If you thought Montreal’s weather this winter was scary, you’ve got another thing coming.
After doing studies in Savannah, Georgia (dubbed “America’s most haunted city”), the paranormal research crew has jumped over to Montreal for the first-ever Haunted Pub Crawl in the city.
Led by a professional ghost storyteller, the Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl will visit three of the city’s most haunted bars, because mixing ghosts and booze is the only smart way to deal with the paranormal.
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The tour will start at McKibbin’s Irish Pub on Bishop Street — alleged home of the ghost of headless Mary Gallagher — before heading to Club Le Cinq, where a ghost has been said to lurk for centuries, and concluding at Hurley’s Irish Pub, where a ghost known as the Burning Lady is rumoured to haunt the establishment.
According to the website, Montreal is home to over 40 haunted watering holes, full of ghost stories and a brutal, sordid history.
The ghost storyteller will tell tales of Montreal’s most deranged and infamous stories including Simon McTavish, a Scottish fur baron known to toboggan down the slopes of Mont Royal in his own coffin, the ghost of John Easton Mills, Montreal’s Martyr Mayor who perished while tending to typhus-stricken Irish refugees during the Famine of 1847, and Headless Mary Gallagher, the ghost of an 1879 Griffintown prostitute who returns every seven years to find her decapitated head.
Guests will stop off at the haunted pubs throughout the tour for a chance to drink spirits with the spirits.
Organizers wish to remind guests that drinks are not included in the ticket price and that the two-hour tour is open to everyone aged 18 years old and up.
We’d recommend wearing a pair of brown pants.
When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 3 pm for English, 4 pm for French
Where: The tour starts at McKibbin’s Irish Pub, 1426 Bishop
Price: $21.30, available online