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Take a spooky stroll through Old Montreal on this guided, 90-minute ghost walking tour. Choose between a traditional Ghost Walk, a unique Ghost Walk and Dark Encounters excursion or a thrilling Ghost Hunt. Then experience a rare tour of the streets and alleyways of Montreal’s historical district. Witness Old Montreal’s dark side and hear the intriguing stories of the ghosts that still haunt its every corner — tales of crimes, witchcraft, hangings and gruesome events. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.


  • Discover the dark, grim side of Old Montreal on a ghost walking tour
  • Follow your guide to Montreal’s haunted places in search of the city’s notorious criminals and villains
  • Hear mysterious stories and legends about crimes, witchcraft, hangings and gruesome events
  • Choose the Traditional Ghost Walk, Ghost Walk & Dark Encounters, or make it more interesting with the action-packed Ghost Hunt!

What You Can Expect

Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour

See the Spooky Side of Montreal

The traditional Ghost Walk begins in Old Montreal, the oldest area in the city of Montreal, with some of its remains dating all the way back to New France. 

Follow the expert storyteller guide through the town to discover Old Montreal in a completely different way than the regular tours — in search of its haunted places where a lesser-known, sometimes gruesome history is uncovered. Explore the old city streets, learning of notorious criminals of years gone by. Hear fascinating tales about the crimes and unexplained phenomena that stump even the most-experienced ghost experts.

On the Ghost Walk and Dark Encounters tour, there are witches, con artists and former criminals lurking in the dark corners of the city, maybe around the next bend. Hear about their memories, filled with legends, somber stories, criminal activity, morbid mysteries and much more.

The Ghost Hunt involves teaming up with fellow travelers to search the streets for the ghosts of famous criminals, villains and heroes. Using a provided map of the area, hunt these spirits, reliving some of the most infamous crimes in Montreal's long history. Uncover the city’s hidden secrets, from hangings to torture to slavery and more. And encounter real-life ghosts, played by professional actors who provide eerie reenactments of Montreal’s haunted history — as well as their own demise.

Customer Reviews

Gretchen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was completely worth it. Our guide, Mr E, had a terrific stage presence. It was so much fun to see how well he wove whatever was really happening around us. A truck rumbling by noisily when he was recreating a prayer that saved the first settlers, so he dramatically yelled at them that they were getting in the way of his being saved. It was very easy to see that Mr E was really invested in all the stories and legends he was telling us.He'd obviously done a TON of research about the stories on his own, going around and talked to various owners and neighbors of the places that are haunted. He actually got to go into the cells of the Last Days under the court house once, by approaching a security guard when he arrived at an event unexpectedly early. This gave an extra depth to his descriptions, as they were so vivid coming from him He was so much fun to listen to.
Mr E was very good at working with the younger people on the tour, giving them a chance to engage on their own level, as well as working and adapting various facts for people who were from either elsewhere in Canada, or the States such as myself. We were all given the feeling that we were being included on an equal level.
At the very end of the tour, after answering any questions we had, Mr E even helped us with directions back to the nearest metro.
I would highly recommend this tour to other people, visitors and locals alike, and my hostess has said that she would like to take more people who she sees to see the tour as well.

Nancy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great actors that have you captivated with their stories from the beginning. Rain or shine this tour takes place. We had a really rainy night, which just added to fun. Got to see parts of the city which we had never seen before.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mr. E was a great tour guide. This is a must do if your going to Montreal!! A lot of walking but worth it!

Sean D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had such a wonderful time! The teen daughters loved it! An interesting twist on the history of Montreal. Donovan was outstanding as the ghoulish tour guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Definitely one of the highlights of our visit the scenery, stories, characters... Very engaging and entertaining! But there's a reason they say no one under 12... could be a little intense for even 12-14 yr olds

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Kinda more of a history tour than a ghost tour. Our guide really got into character and we completely enjoyed the time spent with him!

ferne b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

loved our guide and his stories

Ava H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very interesting and some parts were exciting to learn about

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide for this was wonderful! Her story telling and acting was amazing! It was creepy and fun all rolled into one - I would definitely recommend taking this tour.

Tracey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The drama of the guide and the beauty of Montreal by darkness made this an interesting and entertaining tour. Learn history with a dose of reality to the backdrop of Montreal. Great guide.

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