Haunted Places in port renfrew, British Columbia



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    Black Nugget Museum

    Ladysmith, British Columbia

    41.1 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 building.


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    Hatley Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    43.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Four Mile House Bar and Grill

    Victoria, British Columbia

    45.5 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 Matteson.


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    Harbour House Hotel

    port renfrew, British Columbia

    46.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 here.


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    Princess Mary Restaurant

    Victoria, British Columbia

    47.4 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Gorge Road Hospital

    Victoria, British Columbia

    47.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    Strange white lights and a ghostly lady have been reported at Gorge Road Hospital.


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    Nanaimo Bastion

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    47.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48 miles from port renfrew, BC

    The specter of an elderly woman with long gray hair and unexplained sounds have been reported at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses.


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    Globe Hotel

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    48 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 reported.


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    Old Point Ellice Bridge

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Point Ellice House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 summer.


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    The Bent Mast

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 children.


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    Market Square

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 crime.


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    Pounders

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    Objects have been moved by unseen hands at Pounders restaurant, perhaps by the ghostly lady who has been seen on the stairway.


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    Maritime Museum

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Fan Tan Alley

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 through.


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    Parliament Buildings

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 by ...


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    Bedford Regency Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 Camillo's.


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    Old Morris Tobacconists

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 one is ...


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    McPherson Playhouse

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 reported.


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    Rogers Chocolates

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 spirit.


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    Empress Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Emily Carr House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 room.


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    James Bay Inn

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Hotel Rialto

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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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    Helmcken House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 pranks.


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    Beacon Hill Park

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 nearby.


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    Royal Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49.1 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 stabbed.


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    St. Ann's Academy

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49.1 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 night.


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    Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Newcastle Island Park

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    49.5 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 dusk.


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    Langham Court Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 patrons.


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    Craigdarroch Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    49.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Ross Bay Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    50.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 cemetery's west ...


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    Tod House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.5 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 site.


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    Victoria Golf Club

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Cameron Lake

    port renfrew, British Columbia

    52.1 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 trails.


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    Qualicum Heritage Inn

    Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

    55.8 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 Buddy.


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    Super 8 Port Angeles

    Port Angeles, Washington

    56 miles from port renfrew, BC

    For more than 15 years, employees at the Super 8 Port Angeles have always felt that the hotel was haunted. After some recent renovations and the leveling of an old tree land plot adjacent to the property, much more activity began to occur. Unable to overlook the ...


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    Roche Harbor Resort

    Roche Harbor, Washington

    57.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    The ghost in residence here is Mrs. Beanning, a one-time governess for former owner John S. MacMillan. Mrs. Beanning's ashes were in an urn on the mantle, but when the new owners moved her urn to the family crypt, Mrs. Beanning's spirit was not amused. Since then, she plays pranks ...


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    Hotel de Haro

    Friday Harbor, Washington

    58.1 miles from port renfrew, BC

    This 1886 hotel build by John McMillin was a famous stopping place for many, including the likes of Theodore Roosevelt. It is also home to a ghost woman who is said to walk the hotel halls. Another point of interest here is the McMillin mausoleum in the nearby woods, which ...


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    Orcas Hotel

    port renfrew, Washington

    67.4 miles from port renfrew, BC

    This delightful landmark hotel has been in operation for over a century, and has numerous ghost stories attached to its long and colourful past. The most significant is of former innkeeper Octavia Van Moorhem, who still keeps an eye on the establishment despite the fact that she passed away ...


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    Hycroft Manor

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    75.9 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 man.


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    St. Paul's Hospital

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    77.3 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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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    Vogue Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    77.5 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Orpheum Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    77.5 miles from port renfrew, BC

    The 1927 Orpheum Theatre is rumored to have an acrobat ghost. The vaudeville performer died in an accident and has been seen here in spirit.


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    Hotel Vancouver

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    77.7 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Waterfront Station

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    78 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 ...


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    Water Street

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    78.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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, ...


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    Old Spaghetti Warehouse

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    78.2 miles from port renfrew, BC

    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 restaurant.


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