Is Craigdarroch Castle Haunted?

The Craigdarroch Castle is a massive home located in Victoria, BC. It was built as a private family residence but is now a tourist attraction. In this post, we will re-visit the history of the building and of the family that built it and learn of the ghost that resides there still.

Is Craigdarroch Castle haunted? The History

The Craigdarroch Castle was built between 1887 and 1890 for a Scottish immigrant named Robert Dunsmuir. Mr Dunsmuir had gained his fortune through Vancouver Island coal. The castle is a Victorian Style mansion built atop a hill overlooking the City of Victoria. It spans four floors and has stained glass windows, intricate woodwork, and beautiful furniture of the era. read more

Ghost Towns-Three Valley Lake Chateau

The Three Valley Lake Chateau Ghost Town is located a quick 15-minute drive west of Revelstoke, BC. Nestled among the mountains it is next door to the Three Valley Lake Chateau.

History

There is so much history gathered together at the Three Valley Lake Chateau Ghost Town. The founder of the place was Gordon Bell who delighted in preserving antiques of western Canada. Gordon and his wife Ethel purchased the land in 1961 and filled in the swamp with around 25,000 truckloads of rock and fill. The buildings located now at 3VG came from various places in western Canada. Most were originally constructed in the late 1800’s. read more

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

I am a lifelong Albertan and I have heard the stories of the Banff Springs Hotel. From its history to its beauty to its resident ghost.  Say what? Yes, I said ghost. Tell me more you say. Read on my friend.

History of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

The construction of the hotel began in 1887 under the guiding eye of William Cornelius Van Horne. The hotel was built at the convergence of the Bow and Spray Rivers with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.

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The hotel opened to the public in 1888. The hotel became a popular destination for travellers from North America and across the world. This meant the hotel went through upgrades from 1900-1910 and again from 1910-1928. Disaster struck in 1926 when the original wood built hotel burned down. It was rebuilt and with almost continual additions and improvements being made appears as it does today. (see above)


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