These 15 Haunted Places in Canada Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Eerie stories, ghost sightings, and supernatural occurrences are not limited to the United States. Canada has its fair share of haunted places that will send shivers down your spine. These spooky locations have gained a reputation for being some of the most haunted places in the country.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta

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Built in 1888, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is known as “Canada’s Castle in the Rockies.” This luxurious hotel has hosted many famous guests, including Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II. However, it is rumored to be home to several ghosts. The most famous ghostly resident is that of a bride who died on her wedding day and is said to roam the halls of the hotel in her wedding dress.

Helmcken Alley in Victoria, British Columbia

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Today, it pulsates as a vibrant social hub in the core of Victoria’s downtown, yet it whispers tales of its shadowy past. Once serving as a jailhouse and execution ground, its history is rich with dark stories. You can take a haunted walking tour to uncover the chilling local ghost tales. And, if fortune favors you, you might even encounter a ghost from the Victorian era!

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Opened to the public in 1967, this museum is a tribute to Francophone and Métis history and stands as Winnipeg’s oldest building, according to its official website. Over the last century, this historically rich site has served as a convent, a residence for older adults, a nursing school, and a day school for children. Notably, it is rumored to be haunted, with visitors often reporting paranormal experiences, including hearing noises and feeling unseen eyes upon them as they explore.

The Dungarvon Woods in Blackville, New Brunswick

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The tale of the Dungarvon Whooper has enshrined Dungarvon Woods—the birthplace of this ghost story in the 19th century—as New Brunswick’s most infamous haunted locale. Despite a priest blessing the grounds to silence the ghost’s supposed “whooping” screams, paranormal enthusiasts and hikers claim to have heard these eerie sounds even today.

Seal Island

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Seal Island in southwestern Nova Scotia is haunted by the legend of Annie Lindsey’s ghost. Lindsey, a stewardess on the SS Ottawa, died in 1891 when the ship sank near the island. Local stories tell of Lindsey’s lifeboat capsizing and her burial in East End Church cemetery, now a sad visitation spot. Intriguingly, her later exhumed coffin suggested a chilling possibility: she might have been buried alive.

Old St. John’s in Newfoundland

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This city’s ancient charm is matched only by its ghostly inhabitants! With a history spanning over 500 years, St. John’s is a treasure trove of ghost stories, making it a prime destination for those intrigued by the supernatural. The St. John’s Haunted Hike is a popular attraction for aspiring ghost hunters, offering a guided tour through the city’s most haunted locations, including eerie buildings, ancient cemeteries, and sites of notorious murders.

Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories

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For the past century, this enchanting yet eerie reserve has witnessed the mysterious disappearance of visitors. Known as the Valley of Headless Men, access to this haunting location is still possible by boat on select days, but it’s strictly for those who dare to seek thrills and chase ghostly tales.

Black Brook Cemetery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

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Cemeteries have an eerie atmosphere, but this feeling intensifies when they are rumored to be haunted by the spirit of an evil witch! Visitors to Black Brook Cemetery have reported hearing chilling sounds on EVP recordings. If you plan to visit, bring your ghost-hunting equipment and, most importantly, show respect to those at rest there.

The Rankin Inlet Fire Hall in Nunavut

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According to the firefighters from the vibrant, modern community of Rankin Inlet, a handful of curious spirits roam the firehouse, even borrowing some of the firefighting equipment. If you find yourself in Rankin Inlet, drawn perhaps by its renowned local art and Inuit ceramics, and you’re in the mood for an adventure, visit the haunted firehouse!

The Beck House in Penetanguishene, Ontario

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Haunted house enthusiasts will be captivated by the tale of the 11-member family that once resided in this Victorian mansion—and perhaps still do! Prepare for an unforgettable experience at the Beck House, complete with flickering lights, eerie sounds, and the watchful presence of Mary, the Beck family’s eldest daughter, who peers down from the upstairs window!

Fairmont Empress Hotel

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The hotel is located on Vancouver Island and is famous for its high tea and ghost stories. It’s rumored to be haunted by its architect, Sir Francis Rattenbury, who his wife’s lover murdered. Another ghost, Lizzie McGrath, a maid, died after falling through a missing fire escape. There’s also an elderly woman in pajamas who knocks on guests’ doors, leading them to the elevator before vanishing.

The Confederation Trail in Prince Edward Island

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The Confederation trail, Stretching 449 kilometers, is built on old railway lines that once crossed the province. Just 2 kilometers into the journey, travelers come beside the Tignish Terminus, close to the site of the island’s most catastrophic train wreck. Visitors to the Deblois Train Wreck site have reported eerie events like ghostly train whistles and mysterious light orbs along the old tracks.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Québec City, Québec

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Despite the varying tales surrounding the 250-year-old church, a consensus exists among those with paranormal experiences at this cathedral: it’s haunted by the ghost of a grieving woman. Both churchgoers and staff have reported inexplicable occurrences, such as the organ playing by itself and the sound of weeping echoing through the halls at all times.

Darke Hall in Regina, Saskatchewan

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Darke Hall at Regina University, standing for nearly a century, once served as a quarantine for students who tragically succumbed to the typhoid epidemic. Today, as a performing arts venue, visitors report eerie encounters, including hearing invisible presences traverse the hall. Notably, the spirit of its namesake, Francis Darke, is rumored to enjoy shows at the venue still, watching silently from the shadows.

The Caribou Hotel in Carcross, Yukon

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This century-old hotel has a chilling history, with a devastating fire leading to its reconstruction, the mysterious death and rumored haunting by one of its owners, and several guest fatalities. Rumors say the hotel’s ghosts make their presence known by slamming doors and insulting visitors. Although the hotel isn’t open for lodging, its restaurant invites those curious about its spooky history to explore.

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For centuries, people have been fascinated by stories of haunted places. These eerie locations are mysterious and intriguing, from the ancient castles of Europe to the old homes and cemeteries in America’s cities. While you may say this is just superstition or folklore, there might be a truth behind these tales.

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