Spooks, spectres and spirits abound: Canada is rich with ghost stories and tales of the supernatural. Vancouver Island can claim 2 locations in the Top 10 Most Haunted locations in Canada which are:
6. Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, B.C.
Built in the 1890s for coal miner Robert Dunsmuir and his family, this Victorian-era mansion has since become an eerie Canadian tourist attraction. Rumors of a piano that plays by itself, and sightings of a ghostly woman in white have frequently been reported. Many attribute the castle’s supernatural proclivity to Dunsmuir’s untimely demise just a year before the building was completed.
(Photo courtesy of It_paris/Flickr)
8. Maritime Museum of B.C., Victoria, B.C.
The dearly departed seem to have a fondness for the city cheekily known as the place for the “newly-wed and nearly-dead”. Located in Victoria’s well-known Bastion Square is the Maritime Museum, which was once the site of the city’s jail and gallows. Some say that if you look through the windows at the Museum’s entrance, a shadowy, slender, Van Dyke-bearded figure can be spotted gliding down the main staircase. The mysterious apparition is thought to be the ghost of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, Victoria’s infamous “Hanging Judge”.
Find out the No 1 spot and the 0ther 7 at http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/canadas-10-most-haunted-places/
Boo to Slice.ca for not getting any Vancouver Island Spots in its top 8!. TheLoop.ca gets one in its Top 9 with Craigdarroch Castle and The Weather Network also fails to include Vancouver Island. Suprising to us is Huffington Post who we thought had good articles who fail to include any locations on the island but do include some that we had not hear of in this older 2013 article.
Applause to BuzzFeed who feature 4 places in its top 14!