Victoria may have a reputation for being among the most haunted cities in all of Canada, but its spirits don't just make themselves known around Halloween. Graveyards, historical sites and some urban legends have kept the spooky spirit alive and well in the City of Gardens, and curious travellers can take walking Ghost Tours of the Victoria inner harbour area to try and get a glimpse of these restless figures.
One of the most popular offerings is Ghostly Walks, a tour of Victoria's inner harbour and Chinatown that brings travellers to some potentially haunted spots. The 90-minute walk is led by John Adams, a historian who has been bringing visitors around the city on these adventurous tours for several years. He usually encourages individuals to feel the spirits around them, tapping into the energy of different hot spots around the city, the Times Colonist reports.
Favourite establishments like the Magnolia Hotel & Spa may not be haunted, but the boutique hotel still offers its own unique charm and elegance. It also boasts a convenient location right in the heart of the city, making walking the downtown area easy for any visitor.