Are you brave enough to uncover the spooky secrets lurking in this former jail? This haunted Ottawa Jail tour will take you through a real-life murder mystery that will definitely send shivers down your spine.
Hosted by The Haunted Walk, this 75-minute tour of the Ottawa Jail Hostel is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit.
As you step through the jail’s imposing doors, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, walking the same cellblocks that once held inmates.
From hardened criminals to those wrongfully accused, the Ottawa Jail has seen it all. But that’s just the beginning of your eerie excursion.
The highlight of this haunted tour is the journey from Death Row to the last working gallows in all of Canada.
Yes, you read that correctly – gallows. Goosebumps guaranteed!
While you’re there you’ll also delve into the real mystery that still haunts the historic jail to this day.
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In 1869, an innocent man faced an unjust execution for the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a beloved Canadian politician, according to The Haunted Walk.
Was it a grave mistake, or was there something more sinister at play?
Many believe that the spirit of the wrongfully executed man still roams the jail’s hallways to this very day. Will you encounter his ghost during your visit?
While this tour promises a thrilling and spine-chilling adventure, it’s not for the faint of heart, which is why it’s not recommended for children under 10.
So, if you’re seeking a ghostly experience and an unforgettable brush with history, the Haunted Ottawa Jail tour is a must-do.
When: Various dates in October 2023
Where: 46 1/2 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Cost: $29.99 per adult