Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Ottawa

Jail Hostel

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What was once a jail home to many murderers, is now a hostel. If you can spend an entire night on the third floor with the ghosts of criminals past, you can stay for free. As of yet, no one has done it. In fact, this is one Canada’s top 10 most haunted places.

Chateau Laurier

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This fancy hotel is also haunted by the ghost of hotel founder, Charles Melville Hays, who tragically died on the Titanic before the hotel ever opened.

Bytown Museum

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Photo by: Takashi Toyooka

This museum is home to more than just old artifacts. After the doors close for the day, scary things start to happen. Staff claim to hear pounding on the stairs, and often find things knocked over and moved around.

Museum of Nature

Home to dinosaur bones and ghosts alike! The museum is said to have difficulty keeping security guards as many of them work their first shift, then refuse to return.

Lisgar Collegiate

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Photo by: Douglas Sprott

One of Ottawa’s top rated high schools is also home to a ghost. The attic has a small window that overlooks the grounds and many students claim to have seen a young girl staring out at them.


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