Dark Side of Sandy Hill

Prime Minister Mackenzie King in his study at Laurier House, where he often hosted seances and wrote about spiritualism. Photo: Hands Studio, LAC / C-009063

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Discover the mystery and intrigue along Sandy Hill’s streets, just in time for Halloween. From séances to sewer explosions, spies to the Spanish influenza, this tour is chock full of history about the lesser known elements of one of Ottawa's oldest neighbourhoods.

GUIDE: Hilary Duff is a journalist and Sandy Hill resident who loves exploring her neighbourhood and learning about its history. 

NOTE: The tour is accessible, though there is a large hill along Range Road between Osgoode Street and Laurier Avenue East.

Heritage Ottawa Members: $10 | Non-Members: $20

Space is Limited — Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment Required using our secure link below.

Interested in purchasing more than one spot for a tour? No problem, you can register multiple people for the same tour. Additional tours, however, must be purchased separately

Registration(s) effective only upon completion of payment, so make sure to CHECKOUT.

IMPORTANT! Heritage Ottawa Members, to receive the discount that applies to your membership you must log-in to the website before placing your order. Follow these steps:

  • Click the Log In link located at very top right of this page and sign in.
  • Never signed in before or forgotten your password? Click the "Request New Password" tab and follow the instructions.
  • Once you're logged in, return to this page and place your order! The discount only appears near the final stage, on the CHECKOUT page.

This tour is now sold out.

MEET: Sandy Hill Community Centre
250 Somerset St. East (On-street parking available. 5 minute walk from uOttawa LRT station.)
Ottawa, ON K1N 6V6