Quebec City is hauntingly beautiful, but also has a few skeletons in its closet, as you'll discover on this evening ghost tour that recounts past murders, executions and tragedies.
Your ghostly walking tour begins at the pier, where your costumed guide will regale you with stories of Quebec City's strangest and most frightful incidents. There has certainly been a fair share of unexplained mysteries, unsolved murders and eerie sightings over the last 400 years, and it doesn't take an enormous imagination to raise your goose bumps. The guide will lead you by lantern light through cobbled streets and past centuries-old buildings where you can easily picture shadowy figures of the past committing villainous deeds. When you hear tales of hovering specters, odd happenings and unspeakable tragedies, it's believable, perhaps too believable.
At Place-Royale, a square where the original settlement was founded, you may discover the unusual qualifications of the city's 17th century executioners. While standing before the Civilization Museum, you could hear about a past murderer credited with the deaths of more than 1,000 people. Walk the rampart to St-Paul Street, listen to a hair-raising short story at a 17th century seminary, and before long you'll begin to imagine things, very strange things. It's all part of the fun. And don't worry; when your tour is over, your guide will walk you back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking that covers approximately 1.25 miles. There are various gradients and surfaces to negotiate including cobblestone. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. A light sweater or jacket; umbrella; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The sequence of the tour may vary and the tour will operate if it is raining, which is thought to add to the ambience. While the tour is not meant to frighten but rather fascinate, it is not suited for young children.