Every city block has a tale to tell, yet even the most skilled prosecutors can’t get buildings to talk. Be there when they spill the beans with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa for two (a $31.08 value, including tax)
- $17 for The Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk for two (a $35.60 value, including tax)
On the Ottawa walking tour, a cloaked figure leads groups through the city's quiet streets by lantern light, pausing to recount tales of hauntings at locations such as the Bytown Museum and Grant House. The wheelchair-accessible, 90-minute tour is fit for guests ages 6 and older.
Rather than scares, the two-hour pub walk's guides focus on scandal as they recount stories of torrid love affairs and misbehaving politicians. Along the way, groups stop at local pub for pints (drinks are not included). The tour is not appropriate for children.
Both tours depart from Haunted Walks' ticket office at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets. Check Haunted Walks' calendar for its seasonally changing tour dates.
Draped in a black cloak, a figure holds a lantern to light the way along a weathered stone wall. As the tour group follows, the cloaked leader recounts a story, perhaps a tale about Canada’s last working gallows, or perhaps about the riots that once overtook the streets. Though Haunted Walk’s guides are well known for their theatrical flair, the tales they tell are not so well known. As they lead walking tours of Kingston, Ottawa, and Toronto, the guides unveil fascinating yet rarely told tales of each city’s dark side. Narrations may include ghost stories backed by eye-witness accounts, or the underpinnings of a nefarious political plot, such as a plan to draw moustaches on every image of the queen. Private tours are also available.