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Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

Product ID: 21645
Spend 90 minutes with the ghost of a famous Quebec criminal as you travel back to New France on this ghoulish walking tour. Hear stories of terrible murders and executions from an animated guide dressed as one of the city’s notorious characters.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 8:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Learn about the sordid details of Quebec crimes that have been hidden for too long
  • Hear stories of scandals, criminals, murders and executions
  • Enjoy an animated walking tour with a ghostly guide
  • Discover a darker side to Quebec
Full description
Take a 90-minute walking tour of old Quebec on this trip through the city’s darker history. Join your ghostly host and discover more about the wretched crimes, arrests and executions that happened centuries ago.

Dressed as one the city’s notorious characters, your guide will lead you through Old Quebec and introduce you to the somber atmosphere that descends the old city once the sun is gone.

Learn all about the sordid details of a history that has been hidden for far too long. During the animated tour you will walk the streets of Old Quebec and discover the judiciary system of New France.

Discover how one became the city’s executioner and learn about the punishments for various crimes. See where the criminals were incarcerated and later executed.

If you like bumps in the night and tales of ghostly goings-on, then this is the walking tour for you.
  • Ghost walk
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Morrin Center: 44, Chaussée des Écossais

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Umbrella
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
This walking tour is neither refundable nor exchangeable - the ghosts are walking rain or shine! In case of rain, please bring rain gear and an umbrella. You may also want to wear warm clothes since the tour takes place exclusively outside. Finally, please remember that the meeting point and the drop off location are not the same.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We were a relatively large group, but the guide made sure everyone heard her and waited for everyone to settle in before she spoke. She walked at a pace that was good for everyone and made sure we could all cross the road as a group, safely. The stories they tell are not necessarily widely known about, except one or two which is very nice as you don't pay for your high school history class to be rehashed. All in all, it was great! I absolutely loved it.

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August 14, 2019

Great guide

Rainy night; only me and another couple. Mark something-or-other was an excellent guide (I know; I worked as both a carriage guide and walking tour guide for 12 years in an American city). But, it really wasn't a ghost tour. The guide "was a ghost," but there were no ghost stories, no descriptions of hauntings. More history and legends. But they were quite interesting. If you expect to get scared, not going to happen.

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May 19, 2019

It was a phenomenal activity that we thoroughly enjoyed.

The young woman that directed the tour was amazing. She was theatrical and stayed in character for the duration of the tour. It was our introduction to Quebec City and its history and this tour left us wanting to know more. We look forward to a return visit to this wonderful city. Thank you for providing us with an opportunity to participate in such an interesting tour with such a super guide.

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October 13, 2016

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Les Promenades Fantômes

Product ID: 21645