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Notice the little boy in the staircase. Folks in the 1900s were as excited to experience our ghost tour as you!
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As the skies begin to darken over Quebec City, the costumed guides of Ghost Tours of Quebec strike a match and light their lanterns. Eager ticket holders wait in anticipation, for they know they will be led on a 90-minute walking tour through the streets of Old Quebec, to hear 400 years of stories of murder, executions, mysterious ghost sightings, tragedies and hauntings. The cobblestone streets and ancient buildings of Old Quebec set the stage for a truly unique experience. Hear the stories that history books have tried to forget. Goosebumps guaranteed!
Wondering what to do next in Old Quebec? How about a lovely evening walk with a paranormal twist! Our Ghost Tours are great for families, couples, groups, or solo travellers.
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English tours run most evenings at 8:00pm from May 1st until October 31st. Please be on site at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Additional departures and off-season tours may be available, contact us to inquire.
The departure location is situated across from 94, rue du Petit Champlain (La petite cabane à sucre de Québec).
Please note that tours run rain or shine and we cover a distance of around 2km with an elevation gain of 50m.
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- Adults: $25
- Students and seniors (65 and over): $23
- Children 10 and under: free
All of our prices include tax.
Prices are subject to change during peak periods.
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Buy your tickets on our web site, in person at our office, or on site before the tour. We accept Visa, Mastercard, debit and cash. Reservations are strongly advised.
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- Walking Tours in Québec City
Thinking of taking a guided walking tour of Québec City? You’ll certainly have your pick of styles and themes. From foodie or spooky tours to classic city tours and tours led by historic figures, there are plenty of ways to discover the city’s architectural and historical treasures with a guide. Read on to learn more!
Guided Walking Tours of Old Québec City
Québec City is best explored on foot. The whole city is supremely walkable, but that’s especially true in Old Québec, with its concentration of charming little streets and historical buildings. When you’re on foot, it’s easier to slow down and see the details, pop into a shop, and simply admire the surroundings.
As the birthplace of French North America and the only walled city north of Mexico, Old Québec City is a living museum, full of history and surprises. And there’s nothing like a walk with an experienced, enthusiastic guide to get a better understanding of the place, dive into the past, and pick up fascinating stories and informative tidbits. Lucky for you, there are a number of local companies that offer historical and themed tours:
Tours Voir Québec
Make your way to the Tourist Info Centre in front of Château Frontenac, where you’ll find a guide ready and waiting at the Tours Voir Québec counter. This company specializes in historic tours of Old Québec, with all its fascinating details and hidden treasures.
With its eye-catching historical figures in long capes and traditional hairstyles, Cicérone Tours gets you off the beaten path and takes you on a delightful trip back in time. If you’re in Québec City in December, don’t miss their special Magic of Christmas tour.
À la Rencontre des Filles du Roy
See Québec through the eyes of a 17th-century Fille du Roi , or King’s Daughter, and learn more about the daily lives of the colony’s first settlers.
HQ Services Touristiques
In addition to offering private tours and classic group guided tours, HQ Services Touristiques offers a 5-course gastronomic and historical tour to live a unique experience among the best restaurants in Québec City.
Think you know Québec City? See it from a new angle, such as women in history or military history, as you explore a specific theme on an exclusive tour. Tours Accolade also offers personalized tours based on your genealogy, as well as a multisensory tour for the visually impaired.
Ghost Tours of Québec and Les Promenades fantômes
Explore Old Québec City by lantern and learn about the murders and mysteries that haunt the city’s past. These spine-tingling tours are perfect for a fun evening with friends or to get your teenagers excited about history.
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Québec 1608 Tours
History buffs, you'll be delighte by the Québec 1608 private tours . Their circuits will certainly enlighten you on the history of Québec City and Canada as well as on the links between American and Canadian history.
Along with a passionate local guide, you will discover the essential role that nature, geography and climate have played in the history of the city .
Bury Your Dead Tours
The many fans of Québec author Louise Penny’s mystery novels are invited to visit Old Québec in the company of her famous and captivating Chief Inspector Armand Gamache .
Québec Discovery Tours
Let yourself be charmed by the architecture, history and culture of the city during a private tour along with an experienced guide from Québec Discovery Tours .
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Take a personalized guided tour with this seasoned historian who loves his hometown.
Self-Guided Walking Tours in Québec City
Québec City is also nice to visit at your own pace. Mix it up by setting a tour goal, like trying every set of stairs or seeing every mural , monument , or public artwork . All are part of Québec City’s distinctive vibe and add a unique touch to any self-guided visit . If you’re short on time, use the Red Bus to travel quickly from one sight to the next.
Whether you’re travelling solo, as a pair, or with friends or family, take the time to discover the city’s fabulous heritage on a rally or self-guided tour.
Self-guided tours from Tours Voir Québec
Enjoy walking alone? The self-guided tours from Tours Voir Québec are a great way to visit the city at your own pace while learning more about the sights. All you have to do is download the app (which you can use offline) and follow your phone’s GPS.
GeoRallies at Îlot des Palais
Explore Old Québec City with a GPS and a roadmap as you search for answers hidden in caches on an Îlot des Palais GeoRally . It’s fun for the whole family—even tricky teens! There are a number of rallies perfect for exploring the history, archeology, and architecture of Old Québec.
Walking Food Tours
Québec City is also a food mecca! Food tours are an increasingly popular way to get a feel for the city through its food scene. They take you to restaurants, fine food shops, and craft breweries to sample local, artisanal fare and find out what makes Québec cuisine special. Mouth-watering options abound : get a real taste of Québec City!
Québec City Walking Tour Map
Looking for a self-guided walking tour ? We have prepared a 2-day itinerary that allows you to visit the main attractions of Old Québec in any season. That being said, we truly recommend a guided tour to discover the fascinating history of Québec City!
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Quebec City Ghost Tour Scavenger Hunt: The Horrors of Quebec City
Quebec City , Quebec, Canada
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About the tour
The oldest city in Canada is bound to have a few skeletons in its closet. On this horror-filled Quebec City ghost tour, we make a loop around Old Quebec and the surrounding streets in search of anguished ghosts, old jails and iconic landmarks while learning 400 years of sordid history. Along the fairly flat walking route, we lighten the mood of these scary stops with scavenger hunt questions and challenges!
Which mortal enemies have been feuding for centuries on the walls of the Parliament Building? Which ghost has taken up permanent residence at the Chateau Frontenac? Find out on this ghost tour scavenger hunt of Quebec City!
Plains of Abraham Museum
Our next stop is the haunted Plains of Abraham Museum. In 1759, the French and British Empires fought on the Plains of Abraham. Nearly 200 men were killed on the field and they're still upset about it. Ghosts have been spotted across the 240 acres, especially in the early evening. Cannons have mysteriously been fired.
Find the Parliament Building. It was completed in 1886, after 9 years of construction, and has stood as the centrepiece of provincial politics ever since. The building itself is not haunted. No, the province scatters its tortured souls along the side of the building, imprisoned in bronze for all eternity.
Saint Matthew's Cemetery
Look for the Saint Matthew's Cemetery. From 1772 to 1860, Anglican Presbyterians were buried here. Though there are only 314 tombstones, there are between 6000 and 10,000 people six feet under, so many bodies that the best historians can say is “give or take 4000 bodies.”
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On our #1 app-led outdoor scavenger hunt, you'll explore Quebec City like never before. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture, and history
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Review: Ghost Tours of Quebec
I’m lucky my family is as weird as I am!
Rick has come to love me booking ghost tours when we travel but I don’t have to convince my family to book them – they do it themselves!
Since it’s spooky season, I thought it would be fun to revisit a ghost tour we did earlier this year when we went with my family up to Canada and we explored the capital city of Quebec: Quebec City.
Aptly named, I must say.
Quebec City ghost tour review
When we were in Quebec City, we went on a dark history tour of the city, which focused more on true tales than things going bump in the night. We went with Ghost Tours of Quebec or Les Visites Fantomes de Quebec.
- We learned what would happen if the early citizens were found guilty of treason
- We heard about a cursed Captain Kendall and the Empress of Ireland that sank in 1914 and came with it the loss of over 1,000 lives
- Learning about the tortured executioner who was in for a surprise on the gallows
- Hearing about the witch and the interesting way she was confined for her crimes
- Visiting the haunted homes built on top of smallpox cemeteries
- Hearing the horrifying story of a woman’s worst nightmare come to life in the graveyard
It was a neat tour that focused heavily on the true history and true crime of Quebec City’s past but did have a few stories of ghostly apparitions or unexplainable phenomena happening in certain homes.
This is a great option if you’re looking for a mix of history and hauntings.
Our 8 p.m. tour was also in English.
Group size & pace
My family alone counted for six people on this group tour! I’d estimate there were 15-20 of us on the tour so a good sized group but not overwhelmingly large.
- Duration: 90-minute walking tour
- Distance: About a mile, walking tour
- Days offered: Daily, May 1 – October 31
- Times: 8 p.m.
- Price: $25 per adult
- Meeting point: Across from 94, rue du Petit Champlain (La petite cabane à sucre de Québec)
- Tickets: Buy tickets online
This was a good 90-minute walking tour and we definitely were walking on this ghost tour all over the hills of Quebec City and down to the waterfront.
Tips for the Quebec City ghost tour
- Wear comfortable shoes: This is a walking tour and you will be going up and down some steep inclines. Wear good shoes that can handle the terrain.
- Bring water: Stay hydrated! Bring some water to carry with you in case you need a spirit or two after hearing about the spirits of Quebec City!
- Bring an umbrella or jacket: The tour is completely outside so prepare for the weather.
- Charge your phone before the tour: You stop at some picturesque buildings on this tour and you may be taking quite a few photos, especially if you’re trying to catch an orb or two.
- Tip your guide: Lastly, like we always say, if you enjoyed your tour be sure to show your appreciation to the guide.
Interested in other ghostly content? Check out our video on YouTube where we round up our t op 10 ghost tours we’ve done!
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Why I’m Not Afraid of the Ghosts of Quebec
By Juliana Dever
It’s not you dear spirits of Quebec, it’s me. Or rather, it’s New Orleans…
Cold air brushed the hairs on my neck. It was New Orleans in February. But I was also standing in front of a haunted one-hundred-year-old French-style hotel.
“When the couple reviewed their trip photos, they were stunned to see one that was taken of the two of them inside their hotel room…asleep. The angle was only as high as a boy around twelve.” It was 10:30 at night, and we stood in complete darkness, save for gas lamps and the glow from nearby windows of the French Quarter.
“This used to be a boys’ school, but half of it burned down, with many students trapped inside.” He was deadly serious.
I shivered, despite the prickly heat of supernatural fear on my ears. Our ghost walking tour guide was dressed in jeans, trainers and a jacket. He wore gold-framed glasses. He looked like a young professor, or maybe an earnest Ghostbuster in training.
True crime stories and eyewitness accounts filled the late night as we walked block by block, learning the grisly history of this old Creole city. From then on I was ruined for taking another ghost tour. I didn’t know it then. But countless disappointments later, I’m sadly aware of it now.
What I Learned from Ghost Tour #2
A few years ago, still haunted by my trip to NoLa, I was quick to sign hubs and I up for a ghost walking tour in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh seemed a perfect petri dish of paranormal possibilities: centuries-old moody gray stone buildings, labyrinthine alleys, a medieval past, and a frequent Victorian fog that inspired amateur surgeons to look for test subjects. I was so ready for us to be historically terrified.
Until HE showed up: our guide dressed in a silly cape and suit, community theatre-painted skull face and Cracker Jack cheap exaggerated vampire teeth. Ever the optimist, I stayed the tour, waiting for some juicy stories, or at least a thorough exploration of the city.
Instead of wandering around mysterious Scottish buildings with shady pasts, we hung out in a construction zone, the back of an apartment building and down some sketchy streets. This while his colleague – dressed like a lunatic monk with a werewolf mask – jumped out from behind dumpsters and humped colonnades in a sad attempt to make us scream. It was frightening, but more in a terrible American Idol audition kind of way.
Awesome Ghost Tour: 1, Cheesy Ghost Tour: 1, Annoyed Loved Ones: 1
Until Scotland, I didn’t realize I had a 50/50 chance of being more bored of death than scared of it. Knowing how good the first time was, I still held out hope for a creepy future.
Looking for the Ghosts of Quebec City
After settling into Quebec City, stop two on my girls’ Canadian road trip , I saw that there were several ghost walking tours on offer. My internal thrill-o-meter pegged.
One of our stops – the former square where executions and public shamings happened. You’d think a ghost or two would hang out here. This was not revealed, but it the current site of a lovely dancing water feature.
A storied North American township thick with struggles, battles, and French history, I had a gut feeling Quebec City would be rife with souls stuck on the wrong side of life and death. Maybe we’d hear the tragic tale of a restless being in search of a lost love; or one seeking justice from a false witch accusation, or at the very least, victims of poor building code violations that needed restitution.
I convinced my two girlfriends Rachel and Stephanie to do a ghost tour. My argument was that my New Orleans experience was chillingly fantastic and that we’d get to know the city better. They agreed.
We gathered near a cathedral at dusk, waiting with other tourists for our storyteller to arrive.
And so began the woeful tales of despair in olden-day Quebec.
Then SHE showed up. Dressed as milkmaid with a Party City black wig and a painted ghost face. Edinburgh flashed through my mind. I cringed; I’m pretty sure it was of the external variety. But I wasn’t giving up yet. I wanted scary stories. I wanted to see parts of the town I might not have found on my own. I wanted my girlfriends to not hate me.
“I came to Canada 400 years ago to find a husband…” Oh great we’re going down the re-enactor road, aren’t we? “But I wasn’t pretty enough to stay in Quebec, so I had to marry a man in the country, who was arrested for stealing from our neighbor.” I shifted my weight to the other foot.
“My husband was faced with a choice…to be executed or become the town executioner. I had five children to raise and to try to keep out of jail.”
Oh god. I wanted us to hear stories about old spirits that still messed with folks today; instead we were stuck for another twenty minutes listening to a one-woman show that sounded like it might end in a gofundme campaign.
These are the faces of my once happy friends. Sorry girls, I tried!
I looked over at my girlfriends. Stephanie’s eyes were glazed over. Rachel gave me the hard stare. I debated whether or not we should make an escape this early in or stick it out in case it got better.
Over the next six hours or maybe 45 minutes, it’s hard to remember, we wandered to disparate locations: some cannons on the bank, inexplicable bleachers in the park, and ANOTHER apartment building parking lot (what’s with this setting?); all while listening to stories that sounded more like urban legends. They also had nothing to do with the locations in which we visited.
So…Are There Ghosts in Quebec’s old town?
This, my friends, is a question that I do not have a satisfying answer to. With the multitude of ghost tours available in Quebec City, I should have chosen better. Our tour was less about the undead’s refusal to be ignored and more about how hard life was in the 18 th century, which I totally already understood from having watched Les Miserables 4 times.
The gorgeous cathedral in lower Quebec City. Now THIS seems like a location for the return of an unsettled spirit. Let me know if you hear of one.
My new score:
Awesome Ghost Tour: 1, Cheesy Ghost Tour: 2, Annoyed Loved Ones: 3
How Do You Find a Good Ghost Walking Tour?
I’m not ready to give them up entirely. For one, I have to even out my score. But I also need to reconnect to that initial feeling I got in New Orleans. The one where I was almost suffocated by history, that magnetic moment that reminded me how thin the veil of life and death is. That charged atmosphere fascinates me, where the past could confront any one of us, it’s a terrifying and irresistible sensation.
Alright then, learning from my varied experiences, I’m leaving you with my quick “How to pick a Ghost Tour” questionnaire:
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My daughter and I went on the”Ghosts of Gettysburg” tour. Yes, our tour guide was wearing colonial garb, however she was very knowledgeable about spectres that had been seen. My daughter took lots of picture (this was before digital cameras and cell phone cameras). After looking at her developed pictures, she noticed many spots on the pictures she had taken of the building that had been an orphanage during and after the battle of Gettysburg. It had not been raining, so we knew the camera had not been wet in any way. We contacted a local author who writes”The Ghosts of…….” books, and he told us that’s how ghosts show up in pictures. Also, we were a group of about 30 people that night, and we visited a home that had been owned by a wealthy family at one time, who had a live-in governess named Joanna. Her room was at the top of the house. A fire started , she wasn’t able to escape, and she perished. While standing listening to the guide tell the story of Joanna, someone started playing with my long hair at the back of my head. I thought it might be a moth, etc. so tried to slap it. It continued, so I finally I turned around to tell the idiot behind me to stop,and there was no one near me. I also smelled a very strong vanilla smell. Our tour guide said female spirits are often around when you smell lavender or vanilla. Gettysburg is known to have one of the highest concentrations of ghosts in the country, because so many men died suddenly and quickly. At any rate, the “Ghosts of Gettysburg” tours are interesting, fun – and scary!
Ooooohhh Linda this is a great story, thanks for sharing it. That’s soooo creepy. I think I need to spend more time in Pennsylvania, and definitely take this tour. This is what I’m talking about, when it seems like the past is reaching out across the decades/centuries and is almost tangible – goosebumps!
Full confession, I used to be a tour guide in Ottawa, ON and _love_ ghost tours still.
My biggest recommendation? Always take the tour that goes indoors or at least into enclosed areas. Even if you aren’t claustrophobic, you’re a little trapped. I went on the Auld Reekie tour of Edinburgh and, while the first part was mostly prologue and I’d heard a lot of those stories before, once we got into the South Street vaults, I was terrified. I gave two ghost tours in Ottawa and the one that went into the old jail (now a hostel) was an easier tour to give than the one that stayed outside, but I loved the stories on the outdoor one.
Find a tour that has the same level of scepticism as you. I’m a skeptic who loves ghost stories. So if a tour is given by someone who relies on photographic evidence, EMF, EVP or mediums to drive the stories is probably going to lose me. But that won’t affect someone with a different outlook.
You touched on it above, but you want a tour guide you can take seriously. I took the “Ghost Tours of Québec” tour about ten years ago. While the guide was in an aberdeen cloak and top hat (second confession, that was my favourite cold weather guide outfit as well), he knew his stuff and was a good storyteller and that was the only character he was in. Also we ended the tour in a cathedral in the old walled town, see above.
Small group sizes. There’s no point going on a tour if there are a hundred people and you can’t hear the guide.
Lastly, go in wanting to be scared. It’s the same as having a guide you have confidence in, but it’s ongoing. As soon as the tour starts laughing (happened to a friend of mine), you’re not getting them back. If you are the person on the tour cracking jokes at the expense of the guide and their stories because “ghost stories are crap”, you’re an awful person. Don’t be an awful person, you’re ruining it for the rest of the people if the guide is spending all her time managing you. (All you’s being general, of course.)
In the end, it’s always going to be a crap shoot like any experience. Even if you’ve chosen a company that takes their research seriously, focuses on storytelling and training, you could end up with the least experienced guide or someone just having an off night. But guides want you to have a good experience. Of course, we think someone leaving the tour in tears is a great result, so we’re a little weird.
These are all great tips, Kimberley, thanks for sharing! I’m still a fan of the ghost tour, even though I’ve only had one great one because I just KNOW I will go on another tour like it again. For the QC tour, it was a last minute decision and I didn’t do any research, just asked the opinion of our concierge because I got lazy. If I go back to QC, I will try the company with the Aberdeen coats, they seem to deal more in hair-raising stories than theatrics. Your comment has me itching to try another one soon! Thanks again. 🙂
Love your writing. We’re going to QC in a month and would love your reccs for delicious places to eat. Will you do a post like you did for Montreal or can you send me reccs? Thanks so much! Miss seeing you on Castle, but looks like you’re having so much fun now! Congrats!
Thanks! I was in QC for a short time (only 2.5 days), but I will make sure to get a rundown of the things I did/places I ate up in the next week or so, so come back here and check it out. Let me know what you thought of QC after your trip!
I love your writing, I feel like I’m right besides you. This travel blog is perfection. I can’t wait to read/see your next adventure! Much Love from Michigan, Kathleen Mae
Thank you so much for your comment, Kathleen, it really made my day. I’ve got lots more coming out in the next few weeks, so it’s nice to know someone’s enjoying reading it! Thanks again. 🙂
Juliana, I love reading your travel log! So interesting. And fun! You’re a terrific writer, wonderful use of words and very easy to visualize your accounts. Now, Ghost Tours….we too have not had good luck, except for two, San Diego Old Town…very very fun and scary. Great tales and spooky happenings. Especially around the old cemetery. Love it when my neck hair stands on end! The other was in Jamestown, VA. Historical, sad and a little scary….well worth it.
Karen, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot! San Diego, hmmmm? That’s pretty close to me, maybe I should go check it out! I’ve heard a lot about ghost tours back east being pretty creepy. Did you read Linda’s account about her Gettysburg experience in the above comment? Crazy! That’s the kind of tour I like. 🙂
No ghost tours for me, but my brother loved the ghost tour in San Antonio that include all historic places and true stories.
Also from a “reliable” source I hear The Queen Mary is super scary and maybe haunted! 😉
Stanley Hotel. Estes Park, Colorado. There’s a reason this hotel helped inspire “The Shining.” Hearing the history of sightings in daylight still creeped me out, lol.
Do they have an official ghost tour, Kim? Did you stay there? I don’t know if I could. O.O
They do have an official ghost tour: http://www.stanleyhotel.com/tours I have visited a handful of times, but have never stayed. I’m a chicken, lol.
I just came back from visiting Quebec City and Montreal and I found their ghost walks a bit disappointing. They were both presented by actors and I just felt they were a bit too rehearsed. They weren’t that open to discussion after the tour and couldn’t answer any questions convincingly.
I really enjoyed the ghost walks in Victoria, BC. The city does live up to it’s reputation as one of the most haunted cities in British Columbia. I went 2 nights in a row, with different guides in different parts of the city. They were really conversant and I actually felt really creeped out.
I guess that’s the difference between having an actor and having someone who’s passionate and well-versed with the subject. That will help me choose which ghost walk to go on next time.
I was just in Quebec. I took a picture of the dancing lights at the square that used to be an execution site which you have a picture of on your site. I did not know its history, as we just walked through the area on our first night in Quebec. When I saw your picture, I looked at my picture again and noticed what looks like an orb. None of my other pictures have this in them. The previous picture which was a night picture also did not have it. I also was in the street when I took the picture and was nowhere near the water, so I don’t believe it is a water spot. My question is do you know what the name of that building is?
I’ve heard before that spirits can show up as orbs in photos. I don’t know, what do you think? Also, I can’t remember what the name of that building is. From what I can tell though, I believe it’s the town hall. Such a beautiful city!
I too have pictures of floating orbs. These were in Greece, in buildings that once house soldiers. The guide said some people have orbs in their photos while others do not. No explanation as to why…. WoooOOOOooo! 😉
These are the great tips for finding the best ghost walking tour. I like your content and keep sharing these kinds of information. Loved it.
Thanks Eric. I take my ghost tours seriously. ????
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Up for a Spooky Stroll? 12 Best Ghost Tours and Walks in Canada
Whether you’re a history buff or a budding ghost hunter, Canada is filled with spooky sites to discover from coast to coast. Looking for a way to add some frights to your fall or can’t resist a scary story? Here are the 12 best ghost tours and walks across Canada — plus a bonus road trip option if you’re in Southern Ontario.
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St. John’s Haunted Hike (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador)
This award-winning tour of Canada’s oldest city takes you to scary spots like Victoria Street, the most haunted street in St. John’s. You’ll also get to check out buildings and cemeteries while your tour guide shares tales of public hangings, duels, murdered soldiers and more. St. John’s Haunted Hike also has a popular paranormal investigation series at the LPSU Hall that is sold out for the season.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Ghost Walks (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
Niagara-on-the-Lake is well known as Canada’s most haunted town, and with a bloody past that includes the War of 1812, tours through this area have some of the most sightings. Niagara-on-the-Lake Ghost Walks include stops at the Olde Angel Inn, the Courthouse, the Royal George Theatre and the Prince of Wales Hotel. If you plan far enough ahead, you can also book a tour of Fort George, a site that’s as famous for its ghosts as it is for its place in Canadian history.
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Ghostly Walks (Victoria, British Columbia)
With such a rich history it’s no surprise that Victoria, British Columbia has hundreds of ghostly encounters to explore on this tour, from true crime to tragic accidents. Get ready for a scare, as Victoria is touted as the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest. Ghostly Walks will take you to spots like the Supreme Court building, the most haunted place in the city, and share stories of the public executions that took place at the jail that once stood there.
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Banff Ghost Walk (Banff, Alberta)
Beneath the ski resorts and quaint mountain town charm lies Banff’s dark, hidden history, explored in the Banff Ghost Walk . Stroll through the historic streets and learn about the haunted landmarks, unsolved local mysteries and paranormal encounters at some of its hotels. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, one of the most haunted buildings, in Canada is located here. It’s the alleged home to the ghost Sam, a bellman who passed away in the 1970s but still wanders the halls offering a helping hand to its guests.
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The Halifax Ghost Walk (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Halifax’s history includes a harbour explosion, pirates and ties to the Titanic, so it’s no surprise that the oldest ghost tour in North America, The Halifax Ghost Walk , is one to add to your list. Beginning at the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill, you’ll walk through the streets of Old Halifax to spots like the Historic Properties and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic while learning about hauntings, buried treasure and more.
Montreal Ghosts (Montreal, Quebec)
By day, Old Montreal is a charming slice of history with its restaurants, cafes and churches. When the sun sets, experience the city’s dark and sordid past with Montreal Ghosts . As you walk through cobblestone streets and alleys, you’ll not only hear the chilling tales of witchcraft, unexplained phenomena and crime in 17th Century New France, but you’ll also see them brought to life by professional actors.
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The Haunted Walk of Kingston (Kingston, Ontario)
With sites like Fort Henry, Murney Tower and the Lower Burial Ground, visitors believe that there could be ghosts lurking around Kingston. The Haunted Walk of Kingston tour through its old Sydenham Ward includes stops at haunted hotels, the old courthouse and the infamous courtyard. Throughout the tour, the guide shares tales of grave robbings, hangings and more. A separate tour of Queen’s University is also available, with chilling stories connected to nearly every building on campus, including a heist gone wrong and professors trying to connect with students from the afterlife.
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Winnipeg Ghost Walk (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Winnipeg’s longest-running ghost walk tour company, Winnipeg Ghost Walk , has three different options to explore: the Exchange District, Seven Oaks and Broadway. If you can only pick one, go with the Broadway tour that begins at the haunted Manitoba Legislature building, taking you through the paranormal accounts along Broadway and Memorial Boulevard before concluding at the notorious Fort Garry Hotel.
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The Haunted Walk of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
Step back in time to Toronto’s early days with The Haunted Walk of Toronto ’s original tour. It departs from the courtyard outside of the Hockey Hall of Fame before taking you to spots like haunted theatres and the oh-so-creepy Mackenzie House. Venture outside of the downtown core if you dare and head out on one of their other tour options, which head to the Distillery District, University of Toronto and Black Creek Pioneer Village.
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Ghost Tours of Quebec (Quebec City, Quebec)
The stone buildings and narrow cobblestone streets of old Quebec hold 400 years of shocking stories, from hauntings to executions. Costumed guides take you through the city at night with lanterns in hand, beginning at the Petit Champlain shopping district. Over 90 minutes, the Ghost Tours of Quebec guides will share accounts of ghost sightings, murders and tragedies that you won’t find in your history books.
Ghostly Vancouver Tours (Vancouver, British Columbia)
For an evening of scary tales straight from the city’s history, Ghostly Vancouver Tours promises an unforgettable experience. In their Gastown tour, you’ll walk the cobblestones and learn about famous figures like the crying Lady in White and the Headless Brakeman. The Downtown tour takes you to haunted theatres, galleries, hotels and other buildings known for ghostly encounters.
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Edmonton Ghost Tours (Edmonton, Alberta)
Take a journey through Edmonton’s past with one of several exciting tours from Edmonton Ghost Tours . The Old Strathcona tour features stops at the Strathcona Hotel, the Princess Theatre and the Strathcona High School. Learn about ghost tales like the little boy at the Rutherford House and the scientist at the Power Plant during a tour and haunted hike of the University of Alberta. Haunted trolley and haunted pub tours area also available, or if you prefer your history without ghost stories, opt for one of the cemetery walks.
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Bonus: Guess Where Trips (Southern Ontario)
If you’re in Southern Ontario and love a good road trip, Guess Where Trips has two different options this fall: Spooky Sights and Ghostly Tales and Haunted History. You won’t know where you’re going until you get your itinerary, but some of the stops include haunted ruins, a restaurant where you can dine with ghosts, a former post office with a tragic tale of love gone wrong and a filming location from It .
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