Tag: British Columbia

Ghosts

B.C.’s Barkerville a gold mine of paranormal activity

There is plenty of history in British Columbia’s mining town Barkerville, so much so that it’s overwhelming. It’s palpable when paranormal investigator Jason Hewlett talks about it. Peter Renn, himself and the Canadian Paranormal Society ventured out to the historic town in 2021 to see what they could discover. And […]

Books, Cryptozoology

Kitchener writer Travis Watson compiles Canadian Sasquatch sightings in new book

Trepidation was stalking Travis Watson like a wild animal when he was writing Sasquatch Canada: Beyond British Columbia. Much like the eight-foot-tall suspected primate of Canadian folklore, his consternation loomed over him, giving him complicated feelings, as the subject of Bigfoot is one that heightens division. “There’s just an awful […]

Ghosts, TV

B.C. trio Beyond the Haunting explores haunted gold rush path in documentary

“Haunted Gold Rush” is not your average girls’ road trip. Paranormal investigators Corine Carey, Kelly Ireland, and Leanne Sallenback of Beyond the Haunting followed the path of the prospectors during British Columbia’s gold rush from Yale to Barkerville for their two-part documentary. With a mix of historical details, with an […]

Cryptozoology

Kamloops team investigates Sasquatch, digs up old ghosts in B.C.’s interior

Jason Hewlett’s cryptozoological mission into the wilds of British Columbia’s interior yielded some fascinating discoveries, including a ghostly side quest. The former crime reporter turned paranormal investigator shared his team’s discoveries on the Bonaparte Plateau, as well as in Shuswap and Barriere in the latter half of 2020 on the […]

Ghosts

Victoria’s ‘Ghost Story Guy’ Ian Gibbs publishes book on Vancouver hauntings

What haunted writer Ian Gibbs while pulling together ghostly tales for his new book Vancouver’s Most Haunted: Supernatural Encounters in BC’s Terminal City was his writer’s block. The Victoria native, and The Ghost Story Guys podcaster, found it challenging to research and write during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when he […]

Ghosts

Cold spots, scandals and Victoria’s Empress Hotel

Historian and Discover the Past’s Ghostly Walks host John Adams has had a long working relationship with the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. It has not always been about acquainting oneself with the resident spirits inside the Châteauesque structure built between 1904 and 1908. The 71-year-old worked in […]