Let's Get Spooky, Kingston!

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

How much history are you missing behind Kingston’s polished facade?
Beyond the historic buildings and beautiful limestone of the city lays a dark past waiting to be uncovered by locals and tourists alike.
For nearly twenty years, Haunted Walks Inc. has been offering Kingston-area thrill seekers and history buffs engaging tours of the city that you can’t experience simply by browsing Wikipedia. The Haunted Walk tour guides are hand-picked from the best of local storytellers, dramatists and amateur historians, and the stories they share come from only the most reputable sources – local and national news archives, old newspapers, books and interviews with Kingstonians actually involved in the hauntings. It’s immediately apparent that Haunted Walks has done their homework, and they leave it to their participants to decide which ghost stories they want to believe.

Do you dare explore the darker side of Kingston?
Do you dare explore the darker side of Kingston?

The tour guides at The Haunted Walk make the your experience a truly spooky affair.
The tour guides at The Haunted Walk make the your experience a truly spooky affair.

Explore the streets of Kingston like never before!
Explore the streets of Kingston like never before!

The Haunted Walk of Kingston gave its first tour in the summer of 1995, the brainchild of then Queen’s history student, Glen Shackleton. Inspired by the many walking tours he experienced while studying abroad in England for a semester and already aware of some of Kingston’s off-beat stories and darker history, he recognized the unique opportunity to change the way visitors and locals alike looked at the Kingston.
As they say, the rest is history. Today the Haunted Walk operates tours in Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, and has become the largest walking tour company in Canada. Since its inception, well over half a million people have enjoyed a Haunted Walk.

“Entertaining and spooky! What a great way to see Kingston, learn some history, and have some fun! Our guide Adelaide gave us a great tour and made the evening. Highly recommended! Enjoy!” – Erik C

“Great fun! What a wonderful way to spend an evening! Engaging guides, wonderful stories and a unique way to view historic Kingston!” – Cathy S

“So spooky! I loved the tour of Fort Henry that we did at night! Our guide Megan was amazing and we had loads of fun! I would recommend this to everyone!” – Dominique L

As we draw closer to Halloween, The Haunted Walk has a brand new experience scheduled for October, in addition to their tried and true favourites:


Original Haunted Walk of Kingston

Now to October 9, 2014
The Haunted Walk is an evening walking tour through the quiet streets of the limestone city by lantern-light. This tour features the hangings at the old Courthouse, the Organist’s ghost and the haunted student ghetto house. Experience Kingston as it was meant to be seen, up close and on foot. The Original Haunted Walk of Kingston is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets:  Adults $14.75, Students $12.75, Children (6 – 12 years) $8.75
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Kingston’s Greatest Ghost!

October 10 – November 1, 2014
A brand new adventure for the 2014 Halloween Season, this October The Haunted Walk is giving their customers the chance to decide once and for all, who is Kingston’s Greatest Ghost? The tour will feature their favourite eerie tales from the Original Haunted Walk of Kingston along with a series of a new interactive challenges and games. Prizes and bragging rights will be up for grabs during this exploration of Kingston’s haunted history.
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Tickets: Adults $16.75, Students $14.75, Children (6 – 12 years) $10.75
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Ghosts of the Fort at Midnight

October 10 – November 1, 2014
Are you brave enough to explore a 19th-century fort at the witching hour? This Halloween Season the Haunted Walk is offering their special midnight ghost tours of Fort Henry in Kingston! These tours will be departing at 11:00pm from inside the gates of the fort. You’ve been warned, though: this tour is definitely not for the faint of heart since you can never be sure what’s going to happen when the clock strikes midnight. Tour space is very limited, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance for this spooky adventure to avoid disappointment.
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: Adults $16.75, Students $14.75, Children (6 – 12 years) $10.75
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To celebrate the launch of the Kingston’s Greatest Ghost Haunted Walk Tour, Haunted Walks is giving away 4 tickets to the experience! If you love to get spooked play with us on Facebook by answering the daily trivia question on Visit Kingston’s Page for your chance to win!
For more information on The Haunted Walks, visit their website or give them a call at 613.549.6366. Be sure to show them some love and Like them on Facebook, too!