Haunted Places in Gabriola, British Columbia



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    Newcastle Island Park

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    3.9 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Nanaimo Bastion

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    4 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Globe Hotel

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    4.1 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Black Nugget Museum

    Ladysmith, British Columbia

    13.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Harbour House Hotel

    Gabriola, British Columbia

    27.4 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Qualicum Heritage Inn

    Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

    28.7 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Hycroft Manor

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    32.6 miles from Gabriola, 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

    33.3 miles from Gabriola, 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

    33.5 miles from Gabriola, 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

    33.6 miles from Gabriola, 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

    33.6 miles from Gabriola, 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

    34 miles from Gabriola, 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

    34.3 miles from Gabriola, 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

    34.3 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Cameron Lake

    Gabriola, British Columbia

    35.7 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Central Park

    Burnaby, British Columbia

    37.5 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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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    Fairacres Mansion

    Burnaby, British Columbia

    39.9 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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. Ceperley.


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    James Cowan Theatre

    Burnaby, British Columbia

    39.9 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 ...


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    The Keg Restaurant

    New Westminster, British Columbia

    42.4 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 mirror.


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    Irving House

    New Westminster, British Columbia

    42.6 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 is ...


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    Bernie Legge Theater

    New Westminster, British Columbia

    42.8 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 building.


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    Riverview Hospital

    Coquitlam, British Columbia

    47.4 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 observed by something unseen. ...


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    Washington Avenue Grill

    White Rock, British Columbia

    49.5 miles from Gabriola, BC

    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 ...


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    Roche Harbor Resort

    Roche Harbor, Washington

    50.8 miles from Gabriola, 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

    50.8 miles from Gabriola, 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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    CJ's Beach House

    Blaine, Washington

    53.1 miles from Gabriola, BC

    When I was doing an internship at CJs Beach House in 2013, I was getting the chef jackets and I was walking back down the stairs 3 or 4 steps away from the door I heard footsteps of someone behind me so I stopped and looked behind me and nothing ...


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    Four Mile House Bar and Grill

    Victoria, British Columbia

    53.9 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Hatley Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    54.5 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Gorge Road Hospital

    Victoria, British Columbia

    55.3 miles from Gabriola, BC

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


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    Point Ellice House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    55.9 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Old Point Ellice Bridge

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Princess Mary Restaurant

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Fan Tan Alley

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.5 miles from Gabriola, 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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    McPherson Playhouse

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.6 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Market Square

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.6 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Hotel Rialto

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.7 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Pounders

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.7 miles from Gabriola, 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

    56.7 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Bedford Regency Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.8 miles from Gabriola, 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

    56.8 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Rogers Chocolates

    Victoria, British Columbia

    56.9 miles from Gabriola, 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

    57 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Royal Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.1 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Parliament Buildings

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.1 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Helmcken House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Tod House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    St. Ann's Academy

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.2 miles from Gabriola, 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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    Beacon Hill Park

    Victoria, British Columbia

    57.3 miles from Gabriola, 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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