Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

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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 someone with a shaving blade, making a throat-cutting motion–and this, in fact, is how he took his own life. The story has been featured on Creepy Canada.

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Geographic Information

Quadra St and Rockland Ave
Victoria, BC Canada

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48.4230269, -123.3591968
Nearest Towns:
Victoria, BC (0.8 mi.)
Oak Bay, BC (2.1 mi.)
Esquimalt, BC (2.7 mi.)
Langford Station, BC (6.7 mi.)
Goldstream, BC (8.2 mi.)
Goldstream Station, BC (8.2 mi.)
Metchosin, BC (8.9 mi.)
Rocky Point, BC (11.4 mi.)
Malahat, BC (11.6 mi.)
Saanichton, BC (11.9 mi.)


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Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.