7 Haunted Hotels in Canada

These hotels have all experienced paranormal activity at some time or another.

Rumours have it that the Fairmont Banff Springs is haunted.

Rumour has it that the Fairmont Banff Springs is haunted.

In honour of Halloween we’ve put together a list of seven haunted hotels in Canada. Considering many of these hotels are 100 years plus, it’s not surprising that they’ve had time to collect more than a few lingering spirits. Whether you believe in them or not, according to guest and staff reports, all of these seven hotels have all experienced some spooky happenings over the years. Read on — if you dare!

1. Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff Springs, Alberta

Nestled within the picturesque Rocky Mountains and built in 1887, the Fairmont Banff Springs actually began as a railway hotel. Over the years it has gone through many changes including a massive renovation in 1902 and winterizing in 1968. One oddity of the hotel is that during its many renovations and expansions, an error caused a phantom room to be built — a room with no windows that only the builders knew about. Eventually it was discovered, but has been known to have strange sounds, shadows and a general eerie feeling.

The most well-known ghost of the hotel has to be Sam the Bellhop, who has been known to continue his duties, such as opening doors, perform wake up calls and helping people into locked rooms. Another former staff ghost is a bartender who apparently tells guests who have had too much to drink and to go to bed.

Another famous, yet very tragic ghost that is said to still walk the halls of the hotel is a bride who died on her wedding day. There are various stories about how the accident happened, but today many guests claim to have seen the bride floating around the staircase wearing her wedding gown or dancing by herself in the ballroom.