Scary Vancouver: Top 5 Haunted Places

The cemetery hunter

Death, murder and mayhem:  In its short 125-year history, Vancouver has had plenty of each.  And this time of year, anguished spirits are on the loose – spooking the living and avenging misdeeds from the past.

Below is a list of five of the most famously haunted sites in the city.  But I’d like to hear from you, too:

Do you know a place in Vancouver that’s haunted?  Please let us know below.

Here goes my top 5.  Read on if you dare:

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Scary Vancouver: Top 5 Haunted Places

Fright Nights Coming to the PNE Fairgrounds

Photo: PNE.ca

The haunted amusement park:  It’s been the setting of countless horror movies over the years.  Now, it’s coming to Vancouver.  Starting on Oct. 15, Playland at the PNE – the otherwise family-friendly home of the Wooden Rollercoaster and other great rides – will be transformed into Fright Nights.

For lovers of Halloween and things that go bump in the night, this is a can’t-miss event.  Staff at the PNE have spared no effort in converting the park into a giant nightmare zone.  The first thing you’ll probably notice as you walk through the gates are the roving bands of chainsaw murderers, psychopath clowns, ogres and other ghouls.  Specially trained performers have been brought in by the PNE to play these roles, and they love to ham it up.

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Fright Nights Coming to the PNE Fairgrounds

Haunted Shipyard in Richmond?: The Ghosts of Britannia

(c) Remy Scalza

First, a disclaimer:  I have no evidence that the historic Britannia Shipyard on the Steveston waterfront in Richmond is actually haunted.   There have been no reports of ghosts or rattling chains or undead fishermen that I know of.  But, after checking out the site over the weekend, I have to say it’s creepy, in a good way – definite ghoul habitat.

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Haunted Shipyard in Richmond?: The Ghosts of Britannia