TORONTO – With Halloween just around the corner, travelers are always looking for ways to make their experiences at various destinations more unique than the last. Here are some picks of Canada’s spookiest hotel accommodations available across the country. Each of the featured hotels has eerie tales that are supported by guest accounts and hotel staff who have witnessed paranormal activity.
“Travelers are always looking for a great place to stay while in Canada. This Halloween, why not choose a Canadian hotel that is not only in a great location, but also has a spooky past,” says Taylor L. Cole, APR, Director of Public Relations for Hotels.ca. “There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel with a chilling past and getting into the Halloween spirit.”
Here are the haunted picks starting on the west coast:
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver built in 1939; this enchanted hotel is located in the financial district of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. With 556 guest rooms, the hotel has been graced with the presence of British monarchs George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The Fairmont chateau is often visited by a special ghostly guest, the Lady in Red. Often described as an elegant woman dressed in a red dress, she glides down the corridors of the 14th floor. Want to make a stop on the 14th floor? No need to worry, the elevator has been known to stop there at random! If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to meet the Lady in Red face to face. Rates at this spooky establishment start as low as $219.
There is no shortage of haunted locations in Toronto, Ontario but who knew that Le Meridien King Edward located in the downtown core was one of them. Hosting visitors for over 100 years, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Hockey Hall of Fame, Rogers Centre, and the CN Tower. The hotel boasts 298 guest rooms and suites where guests have the opportunity to admire the old-world architecture combined with turn of the century appeal. Long ago, the hotel was rumoured to have had a grand Crystal Ballroom located on the 17th floor. The ballroom has not been in use for many years; however service elevators have also reportedly gone to this floor, even though it has been closed off for quite some time. Guests who stay on the floor below have complained about strange, unexplained noise levels, music and talking. Rates at this mysterious hotel start as low as $179.
Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Quebec La Maison Pierre Du Calvet is an ancestral family mansion that was built in 1725. Just minutes away from the Old Port, the hotel-chateau offers rooms that are decorated with exceptional antique European furnishings. Guests must beware as there have been ghost sightings in some of the rooms. You might be visited by a woman or a man who likes to sit at the edge of your bed while playing cards. Rates to stay at La Maison Pierre Du Calvet begin as low as $285.