Guided tour

Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

Activity provider: Les Promenades Fantômes

Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

Activity provider: Les Promenades Fantômes

From US$ 18.68 per person

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • 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.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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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

Not allowed

  • Video recording

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

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4.6 /5

based on 457 reviews

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We had a lot of fun on this tour, which we booked at the very tail end of the Halloween season heading into Christmas season. Weather was quite cold and wet, but the tour was still totally worth it! We also intentionally booked this tour for our first evening in Old Quebec City to help us get a sense of how to get around which was super handy for the rest of our trip. We would have liked a little more info about the history of the city beyond the crimes and ghosts, but we got a lot out of this tour!

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January 15, 2023

Met up at 8pm on a full moon in Quebec ; so does that not scare you for starters ? There were 2 groups ;1x french and 1x English so no language barriers for our lady ghost to not spook us . It wasn’t scary the experience but that was ok ,as the history of the 16th and 17th centuries and the punishments for the crimes made a very interesting guide tour . Well impressed with what was nearly 2 hours of focused listening .

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September 9, 2022

We really enjoyed our Crimes in New France outing. Our guide was exceptional with the use of the words of the time, and all the anecdotes. There was interaction with the participants. It is to be done again without a shadow of a doubt. Thanks to our guide on Friday August 26, she was wonderful. ❤️❤️❤️‍♀️. Sorry I forgot your name.

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 21645