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Creepy Canada: Haunted Walking Tours and Historic Hotels

As Oct. 31 creeps nearer, thoughts turn not only to Halloween candy, but also to ghouls and other creatures. Explore some of eastern Canada’s most haunted cities on unique tours -- and stay at historic hotels across the country if you dare.

Toronto is no stranger to the supernatural -- the University of Toronto alone has its own collection of ghosts, including romantic rivals and the rumoured spectre of a writer. Muddy York tours offers a ghost walk centred around the university grounds. Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, check out this hotel deal at Ste. Anne's Country Inn and Spa, which was built in 1857.

Head to the nation’s capital, take a spooky tour of haunted Ottawa and visit a number of scary spots, including the old Carleton Country Jail, and even the Museum of Nature. Stay at the landmark Chateau Laurier Hotel, established since 1912, with this deal.

Four hundred years of history (and counting) means Quebec City has many stories to tell. The top-rated Ghost Tours of Quebec offers a number of popular walking tours at night. We’ve got a deal that’s $87 per night at a hotel at the heart of Old Quebec.

Halifax is steeped in early Canadian history, with many stories from its colonial past. Head on a Lonely Planet-recommended ghost walk and rest at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites for 25% off with this deal.

Hankering after more deals? Visit Travelzoo Canada’s Ontario Hotels section and Canada Hotels section for more -- you never know what might be lurking around those corridors at night.

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Deal Expert, Toronto
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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