Guided tour

Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

61 reviews

Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

From US$ 22 per person

Join an award-winning evening walking tour and discover Ottawa by lantern light. Visit well-known locations to learn their ghost stories and darker history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear the capital's spookiest ghost stories
  • Discover stunning areas downtown that you may not find on your own
  • Learn the secrets of haunted spots
  • Discover unsolved mysteries and secrets beneath your feet
Full description
Experience Ottawa like never before on a 75-minute Original Haunted Walk. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city.  On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots. Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again.  After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.
  • Walking tour
  • Cloaked expert tour guide
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your cloaked guide in front of the tour supplier's office at 46 1/2 Sparks Street (near the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Streets).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather
  • This walking tour takes place fully outdoors and runs rain or shine
  • There will be lots of opportunities for photos, but filming or recording the tour is not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 61 reviews

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I'm a basic ghost skeptic but I thought it might be an interesting city tour. Too bad the guide didn't make more of an effort to make herself understood (by speaking more slowly for example) and that she giggled at the end of her stories. It ruined his performance ...

October 8, 2019

The guided tour was excellently delivered but I was semi disillusioned by the story. I was not that I was unhappy I didn’t have an apparition appear as I do believe in ghosts and the possibility of one getting ticked off at those that disturb them on purpose. Those people deserve what they they didn’t count on.

October 8, 2019

Friendly activity

The guide was friendly, dressed like a Harry Potter, but in the mood. She spoke French very well, she was a Quebecer, we obviously discussed other subjects than ghosts. Regarding the ride it allows apart from listening to ghost or paranormal stories, to know and visit Ottawa sites unknown to tourists and to browse part of the city center with these lights. Inexpensive and interesting activity to do for the night walk.

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August 31, 2019

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Product ID: 175449