Have you been binge-watching ghost movies and are ready to take the next step? You’re in luck, because there are a ton of haunted places hiding in and around Vancouver. From major tourist destinations to filming locations and historic buildings, turns out that you’ve got options for the next time you want to hear something go bump in the night. Let’s check them out!

Here are 10 haunted places you can visit in and around Vancouver.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

One of Vancouver’s most famous hotels is also home to one of its most famous ghosts- The Lady in Red. She’s been spotted a few times, even making an appearance inside a hotel room leading a family to believe their room was double-booked. So if you plan on staying here or stopping by for a drink you might just catch a glimpse of her.

Where: 900 W Georgia Street

The Dominion Building

Once the largest building in the British Empire, this gorgeous example of Art Deco design is just begging to be the home of a haunting. Rumour has it that it’s haunted by the architect, John S. Hellyer. And while his gruesome death is just an urban legend, we have no doubt his spirit would want to hang out here for decades to come.

Where: 207 W Hastings Street

The Vogue Theatre

 

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One of Vancouver’s most famous live music venues is also home to a supposed spirit. For over two decades, reports have emerged of a ‘severe-looking man’ doing all sorts of stuff. He’s hung out with bands, played a couple of notes on instruments, and slammed doors. The spookiest part? There are no official records of anyone dying in the building.

Where: 918 Granville Street

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The Orpheum Theatre

It turns out pretty much all of our city’s good theatres are haunted. From ghostly ushers to the spirit of an acrobat that died on-stage, The Orpheum has its fair share of ghostly apparitions both guarding the space and even applauding modern-day performances.

Where: 601 Smithe Street

Hycroft Manor

 

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Hycroft Manor has worn many hats over the years, from hosting lavish private parties to becoming abandoned and now, being the home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. There are 7 different spirits reported on the property, and we don’t doubt a few of them come from a time when the manor functioned as a veteran’s hospital. Planning a wedding here? Maybe leave one extra seat empty for a ghoulish guest.

Where: 1489 McRae Avenue

Riverview Hospital

Speaking of hospitals, this former mental health facility takes the cake for being the most haunted-looking building around Vancouver. Now used primarily as a filming location (and closed to the public), a fair number of the old buildings have been torn down, which we think just means a higher concentration of spirits in the ones that are still standing. If you’re interested on diving into this one, just click here.

Where: 2601 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam

Deadman’s Island

 

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There’s no doubt that this island just off of Stanley Park has a dark past. It was home to a battle between rival Indigenous tribes centuries ago, and was even used to quarantine smallpox victims during the 20th century. But if you swing by, keep in mind you’ll have to look in through the gates as it is closed to the public.

Where: Stanley Park

Waterfront Station

Apparently, everyone’s favourite transit hub happens to be one of the most haunted places in our province. And while we haven’t seen anything we could see it being haunted, after all the building is old. Not to mention the thousands of people who use it daily and have for years.

Where: 601 Cordova Street W

Craigdarroch Castle

If you plan on heading over to the island anytime soon you have to check out this late 1800s castle. Because not only is it cool but it happens to have a few forever inhabitants. And that includes the original owner and one of his daughters. Heck, it was even the setting for a movie called Spooky House, so you know it’s got some solid Halloween vibes.

Where: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria

Hatley Castle

And while we’re on the topic of Victoria we figured we’d mention Hatley Castle because it’s haunted by the Dunsmuir family. And it just so happens to be an extremely popular filming location in BC. So if you’re on the island be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a ghost or star.

Where: 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria

Bonus Pick- The Old Spaghetti Factory

This is a double-whammy of a pick. Not only could you spot a ghostly apparition, but you can do so while eating pasta and bread to your heart’s content. One of the most famous spirits in Vancouver is said to reside here- a phantom conductor with a particular affinity for the restaurant’s tramcar.

Where: 53 Water Street

Well, folks, we hope that these haunted places in and around Vancouver give you some spooky season entertainment. And if you go to check one or a few out please let us know if you see any, uh you know, ghosts. Either way, have fun and happy spooky season!