Hermitage Ruins

Walk into the dark and haunted forest at night for a tour like no other!

Being in the woods at night in the ruins of a haunted mansion was made for ghost stories.  The Hermitage has been part of ghostly Canadian history for generations.

Ancaster’s famous legend, a doomed coachman, shadows following the group, a place for dark rituals and our founder’s only vivid encounter with the dead.

Rare access to the Gatehouse and parking is included with your ticket ($10 value)


Hermitage Ruins

The ruins of a haunted mansion in the middle of the forest

Only Light

You’ll see before heading into the pitch black woods

A Ghost Guide

Skilled storytellers who love ghost stories so much

Hermitage Ruins

Sulphur Springs Road MAP
Ancaster (Hamilton), Ontario, Canada


Adults . . . . . . . $15.04
Kids 13 & under . . . . $8.85
+ HST Tax

Booking Information for Hermitage Ruins

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Upcoming Dates


  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • Tours at 800p / 830p / 900p
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    • Tours at 800p / 830p / 900p
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    • Tours at 800p / 830p / 900p / 930p
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • Tours at 800p / 830p / 900p / 930p
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
    • Tours at 730p / 800p / 830p / 900p
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019
    • Tours at 700p / 730p / 800p / 830p / 900p / 930p
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • Tours at 730p / 800p / 830p / 900p

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FAQ & About The Hermitage

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 Make Contact with us and mention the number of people and desired date of your group.

The Hermitage Ruins

The ruins of an old mansion exist in the historic town of Ancaster (now part of Hamilton).  For generations countless thrill-seekers have visited in search of ghosts.  Home to the paranormal but also dark ritual.  Maybe that’s why the land is cursed!

Cursed Nature

You don’t need to be psychic to feel it.

When walking up the hill towards the ruins. A heaviness weighs down on you. Adults can push these dreadful feelings aside, say it doesn’t exist.

Animals are different, possessing a sixth sense we’ve lost with evolution. On conservation land, but animals stay away from the path and ruins.

The Legend of Lover’s Lane

Maybe it begins with a legend.  Known in this region simply as “Lover’s Lane”. So famous, there’s a street named after it…

For the Legend and more, Read our Haunted Tourism article

If a time is missing from the Book Now form, it means that tour time is fully booked and unavailable.  If the date is missing, it means the entire Ghost Walk is sold out.


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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