7. Haunted Hotels: The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, BC
Best known for high tea and its imposing presence above Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the Empress is also said to be home to a number of ghosts. Local tour company Discover the Past includes this haunted hotel on one of its guided walks; Saturday evenings, join a tour to hear the story of chambermaid Lizzie McGrath, who died in 1909 after stepping out of her sixth-storey room to stand on the fire escape that she thought was there but had been removed for construction. Other reputed otherworldly residents include a a carpenter who hung himself during the hotel’s construction and Empress architect Sir Francis Rattenbury himself who was murdered in 1935 in his homeland of England by his chauffeur (and wife’s lover).