Canada has, for the most part, a positive reputation in a global context. It is assumed that we commute via camels and polar bears, guzzle maple syrup by the gallon and reside in igloos, and while this information is certainly not widely applicable it is what Canadians are associated with.
Aside from our affiliation with hockey and Tim Hortons, Canada is home to a number of quite spooky locations that are said to be haunted. The following information is derived from Reader’s Digest, and it gives some insight to a component of Canada not many people are aware of.
(1) Keg Mansion, Toronto: It is believed that in 1915 this location was owned by Hart Massey and his family, though today it is one of the many Keg restaurant locations in Toronto. Some say that one of Massey’s maids hung herself in the home after his only daughter died, and several customers at the contemporary restaurant claim to have seen an apparition of a woman hanging by the neck.
(2) Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Baff: This hotel was constructed in 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and despite being one of Canada’s most breathtaking hotels, it is said to be the most haunted building in Canada with countless individuals reporting ghost sightings over the years.
(3) The Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver: Some believe the ghost of a train conductor continues to haunt this restaurant today considering it is built upon an underground railway track. Customers have reported feeling unexplainable cold drafts and the rearrangement of tables, and it is rumoured that a photo in the main dining room depicts the image of the train conductor ghost when he was still alive.
The article on readersdigest.ca lists ten different locations, however I selected the three that sounded the scariest in my own opinion. The article can be found here: http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/canadas-10-most-haunted-places/8/
Let me know if you have been to any of these locations!