October is a month for sinister adventures, but while macabre effects and haunted houses are all good and fun, there’s nothing scarier than the real deal. For those looking for something truly spooky, there are only a few places worth travelling this season and according to TimeOut, one of the 20 most haunted places in the world is actually right here in Alberta.

From old mansions and pubs to abandoned villages and hospitals, this particular list breaks down where exactly you’re most likely to encounter a spirit or spectre and the Banff Springs Hotel was the only Canadian inclusion.

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“A stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is only for the bravest (and wealthiest) souls,” they explain. 

“Constructed in the late 19th century, the imposing hotel is haunted by many spirits. The most notable among these is former bellman Sam Macauley.”

Of course, in addition to the bellman, it’s also worth noting the Banff Springs Ghost Bride – an apparition so notable that she was featured by the Canadian Mint 2014.

Pictured on a stamp and a coin, the Ghost Bride is said to occupied the halls of the Fairmont Banff Springs since the 1930s when “upon stepping onto the staircase, she suddenly stumbled and tragically fell to her death,” according to the mint.

“Some claim to have seen an apparition dancing in the hotel’s ballroom or walking down the staircase, as she did on that fateful day which brought a tragic end to her love story,” they added.

Think that’s eerie? Consider taking a trip to one of the others on the list, which can be seen below:

  1. Poveglia, Italy
  2.  La Isla de la Muñecas
  3. Bhangarh Fort, India
  4. The Skirrid Inn, Wales
  5. Port Arthur, Australia
  6. Lizzie Borden House, USA
  7. Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
  8. Banff Springs Hotel, Canada
  9. Tower of London, England
  10. La Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina
  11. Castle of Good Hope, South Africa
  12. Aley Grand Hotel, Lebanon
  13. Dragsholm Castle, Denmark
  14. Lawang Sewu, Indonesia
  15. Eastern State Penitentiary, USA
  16. Chase Vault, Barbados
  17. Al Jazirah Al Hamra, UAE
  18. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
  19. Teatro Tapia, Puerto Rico
  20. Paris Catacombs, France

Will you be visiting any of these locations this fall? Let us know and good luck!

You never know what you’ll see feel while checking out the most haunted places in the world.