Downtown Hamilton

Our original Ghost Walk! With 15 years of touring the Core!

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

Featuring colourful women spirits and a hidden haunted mansion.   Plus, how a caretaker’s love for his building defied death. Proof theatres are more haunted, and dark history of the Gore Park Fountain.

Experience the haunted city in a spooky way.

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Every Friday night in October! Book below…

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!

What people are saying about the Hamilton tours…

Samantha AllenSamantha Allen
19:49 28 Aug 22
My husband and I have been on most of the ghost walks offered in Niagara, Hamilton and Ancaster and have been customers since the beginning. The walks are always informative, fun and really a great entertainment value. We were the only ones on the tour yesterday at 5pm so we got a treat and Sir Lawrence was really a great guide. I have been coming to the area for over 45 years and he showed my husband and myself hidden areas we did not know about. Please never change the quality of the great tours you provide!
Tania DenyerTania Denyer
01:58 01 Aug 22
absolutely amazing evening out - daniel tells many a good story and provides so much interesting information about hamilton - all while keeping an eye out for the safety of the group at night in a busy city 🙂 would definitely recommend!
Brenda B.Brenda B.
21:42 10 Jul 22
This was such a fun experience. Our tour guide Daniel was amazing! He was super knowledgeable and a lot of fun! That man deserves a raise!
Kristin ScarfoneKristin Scarfone
02:44 23 Oct 21
Graham was a wonderful guide - so knowledgeable and entertaining in his delivery. The information was interesting and the walking tour was very enjoyable. Overall- a wonderful experience. I highly recommend!
Sean OGradySean OGrady
16:18 19 Jul 21
Had a fantastic experience attending the 'Hamilton's Dark History Tour' this past weekend. Daniel was a friendly, humorous and knowledgeable tour guide who really brought the stories he was telling to life.I'd highly recommend checking out his "Ghost Guide Daniel" podcast as well! We listened to a few episodes over the weekend, and loved them.
Paola FerrantePaola Ferrante
15:10 11 Jul 21
Daniel is a great storyteller who really knows his history! Super interesting story about Jack the Ripper's potential Canadian start.
Emma McKeilEmma McKeil
23:56 19 Jun 21
My friends and I went on the Dark History tour. Daniel was a great storyteller and very pleasant, we are looking forward to going on other tours with the Ghost Walks!
James SteevesJames Steeves
02:31 02 Nov 20
I just did the Hermitage tour on Halloween night and it was worth every dollar! Guide Daniel regaled the group with tales of executions and ghost sightings while showing the spooky grounds by lantern at night. Lots of history under a beautiful blue moon. A perfect way to spend Halloween night!
Nicole ANicole A
00:05 27 Oct 20
I did the Hamilton ghost tour with Daniel as our guide. I was not sure how they would fill the entire time with stories but my expectations were exceeded! It was very interesting and I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the city. Daniel was a fun guide and a great story-teller. It made for a fun socially distanced outing. I would definitely do another tour!
Shanon TorrieShanon Torrie
02:29 24 Oct 20
Went to the Hamilton's Dark History tour last night. We had a wonderful the stories were great and we kept wanting to hear more. Daniel is a great tour guide and story teller, you can tell he does his research, he's able to answer questions and keep you engaged. We are definitely going to do another walk. I think next time will be a Ghost Walk
Barbara BonillaBarbara Bonilla
17:05 22 Oct 20
It was such a beautiful night for a stroll. Our guide and storyteller was fun and informative. We went at a great pace and had a great time. I would definitely recommend as a night out and would do again!
M F AM F A
21:21 08 Aug 20
I recently attended Hamilton's Dark History Tour. Overall it was great and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. The guide told interesting stories that kept everyone's attention. He made it a lot of fun and interactive, asking questions once in a while to keep us engaged. I like history so it was great for me personally to hear stories, some creepy and others were just accounts of historical events. I would definitely consider going to another Ghost Walks event.
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  • Fall 2022
    • Friday Oct 7
    • Friday Oct 14
    • Friday Oct 21
    • Friday Oct 28
  • XMas 2022
    • Saturday Dec 10
    • Friday Dec 23
Tour info
Downtown Hamilton Ghost Walks duration is about 75 minutes long
Ghost Walks Type of Tour
Hamilton's Dark History Tour - parking
Ghost Walks Wheelchair

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FAQ & Interesting Info

Why we are different from other Ghost Tours?

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

Reviews | What people are saying…

The Ghost Walks
4.8
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Samantha Allen
Samantha Allen
19:49 28 Aug 22
My husband and I have been on most of the ghost walks offered in Niagara, Hamilton and Ancaster and have been customers since the... beginning. The walks are always informative, fun and really a great entertainment value. We were the only ones on the tour yesterday at 5pm so we got a treat and Sir Lawrence was really a great guide. I have been coming to the area for over 45 years and he showed my husband and myself hidden areas we did not know about. Please never change the quality of the great tours you provide!read more
Tania Denyer
Tania Denyer
01:58 01 Aug 22
absolutely amazing evening out - daniel tells many a good story and provides so much interesting information about hamilton - all while... keeping an eye out for the safety of the group at night in a busy city 🙂 would definitely recommend!read more
Brenda B.
Brenda B.
21:42 10 Jul 22
This was such a fun experience. Our tour guide Daniel was amazing! He was super knowledgeable and a lot of fun! That man deserves a raise!
Kristin Scarfone
Kristin Scarfone
02:44 23 Oct 21
Graham was a wonderful guide - so knowledgeable and entertaining in his delivery. The information was interesting and the walking tour was... very enjoyable. Overall- a wonderful experience. I highly recommend!read more
Sean OGrady
Sean OGrady
16:18 19 Jul 21
Had a fantastic experience attending the 'Hamilton's Dark History Tour' this past weekend. Daniel was a friendly, humorous and... knowledgeable tour guide who really brought the stories he was telling to life.I'd highly recommend checking out his "Ghost Guide Daniel" podcast as well! We listened to a few episodes over the weekend, and loved them.read more
Paola Ferrante
Paola Ferrante
15:10 11 Jul 21
Daniel is a great storyteller who really knows his history! Super interesting story about Jack the Ripper's potential Canadian start.
Emma McKeil
Emma McKeil
23:56 19 Jun 21
My friends and I went on the Dark History tour. Daniel was a great storyteller and very pleasant, we are looking forward to going on other... tours with the Ghost Walks!read more
James Steeves
James Steeves
02:31 02 Nov 20
I just did the Hermitage tour on Halloween night and it was worth every dollar! Guide Daniel regaled the group with tales of executions and... ghost sightings while showing the spooky grounds by lantern at night. Lots of history under a beautiful blue moon. A perfect way to spend Halloween night!read more
Nicole A
Nicole A
00:05 27 Oct 20
I did the Hamilton ghost tour with Daniel as our guide. I was not sure how they would fill the entire time with stories but my expectations... were exceeded! It was very interesting and I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the city. Daniel was a fun guide and a great story-teller. It made for a fun socially distanced outing. I would definitely do another tour!read more
Shanon Torrie
Shanon Torrie
02:29 24 Oct 20
Went to the Hamilton's Dark History tour last night. We had a wonderful the stories were great and we kept wanting to hear more. Daniel is... a great tour guide and story teller, you can tell he does his research, he's able to answer questions and keep you engaged. We are definitely going to do another walk. I think next time will be a Ghost Walkread more
Barbara Bonilla
Barbara Bonilla
17:05 22 Oct 20
It was such a beautiful night for a stroll. Our guide and storyteller was fun and informative. We went at a great pace and had a great... time. I would definitely recommend as a night out and would do again!read more
M F A
M F A
21:21 08 Aug 20
I recently attended Hamilton's Dark History Tour. Overall it was great and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. The guide told interesting... stories that kept everyone's attention. He made it a lot of fun and interactive, asking questions once in a while to keep us engaged. I like history so it was great for me personally to hear stories, some creepy and others were just accounts of historical events. I would definitely consider going to another Ghost Walks event.read more
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Do we go into any of the buildings?

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

Why are dates and times missing when booking?

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.

Are you connected to HH for Hamilton Tours?

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.

Additional Info | Is Downtown Hamilton Ghostly?

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.

Should I book in advance?

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