2. Stay the Night in a Haunted Jail Cell
Night terrors or sweet dreams? Take your pick at HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel. This imposing building in the heart of Canada’s capital served as the Carleton County Gaol from 1862 to 1972. Hidden behind its dank walls lie many secrets and apparently, several ghosts. Many prisoners spent their last days here locked behind bars, and a select few even gasped their final breaths from the hangman’s noose. Today, the former jail’s gallows still shock and terrify visitors, but don’t let a little spookiness get in the way of a good night’s sleep. Travellers can catch forty winks in a private or shared jail cell, and enjoy the meals, pub, and Wi-Fi that this unique hostel offers.