Downtown Hamilton

A traditional Ghost Walk 15 years in the making!   With some of our best ghost stories.

Stops at landmarks like the Royal Connaught, Right House, Hamilton Place, St. Paul’s Church and the Gothic Pigott Building.

Along with the colourful women ghosts and a secret haunted gem.   Plus how the love of a caretaker defies death and proof theatres are just more haunted.

Experiencing the haunted city in a unique way.

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All Winter tours cancelled due to COVID…

gore park
fountain

A symbol of Hamilton pride and history... dark history that is.

st paul's
church

Why Ontario's tallest stone steeple is filled with Gremlins

whitehern
mansion

Hamilton's secret, haunted mansion
Royal Connaught Courtyard

Corner of King St East & John St MAP
Downtown Hamilton

Downtown Hamilton Prices

Adults . . . . . . . $14.16
Kids 13 & under . . . . $12.39
+ HST Tax / No Hidden Fees!

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  • January to Feb, 2020
    • Cancelled due to COVID

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FAQ & About Downtown Hamilton

A focus on masterful storytelling at a reasonable price (with no hidden fees!).  We’ve put special attention into respecting the ghost story.  A dedication to traditional styles mixed with natural (and interesting) odd history. It’s been our specialty since 2003.

This is an outdoor tour in Hamilton’s core. Most locations are abandoned, closed at night, unable accommodate our group… or is an alleyway! Book for our indoor tours at Ruthven and Castle Kilbride

When a date or time slot is missing in the Booking… If a missing time, that tour time is sold out. A missing date, means the entire night is sold out.

No. There was a connection a few years back for promotion only. Ended in 2012. All Hamilton based, and other tours, originated from our same love of ghost stories starting with Downtown Hamilton in 2003.

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.  And no area embodies this like Downtown Hamilton. Ambitious energy can be dark too. Like murderess Evelyn Dick and Canada’s own Al Capone, a bootlegger named Rocco Perri.  Rocco called Hamilton his home off of Bay Street South, as told on Hamilton’s Dark History. Even one of the top suspects in the Jack the Ripper murder case did business (and crime) near current day Royal Connaught.
Colourful women spirits of 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 featured on the Ghost Walks. And featuring a darker past for Downtown Hamilton’s famous family, the McQuesten’s.  Three generations before the rise of Ontario’s first roads minister, Thomas Baker McQuesten.  Whitehern, our hidden historical gem, holds much energy. Stories kept from the public until we came along.  With the tragic life of Isaac and his ghost just accepted by the employees.
The Right House
This was Hamilton’s first department store.  The creator, Thomas Watkins, loved its elevators.  This is proven as on his day off he dressed like a conductor and played with them.  Some were witness to the fact he still loves them today, over 100 years after his death.
St. Paul’s Church
A church with the tallest free-standing stone steeple in Ontario.  Designed by William Thomas who also created the Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse, Brock’s Monument and Toronto’s Don Jail.  The church got its first bell upgrade in the 1940’s, but right from the start they never worked. Beside the church is one of only two cemeteries in downtown.  Not that Hamilton isn’t t historic.  It’s because of a strange by-law passed.  This created one of Canada’s oldest city cemeteries now across from Dundurn Castle. Hamilton remains the “ambitious city” with many new projects.  And among them some of the most haunted buildings in Canada.

Groups capped at 14-16 people with social distancing and masks are required during the tour.

Yes.  We are very limited on space for tours (2020/21).  Advance bookings allows us to guarantee spots for you, and book in additional guides if needed.