Register: The Dark Side of Sandy Hill Walking Tour


This free walking tour is back by popular demand! Discover the mystery and intrigue along Sandy Hill’s historic streets. From séances to sewer explosions, spies to the Spanish influenza, we promise you a tour chock full of history and theatrics.

Tours will be approximately 1.5 hours and will happen rain or shine. Please come equipped with suitable shoes and clothing.

When: Two options: Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m.; Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. (full!)

Where: Meet in front of the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. E. (Note: the tour will finish near Tabaret Hall at uOttawa). There is parking behind the community centre and on nearby streets.

Price: By-donation. Tour participants will have the chance to put a donation towards an annual membership for Action Sandy Hill, just $5 for students or seniors and $8 for other individuals. Please bring cash on the night of if interested.

Prefer a weekend tour (Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m.)? We are also offering this tour as part of Heritage Ottawa’s walking tour series. You can learn more and register in advance here.

COVID-19 Precautions
This tour will be compliant with the guidelines set out by Ottawa Public Health:

  • We are capping registration for each tour at 15 participants for safety and sound projection. This is below Ottawa Public Health’s current limit of 100 people for outdoor organized events.
  • We ask all tour participants wear a non-medical mask and remain physically distanced. We will have free disposable masks for those who forget theirs at home;
  • Our guide will be wearing a face shield;
  • The tour will be held entirely outside.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 this event could be cancelled at any time, including last minute. If this happens, we will contact you through the email address or phone number listed on the registration form. Thank you for understanding the challenges of event planning during a pandemic!

To register for the tour, please complete the form below for the date & time you want – we will confirm by email when we receive your registration: