Welcome to HI Ottawa Jail

What's going on


Jail Tour

At 11 a.m. every day, learn about the jail's captivating (and slightly creepy) history.


Game Night

Join us for an evening of board games with fellow travellers every Sunday at the hostel.


Explore the Rideau Canal

Discover the picturesque Rideau Canal and learn about the history of Canada's most famous waterway. 


Pub Crawl

Every Saturday, we take you to our favorite local pubs for a pint (or two).


Museum Tour

Culture and history buffs, join us to discover one of Ottawa's national museums. 

HI discounts you don't want to miss

The Haunted Walk

Get a $2 discount on HI Ottawa Jail's walking tour

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Chateau Lafayette

Buy a drink and get one free

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The Art House Cafe

Get 15% off tasty drinks and snacks

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Zak's Diner

Get a 10% discount on meals

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Coyote Rock Gym

Get 50% off climbing passes and rentals

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