In every culture, the fate of the living and the journey of the dead are captured in spooky imaginings about local lives lost to history. But regardless of origins, ghost stories echo the old and reanimate the appearance of those long forgotten – at least in the imagination.
But Canada is a relatively new country with younger traditions. Too young some say to have a culture or history of haunting or the supernatural. Take a closer look at Canada and pre-Canada’s history and you will see a few hundred years of murder, execution, war, torture and tragedy – plenty of time to stir the souls of the lost and the abused into action. Here are the 10 most haunted Canadian places:
The Banff Springs Hotel is the site of many alleged paranormal events. One of the ghostly apparitions is the ‘Lonely Bride’ who broke her neck after tripping on her wedding gown and falling down the main stairs to her death. Reportedly, her ghost has been seen dancing in the dining room and bursting into flames. Sam Mccauley was a bellhop at the hotel. The day after announcing his retirement in 1976, Sam died and has reportedly been seen in full uniform ‘helping customers’ with their bags as he had for most of his life. Reports have also been made of a phantom bartender chastising people who get too drunk at the Hotel bar.