Most Haunted Places in Nova Scotia
EHP Rating: 87.5
Wolfville, Nova ScotiaAcadia University is said to be home to a ghostly Baptist girl who hanged herself in the stairwell when she learned she was pregnant. Besides this, witnesses have reported lights that go on and off, doors that open and close, strange light anomalies, unexplained sounds, voices, moving objects, and...
EHP Rating: 87.5
Mary Ellen Spook Farm
Antigonish, Nova ScotiaThe "Fire Spook" at Mary Ellen Spook Farm is a popular local legend that began in 1922, when farmer Alexander MacDonald and his wife and adopted daughter Mary Ellen left their farm in a hurry after experiencing poltergeist activity, including 30 little fires that had broken out in their home that...
EHP Rating: 86.7
Alexander Keith's Brewery
Halifax, Nova ScotiaAlexander Keith himself is said to haunt his brewery in apparition form, checking on the place. Witnesses here have also heard running footsteps, have seen a ghost of a bloody man, and have been approached by a running ghost boy with a misshapen...
EHP Rating: 83.3
Churchill Mansion Inn
Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaChurchill Mansion Inn, circa 1890, was once the private residence of a Captain Churchill and according to legend, is haunted by his wife. The lady's ghost has been seen in a rocking chair by the window, waiting for her husband to come home. Sometimes a rocking chair there will rock by itself. The...
EHP Rating: 80.0
Peggys Point Lighthouse
Peggys Cove, Nova ScotiaPeggys Point Lighthouse is rumored to be haunted by a European woman and shipwreck survivor named Margaret who lived here in 1800. So her story goes, her husband was attempting to cheer her up by dancing a jig on the rocks, but he slipped and died. Later, she walked out to the area where he fell...
EHP Rating: 76.9
Five Fisherman Restaurant
Halifax, Nova ScotiaThe Five Fisherman Restaurant is housed in an 1800s building that was formerly a couple of schools and a mortuary that has laid to rest some "RMS Titanic" victims as well as victims of the Halifax Explosion. Folks here have noticed apparitions, doors and faucets that work by themselves, flying...
EHP Rating: 71.4
Stem at Stern Bed and Breakfast
Bridgetown, Nova ScotiaStem at Stern Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian inn that has a ghost man who appears at the window when the house is empty. Very cold spots and tapping at the windows in the middle of the night have been reported by guests, as well as a spooky apparition of a man hanging from the tree outside. Some...
EHP Rating: 71.4
St. Francis Xavier University
Saint Andrews, Nova ScotiaSt. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish is reported to have several ghostly presences who manifest as apparitions, objects that move by themselves, an elevator that works on its own, footsteps in the halls, screams in the game room, voices in the restrooms/halls, toilets that flush by...
EHP Rating: 70.0
Bedford, Nova ScotiaBedford Basin is an enclosed bay that forms the northwestern end of Halifax Harbour, and it's haunted by a phantom rowboat. The sound of someone rowing has been heard on foggy nights, although the boat is never seen. Legend has it the ghostly sound is all that's left of a dory full of fishermen who...
EHP Rating: 69.2
Mahone Bay, Nova ScotiaThe ship Young Teazer exploded and sank in 1813 here in Mahone Bay, and since then folks have reported a burning phantom ship with ghostly crewmen running about on the deck, aflame. The reports seem to come most often near the anniversary of the ship's sinking: June 17. The site has been featured...
EHP Rating: 66.7
Glace Bay, Nova ScotiaIn Glace Bay at the Savoy Theatre, seated patrons have reported feeling a hand rest on their shoulder when no one is there. A couple in unusual clothing has been seen seated far in the back rows, but after a show they seem to disappear until the next time they are noticed in their seats again....
EHP Rating: 62.5
Fortress of Louisbourg
Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova ScotiaAt the Fortress of Louisbourg (in French, La Forteresse de Louisbourg), events from the 1700s have left behind some ghosts. Witnesses say the apparitions of settlers who died in smallpox epidemics or soldiers who died in battle appear on the grounds or in the fort's tunnels. The fort has been...
EHP Rating: 60.0
Halifax, Nova ScotiaCitadel Hill, as locals tell it, is haunted by apparitions of Native Canadians as well as French, British and Canadian soldiers and their family members. Visitors here have reported being touched or pushed by unseen hands, footsteps, voices, shadow figures and eerie noises. There are also objects...
EHP Rating: 44.4
All Saints Cathedral
Halifax, Nova ScotiaThe historic All Saints Cathedral, which opened in 1910, is rumored to be haunted by a former dean. The ghostly clergyman is most often seen standing near the...