Tag: British Columbia

Ghosts

Cold spots, scandals and Victoria’s Empress Hotel

Historian and Discover the Past’s Ghostly Walks host John Adams has had a long working relationship with the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. It’s one that hasn’t always been about acquainting oneself with the resident spirits inside the Châteauesque structure built between 1904 and 1908. The 71-year-old worked […]

Ghosts

Is Tranquille the victim of wild imaginations?

If there’s anything haunting the 460 acres of Tranquille in Kamloops, British Columbia, it could very well be the ghosts of modern horror tropes. Tranquille is nestled on the plain overlooking Cooney Bay, where Kamloops Lake meets the Thompson River. The former sanatorium treated tuberculosis patients from 1907 to 1958 […]

Books

Review: A revealing look into Victoria’s secrets

Victoria’s Most Haunted: Ghost Stories from BC’s Historic Capital City by Ian Gibbs Touchwood Editions, Canada, 2017 3.5/5 As I dipped my mental toe into the waters of Ian Gibbs’ Victoria’s Most Haunted, I realized the opening vignette was very familiar. Back in 2013, my wife and I had stayed […]