The 1880s Banff Springs Hotel is grandly magnificent, and still in operation. It doesn’t only house living guests, though. Some say its ghosts include a 1932 bride who tripped on her gown and broke her neck on the stairs on her wedding day. She appears dancing alone in the dining room, and then she bursts into flames. A spectral bellhop named Sam MacAuley died in 1976 just after announcing his retirement, but apparently he never retired. His ghost appears in uniform, assisting guests. Also seen are a headless bagpiper and a ghostly bartender who tells customers that they’ve drunk too much and need to go sleep it off.
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- 405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1J4
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- 51.16436276321009, -115.56177663733246
- Division No. 15
- Nearest Towns:
- Banff, AB (0.3 mi.)
Canmore, AB (10.2 mi.)
Eisenhower Junction, AB (16.9 mi.)
Castle Junction, AB (16.9 mi.)
Seebe, AB (21.9 mi.)
Morley, AB (30.8 mi.)
Lake Louise, AB (32.7 mi.)
Stephen, BC (37.5 mi.)
Spillimacheen, BC (39.5 mi.)
Galena, BC (39.5 mi.)
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