Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour, Ottawa

Ottawa, the northern capital of Canada, is famous not only for its art galleries and museums, but also for its dark past. There are several buildings in this city that the locals prefer to walk around. These buildings, it is said, are inhabited by real, horrifying ghosts. Dare to take this walking tour through Ottawa’s haunted places when the darkness falls.
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Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: helenp
Lisgar Collegiate Institute

1) Lisgar Collegiate Institute

Lisgar Collegiate Institute is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board secondary school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Lisgar Collegiate Institute, one of the country's best regarded public schools, is located in downtown Ottawa by the Rideau Canal and is only a few blocks from Canada's Parliament Hill. The school serves the neighbourhoods of Sandy Hill, New Edinburgh, Centretown, and Rockcliffe Park, and has many students transferring from other areas, attracted by the school's...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ottawa Normal School

2) Ottawa Normal School

The Ottawa Normal School is today part of Ottawa City Hall. It was built in 1874 and served as a private school in the 1900s. However, the janitors repeatedly reported strange events happening at night - temperature falling below freezing levels, unusual figures materializing. Some say the paranormal activity was one of the main reasons the school had to...   view more
Friday's Roast Beef House

3) Friday's Roast Beef House

Friday's Roast Beef House, besides being a nice restaurant, is haunted by Sir James Alexander Grant, the building’s former owner. This doctor was famous for his eccentric behavior. The paranormal activities began when Friday’s Roast Beef House opened in 1972. The restaurant staff said they were hearing heavy breathing and coughing, coming apparently from an asthmatic person. Well, Alexander Grant suffered from...   view more
Carleton County Jail

4) Carleton County Jail

Located at Nicholas Street, between Wilbrod Road and Laurier Avenue East, Carleton County Gaol (jail) was the first penitentiary facility built in the Ottawa area. This three-and-a-half-storey building, featuring Italianate style, was architected by Henry Horsey and finished in 1862.

After being a prison for almost one and half centuries, it now houses a youth hostel. The building is renowned for its historical, architectural and contextual value, and serves as a live illustration of what...   view more
D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

5) D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

Another popular Irish pub in Ottawa, D’Arcy McGee’s is a great place to grab a drink after work, enjoy a romantic dinner, or meet up with friends on the weekend. Hosting live music throughout the week, D’Arcy McGee’s also treats its guests to an extensive menu of traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie, as well as modern variations such as their corned beef quesadilla and Guinness meatballs. Drinks include an ample selection of ales, wines, and...   view more
Fairmont Château Laurier

6) Fairmont Château Laurier (must see)

The Chateau Laurier Ottawa is one of the key attractions in the city. Designed in the Châteauesque style, this historic and stylish hotel stands at the intersection of Rideau Street and Sussex Drive. The Château was built between 1909 and 1912. Originally, it was planned to occupy part of the land belonging to Major’s Hill Park. However, that decision caused controversy and the then Prime Minister of Canada, Wilfrid Laurier, had to step in and assist in finding an alternate place for the...   view more
Bytown Museum

7) Bytown Museum (must see)

Located just below the Parliament Hill, the Bytown Museum is a small museum in Ottawa. Accommodated in the city's oldest stone building, it contains more than 7,000 artifacts. The museum collections narrate the story of the Canadian capital and its citizens, from ancient Bytown to present day Ottawa, with a special emphasis on the construction of the Rideau Canal.

The Bytown Museum is dedicated to hosting programs designed to help local and foreign visitors to learn more about the rich...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ottawa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa has plenty of theaters and art organizations. Ready to satisfy any taste and mood, you can find venues which stage plays ranging from traditional Canadian to International to more exotic and extravagant. Take a tour through some of the most popular theaters in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa

Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is a place where you can find a large variety of rare specialty items. India, Thailand, Mexico, France and Indonesia are just some of the countries that exhibit their famous wares in this market. Also, you can find here custom-made jewelry, hand-made pieces of furniture and works of art crafted by local artists.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa is home to a large number of great galleries and offers something to everyone. You'll discover a plethora of masterpieces of sculptures and paintings from ancient times to the present. Whether they be small family-owned galleries or large national galleries, they teach you more about Native Canadian art and its evolution. Be sure to take a walking tour through Ottawa's famous galleries and discover the jewels of this northern city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Ottawa Famous Museums Walking Tour

Ottawa Famous Museums Walking Tour

Being the cultural heart of Canada, Ottawa is home to a wealth of museums and heritage structures. Ottawa's museums are part of the Confederation Boulevard ceremonial route and cover a broad range of art-focused, family-friendly and historical exhibits. We invite you to take a walking tour through Ottawa's most famous museums

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

The city of Ottawa has some amazing religious sites and it is a perfect religious destination for people interested in that. With most of the attractions located in downtown or in the near vicinity, you will have no trouble in visiting some of these attractions on your trip. We invite you to take a walking tour and see the formidable churches of Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ottawa the capital of Canada is located in the Province of Ontario. Being the fourth largest city in the country it boasts a large number of memorials, historical buildings and quite a few museums. Its mild weather will definitely cheer you up and keep you busy. Here is a list of the best tourist attractions you should check while in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km