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Spooky Spirits: Ottawa’s Haunted Jail Bar


Mugshots is located in the courtyard where Canada’s last public hanging took place.

If you’re looking for a memorable night out, stop by Mugshots, Ottawa’s notoriously haunted jail bar that’s located in the courtyard where the last public hanging in Canada took place. If you get tired there’s always the option to stay the night in one of the cells in the connected HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel. Over a pint of local beer, ask the staff about the many resident ghosts and have your mugshot taken to send to your friends back home!
•Ottawa Jail Hostel, 75 Nicholas St., 613-235-2595. hihostels.ca

—Cindy Olberg

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