Unlike many other cities in the world, Vancouver is still considered to be relatively young. Therefore, it doesn’t have that grand history and thus not as many ghoulish tales from beyond. However, in a little over a century Vancouver has amassed a few haunted tales that we believe are worth sharing. Here are the top 5 haunted locations in Vancouver. Be careful the next time you’re there, you never know what lurks just around the corner. Happy Halloween!
It only makes sense that the oldest neighbourhood in the city would also be home to the majority of ghost sightings in town. From the Old Hotel Europe to the ghost conductor at The Old Spaghetti Factory many apparitions wander the cobbled streets of Gastown at night.
2. Hycroft Mansion:
Hycroft Mansion, located in the upper class neighbourhood of Shaughnessy, is a 20,000 square foot home. It’s also a place with a history of well documented paranormal activity. Unlike the other supposedly haunted Vancouver attractions, Hycroft Mansion is home to seven ghosts that love to peruse the halls of this 30 room abode.Read more
3. The lady hitchhiker of UBC: She roams the streets waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting males. Numerous reports by male students claim that they picked up a women that handed them them a piece of paper with the library’s address on it. She’ll jump in the rear seat, and then quickly disappear. This has happened on more than one occasion. Next time it could be you…
4. Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red: Home to what many believe is the nicest ghost in the city, the famous Lady in Red. She’s been around for half a century and the hotel doesn’t deny her supernatural existence, in fact they embrace it. They have named a cocktail after her and she is widely known by hotel staff. Read more.
5. Vogue Theatre: Built in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has long been a popular venue for concerts, plays and performers. The theatre is also known to be the home to two spirits, one of a dapper man and another of which very little is known. Both ghosts have been reportedly spotted several times by attendees, workers and even a performer, prompting the performer to cut his performance short. Read more.
Image: Jason Kazuta — with Kelly James.