Haunted Places in Oakville, Ontario



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    Lions Valley Park

    Oakville, Ontario

    Lion's Valley Park is a valley surrounded by three old cemeteries and an abandoned 1800s village.Reports say that because of erosion in the valley walls, caskets from the old cemeteries have been found in the park. Many strange phenomena have been reported here after dark, including strange flashing red, white ...


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    Emma's Back Porch

    Burlington, Ontario

    9.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    Emma’s Back Porch Restaurant, haunted by a woman named Emma Byrens and her two children who lived here in 1902, is a hot spot for strange goings-on. Emma appears as a floating lady in a white dress, and sometimes witnesses also experience moving objects, voices, cold spots, orbs, voices, and ...


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    Dundurn Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    15.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    Dundurn Castle is an 18,000-square-foot, 72-room house completed in 1835. It is open to the public, its rooms restored to match its state in 1855 when owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet. Folks have reported aparitions of elderly women with candles and little girls, plus the sounds of ...


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    Rock Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    16.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    Rock Castle, aka Rannoch Lodge, was constructed in 1848 by Alexander Carpenter of the Gurney & Carpenter foundry. Witnesses say sudden cold temperatures and unexplained voices can be felt and heard here.


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    Century Manor

    Hamilton, Ontario

    17.2 miles from Oakville, ON

    Century Manor was once an 1870s institution called the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane (aka Ontario Hospital). Patients are said to have been abused and cruelly experimented on. The site became Century Manor, a museum, in the 1980s, and later the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Still ...


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    Albion Falls

    Hamilton, Ontario

    17.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    Battles, suicides and body dumping grounds surround the falls and give rise to the claims that the falls are haunted. A notorious murderer, Eveylyn Dick, dumped her dismembered husband's body in the woods near the falls- well it should be clarified, she dumped part of his body there, they never ...


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    Heritage Theatre

    Brampton, Ontario

    18.2 miles from Oakville, ON

    Heritage Theatre is said to be haunted by an actor who was killed in the dressing room. An apparition of the Grim Reaper, cold chills, and voices also have been reported here.


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    Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

    Toronto, Ontario

    18.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    The 1808 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on the Toronto Islands is the oldest existing Great Lakes lighthouse, and it has a mysterious legend. Its ghost is said to be first keeper John Paul Radelmüller, who was murdered on January 2, 1815 by intoxicated Fort York soldiers looking for bootlegged beer. Stories ...


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    Fort York

    Toronto, Ontario

    19.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    Fort York is a War of 1812 and World War I and II site that is still visited by some of its former soldiers. Cannon fire and gunfire have been heard, and British and American soldiers' ghosts have been spotted both inside buildings and outside on the grounds. Two ghosts ...


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    Fairmont Royal York

    Toronto, Ontario

    20.5 miles from Oakville, ON

    A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up ...


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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Toronto, Ontario

    20.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    At the Hockey Hall of Fame, once a bank building, the apparition of a teller named Dorothy makes appearances in her 19th-century attire. She appears in an area where the vaults used to be, perhaps checking to make sure things are still secure. Other reports here have included lights that ...


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    Old City Hall

    Toronto, Ontario

    20.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    The 1899 Old City Hall building, designated a historic site in 1984, has a ghost in its rear staircase known to walk up and down with loud footsteps and tug on the robes of judges. Ghostly moaning has been heard in the cellar, once a prisoners' holding area, and something ...


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    Omni King Edward Hotel

    Toronto, Ontario

    20.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    Witnesses at the Omni King Edward Hotel have experienced unexplained sounds, elevators that seem to operate by themselves and playful activity with the faucets and toilets in the ladies' restroom.


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    Queen's Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    21.1 miles from Oakville, ON

    Queen's Park in Toronto is said to have an apparition of a female in tattered clothing who hangs from a rope. Screams have been heard as well, and the Legislature Building is said to be haunted by many ghosts. World War I hero and Victoria Cross recipient Charles Rutherford, who ...


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    Mackenzie House

    Toronto, Ontario

    21.1 miles from Oakville, ON

    Mackenzie House was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, who died in the house in 1861. It now operates as a historic house museum of 1860s Victorian life. Its three ghosts are thought to be an elderly lady in the Rose room, a bagpipes player, and ...


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    Ryerson University

    Toronto, Ontario

    21.2 miles from Oakville, ON

    At Ryerson University, rumor has it that a ghostly white female figure, cold spots, wind gusts, light anomalies and whispered names have been seen or experienced near McAllister Studio.


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    The Hermitage

    Hamilton, Ontario

    21.5 miles from Oakville, ON

    "The Girly Ghosthunters" TV show has featured The Hermitage, where many strange things are said to occur. Along with footsteps, apparitions, bangs, whispers, screams and other sounds, some say William Black can be heard weeping near the crossroads where he was buried. Some witnesses have seen the place appear as ...


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    Keg Mansion

    Toronto, Ontario

    21.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    Keg Mansion is said to be haunted by Lillian, a maid who hanged herself in 1915 on the premises. She was employed by its owner, industrialist Hart Massey. According to one story, after the death of Massey’s daughter, Lillian was so aggrieved that she hanged herself. Another story said Lillian ...


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    Old Don Jail

    Toronto, Ontario

    22.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    Old Don Jail, aka the Toronto Jail, opened in 1864 and is now a rehabilitation hospital next to the jail. It's one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation buildings in Toronto, and many hangings were held here since 1908. The place's most well-known spirit is that of a ghost is that ...


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Toronto, Ontario

    23 miles from Oakville, ON

    Reports say the active spirits at Mount Pleasant Cemetery once pushed an employee right off of a lawn tractor. Other strange things reported here include voices, unexplained noises, shadowy figures, objects that disappear, disturbances that cause malfunctions in electrical devices, and heightened feelings of uneasiness and fear.


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    Glendon College

    Toronto, Ontario

    24.9 miles from Oakville, ON

    Glendon College, a bilingual liberal arts college with about 3,000 students, lies on what was once the 1900s estate of well-known financier Edward Rogers Wood. Its spirits include a little girl who materializes near a willow tree (she may have fallen to her death from this tree), a little boy ...


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    Boston Mills Cemetery

    Caledon, Ontario

    26.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    At Boston Mills Cemetery, witnesses have seen ghost children playing tag among the gravestones and an apparition of a priest. Orbs, footsteps, rustling leaves and lights in the abandoned church also have been reported.


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    Belfountain Conservation Area

    Caledon, Ontario

    30.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    Belfountain Park is rumored to be haunted by ghosts who walk along the streets and sometimes can be heard yelling "Help!"


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    Thompson Memorial Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    30.5 miles from Oakville, ON

    At Thompson Park, there is a ghostly duo, witnesses say. Local legend has it that a grandfather killed his granddaughter a couple decades ago by tossing her off the cliff near Scarborough Cemetery. Then, he threw himself off as well. Their ghosts have been seen in the park. Another local ...


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    Breckenridge-Ure Mansion

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    31.9 miles from Oakville, ON

    This historic house has sat abandoned for over half a century but is currently for sate. The house was originally built in 1823, and there are stories of witches and slaves living in a barn located in the back garden. The slaves are rumoured to haunt the property, and people ...


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    Merritton Tunnel - Blue Ghost Tunnel

    Thorold, Ontario

    32 miles from Oakville, ON

    The blue misty ghost at Merritton Tunnel, aka Blue Ghost Tunnel, has been known to touch or push people or even make them violently ill. Witnesses have reported footsteps, strange lights, the sound of children crying, whistling, and disembodied voices having conversations.


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    Brockamour Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    32.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    There are reports from both guests and employees at this historic bed and breakfast of a sobbing woman in period clothing roaming the mansion. Others have also seen her former husband, who has been seen in various rooms dressed in a red waistcoat. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Olde Angel Inn

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    32.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    The ghost at Olde Angel Inn is said to be Captain Swayze, a British War of 1812 soldier who was murdered by American soldiers in the basement. Witnesses describe a mysterious cold spot that appears on the way to the restrooms. The ghost is said to dislike Americans, and will ...


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    Old Fort Niagara

    Oakville, New York

    32.5 miles from Oakville, ON

    Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.


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    Fort George

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    32.9 miles from Oakville, ON

    Featured on both "Creepy Canada" and "The Girly Ghosthunters," Fort George was an important War of 1812 stronghold. Soldiers ghosts are said to roam here; reports say a tour guide saw a small boy having a conversation with someone invisible, and the boy described his friend as a man wearing ...


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    Preston Springs Hotel

    Cambridge, Ontario

    35.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    Preston Springs Hotel is said to be haunted by apparitions, poltergeist activity, unexplained lights, shadows, and more.


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    Woodland Cultural Centre

    Brantford, Ontario

    35.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    At Woodland Cultural Center, its neighbors say, translucent figures walk all over the property, sometimes accompanied by the sound of murmured voices, and simply disappear. The occurrences are so frequent and harmless that the locals accept them without fear. The main complex of the cultural center used to be a ...


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    Drummond Hill Cemetery

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    37.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    Featured on "Creepy Canada," Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls is home to many spirits who materialize as orbs, mists and strange lights. Apparitions of soldiers, battle noises and footsteps also have been reported here. Visitors have said they felt as if they were being watched by something unseen.


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    Devil's Hole State Park - Cave of the Evil Spirit

    Niagara Falls, New York

    37.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls is said to have ghosts who are left over from its tragic past. The Devil's Hole itself is a stone staircase, a tricky climb down to the Niagara River, and it could be dangerous. Near the bottom is the Cave of the Evil ...


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    Niagara University - Clet Hall

    Niagara Falls, New York

    37.6 miles from Oakville, ON

    Niagara University's Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of ...


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    Doon Old Mill Ruins

    Kitchener, Ontario

    37.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    This once was owned from Adam Ferrie JR.. Build in 1834 in 1909 & 1910 there was two fires there one of the fire that took place was at that time a Saw Mill and the other fire was a Flour Mill, this grounds people can smell wood smells and ...


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    The Rapids Theatre

    Niagara Falls, New York

    38.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    The Rapids Theater, built in 1921, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of an actress who committed suicide here long ago. Among the many paranormal occurrences here are apparitions on the stage, a woman's voice, whistling, the clicking of high heels, doors that open and close on their ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    38.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    The historic Red Coach Inn is said to be haunted, particularly in the Victoria Suite where, in 1927, a man bludgeoned his new bride to death. Guests have reported temperature drops and creaking noises. The inn was featured in an episode of TV's Celebrity Ghost Stories, talked about by actor ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    38.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    The Red Coach Inn is known for it's two ghosts: A Bride, bludgeoned to death in the Victoria Suite in 1925, often seen in the restaurant, early mornings, as well as visiting other Suites. And a 4 year old girl who passed in a barn fire far earlier in the ...


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    Echo Club

    Niagara Falls, New York

    39.4 miles from Oakville, ON

    This historic community club has been in existence for over a century, and is believed by many patrons to be haunted by an evil entity. The unseen presence has been known to smash plates, move furniture around and scream. Another commonly reported spirit is a young girl in a ...


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    Wild Wing Newmarket

    Newmarket, Ontario

    43.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    Once Johnny Bourbon's and Kelsey’s Restaurant, Wild Wing Newmarket is reported to have a ghostly young woman who screams or quietly says "Help me."


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    Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub

    Newmarket, Ontario

    44.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    The Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub was built in 1865 and was once a funeral home. Add to that, the original owner is rumored to have died in the house. It is said to be haunted by a ghost who makes sounds in the basement, slams doors, and ...


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    Newmarket Inn

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    45.8 miles from Oakville, ON

    Folks at Newmarket Inn have reported seeing apparitions of a man wearing a blue coat and hearing disembodied screams.


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    Salem Cemetery

    Pickering, Ontario

    46.3 miles from Oakville, ON

    Salem Cemetery, along with the Salem Church, was established in 1849 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation. While the church closed in 1890, the cemetery is still in use. Visitors here have seen apparitions and experiences other strange phenomena.


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    Sharon Temple

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    47.5 miles from Oakville, ON

    The Temple, at the Sharon National Historic Site, was built in 1832 and was fully restored in 2011. Ghostly activity here includes the sounds of a large feast being prepared, music, footsteps and more.


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    Anchor Park

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    47.7 miles from Oakville, ON

    Rumor has it that a girl was murdered at Anchor Park; her body was found hanging on a swing-set swing. The swing is now said to swing by itself at night.


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    Whitehaven Cemetery

    Grand Island, New York

    47.9 miles from Oakville, ON

    Whitehaven Cemetery is an 1865 graveyard said to be haunted by many spirits, including that of a little girl, a mother, and a Gulf War soldier. Witnesses say within the cemetery's gates you may discover disembodied footsteps, glowing headstones and cold spots.


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    Holiday Inn - Buffalo

    Grand Island, New York

    48.1 miles from Oakville, ON

    This Holiday Inn is reported to have a ghost -- a little girl named Tanya who runs through the halls. She is said to be the spirit of a girl who perished in a fire at a house that once stood on the grounds. She has been seen jumping on ...


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    Van Horn Mansion

    Burt, New York

    48.6 miles from Oakville, ON

    Van Horn Mansion, built by Judge James Van Horn in 1823, has 16 rooms and five bathrooms--and perhaps a few ghosts, to boot. It is preserved by the Newfane Historical Society, which offers Victorian teas and mansion tours. The most well-known ghost may be Malinda, wife of James Van Horn ...


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    Ghostlight Theatre

    North Tonawanda, New York

    48.6 miles from Oakville, ON

    A lady in a red dress known as the Lady in Red has been seen by actors and audience members walking through the Theatre. The ghost of a women appeared in a photo during a "A Christmas Carol" rehearsal. Some people who have seen the ghost, identify the woman in ...


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