October 28 – Haunted Mountain – A Hallowe’en Walking Tour Up Mount Royal

This Hallowe’en season, on Sunday, October 28, horror-experts Donovan King and Karen Spilak are pleased to offer Haunted Mountain, a spooky walking tour up the slopes of Mount Royal. Beginning on the Plateau at the rumoured-to-be-haunted Barfly, the ramble visits various haunted sites on the mountain, including locations where ghosts have been sighted.  Theatrical guides will regale guests with ghost stories, mysteries and legends about Mount Royal, including haunted hospitals, abandoned castles, cemeteries teeming with undead spirits, and all sorts of paranormal activities on the mountain.

Visitors will learn about the place of Mount Royal in Montreal’s history and lore, including the legend of the cross, the ghost of l’Esplanade Street, the child-victims of the Alan Memorial Institute’s brainwashing experiments, and the tragic tale of Jack McLean and the Haunted Funicular.

Guests will also visit Simon McTavish’s forgotten tomb, recently disturbed by archaeologists digging into the mountain where his earthly remains lie. The angry fur baron’s ghost is known to terrify people – by tobogganing at high speeds down the slopes of the mountain – in his own coffin!

The Haunted Mountain tour begins at 8 pm sharp on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

The tour is in English and starts at Barfly (4062 Saint-Laurent Boulevard).

Tickets will be on sale from 7 pm.

The tour is 90 minutes and finishes at the Pine & Peel intersection (a 15 miunte walk back to Barfly).

The tour costs $20.00.

RESERVATIONS: To reserve a spot, please reserve or book through our Haunted Montreal website.


MEDIA INQUIRIES: Donovan King, optatif@gmail.com,  514-842-1467


                                                photo by Patrick Alonso


CKUT Radio. Wednesday Morning After. Hallowe’en interview with Donovan King. October 31, 2012, 8:06 am.

Rover Arts. “Nightmare on rue Principal” by Donovan King. October 31, 2012.

CBC Radio. All in in a Weekend Montreal. Sonali Karnick interviews Donovan King about Haunted Mountain. October 28, 2012, 8:45 am.

Montreal Gazette.”Bill Brownstein’s Halloween: Montreal is a great place to be in haunting season. Donovan King and Karen Spilak lead tours to prove no other city has a ghost  of a chance of dethroning Montreal as spookiest”. October 26, 2012.

CJAD Radio. Interview with Donovan King about Haunted Mountain. October 26, 2012, 2:30 pm.

The Suburban, article by Mike Cohen. Page 31. “The scene…” October 24, 2012.

West End Times article. “Haunted Mountain tour to spook Montrealers.” October 19, 2012.

Forget the Box article by Jason C. McLean. “Rediscovering Culture: Montreal Infringement’s Opening Weekend.” June 19, 2012.

Tea at Tympani Lane Records blog by Rebecca Anne Banks. “Optative Theatrical Laboratories: Haunted Mountain”. June 17, 2012.

Jane’s Walk. Urban Ecology Centre. “Montreal Walks: Haunted Mountain”. May 1, 2012.

Openfile Blog by Sarah Leavitt. “Have a Happy Halloween in Montreal”. October 31, 2011.

West End Times by Stuart Nulman. “Just in time for Hallowe’en for those who like a little mystery with their history”, pages 22 – 24. October 29, 2011.

Preview on Forget the Box by Jason C. McLean. “It’s Close to Midnight in Montreal: 2011 Halloween Preview”. October 29, 2011.

Radio interview on CJAD with Barry Morgan. “Ghosts on the Mountain!” October 25, 2011.

Article in The Montreal Gazette. “Ghostly tour not for faint of heart”. Marianne Ackerman. October 14, 2011.

Radio interview on CJAD with Barry Morgan. “Do you believe in ghosts?” October 11, 2011.

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