Most Haunted Places in British Columbia

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    Washington Avenue Grill

    White Rock, British Columbia
    Two ghosts are said to visit Washington Avenue Grill: one, a young woman who died in a car accident in front of the establishment, and two, her beau, who committed suicide out of grief upon losing her. It is said that the woman's ghost comes out of the cemetery next door and walks through the...
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    Helmcken House

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Helmcken House was the home of Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, first speaker of an elected assembly in BC, who lived there from 1853 to 1920. Cecelia Helmcken is suspected to be the ghost who haunts it; ghostly piano playing is heard along with occasional...
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    Chinlac Massacre Site

    Vanderhoof, British Columbia
    The Chinlac Massacre in the 1780s was fought between two groups of Natives at a camp near the junction of the Stuart and Nechako rivers in the Vanderhoof forest district. The menfolk of the campsite were out hunting while the women and children were slaughtered by the other tribe's warriors....
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    Craigdarroch Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The late-1800s Craigdarroch Castle is large and haunted, just as a castle should be. It has 39 rooms in over 25,000 square feet, and was built for the family of coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir, although both he and architect Warren Heywood Williams died before it was finished. Its ghost is a lady in a...
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    Empress Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The Empress Hotel has several ghosts, including a thin, mustached man with a cane (believed to be its architect, Francis Rattenbury) and a ghost maid who still cleans on the sixth floor. The ghost of an employee who hanged himself was seen near the fated chandelier from which he did the deed (now...
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    St. Paul's Hospital

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    St. Paul's Hospital was founded in 1894 and was named after French bishop Paul Durieu of New Westminster. Both former patients and staff are said to haunt the place, seen as apparitions or strange lights or heard as disembodied voices. Witnesses have seen objects move by themselves and lights turn...
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    Tranquille Sanatorium

    Savona, British Columbia
    The 1907 Tranquille Sanatorium was a tuberculosis hospital until it became a mental institution in 1959. It closed 1983; plans are for the building to be razed and the site turned into a resort area. The building and grounds are said to be haunted by former...
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    Emily Carr House

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Built in 1863, the childhood home of Canadian painter Emily Carr is said to have a ghost that appears on the stairs and in Emily's mother's...
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    Schooner Restaurant on Second

    Tofino, British Columbia
    Schooner Restaurant on Second has a ghost called Morris, who was a resident here in the 1970s. Morris always made the restaurant's chowder. The ghost is said to play pranks and keep watch over his old...
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    The Bent Mast

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The Bent Mast bar, inside an 1870s Victorian house, is said to be haunted by a ghost who touches, pinches and pushes folks. In, some reports say it's haunted by three ghosts: A man and two...
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    Cameron Lake

    Nanaimo, British Columbia
    Cameron Lake is said to have several ghosts, as well as the Cameron Lake Monster. One ghost is Grandpa Bonny, who inhabits one of the cabins and makes himself known with phantom pipe smoke. Ghost lights have been reported on the...
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    Hotel Vancouver

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Hotel Vancouver is haunted by a regular patron of the hotel's ballroom back in the 1930s and '40s. Jennie Pearl Cox died in a car accident in front of the building in 1944, and some say her spirit still visits. Guests have been assigned a room only to go back to the front desk claiming that a lady...
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    Beacon Hill Park

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The beautiful Beacon Hill Park has a ghost known as the Screaming Doppelganger, who appears on the rocks near the corner of Douglas and Superior streets around sunrise. The ghost is believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered...
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    Qualicum Heritage Inn

    Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
    Qualicum Heritage Inn, originally a 1937 boys' college, is said to be home to several apparitions, moans, voices, cries, chanting, laughter, and lights that go on and off by themselves. One ghost has been nicknamed...
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    Globe Hotel

    Nanaimo, British Columbia
    Globe Hotel, which now houses a radio station, is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a period dress seen floating down the stairs or in the kitchen. Crying and poltergeist activity are also...
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    Hotel Rialto

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The 1911 Hotel Rialto was originally Hotel Douglas up until December 2007. A mysterious knocking sound comes from the door to the basement, set in an area where only employees can reach it. According to reports, the ghostly knocking has come about because the basement was once used as a...
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    Riverview Hospital

    Coquitlam, British Columbia
    Although it closed in 2012, Riverview Hospital, a mental health facility, was said to be haunted by former patients and staff members. Witnesses noticed voices, shadow figures, footsteps, strange lights and objects that move by themselves. Some witnesses were poked, touched, or felt they were being...
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    Market Square

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Market Square includes several buildings from the late 1800s and is visited by spirits who were patrons of the long-gone saloons and brothels here. Two of the ghosts are Charlie Kincaid, whose throat was slit, and his girlfriend Belle Adams, who committed the...
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    Old Morris Tobacconists

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Old Morris Tobacconists is a historic building with many o fits original fixtures such as a leaded-glass dome and onyx pillars. It's haunted by an employee who died in the upstairs workshop. Witnesses to the ghost's existence have heard footsteps and cupboards opening and closing upstairs when no...
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    Victoria Golf Club

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Victoria Golf Club has a spooky story. Locals say that in 1936, nurse Doris Gravlin, age 30, was strangled on the fairway. The murderer? Her estranged husband, who left her body on a shore near the seventh green. Doris was found five days later, and her husband's body was found floating nearby...
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    James Cowan Theatre

    Burnaby, British Columbia
    The James Cowan Theatre and adjacent mansion the Ceperley House lie atop the former site of an orphanage run by cult leader William Frank Wolsey, a convicted bigamist who fraudulently called himself Archbishop John I. The man abused the boys at the orphanage in every way, and their spirits are said...
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    Waterfront Station

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Waterfront Station is a major transit hub said to be haunted by many ghosts. One is a 1920s lady who was seen dancing alone by a security guard. Another apparition was a group of three elderly ladies seen sitting on a bench. Furniture has been known to move by itself here as...
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    Ross Bay Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The Victorian Ross Bay Cemetery has some well-known ghosts, like David Fee, killed on the St. Andrews Cathedral steps Christmas Eve 1890, and Isabella Ross, the first female BC landowner, who owned this land before the cemetery was here. An unknown elderly Victorian couple are seen on the...
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    Maritime Museum

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Local lore has it that many ghosts visit the Maritime Museum, housed in a former courthouse building that includes Victoria’s original gallows. Some say the hanged men were buried on the grounds. Add to it that 135 people perished in the steamship Valencia wreck of 1908, and a few years later, a...
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    St. Ann's Academy

    Victoria, British Columbia
    St. Ann’s Academy's oldest building, the chapel, was constructed in 1858. It was moved to its present spot and the rest of the school was built around it in 1871. Witnesses here report such ghostly activity as dark figures in doorways and unexplained singing in the middle of the...
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    Fairacres Mansion

    Burnaby, British Columbia
    Fairacres Mansion, aka the Ceperley Home or Burnaby Art Gallery, was built around 1910 and is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mrs....
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    Bernie Legge Theater

    New Westminster, British Columbia
    Bernie Legge Theater is said to have a ghostly Lady in White in the main theater, and some folks have heard disembodied footsteps on the stage. Other witnesses have felt an unexplained and extreme need to get out of the...
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    Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The specter of an elderly woman with long gray hair and unexplained sounds have been reported at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest...
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    Black Nugget Museum

    Ladysmith, British Columbia
    At the Black Nugget Museum, folks have reported footsteps, ghostly pranks, a piano that plays itself, and a ghostly man with a handlebar mustache who appears in an upstairs window, say neighbors. A medium once declared that the spirit of a Native woman lingers in the...
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    Harbour House Hotel

    Capital, British Columbia
    At Harbour House Hotel, the ghost of Walter Herzog, murdered here in 1973, is said to walk. Moaning, strange whispers, and faulty electronic devices have been reported...
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    Newcastle Island Park

    Nanaimo, British Columbia
    Newcastle Island Park is said to be haunted by those who have died in the mines beneath Newcastle, and by the ghost of Peter Kakua, a Hawaiian who murdered his wife, in-laws and baby daughter with an axe. His ghost is seen on the beaches at...
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    Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum

    Abbotsford, British Columbia
    The 1920 Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The Tretheweys were a founding family of...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Bedford Regency Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Lady Churchill and Brady are the names of two ghosts said to appear at the Bedford Regency Hotel. Lady Churchill also has a presence at a restaurant across the street called...
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    Central Park

    Burnaby, British Columbia
    Ghostly activity in Central Park in Burnaby includes that of a little boy near the lake and a young lady near Swangard Stadium who searches for her lost children. The boy disappears upon being noticed, and the 1930s-era lady may speak garbled words. Other spirits have been seen in the...
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    Hatley Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Built in the early 1900s by former British Columbian lieutenant governor James Dunsmuir, Hatley Castle is said to be haunted by a Dunsmuir son who died at war. When the castle became a military academy, another ghost is said to have joined him: that of his mother, who would drag surprised military...
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    James Bay Inn

    Victoria, British Columbia
    James Bay Inn, now a men's pub, is haunted by a former patient and celebrity who died here on March 2, 1945 when it was a hospital. Canadian artist and author Emily Carr's ghost has been seen floating in the room where she died. Some say she especially haunts those who criticize her work....
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    Morfee Lake

    Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia
    Morfee Lake was the site of a long-ago tragedy when a young girl drowned here one summer night. Now, say witnesses, her apparition in misty white hovers in and above the lake. Furthermore, the screams of a young girl sometimes echo across the waters at...
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    Old Spaghetti Warehouse

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    The ghost of a train conductor visits the Old Spaghetti Factory Italian restaurant, according to local legend. He is said to have perished in an underground railway accident decades ago involving the very trolley car that's on display in the...
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    Vogue Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    The 1940s-era Vogue Theatre closed in 1987, but rumor has it that the ghosts don't mind. It's said to be haunted by a pregnant woman who committed suicide and a man who sits in the theater seats, and sometimes brings friends along. Shadow figures have been noticed in the projection room, and...
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    McGill Residence - Thompson Rivers University

    Kamloops, British Columbia
    The McGill Residence is a student dorm. The buildings are not so old, but while I was TRU student I had creepy experience at one of the dorm buildings. It happened probably in 2007, Winter semester reading break. The property has 3 dorm buildings, I was lived in the center building of the...
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    Rogers Chocolates

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Rogers Chocolates in Old Town is a historic old chocolate shop with a couple of ghosts. Founders Charles and Leah Rogers used to sometimes sleep in the shop's kitchen, and some say the couple still visits in...
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    Point Ellice House

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Point Ellice, a 19th-century residence of Peter and Caroline O'Reilly and their four children Frank, Kathleen, Mary Augusta and Jack, is said to be haunted by the family. The house museum has a nice collection of Victoriana and is open for tours and teas in the...
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    Parliament Buildings

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The historic 1890s Parliament Buildings are open for tours year-round. One of the most well-known ghosts here is architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, who chooses to remain here, where he is appreciated daily, instead of in England where he was buried in an unmarked grave after being beaten to death...
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    Langham Court Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Langham Court Theatre, a playhouse since 1929, is haunted by a ghost known as the Lady in the Loft, seen by both theater staff and...
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    Irving House

    New Westminster, British Columbia
    The historic Irving house, built in 1865, was the home of Captain Irving and his family. Witnesses have felt a sensation of being watched and have reported strange noises, shivering walls, voices, and a strange indentation that appears in the master bedroom bed. The ghost of Captain Irving himself...
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    Water Street

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Water Street is said to be visited by a ghostly Asian mine worker--who has no head. The decapitated ghost, some tales say, came about when the man was walking along the tracks one night and got his foot caught in the rails. When the train came by he, quite literally, lost his...
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    The Keg Restaurant

    New Westminster, British Columbia
    The Keg Restaurant serves up steaks, prime rib, and maybe a ghost or two. Once a railroad station, the historic building is said to have a ghost girl upstairs, a spectral lady walking through the front area, and a lady's face that appears in a...
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    Orpheum Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    The 1927 Orpheum Theatre is rumored to have an acrobat ghost. The vaudeville performer died in an accident and has been seen here in...
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    Tod House

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The home of Hudson's Bay Company's John Tod, built in 1850, was once said to be haunted by a native woman in chains. The ghost, according to reports, no longer haunts the...
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    Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Pioneer Square, aka the Old Burying Ground, is where, between 1855 and 1873, thousands of bodies were buried with tiny tombstones. The ghost of a woman has been seen here, along with one of a prominent man, R.B. Johnson, a founding father of Victoria. His ghost re-enacts his death: He stands before...
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    Royal Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia
    A ghostly man has been seen at the Royal Theatre, a 1913 opera house and concert hall. Some witnesses also have felt as if they were being...
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    Pounders

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Objects have been moved by unseen hands at Pounders restaurant, perhaps by the ghostly lady who has been seen on the...
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    McPherson Playhouse

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Ghosts at McPherson Playhouse, according to witnesses, include a Frenchman and a lady in gray. The Frenchman is seen outside on the corner in October. Voices and objects that have been moved also have been...
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    Fan Tan Alley

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Theh ghost at Fan Tan Alley, Chung, is said to have killed a sing-song girl who spurned his advances. Chung has been known to push people asie as he comes...
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    Gorge Road Hospital

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Strange white lights and a ghostly lady have been reported at Gorge Road...
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    Old Point Ellice Bridge

    Victoria, British Columbia
    The red ghost lights that hover about 18" off the ground at Old Point Ellice Bridge are believed to be remnants from the May 26, 1896 disaster when Point Ellice Bridge collapsed into the Upper Harbour under a laden streetcar. Of the 143 on board, 55 were killed. The cause was determined to be that...
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    Four Mile House Bar and Grill

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Many ghosts are said to appear at the Four Mile House Bar and Grill, including Margaret Gouge (who appears in the gardens), a man in a suit, and Jake...
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    Princess Mary Restaurant

    Victoria, British Columbia
    Some reports say the Princess Mary Restaurant has closed. It was housed on the Princess Mary, a passenger ship that was scrapped in 1951 and more recently used as a cafeteria for a tug- and barge-building operation. It was said to be haunted by a former captain's wife who hanged herself in the...
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    Nanaimo Bastion

    Nanaimo, British Columbia
    The Nanaimo Bastion is an octagon-shaped fortification built in the 1850s and open to visitors in summer. One ghost here may be Kanaka Pete, who was imprisoned in the Bastion before he was hanged. It's also said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a long dress, and an image of a bearded man has...
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    Hycroft Manor

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Hycroft Manor is a 30-room, 20,000 sq. ft. mansion haunted by prankish spirits who flicker lights and close doors. Ghosts have been seen and heard here, including a World War I soldier, a nurse, a well-dressed woman, and a crying...