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 surprised military students out of bed at all hours of the night. The site was featured on Creepy Canada.
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- 2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
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- 48.43463970533684, -123.47282195089065
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