Downtown Hamilton

Proudly created by Hamilton-ians over 15 years ago to show off a truly haunted city

Tour the streets of the core featuring the Royal Connaught, Right House, Hamilton Place
Theatre, Pigott Building and more!

The secret ghosts of Whitehern, gremlins in the bell tower and the city’s odd
connection to an infamous killer named Jack inside the iconic alley.

Dedicated to a Canadian city like no other.


Gore Park

This fountain is a symbol of Hamilton, with a dark history

St. Paul's Church

They knew the tallest stone steeple was filled with gremlins


The city’s secret haunted mansion

Royal Connaught Courtyard

Corner of King St East & John St
Downtown Hamilton MAP


Adults . . . . . . . $13.27
Kids 13 & under . . . . $6.19
Seniors 60 & over . $10.62
+ HST Tax

Booking for Downtown Hamilton

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Upcoming Dates


  • May to August 2018
    • Most Saturday’s at 8:30p
  • September to October 6 2018
    • Most Saturday’s at 8:00p
  • October 18 to November 1 2018
    • Every Thursday at 7:00p & 8:30p
  • is interrupted by other hamilton ghost walks – – see calendar for all dates

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FAQ & About Hamilton

This tour is normally completely outdoors, unless otherwise stated. The locations featured are abandoned, closed at night, too small to accommodate the group, or is a creepy alleyway! For indoor tours, see Ruthven and The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Yes! If you have a group of 8 or more people, we may be able to provide a discount (depending on night and time of year). To find out, Contact Us, mention the number of people and desired date.

Article written by Daniel Cumerlato

Hamilton is the “ambitious city”. Big names doing big things like actors Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Kathleen Robertson, hockey coach Pat Quinn and even a top politician named Sheila Copps all called Hamilton home.

Ambitious energy can be dark, like murderess Evelyn Dick and Canada’s own Al Capone, bootlegger Rocco Perri. Rocco called Downtown Hamilton his home off of Bay Street, as told on Hamilton’s Dark History. Even one of the top suspects in the Jack the Ripper murder case did business and crime in Downtown Hamilton near current day Royal Connaught.

There are colourful women spirits in Downtown Hamilton

The Lady in White at the Royal Connaught, Lady in Brown at the old Capitol Theatre and the fittingly dramatic Lady in Red at Hamilton Place Theatre.  All these stories featured on our Ghost Walks of Downtown Hamilton.

There’s a darker past for Hamilton’s famous family, the McQuesten’s. Three generations before the rise of Ontario’s first roads minister, Thomas Baker McQuesten.

Whitehern in Downtown Hamilton

holds much energy. Stories kept from the public until the Ghost Walks came along. The tragic life of Isaac McQuesten and his apparition still scaring workers and guests.

The Right House

was Hamilton’s first downtown department store. The first owner, Thomas Watkins, loved those elevators. On his day off he dressed like a conductor and worked them all day. He still loves them over 100 years after his death.

St. Paul’s Church

has the tallest free-standing stone steeple in Ontario. Designed by William Thomas, who also created St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse, Brock’s Monument and Toronto’s Don Jail.  The church received its first bell upgrade in the 1940’s, but right from the start they never worked.

Hamilton remains the “ambitious city” to this day, with many new projects to save historic buildings… filled with more ghosts


I'm a paranormal enthusiast since founding Haunted Hamilton back in 1999. Started with Hamilton's Bellevue Mansion (2000) and been hooked ever since. Left HH in 2012 to focus on my passion, the Ghost Walks. I love telling the stories of witnesses, and from the past, with the goal of proving ghosts are real.

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