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30+ Scary Haunted Walks and Ghost Tours in Ontario — Introduction

S earching for something spooky to do? A lot of people like a good scare any time of year. Whether or not it’s Halloween season, you’re guaranteed to have a frightening fun time on one of these haunted walks and ghost tours.

This list is full of unique ideas for things to do. Haunted walks and ghost tours combine history, culture, costumes, and supernatural elements, all while providing a bit of low-impact exercise. So have a scream checking out all the eerie options below.

1. The Spirits of Amherstburg Ghost Walk

Presented by Monkeys With A Typewriter Theatre Company, this seasonal haunted walk takes visitors through the old historic town’s streets to hear ghost stories and see haunted houses.

2. Walking and Bus Ghost Tours of Chatham-Kent

Join ordinary citizens in telling ghost stories on these annual tours to haunted sites. Walking tours are led by lantern light.

3. St. Catharines Full Moon Ghost Walks

Offered monthly throughout all but the coldest months of the year, and more frequently during the Halloween season, these haunted walks take tour-goers through the downtown area to explore the town’s history and haunted places.

4. Jordan Village Haunted Tour

Find out what lies beneath this little village near Beamsville on a tour hosted by the Jordan Historical Museum.

5. Niagara Ghost Walks and Haunted Sleepover

Take the tour to learn all about the paranormal activity and hauntings in downtown Niagara Falls. You can choose to end the evening at a haunted rooming house, where you’ll spend the night with the resident spectres, attempting to draw them out during a midnight spirit session. Tarot card readings are also available for an additional fee.

6. Candlelit Ghost Walks of Fort George National Historic Site

Experience Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Fort George after dark during the summer season, or join a super-scary Halloween tour.

7. Hamilton and Niagara Ghost Walks and Dark History Tours

Offering a plethora of haunted walks and ghost tours, from Canada’s most haunted town at Niagara-on-the-Lake to Ruthven’s ghost town and graveyards, the focus is on speciality tours of Hamilton. Learn about the city’s dark and violent history, go on a ghost walk of downtown, take a dark trolley tour, explore hermitage ruins in a haunted forest at night, or discover the Scottish rite of Freemasonry in Canada’s largest masonic cathedral. Special events also include ghost bus tours and ghost hunts.

8. Haunted Hamilton

Choose from walking ghost tours of the downtown area, and take part in other speciality events such as a haunted cruise or bus tours to other haunted destinations.

9. Missus Mooney’s Halfpenny Dreadfuls

Hosts in character lead seasonal tour-goers on a walk through the dark and tragic Victorian and Edwardian history of Hamilton.

10. Burlington Ghost Walks

Investigate the Halton region’s most haunted places and their ghosts.

11. Oakville Historical Society Ghost Walks

Take a haunting look back into the town’s history, guided by characters of the past.

12. Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tours and Haunted Pub Crawl

Take part in the summer season walking tours or join a special Halloween tour. The Pubs, Pilsners, and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl is offered during the months of September and October only.

13. Ghost Walk of Guelph

Stroll around downtown to explore some of the Royal City’s haunted past.

14. Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade

Dress up as the undead and wander the city streets with the rest of the horde. This is a free community event, run by volunteers every year.

15. The Haunted Walk of Toronto

Multiple options are available, beginning with the original haunted walk of the city’s downtown area. Other tours include Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery, Ghosts of the University of Toronto, and the Time Travel Trail Adventure.

16. Muddy York Walking Tours

This company offers all kinds of historical walking tours, including several with a darker theme: Haunted Streets of Downtown Toronto, Ghosts of the University of Toronto, Bloody York – Crime and Punishment, Toronto Noir – Gangsters and Gallows, and Cinema and Scandal.

17. Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts

Using a clue sheet, teams answer tricky questions and solve riddles about a given area. One of the scavenger hunts is themed Haunted Toronto, but others will also satisfy spooky cravings, such as Murder at the ROM, The Mummy’s Curse, or The Great Whisky Heist Mystery.

18. DIY Toronto Self-Guided Ghost Tour

Presented by the Toronto Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society, you can print this document to create your own custom haunted walks of the city.

  • Guide [2,710kb PDF]

19. Black Creek Pioneer Village Ghost Walks

Join the regular haunted walk for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories and darker history from the area, or take a speciality tour for a unique experience. Options include Tales and Ales, which combines spooky stories and historic beer samples, and Death and Dying, which explores disturbing Victorian rituals about death.

20. Cannington Haunted Trail and Maze

A frightening outdoor adventure held annually during the Halloween season, the trail ventures into the woods, while the maze leads through a haunted house.

21. Downtown Peterborough Halloween Ghost Walks

Costumed guides recount spooky tales on this lantern-lit tour of the town’s most haunted buildings.

22. Haunted Ghost Walks of Cobourg

Offered each summer, visitors can choose from the downtown or cemetery tours to hear eerie tales from beyond the grave told by a costumed guide in character.

23. Shadowicc Ghost Walks and Haunted Tours of Belleville

Regular ghost walks and special events such as the Spirits of Christmas Past Ghost Walk.

24. Prince Edward County Gallows and Graveyards Walking Tours

Discover the darker side of the region with an experienced guide.

25. The Haunted Walk of Kingston

The original version of this tour takes tour-goers through the city’s old Sydenham Ward. The Ghosts and Legends of Gananoque special tour takes visitors out of town.

26. Kingston Ghost and Mystery Trolley Tour

Hear some of Kingston’s darkest stories and best-kept secrets as you travel off the beaten path to the town’s lesser-known and more difficult-to-access haunted spots.

27. Haunted Walks at Upper Canada Village

Hear spine-tingling ghost stories as darkness begins to fall.

28. Fort Fright at Fort Henry

Wander in the dark through an interior ditch, dark hallways, and tunnels filled with live scare actors, spooky props, and special effects. Take the Buried Alive Coffin Ride or attempt a sightless escape through a critter-filled hidden tunnel in the Hooded adventure.

29. The Lonely Ghosts Walk of Perth

Listen to stories of the town’s unsettled spirits on a theatrical walk through the streets.

30. The Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Includes a variety of several year-round and seasonal haunted walks, such as Ghosts and Gallows, a tour of the old Carleton County Jail, or the Haunted Walk Experience at the Mackenzie King Estate, a moonlit tour deep inside Gatineau Park. The original haunted walk of the downtown area and special tours and events are also available. At Halloween, join a self-directed city-wide mystery adventure, or choose from other family-friendly or adult-only options.

31. North Bay’s Haunted Downtown Hike and Haunted Museum

A lamp-lit tour of the city’s spookiest downtown locations, beginning with the Discovery Museum.

Map of Haunted Walks and Ghost Tours in Ontario

The map below shows the cities and towns in which haunted walks and ghost tours are available.

On a more serious note, you can observe from the map that most haunted walks and ghost tours in Ontario are offered along the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes. Under the guise of entertainment, this is a sombre reminder of the province’s violent colonial past.

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Downtown Ghostwalk

Event Location: Downtown Peterborough

Address: Downtown, Peterborough Ontario

When:   October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Phone: 705-745-4404

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Downtown Ghostwalk

Put on by Trent Valley Archives, this Halloween tradition has been a huge hit since 2003. See Downtown Peterborough like never before as your costumed guides take you on a lantern lit tour of the most haunted buildings in the city and recount spooky ghost stories.

The Ghostwalk runs on October 23, 24, 29 and 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 each day.

The cost of this event is $10 and reservations are recommended as spaces are limited it typically sells out every year. Contact Trent Valley Archives at 705-745-4404 to reserve your spot.

This event occurs on October 23, 2014, October 24, 2014, October 29, 2014 and October 30, 2014

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Who you call when there’s something strange in your Peterborough neighbourhood

For more than a decade, paranormal investigator Mandy Rose has been hunting ghosts in eastern Ontario. TVO.org spends an evening with her at Peterborough’s “most haunted spot”

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Written by David Rockne Corrigan

Oct 31, 2019

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Paranormal investigator Mandy Rose at the Peterborough Lift Lock, on the Trent-Severn Waterway. (David Rockne Corrigan)

PETERBOROUGH — On a damp evening in late October, Mandy Rose sizes up the 20-metre-high Peterborough Lift Lock, on the Trent-Severn Waterway, and breathes in the cool air.

“It’s actually a perfect night for ghost hunting,” says Rose, 41, a personal-support worker who moonlights as a paranormal investigator. 

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According to Sam Tweedle, Rose’s friend and investigative assistant, the historic structure is “by far Peterborough’s most haunted spot.” Once the world’s tallest hydraulic boat lift , it has been the site of accidental deaths and suicides over the years. One of the ghosts rumoured to stalk these grounds is that of a worker who fell to his death during the lift’s construction in 1903. Legend has it that workers, unable to retrieve his body, simply built around it. And then there’s Arthur. 

“Yeah, there’s supposed to be a ghost here named Arthur. He used to work here and died of a heart attack,” says Rose. “A few years back, a psychic was here and said that Arthur likes to be acknowledged, so the employees here now say, ‘Hi, Art!’ when they get to work.”

There was no sign of Arthur, or any other paranormal activity, during the 90 minutes that TVO.org spent with Rose and Tweedle at the Peterborough Lift Lock on October 27. Admittedly, the duo had travelled light: Rose hadn’t brought her “ghost box” (designed, she says, to scan radio frequencies to detect spirits) or her night-vision camera, which, she says, has allowed her to see spirits. The only sounds — horns, engines — came from the traffic passing through the Hunter Street tunnel. (We did at one point hear what sounded like a shrieking teen; it proved to be a shrieking teen.)

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Mandy Rose and investigative assistant Sam Tweedle at the Peterborough Lift Lock. (David Rockne Corrigan)

It was an experience Rose had here 15 years ago that helped set her on her current path. 

“A friend and I were coming home from the movies, and we were walking through here, down these stairs,” explains Rose. “All of a sudden, my friend stopped me and said, ‘Listen.’ And we stopped, and we heard footsteps on the stairs coming toward us, but there was nobody there. So we bolted — I wasn’t as brave back then.”

Around that time, Rose founded her investigation agency, Peterborough Paranormal . One of her specialties is house clearing, a process that involves burning sage and incense to rid a dwelling of negative spirits (and ease a homeowner’s paranormal perturbations). In a typical year, Rose fields between 10 and 30 requests, some of which result in full investigations. September to March is the busiest time of year, Rose says, adding that’s probably because the nights are longer.

There are those who question the legitimacy of such businesses — and not simply because they question the legitimacy of supernatural phenomena. Christopher DiCarlo, a philosopher and principal at the Guelph-based consultancy Critical Thinking Solutions , argues that presenting oneself as possessing special powers is a “recipe for fraud and exploitation.”

“Let’s say a paranormal investigator tells me my dead grandmother is in my house, trying to get to the other side,” says DiCarlo. “You’re distressing somebody over what is largely a creaking board in the attic. And that really bothers me.”

DiCarlo himself doesn’t believe the existence of ghosts — or Bigfoot or aliens or extrasensory perception — because of the lack of scientific evidence. However, he recognizes that many people do: 30 per cent of Canadians believe that people who die with unfinished business can remain on Earth as spirits, according to a 2016 Angus Reid Institute poll ; 47 per cent of Canadian women (and 24 per cent of men) say it is possible to communicate with the dead. DiCarlo suggests that such beliefs may function as coping mechanisms. 

“I don't want to really believe my parents are dead and gone forever. Maybe it's more comforting for me to think there's some other realm of existence and that they're okay, and I'm going to join them,” says DiCarlo. “It even has an evolutionary function. It might have contributed to the mental health and well-being of those left behind to carry on, to surviving and reproducing.”

Back at the Peterborough Lift Lock, Rose explains that she doesn’t care whether people believe her. And she rejects any suggestion that she might be exploiting or defrauding anyone, noting that she charges only a $25 fee for house-clearing services.

“I’m not in this to make people believers. If you’re a skeptic, you’re not going to believe, whether I put evidence in front of you or not.” says Rose. (She’s taken videos that she claims show lights turning on by themselves, shadows appearing seemingly out of nowhere.) But not everyone finds those convincing proof.) “I do this because there are people who contact me — and I take this very seriously — who can’t sleep, whose family is terrified. That’s what I’m all about. Trying to help those people.”

Tweedle, 44, has been interested in the spirit world since he was 13: that’s when, he says, he and his friends were chased out of a cemetery by a “pissed off” spirit. He claims to have had several run-ins with apparitions in recent years — “I’m very susceptible to energy; spirits like to dance with me,” he says — but notes that even people close to him have their doubts. 

“My father is the first person to say ghosts don’t exist, they’re not real, blah, blah, blah,” says Tweedle. “But he also reads every article about Mandy in the newspaper, and he’s fascinated by it. He goes down to the McDonald’s and brags that his son is friends with the ghost girl.”

This is one in a series of stories about issues affecting eastern Ontario. It's brought to you with the assistance of Queen’s University.

Ontario Hubs are made possible by the Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust & Goldie Feldman. ​​​​​​​

David Rockne Corrigan

David Rockne Corrigan is TVO's  eastern Ontario Hub reporter.

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Haunted Places in Peterborough, Ontario

ghost walks peterborough ontario

Peterborough Lift Lock

Peterborough, ontario.

Peterborough Lift Lock has a ghost and a curse set by an unknown woman who was burned at the stake in the 1840s. The ghost has been known to attack men, and the curse is said to have caused many accidents here. Ghosts of those who have committed suicide here ...

Rock Haven Motel - Shoppers Drug Mart

At the Rockhaven Hotel or Motel (now a Shoppers Drug Mart), a honeymoon suite was the site of a grisly 1960s murder. A man killed his wife when he learned she was carrying the baby of another man. The ghost of a crying woman and a crying newborn have been ...

Academy Theatre

Lindsay, ontario.

The Academy Theatre is said to have several ghosts, including one the staff calls Mary, who fell on the stairs and broke her neck, and a man with a limp.

Port Perry Ghost Road

Port perry, ontario.

The Ghost Road legend begins around 1968 with a young man who crashed on a motorcycle and, in some versions, was decapitated on a rusty barbed-wire fence. Now, a big round white light speeds down the road before turning into a small red light, sometimes accompanied by the sound of ...

Jester's Court Pub and Eatery

Jester's Court Pub and Eatery, a former private residence, is believed to be haunted. The ghost is an elderly woman in a blue dress who is blamed for blowing out candles, turning lights on and off, moving glasses and slamming doors.

Regent Theater

Oshawa, ontario.

Regent Theater is a nightclub that was once a movie theater. An eerie shadow man along with cold temperatures have been noticed here, especially upstairs. Folks say the place is visited by the ghost of an employee who committed suicide here in the 1970s.

Salem Cemetery

Pickering, ontario.

Salem Cemetery, along with the Salem Church, was established in 1849 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation. While the church closed in 1890, the cemetery is still in use. Visitors here have seen apparitions and experiences other strange phenomena.

Pinnacle Playhouse

Belleville, ontario.

Formerly the D.L. Storey Centre, Pinnacle Playhouse is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Ophelia, after Hamlet's beloved in the Shakespeare play. There are many ways Ophelia makes herself known: A lady in black appears in the control booth, figures sit in the auditorium seats, green eyes appear in the air ...

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore Mansion National Historic Site, built in 1883, is a house museum complete with ghosts. A former owner saw the apparition of a soldier in red with a white hat. She also heard the piano play by itself, and saw doors open on their own. She believes the place is ...

Stephen Leacock Museum

Orillia, ontario.

The Stephen Leacock Memorial Home is a house museum rumored to be haunted by Leacock, his wife and his son. Staff members have heard furniture moving in locked rooms and have seen doors, even locked ones, open and close by themselves. Shadowy figures and other strange phenomena have also been ...

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Sharon Temple

East gwillimbury, ontario.

The Temple, at the Sharon National Historic Site, was built in 1832 and was fully restored in 2011. Ghostly activity here includes the sounds of a large feast being prepared, music, footsteps and more.

Orillia Opera House

The Orillia Opera House is said to be haunted by ghosts who make footsteps, slam doors, create moans and shadows, and drop the room temperature. Investigations have determined that the ghosts are a female who played piano during silent movies, a woman who worked in the ticket office and a ...

Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub

Newmarket, ontario.

The Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub was built in 1865 and was once a funeral home. Add to that, the original owner is rumored to have died in the house. It is said to be haunted by a ghost who makes sounds in the basement, slams doors, and ...

Anchor Park

Rumor has it that a girl was murdered at Anchor Park; her body was found hanging on a swing-set swing. The swing is now said to swing by itself at night.

Newmarket Inn

Folks at Newmarket Inn have reported seeing apparitions of a man wearing a blue coat and hearing disembodied screams.

Thompson Memorial Park

Toronto, ontario.

At Thompson Park, there is a ghostly duo, witnesses say. Local legend has it that a grandfather killed his granddaughter a couple decades ago by tossing her off the cliff near Scarborough Cemetery. Then, he threw himself off as well. Their ghosts have been seen in the park. Another local ...

Wild Wing Newmarket

Once Johnny Bourbon's and Kelsey’s Restaurant, Wild Wing Newmarket is reported to have a ghostly young woman who screams or quietly says "Help me."

Kempenfelt Conference Centre

Innisfil, ontario.

The Kempenfelt Bay area has been active with UFO sightings, a lake monster called Kempenfelt Kelly, and ghost lights (will-o'-the-wisps). At the Kempenfelt Conference Centre, ghosts have been felt sitting on the foot of guests' beds and cold spots have been noticed all over the building.

Glendon College

Glendon College, a bilingual liberal arts college with about 3,000 students, lies on what was once the 1900s estate of well-known financier Edward Rogers Wood. Its spirits include a little girl who materializes near a willow tree (she may have fallen to her death from this tree), a little boy ...

Gravenhurst Opera House

Gravenhurst, ontario.

Gravenhurst Opera House has a ghost called Ben, a former a lighting man who fell from a catwalk. Ben is blamed for poltergeist activity, cold spots, light anomalies, footsteps and more.

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Reports say the active spirits at Mount Pleasant Cemetery once pushed an employee right off of a lawn tractor. Other strange things reported here include voices, unexplained noises, shadowy figures, objects that disappear, disturbances that cause malfunctions in electrical devices, and heightened feelings of uneasiness and fear.

Old Don Jail

Old Don Jail, aka the Toronto Jail, opened in 1864 and is now a rehabilitation hospital next to the jail. It's one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation buildings in Toronto, and many hangings were held here since 1908. The place's most well-known spirit is that of a ghost is that ...

Beechwood Cemetary

Kendall, new york.

My husband and I pulled onto Woodchuck Alley and found an old cemetery there. We were the only two people there and it was a quiet, sunny, Sunday afternoon. My husband was at the far end of the cemetery closer to West Kendall Road and I was in ...

Winery at Marjim Manor

Appleton, new york.

Staff at Winery at Marjim Manor say former residents Shubal, Sophia and Lewis Merritt, Charles and Hannah Ring and the Sisters of St. Joseph's dog Duke haunt the premises.

Keg Mansion

Keg Mansion is said to be haunted by Lillian, a maid who hanged herself in 1915 on the premises. She was employed by its owner, industrialist Hart Massey. According to one story, after the death of Massey’s daughter, Lillian was so aggrieved that she hanged herself. Another story said Lillian ...

Ryerson University

At Ryerson University, rumor has it that a ghostly white female figure, cold spots, wind gusts, light anomalies and whispered names have been seen or experienced near McAllister Studio.

Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, who died in the house in 1861. It now operates as a historic house museum of 1860s Victorian life. Its three ghosts are thought to be an elderly lady in the Rose room, a bagpipes player, and ...

Queen's Park

Queen's Park in Toronto is said to have an apparition of a female in tattered clothing who hangs from a rope. Screams have been heard as well, and the Legislature Building is said to be haunted by many ghosts. World War I hero and Victoria Cross recipient Charles Rutherford, who ...

Omni King Edward Hotel

Witnesses at the Omni King Edward Hotel have experienced unexplained sounds, elevators that seem to operate by themselves and playful activity with the faucets and toilets in the ladies' restroom.

Old City Hall

The 1899 Old City Hall building, designated a historic site in 1984, has a ghost in its rear staircase known to walk up and down with loud footsteps and tug on the robes of judges. Ghostly moaning has been heard in the cellar, once a prisoners' holding area, and something ...

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Hockey Hall of Fame

At the Hockey Hall of Fame, once a bank building, the apparition of a teller named Dorothy makes appearances in her 19th-century attire. She appears in an area where the vaults used to be, perhaps checking to make sure things are still secure. Other reports here have included lights that ...

Fairmont Royal York

A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up ...

Fort York is a War of 1812 and World War I and II site that is still visited by some of its former soldiers. Cannon fire and gunfire have been heard, and British and American soldiers' ghosts have been spotted both inside buildings and outside on the grounds. Two ghosts ...

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

The 1808 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on the Toronto Islands is the oldest existing Great Lakes lighthouse, and it has a mysterious legend. Its ghost is said to be first keeper John Paul Radelmüller, who was murdered on January 2, 1815 by intoxicated Fort York soldiers looking for bootlegged beer. Stories ...

Van Horn Mansion

Burt, new york.

Van Horn Mansion, built by Judge James Van Horn in 1823, has 16 rooms and five bathrooms--and perhaps a few ghosts, to boot. It is preserved by the Newfane Historical Society, which offers Victorian teas and mansion tours. The most well-known ghost may be Malinda, wife of James Van Horn ...

The Pillars Estate

Albion, new york.

The Pillars Estate is a Victorian mansion built in the early 1800s. Here, a recreation of the story of Titanic is put on every April. Ghost hunting is not allowed, and overnight guests have to sign a waiver saying they will not conduct séances or otherwise disturb the ghosts who ...

State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

Brockport, new york.

Hartwell Hall at the State University of New York Brockport is rumored to be haunted. The ghost may be Edward P. Rowley, who was a resident in 1888. According to an old newspaper report, he fell through some planks covering a cistern and became trapped, drowning in the seven feet ...

Cold Springs Cemetery

Lockport, new york.

Cold Springs Cemetery, incorporated in 1840, is believed to be haunted by a girl who was murdered here while hitchhiking.

Bala Bay Inn

Torrance, ontario.

Bala Bay Inn is rumored to be haunted, and was the locale where E.B. Sutton died (in Room 319) and lay in state. Ghostly activity reported here includes poltergeist activity, including rumbling and rattling doorknobs, unusual sounds and TVs working that were not plugged in.

Lockport Caves

The Lockport Caves is a system that was built in the 1880s to provide the area's mills with water power. Witnesses say the spooky caves are occupied by something otherworldly. They have seen shadows, lights and odd mists and heard unexplained sounds, laughter and voices. Speculators think the ghost may ...

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Old Fort Niagara

Peterborough, new york.

Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.

Kenan Center and Kenan House

Kenan House is an 1800s Victorian mansion at Kenan Center. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly little boy whose apparition has been spotted running and playing all over the house. Also at the center, unexplained white lights and other apparitions have materialized.

Olde Angel Inn

Niagara-on-the-lake, ontario.

The ghost at Olde Angel Inn is said to be Captain Swayze, a British War of 1812 soldier who was murdered by American soldiers in the basement. Witnesses describe a mysterious cold spot that appears on the way to the restrooms. The ghost is said to dislike Americans, and will ...

Fort George

Featured on both "Creepy Canada" and "The Girly Ghosthunters," Fort George was an important War of 1812 stronghold. Soldiers ghosts are said to roam here; reports say a tour guide saw a small boy having a conversation with someone invisible, and the boy described his friend as a man wearing ...

Breckenridge-Ure Mansion

This historic house has sat abandoned for over half a century but is currently for sate. The house was originally built in 1823, and there are stories of witches and slaves living in a barn located in the back garden. The slaves are rumoured to haunt the property, and people ...

Brockamour Manor Bed and Breakfast

There are reports from both guests and employees at this historic bed and breakfast of a sobbing woman in period clothing roaming the mansion. Others have also seen her former husband, who has been seen in various rooms dressed in a red waistcoat. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Heritage Theatre

Brampton, ontario.

Heritage Theatre is said to be haunted by an actor who was killed in the dressing room. An apparition of the Grim Reaper, cold chills, and voices also have been reported here.

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Rochester, new york.

The circa-1871 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's claim to fame is that it's where Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety is buried. Witnesses say they have seen dark shadow women about the grounds, as well as plaintive white figures in the children's area.

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Durand Eastman Park

The White Lady, a phantom seen here, is reported to be the ghost of a mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. She is said to protect women here, only harassing men, especially those who may be mistreating women. She wears all white, and some reports say she shows ...

Main Street Armory

Main Street Armory, built in 1905 by the U.S. Army for the training and processing soldiers, remained in use until 1990. It was vacant until the mid-2000s, when witnesses began to report apparitions, moving objects, and more strange happenings. Folks say the armory is haunted by a ghost boy. The ...

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Ghostly Walks and Hair-Raising Tours

Have you ever wandered through an older building and felt the hair raise on the back of your neck, and not been sure why? It may be you are sensing something that others aren’t, some spooky aftereffect from a historical wrongdoing or the ghostly pining of a disgruntled spirit.

Many small communities in Ontario’s Highlands have hundreds of years of history with their own fair share of ghostly happenings and unexplained occurrences. It may come as no surprise to hear that each October these communities offer spooky walks and ghost tours to share their supernatural experiences with others.

Feel shivers creep down your spine with one of these ghostly walks in Ontario’s Highlands. Be warned – these experiences are not for the faint of heart….

Heritage House Ghost Tours - Smiths Falls

Wander through this historic 1860s museum for a ghosst tour you will remember for years to come. Listen as an interpreter shares ghostly tales of paranormal events and ghostly sightings at the museum over the years. Tickets must be ordered in advance here . 

How: Book a ticket through Eventbrite . When: Oct. 11 and 12, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under)

Go Away Acres Haunted Forest Walk - Minden

If you love being scared this is a must-attend event in Haliburton Highlands! Take a walk (or run) through a haunted forest and raise money for charity at the same time. This event is not for the faint of heart or young children who are easily scared (not recommended for under 10). 

How: Pay at the door at 1043 Turntable Drive, Minden When: Oct. 13 to 15, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost : $3 donation to charity

Haunted Heritage House - Smiths Falls

Get goosebumps with these spooky tours that take you through Smiths Falls’ historic Heritage House Museum. Learn all about ghost sightings and other creepy trivia that has been gathered by the museum. Wander through this historic building’s haunted rooms which will be lit only by candlelight. Please note pre-registration is required for these tours.

How: Book a ticket through Eventbrite . When: Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under)

The Ghost Walk Through Perth - Perth

There will be plenty of ghostly tales to shiver about during this 90-minute outdoor walk through the historic town of Perth. This was, after all, the town that was the site of the last fatal duel and has ghosts aplenty that are rumored to still wander heritage buildings. This walk will be led by local historian Susan Code McDougall and is suitable for those ages eight and up. Pre-registration and ticket purchase is required.

How: Visit the Perth Visitor Information Centre at the Perth Museum or click here to purchase tickets.   When: Oct. 26 to 28, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per child; $25 per family (up to two adults plus children)

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Carleton Place’s Haunted Heritage - Carleton Place

This self-guided walking tour of Carleton Place’s creepiest spots could keep you up at night. After more than 200 years of history this community has some hotspots on the paranormal scale. In fact, there have been so many stories shared of ghostly experiences here that the experts at Ottawa Paranormal Research and Investigations have conducted their own research to verify some of the haunted sites on the tour. You may want to take this tour during daylight hours (just in case).

How: Download a copy of the walking tour here   When: Whenever you are feeling daring! Cost: FREE!

Haunting on Selkirk - Petawawa

Do you love being scared? This fall you can thrill with terror as you tiptoe through a creepy haunted house, waiting for the next ghostly event to scare you even more. *The Kiddie House features no animatronics and no live actors.

How: Visit 12 Selkirk Street  When: Oct. 27 to 31, 2023, Kiddie Hour 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Haunting 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Non-perishable food item donations

Arnprior Witch Walk - Arnprior

Both young and old will love this fun Halloween event! Get dressed up as a witch or wizard (or in a Halloween costume) for a walk through the downtown. Live music, games, tricks and treats will be also be happening.

How:  Visit downtown Arnprior When : Oct. 28, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Witch Walk; After Party starts at 6 p.m.  Cost: FREE! Non-perishable food item donations accepted

Halloween Howler - Haliburton

Expect the unexpected for this spooky event at the Haliburton Royal Canadian Legion while enjoying an all you can eat "fangtastic" feast while enjoying performances that include live music and a mentalist. Win a prize for the best and creepiest costume!

How: Visit the Royal Canadian Legion in Haliburton When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cost: $75 per person (must be over the age of 19 to attend)

Perth Zombie Walk - Perth

Dress up as the undead and join in the Zombie Walk through downtown Perth. This event starts at teh Crystal Palace in the downtown core and continues through the downtown. This is a fun, family-friendly event for all ages!

How: Be at the Crystal Palace at 5 p.m. in costume When: Oct. 29, 2023 beginning at 5 p.m. Cost: FREE!

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Stalk the streets with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of the city, from phantom monks to ghostly children; from a slaughtered Cavalier to a phantom lorry!

Discover more about Peterborough’s most haunted building – the Museum – and most haunted area; the Cathedral Precincts. Beware, you’ll never look at Peterborough in quite the same way again. The walk starts from the museum and heads around the city centre, stopping at sites reputed to be haunted. The walk is with a costumed guide, lasts about one and a half to two hours and tells over a dozen stories of the ghoulish and supernatural.

The walk is designed to be entertaining and educational, a fun and theatrical way to find out more about the city’s past – whilst getting a few chills up the spine. There are no gimmicks or made-up ghosts on this tour – just good, old-fashioned story telling and the power of the stories themselves. All of the stories told are either traditional tales associated with the area, or told us by local people in good faith – and researched and verified as far as is possible.

The tour starts from outside Peterborough Museum on Priestgate.

  • 100 minute ghost tour
  • A costumed guide

Peterborough city centre - meet outside Peterborough Museum to begin.

Tour runs the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:30pm.

Tour runs every Tuesday in July and August.

There are currently no dates listed for this experience. Please make an enquiry by pressing the Send email button above.

The stories can be quite gruesome though – so the tour is not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition!

Tour will run in most weathers, apart from extreme ice.

This walking tour takes place outside so attendees are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

It is suitable for those who wish to come who are in a wheelchair or have visual impairment.

Tickets are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled.

Candlelit tour of Peterborough Museum

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Green Routes: Experiencing the Peter Robinson Emigration 1825

Rosemary McConkey has been spinning stories about the Irish in the Peterborough area for many years. As the bicentennial of the major Irish emigration of 1825 approaches, she shares her favourite stories in a book, Green Routes. The stories span some 200 years and showcase the impressive legacy of the Peter Robinson Settlers and their descendants from before, during and after their transatlantic voyage. These families developed a love for Canada over generations.

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These stories resonate with Peterborough experiences at other times. The area has a long history of migrations, short and long, coming in or going away. The First Nations, the Colony Settlers, later emigrations of Irish, British, and Italians, those from other parts of Canada, and more recently from diverse parts of Asia and Central America have come to Peterborough.

Green Routes looks at different experiences by the Robinson Settlers of 1825 and their descendants. In part, McConkey pays tribute to the resilience of the pioneers and their enduring values. She also invites others to join her in celebrating their continuing contributions to the life of Peterborough city and county.

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