TAKE A SPOOKY STROLL ON OUR
Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walk
Did you know that lurking spirits cause the shivers one experiences when hearing ghost stories? Don't believe it? Reserve your spot on one of our Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walks and explore the history and haunted tales of Downtown St. Catharines. We have two different tour routes: Tour A and Tour B. Tour A takes in the spooky sights and stories along Church Street, Ontario Street and Yates Street (please note Tour A ends at the Merritt House on Yates Street). Tour B focuses on the haunted tales of St. Paul Street, Queen Street and King Street (Tour B begins and ends at the Old Courthouse beside Market Square).
These guided tours will delve into the haunted tales of the past and the present day while also sharing historical commentary about the unique buildings and happenings in Downtown St. Catharines. Walks are 60 to 75 minutes in length and we walk at an easy comfortable pace. Tickets are $10.00 each.
MULTIPLE DATES IN LATE OCTOBER 2016
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Susan
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Susan
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Darlene SOLD OUT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Darlene SOLD OUT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Susan CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Carolyn SOLD OUT
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Susan CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Darlene SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack SOLD OUT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 AT 7:00 PM - TOUR A with Susan SOLD OUT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 AT 7:00PM - TOUR B with Lindsay Jack SOLD OUT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 AT 8:00 PM - TOUR A with Carolyn SOLD OUT
Meet at doors to Market Square, 91 King Street,
10 minutes prior to the Ghost Walk to allow for check-in time.
Where can I park my car?
Free parking is available at the Market Square parking lot after 6:00pm. However, if there is a major event taking place downtown the same evening as the ghost walk, you may not be able to find available parking at this lot. Please check the St. Catharines Downtown Association's calendar to see what other events may be taking place downtown.
More information about parking in Downtown St. Catharines can be found on our website.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the ticket purchaser's name will be on the guest list the night of the ghost walk. We do ask that you bring your ticket(s) as proof of purchase.
Is there a minimum age to attend your ghost walks?
No, there is no minimum age but we advise parents to use their own best discretion as to whether their children will enjoy a ghost walk of a historical nature. The haunted history shared by our guides includes reports of murders and suicides.
Can I bring my dog on the walk?
We discourage people from bringing their dogs on the ghost walk. There may be others in the group who are nervous around dogs.
Are your walks accessible?
Tour A visits one location that has steps. Tour B travels on flat sidewalk surfaces with accessible curb cuts. Please contact our office to discuss any accessibility concerns you may have before booking your ticket.
What about weather cancellations?
Ghost walks are postponed or cancelled in the event of severe inclement weather (thunderstorms, high winds, etc.). Otherwise, we do walk in fair weather and in rainy or cold weather, so please dress appropriately. If severe weather is expected, the decision to cancel will be made by 6:00pm on the evening of the ghost walk. You will be contacted by phone or email and arrangements will be made to put you on an upcoming ghost walk or refund your order.
What can I expect on the ghost walk?
Our ghost walks offer spine tingling tales, fascinating local history and perhaps a chance to feel the spirits of the underworld! Your guide will lead you on a historical walking tour of many Downtown St. Catharines locations. The walks last 60 to 90 minutes so please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate attire for walking outdoors. We do not enter any buildings and there will not be any washroom breaks. Gratuities are very much appreciated by our guides.
Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?
St. Catharines Downtown Association
80 King Street, main floor
St. Catharines ON L2R 7G1