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Ghost Stories of Canada is a 13-episode mini-series focusing on the best ghost stories from every province and territory in Canada. It is run by Discover the Past Ghostly Walks in Victoria, BC.

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Ghost Stories of Canada is a 13-episode mini-series focusing on the best ghost stories from every province and territory in Canada. It is run by Discover the Past Ghostly Walks in Victoria, BC.

    Episode 13- British Columbia

    Episode 13- British Columbia

    Welcome to the thirteenth and final episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be showing you around our home of British Columbia. Be ready for some stories for the road, a Jack the Ripper-style killing, and possibly the most horrible hanging we've ever heard tell of.
    Be sure to check out our other episodes, each one of which features a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows: 
    Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2018 by Touchwood Editions
    Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains by Barbara Smith published in 1999 by Barbara Smith and Lone Pine Publishing
    A Strange Little Place: The Hauntings & Unexplained Events of One Small Town by Brennan Storr published in 2016 by Brennan Storr and Llewellyn Publications
    Victoria’s Most Haunted: Ghost Stories from BC’s Historic Capital City by Ian Gibbs published in 2017 by Ian Gibbs and Touchwood Editions
    Episode cover art: Original photo by host
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 12- The Yukon

    Episode 12- The Yukon

    Welcome to the twelfth episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be taking a dive into the ghostly history of the Yukon. We'll have a close look at the infamous Caribou Hotel, the deadliest ship wreck in the Pacific Northwest, and Groucho Marx... yes, you read that correctly.
    Episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday starting on July 1st and each episode will cover a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows:
    Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2018 by Touchwood Editions
    Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2001 by Lone Pine Publishing
    The Wreck of the A. J. Goddard: A Sternwheeler from the days of the Klondike Gold Rush by Linsey Thomas, Doug Davidge, and John Pollack accessed on yukon.ca
    Yukon Paranormal, Episodes 1 and 3 on Travel Yukon’s YouTube channel
    Episode cover art: Adobe Stock photo #173824318 by @schame87
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 59 min
    Episode 11- Alberta

    Episode 11- Alberta

    Welcome to the eleventh episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be taking a dive into the ghostly history of Alberta. We'll encounter another ghost train, one of the world's most haunted bridges, and perhaps Canada's most famous haunted building.
    Episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday starting on July 1st and each episode will cover a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows:
    Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2018 by Touchwood Editions
    True Canadian Ghost Stories by John Robert Colombo published in 2003 by Prospero Books
    Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains by Barbara Smith published in 1999 by Barbara Smith and Lone Pine Publishing
    Haunted Alberta: 62 True Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2009 by Lone Pine Publishing
    Episode cover art: Adobe Stock photo #88026180 by @Kerry Snelson
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 59 min
    Episode 10- The Northwest Territories

    Episode 10- The Northwest Territories

    Welcome to the tenth episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be examining stories from the Northwest Territories, where we get some weird stuff involving a shapeshifter on the Rabbitskin River, two cases of transporting corpses, and a valley that's home to some very strange encounters, many of which one does not come out of alive.
    Episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday starting on July 1st and each episode will cover a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows:
    Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2018 by Touchwood Editions
    Episode cover art: Adobe Stock photo #131228821 by @Sean Xu
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 43 min
    Episode 9- Saskatchewan

    Episode 9- Saskatchewan

    Welcome to the ninth episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be examining stories from Saskatchewan, where we'll venture out onto the plains for some stories concerning a hospital-turned-home, a wraith on the Porcupine River, and the infamous St Louis Ghost Light.
    Episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday starting on July 1st and each episode will cover a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows:
    Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2001 by Lone Pine Publishing
    True Canadian Ghost Stories by John Robert Colombo published in 2003 by Prospero Books
    Episode cover art: Adobe Stock photo #27609067 by @Elenathewise
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 48 min
    Episode 8- Nunavut

    Episode 8- Nunavut

    Welcome to the eighth episode of Ghost Stories of Canada! Today we'll be examining stories from Nunavut, where we'll venture out for some tales of premonitions, clairvoyance, and the fallout of the Franklin expedition of 1845.
    Episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday starting on July 1st and each episode will cover a different province or territory of Canada.
    Our reading list for this episode is as follows:
    Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith published in 2018 by Touchwood Editions
    Ghost Stories of the Sea by Barbara Smith published in 2003 by Ghost House Books and Barbara Smith
    Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration by Shane McCorristine published in 2018 by UCL Press and accessed through jstor.org
    Polar Otherworlds: Dreams and Ghosts in Arctic Exploration by Shane McCorristine, a lecture given at the 14th annual Ernest Shacketon Autumn School in 2014, in Ireland, and accessed through academia.edu
    Episode cover art: Adobe Stock photo #169145876 by @Jillian
    Visit us online at https://discoverthepast.com/
    Even better, come join us on one of our history tours or Ghostly Walks! We would love to see you out there!
    Enjoy the episode,
    Zach

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

steph.east.to.art ,

Just perfect for October listening

I fell upon this podcast in seeking some ghost stories to listen to through October while painting. I’ve only recently started to listen to podcasts and in searching for ghost stories listened to a number of other popular podcasts but kept coming back to this. It’s a wonderful balance of Canadian history, lore and storytelling which I binged over a few days. I even listened to a few over again, I liked them that much (and I generally don’t do that). I highly recommend them and wish there were more. Thanks!

Cariboo Annie ,

More!

Thank you for Episode 13, very interesting! My ancestors were settlers and First Nations on BC coast.
Love hearing these stories!

Z.86 ,

We want more!

Great stories and cool music. The storytelling is great and i appreciate that it starts pretty quickly. Bring back more -binged during pandemic and can’t get enough!!

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