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$72 to spend a creepy night in jail

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for October 28, 2013

We spend much of our lives trying to stay out of jail. One Ottawa property has made a name for itself by allowing people to pay to spend a night in one.

Hostelling International’s Ottawa location is in a converted jail, known for its paranormal activity and creepy good times.

Until Saturday, November 2, visitors to the nation’s capital can celebrate Halloween by booking the Night in the Slammer Package for $72. The offer includes:

  • 1 night in a room in the Ottawa Jail’s spooky 8th floor
  • A special edition city tour with Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  • Free entry to Mugshots Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast in the morning (if you make it through the night). Walks In the Footsteps of Obama in Ottawa

When US President Barack Obama visited Canada in 2009, he left a calling card in one of the city’s favourite bakeries. Deputy Editor Rod Charles retraced the president’s path to Le Moulin Provence in the Byward Market, home of the Obama Cookie.

Charles writes: “On February 19, 2009, just a day short of a month after being inaugurated and sporting a crisp, sharp haircut with noticeably fewer grey strands in it than he now wears, Obama made Canada the first foreign trip of his presidency. When the president stepped off Air Force One at Ottawa International Airport you would have been forgiven for thinking it was 1964 again and that the Beatles had magically reunited and made a triumphant return to Canada. Indeed, one of the things that defined the visit was how well Obama was received, with people driving great distances and braving chilly temperatures to get a glimpse of the first African-American to wear the title of president. Famously, one moment that stood out during his visit was away from the pomp and ceremony on Parliament Hill. His motorcade made a stop so that he could pick up some cookies for his daughters, Malia and Sasha, at Le Moulin de Provence in the Byward Market, located less than a kilometre from the Parliament buildings.”

Read the rest of “Obama Cookies Still Popular in Ottawa”

To book the Night in the Slammer Package with HI Ottawa Jail: Telephone 1-613-235-2595 or 1-866-299-1478 (toll free).

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