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Choose from two departure times to begin your 60 to 75-minute tour experience that takes you inside the old Carleton County Jail, now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, one of the most haunted buildings in North America! Is the jail haunted today? Your guided jail experience will allow you to decide for yourself. Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.


Follow your cloaked and lantern-carrying tour guide on a 60 to 75-minute storytelling adventure that will surprise, amaze and delight even the most skeptical in your group. Along the way, you will hear a number of stories and explore many parts of the jail, including:

  • The assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee
  • The Faceless Ghost of the old Carleton County Jail
  • Take a "cell-fie" in the cell block
  • Visit death row and stand before the last working gallows in Canada
  • Hear of the levitating coin and the custodian who saw something walk through his bedroom wall
  • Was an innocent man hanged for the crime? Is he still buried on the jail grounds to this day? Take part in our mini-mock trial and decide for yourself!
Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Duration: 75 minutes

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Haunted Walk's ticket office

    Return Details:
    Concludes at the old jail, 75 St Nicholas St, Ottawa ON, K1N 7B9

  • Inclusions:
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Walking tour
    • Entrance fees

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (recommended)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 10 years

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