Niagara on the Lake is Canada's Most Haunted Town. Upper Canada’s first capital and was home to many firsts for Ontario, Canada. Includes the first ~ library, courthouse, post office, apothecary (or pharmacy), newspaper, two of the first churches.
British accomplished all this in Niagara on the Lake during a short time after John Butler and other loyalist families settled. They fled the American Revolution into British Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Niagara-on-the-Lake so they could remain loyal to England.
Progress would be halted in 1814. The British had the momentum of the War of 1812. Marching back for their capital of Niagara-on-the-Lake, they would find the town burned. The McFarland House just outside of Niagara on the Lake and the Power Magazine at Fort George (a couple minutes from Niagara on the Lake) both survived and remain the only prewar structures.
Being in town at night
The Ghost Walks of Niagara-on-the-Lake are unique. The rich ghost stories of mix well with walking through a quiet, pretty town at night. The stories are dark, showing an underlying personality of Niagara on the Lake most historians would want kept secret.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is the Ghost Walks of Niagara on the Lake?
Tour is about 90 minutes long
- Why is Niagara on the Lake Canada's most haunted town?
Niagara on the Lake was the capitol of Canada during the War of 1812. A focal point for the Americans in their campaign which brought much violence to the town. Not to mention Niagara on the Lake is Ontario's oldest community. Only a town of about 20,000 people has 2 Ghost Walks and even a book solely about those ghosts.
- Do we go into any of the buildings?
The Ghost Walks of Niagara on the Lake are completely outdoors other than a stop in the picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake Gazebo. Also, 3 of the most haunted locations are open to customers before or after the Ghost Walks. These are The Prince of Wales Hotel, Corks Restaurant and Niagara-on-the-Lake's most famous ghostly hotspot, The Angel Inn.
- Are group discounts available?
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.