8 of the most haunted places in Canada

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Last year, for Halloween, we brought you a rundown of eight of the States' most haunted houses. Sorry for all those nightmares, guys.

For Halloween 2017, we're on some more spooky travels - this time, we're headed to Canada, delving into the country's eight most haunted places...

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

Described as ‘one of the most haunted hotels in the world’, guests have reported seeing Sir Francis Rattenbury, the hotel’s architect, roaming the halls. Not so strange, until you discover he was murdered in 1935. Luckily, our Canada tours try to avoid bunking you up with a ghost!

Fairmont Empress Hotel

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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

As well as popping up on plenty of Instagram feeds, this picturesque lighthouse is also said to be home to the apparition of a ‘lady in blue’ standing on the edge of the rocks, prepared to jump. The rumoured tale is that a woman ended up shipwrecked here, losing her children in the wreckage. Her new husband danced on the rocks to cheer her up, when he slipped, falling to his death. According to legend, she took her own life afterwards.

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Waterfront Station, Vancouver

Guards patrolling this usually busy station during the empty hours of the night have reported a whole host of spooky sightings. In particular, many have reported to hear music from the 1920s playing, and one guard even told of seeing a ghostly woman dancing down one of the corridors. Whatever the truth is – you probably wouldn’t want to miss the last train and be stuck here overnight…

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta

A hotel with more than its fair share of apparent spooky goings on – although hotel management deny any hauntings in their premesis. The best-known tale is of ‘The Bride’ – where a woman fell down the stairs to her death in a wedding dress in the 1920s. Guests and staff have reported seeing her on the stairs over the years, alongside other creepy sightings from around the building.

Fairmont Banff Springs

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Tranquille Sanitorium, Kamloops

Kamloops is known as Canada’s ‘most friendly city’ – but it might not be Casper that you bump into on a visit to Tranquille Sanitorium. In the early 20th century, it was a hospital for those with tuberculosis, at a time when the disease was uncurable. The sanitarium closed in the 1980s, but the current owners offer tours and theatre shows on the site.

Tranquille Sanitorium

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Ottowa Jail Hostel, Ontario

Fancy bunking up with some otherworldly company? This former jail is now a hostel, but in its earlier days it hosted death row prisoners. With voices heard and shadows seen on the eighth floor, some say that some of the prisoners here never left…

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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria

Super creepy spot alert! Built in the late 1880s by Robert Dunsmuir, for his family, it now serves as a National Historic Site and museum. Paranormal goings-on reported include multiple apparitions, music seeming to come from nowhere and disembodied voices around the building.

Craigdarroch Castle

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Keg Mansion, Toronto

Have some food and drink with a side of spookiness at this Toronto restaurant. The original building, Euclid Hall, was built in 1868. One of the most common ghostly sightings here is a maid hanging by her neck – almost enough to put you off your dinner! 

Keg Mansion

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