It all started in the year 2014. On Friday the 13th of June Canada Post issued a set of 5 Stamps titled “Haunted Canada“, which highlighted some of Canada’s more infamous spooky stories.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel
Le Château Frontenac is a castle-like hotel built in the late 19th century. The hotel’s most famous for Count of Frontenac, for whom the hotel is named. The legend says Count of Frontenac has been spotted wandering the hotel halls, sitting on windowsills or floating through the ballroom, dressed in his 17thcentury attire.
Alberta’s Ghost Bride
She is believed to be a bride who tripped and fell to her death on her wedding day. Every now and then the Employees and guests of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel see a figure with a long, flowing dress descending the stairs.
Soldiers of Fort George
The War of 1812 and their aftermath, spirits are said to still be seen or heard wandering within its stone walls. Cold spots, crying, moaning and the sound of footsteps have all been reported. Tales are told of people having being poked or having their hair pulled, only to turn around and find no one there.
St. Louis Ghost Train
There are tales of a ghostly glowing light in the Saskatchewan River Valley. The long-dead CNR (Canadian National Railway) conductor literally lost his head back in the 1920s to a passing train while examining the track with his lantern.
The Northumberland Strait
The tale has been told by residents for at least 200 years of a vision of a burning ship on the waters between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. On several occasions, onlookers have tried to rescue the ship but as soon as rescuers come close, the ship disappears into the mist.
This was the first of 2 series of Haunted Canada StampThe stamps have been printed with a holographic image along with the words 'Haunted Canada" in English and French which can be seen when the stamp is tilted at a slight angle.
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