Spirit Walks

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on famous our bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville. Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history. Tours start at the Bowmanville Library Branch (163 Church Street) at 6:30pm and will finish there. Spirit Walk tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite.

Spirit Walks are available on:

  • Monday, October 17th;
  • Wednesday, October 19th;
  • Monday, October 24th; and
  • Wednesday, October 26th.


Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person at any location, or by phone. Cost $13.25 + $1.36 non-refundable Eventbrite fee. Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.