The human race has always been fascinated by ghosts and haunted places, which is the reason why more and more of them are interested in finding out more about them and visiting these places to witness the paranormal activities here with their own eyes. Canada has a large number of haunted places, with many spooky ghost stories and incidents associated with them.
Listed below are the top 10 most haunted places in Canada:
1.The Empress Hotel, Victoria
Topping the list of the scariest places in Canada is the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, which is supposed to witness spooky incidents on its 6th floor. It is believed that a carpenter working here, during the construction of the hotel in 1904, hung himself and his ghost has been seen in the hallways of the sixth floor. Francis Rattenbury, the famous architect, was also murdered in a 6th floor room of the hotel and his ghost too has been seen here. People have heard howling sounds, along with seeing opening and closing of doors and lights turning on and off on their own.
2.Plains of Abraham, Quebec City
This battle site between the British and French armies is the next place on this list. People have seen numerous ghosts of soldiers of both the armies drifting in the area during the mid evening time. Sounds of cannons and muskets have also been heard, along with wails of the injured and dying soldiers.
3.Bytown Museum, Ottawa
This famous museum is another haunted place in Canada, which abounds with paranormal incidents like crying walls, people being grabbed in the dark and winking dolls. The place is believed to be haunted by the ghost of General Duncan McNab, who died during the construction of Rideau Canal, which lies along the building. It also houses the cast of the hand of an assassinated politician called Darcy McGee.
4.St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish
Featuring next on the list of top 10 most haunted places in Canada is the St Francis Xavier University, a convent and a church, which is believed to be haunted by the nuns who have lived and died here. People have claimed of hearing footsteps in the hallways and also seen shadows climbing up the stairs.
5.Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria
Another haunted place in Victoria is the Craigdarroch Castle, which was brought from Scotland and reassembled in the city. The building has been frequented by a woman dressed in white clothes and a piano has been heard playing by itself. Numerous sightings of shadows and footsteps being heard have been reported in the building.
6.The Keg Mansion, Toronto
The Keg Mansion is the home of Hart Massey, a famous industrialist, whose young daughter died of sickness in 1915, and the event was followed by her grieving young nursemaid hanging herself to death. Now, the building houses the Keg restaurant, which is a part of a steakhouse chain in the country. Many have seen the vision of a young woman hanging by the neck in one of the offices here, along with echoing sounds of laughter of a child.
7.Fort Henry, Kingston
The next name on the list is that of Fort Henry, Kingston, which has been certified on the sow Ghost Hunters as a haunted place by The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). The haunted building witnesses shadows, doors opening and closing on their own and wails of a dead gunner.
8.Five Fishermen Restaurant, Halifax
Built as a mortuary in 1800, the Five Fishermen Restaurant in Halifax is the next name on the list of top 10 most haunted places in Canada. The mortuary had housed the bodies of The Titanic washed ashore as well as those of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Strange phenomena occur here like ghostly cries in the basement and bottles being flung from the shelves.
9.Government House, Regina
Another haunted building in Canada is the Government House in Regina, which is built on a sacred ground. The place abounds with strange incidents like opening and closing of doors, footsteps being heard in the hallways and horrifying faces seen in windows and mirrors.
10.Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
This beautiful location in Banff is one of the best hotels in North America, which is haunted by the ghost of a young bride who died on her wedding night in 1932, by falling and breaking her neck. She is still seen here moving around in her wedding gown. Another ghost of an old bellhop is also seen in the hotel.
A visit to any of the places is definitely going to give you the spookiest experience of your life.