Get into the Halloween spirit with a ghost walk in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Friday, 07 October 2011 17:10
Something very spooky is happening in Ottawa this fall that travellers should try if they are feeling adventurous. The Haunted Walk is an attraction that blends together both legends and historical accounts of some extra creepy establishments within city limits. After the sun goes down, guests are lead through the streets of Ottawa to learn about the lore and ledgend of this town and immeserse themsevles into its more mysterious side. These tours are great for those of all ages who have a brave spirit and wish to see an alternative side of Canada’s capital city.
There are several themed excursions to choose from that take guests past and through the city’s famously scary establishments. Travellers may choose the Ghosts and the Gallows Tour, which heads into the former Carleton County Gaol (now the extra spooky Ottawa Jail Hostel), while other adventures include stories about the Bytown Museum and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Special expeditions over the Halloween season dive even further into the mythical stories that encompasses some of Ottawa’s frightening locales. For example, the company offers a special after-hours tour of unexplained natural phenomena at the Canadian Museum of Nature and their “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” tour focuses on the murder of Canadian Father of Confederation D’Arcy McGee, which took place on Sparks Street in 1868.
Travellers can purchase tickets through the company’s website for the daily activities that run year-round, except on some national holidays. Those who are on holiday in Ottawa with a larger group of friends and family may book a private guided tour with The Haunted Walk’s professional and knowledgeable staff that offers excursions in both French and English. Due to the sometimes scary nature of this excursion, parents with small children should use discretion when deciding to bring the little ones along on the walking tour.
This October, travellers who venture to Ottawa on holiday can check out the chilling locations throughout the city that can offer a truly authentic Halloween experience. Those who revel in a spine-tingling experience will surely not be dissapionted by this city's fun and freaky attractions.