Trick or treat! We’re ready to spook and scare with these haunted Canadian locations rumored to be settings of strange paranormal phenomena. Celebrate Halloween with these spook-tacular locations: just make sure to bring a friend along…or at least tell someone where you are going.
Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC
Pronounced Craig-Derek, this castle was built between the years of 1887 to 1890s for coal miner, Robert Dunsmuir and his family. Standing on a hill overlooking the Canadian city of Victoria, this Victorian-era mansion has been renowned an eerie Canadian tourist attraction. There are anecdotes about a piano that plays by itself, sightings of a ghastly woman in a white dress standing by a window in the ballroom, sounds of disembodied crying of a child and objects being moved by themselves.
Government House, Regina Saskatoon
Completed in 1891, this building has allegedly been the site of several paranormal activities over the years. From strange occurrences such as doors opening and closing on their own, faces appearing in the reflections of mirrors, and the shuffling of footsteps.
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Built in 1913 as a luxury hotel for train passengers, legend has it that room 202 is the most haunted room in the hotel. Occurrences began shortly after a woman committed suicide upon finding out her husband died in a car accident. Cleaning staff have reported seeing blood running down the walls and bloody foot prints on the bed of this room.
Keg Mansion, Toronto Ontario
As legend has it, ever since the death of Hart Massey’s beloved daughter, Lillian in 1915, her ghost has been seen wandering around the Keg Mansion. It is also believed that one of the maids was so stricken by grief and guilt for her affair with a Massey man that she hung herself on the second floor oval opening. It is claimed that images of the maid with a noose hanging around her neck have been witnessed by more than one Keg visitor over the years.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Alberta
Built out of woods in 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, this hotel is the site of numerous terrifying ghost sightings. There are tales about a phantom bride who either tripped down the hotel’s marble steps or whose gown caught fire from the candles on the staircase. There is a sinister story involving a murdered family in room 873. A man, his wife and daughter allegedly stayed in this room for a vacation. However, it is said that for unknown reasons, the man ended up killing his entire family as well as himself. It is also believed that there is a retired bellhop named Sam Macauley who continues to haunt the hotel dressed in full uniform.
The Deane House, Alberta
Built in 1906 for Superintendent Captain Richard Deane of the Mounted Police, legend has it that several unusual deaths have taken place at this residence. In 1933, a 14-year-old boy, suffering from epilepsy took his own life in the attic. In 1952, Irma Umperville was stabbed and strangled by her husband in front of their two kids. There are also stories involving a young woman jumping to her death from the second storey and a man being gunned down on the porch. Rumour also has it that the attic is home to a bloodstain that constantly reappears and changes shape and size no matter how many times it’s washed.
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