Animated Crime Walking Tour in Old Quebec


  • See a side of Quebec City that many miss on this nighttime walking tour

  • Hear tales and legends about the city’s spooky characters and happenings

  • Explore the city in the company of an entertaining, costumed guide

  • As you go, learn more about the city’s major landmarks and history


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.

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Enjoy a uniquely spooky way to tour the streets of Quebec City when you book this ghostly, nighttime walking tour. Pick between English- and French-language tour options, and meet your costumed guide at Morrin Centre. Then, set off on foot. As you explore the city’s major highlights, you’ll also learn about its creepy legends, notorious former characters and criminals, and other macabre mysteries.

What’s included?

  • Live entertainment

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 1h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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The darkest years of New France are just around the corner with Promenades Fantomes : The Original Ghost Walking Tour. In the very heart of old Quebec City, this unique and interactive experience will offer scares, laughs and history. Our friendly and knowledgeable ghostly guides will gladly uncover the darker side of history of the colony, recounting the stories of worst criminals, sentences and even torture practices of the French or English regimes. Meet some of the colony’s worst scoundrels with our interactive street theatre “Crimes in New-France” Discover local superstitions and legends of yore, and visit scenes where death has left its mark with “Legends and superstitions”. On a lighter note, our jolly ghosts invite you to come relive the old Christmas traditions or experience winter as the French settlers did in our tour “Christmas in New-France”. The executioner Jean Rattier and his wife Marie Riviere summon you, but one question remains: Will you dare to try it?

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