ghosts and the Gallows Tour departs from the lobby of the
  Ottawa Jail Hostel - 75 Nicholas Street)

 

*** There will be no tours from December 24th - 26th.

Jan 1, 2015 - March 31st, 2015

Ticket office open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm

  7:00 pm   Fri - Sun   Crime and Punishment Jail (departs from the lobby of the
  Ottawa Jail Hostel - 75 Nicholas Street)
  7:30 pm   Saturday  Fantômes et Potence (Fr.) (departs from the Ottawa Jail Hostel
  - 75 Nicholas Street)  
  8:00 pm  Tue - Sat   Ghosts and the Gallows Tour departs from the lobby of the
  Ottawa Jail Hostel - 75 Nicholas Street)


April 1 , 2015 - June 26, 2015


  7:00 pm Friday & Saturday Crime and Punishment Jail
  7:00 pm Saturday The Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk
  7:30 pm samedi Fantômes et Potence (Fr.)
  8:00 pm Daily The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Ghosts and the Gallows

June 27, 2015 - August 31, 2015


 11:00am Sat & Sun Time Travel Trail Adventure
  7:00 pm Daily Crime and Punishment Jail
  7:30 pm Tues - Sat Time Travel Trail Adventure
  7:30 pm Daily Fantômes et Potence (Fr.)
  8:00 pm Daily The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  8:00 pm Daily Ghosts and the Gallows
  8:30 pm Daily La Marche Hantée d'Ottawa (Fr.)
  9:00 pm Daily  The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Special Schedule on Canada Day, July 1st, 2013. Please call for details.

Urban Quests can now be purchased directly from our Ottawa Ticket Office!



Tours Information

Ghosts and the Gallows Tour

Duration: 90 mins

This tour departs from our ticket office at 46 ½  Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks St. and Elgin St.)

 

Visit death row and the gallows inside the Old Carleton County Jail and other haunted locations while your tour guide recounts more of Ottawa's supernatural encounters. Was the wrong man hanged for the murder of D'Arcy McGee? Does he haunt the jail today? This tour includes stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Locations on this tour may be frightening to young children. A portion of the proceeds assist in the preservation of the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Tickets:
Adult $16.75, Student $14.75, Child (6-12 yrs) $10.75


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Crime & Punishment Jail Tour


Duration: approx. 60 mins.
This tour departs from our ticket office at 46 ½  Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks St. and Elgin St.)

Tour the Old Carleton County Jail and learn about why Ottawa was once considered 'the most dangerous town in North America'. Learn about early prison life, as you see the jail cells, death row and the last working gallows in Canada. This tour includes stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Commentary presented by experienced tour guides from The Haunted Walk of Ottawa in partnership with Hostelling International. A portion of the proceeds assists in the preservation of the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Tickets:
Adult $14.75, Student $12.75, Child (6-12 yrs) $9.75


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The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Duration: 90 mins
This tour departs from our ticket office at 46 ½  Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks St. and Elgin St.)

This lantern-lit evening walking tour of Ottawa ghost stories and darker history features the haunting of the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier, the Grant House, and more! Explore the hidden side of the Nation's Capital. A tried and true favourite for all ages. This tour is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

Tickets:
Adult $14.75, Student $12.75, Child (6-12 yrs) $8.75


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The Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk

Duration: 2 hours
This tour departs from our ticket office at 46 ½  Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks St. and Elgin St.)

This tour exposes Ottawa's risqué history: from the misbehaving citizens of Lowertown, to political scandals, affairs of the heart, and the outrageous choice of Ottawa as capital. Quench your thirst en route, with stops at local pubs (drinks not included). This tour is not appropriate for children.

Tickets: Adult $15.75, Student $13.75


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Halloween Tours



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