Bytown Paranormal Returns To The Symmes

Bytown Paranormal will be returning this month to investigate the Symmes Museum in Aylmer Quebec.

It was in 1831 that Charles Symmes, founder of Aylmer (then the region’s administrative centre) and nephew of Philemon Wright, built this hotel to accommodate travellers coming by steamboat from Montreal. They were required to land in Wrightstown (Hull) to avoid the Chaudiere Falls. The passengers then travelled by stagecoach along the historic Aylmer Road to Symmes Inn before embarking on a steamboat to continue upriver.

Situated on the banks of Lac Deschênes and the Ottawa River, Symmes Inn is the centerpiece of Aylmer’s heritage, cultural and tourist district, which is the most significant and best preserved area of Gatineau’s historic buildings.

A symbol of pride for the people of the region, Symmes Inn was classified as an historic monument in 1975 and designated as a national historic site of Canada in 1976. After having served many a purpose throughout the years, the building was restored in 1978. In 2002, the City of Gatineau proclaimed the building a “heritage gem” par excellence. Since 2003, the inn has housed the Symmes Inn Museum.   *Thanks to Joe Houston


Bytown Halloween Event !




Halloween Event and Fundraiser for our Community !

Get the goods on ghost hunting while learning about the tales of the HighJinx Hauntings!
Bytown Paranormal will be revealing our findings from 5 years of Investigations at HighJinx Retail store in Ottawa. Covering 3 locations and multiple investigations, it will be an interesting evening. Funds raised will go to help out vulnerable Neighbours in our community.
After the presentation, participants will be invited to walk the block to the shop and see it for themselves.


Sat, 4 November 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
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Montgomery Legion
330 Kent St
Ottawa, On


HighJinx is a store at 290 Kent Street in Ottawa and we resell mostly donated antiques, oddities, retro items and housewares using our net profits to fund an initiative that assists the vulnerable in our community. This socially conscious business is a unique undertaking and is totally private, meaning that we do not use any Government funding. There is a Furniture Bank upstairs and we provide household items and furniture to those in need at no cost. We provide free meals once a week, stock a community pantry, case manage clients, house the homeless, advocate for the vulnerable, provide life skills programming, encourage positive community integration and a place for people to meet.

After years in the Social Services field, we found it becoming increasingly frustrating to secure and provide for client needs in a broken system. Inspired to find an easier way, we embarked on the adventure that is now highJinx.

Tickets are $10 and now for sale at

Bytown Paranormal Checking In From France


The France Bytown Paranormal Team checking in from Gouffre de Padirac (not Gouffre de Padiwack….Cody). Having a blast out here in France between our investigations. Also, a big shout out to the Ottawa based creators of Spivo for giving us a couple Spivo selfie sticks