Tag: Victoria

Ghosts

Victoria’s ‘Ghost Story Guy’ Ian Gibbs publishes book on Vancouver hauntings

What haunted writer Ian Gibbs while pulling together ghostly tales for his new book Vancouver’s Most Haunted: Supernatural Encounters in BC’s Terminal City was his writer’s block. The Victoria native, and The Ghost Story Guys podcaster, found it challenging to research and write during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when he […]

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 […]

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 […]