Quebec’s ghosts: The most haunted places in the province
Shivers down your back, cold breath against your neck, goosebumps on your arms… These are just some of the thrilling sensations you may feel when visiting these 5 haunted places in Quebec. The most courageous should take their car insurance along for the visit, in case you’ll be needing ghost protection insurance!
1. CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY, QUEBEC CITY
This site will hit a high note for music lovers…and all those who love the paranormal. Built in 1804, the cathedral is home to a host of unexplained phenomena. It’s not uncommon to hear the organ play by itself when mass isn’t on. The organist has even heard a woman scream and cry while others have seen her float along the church’s balcony.
2. MORRIN CENTRE, QUEBEC CITY
Quebec City is home to many haunted sites. After visiting the cathedral, make your way to the Morrin Centre. This location used to house prisoners, many who were put to death by public hanging. No wonder the place is considered haunted! An American group of ghost hunters even came for a visit a few years ago and captured video of James Douglas, who’d been a surgeon there, in the library.
3. LE CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUEBEC CITY
We can’t discuss ghosts in Quebec City without looking at the ones that haunt the iconic Château Frontenac, which offers splendid views of the river as well as the phantoms that roam its halls. Since it was built in 1893, people have been reporting paranormal sightings. Some guests have even woken up to spectral visitors in the middle of the night, including a woman in white sharing their bed. Others have seen the 17th-century Governor General wandering the hallways dressed in period attire.
4. MONTMORENCY FALLS, BEAUPRÉ, QUEBEC
Once you regain your composure, head out to majestic Montmorency Falls. But don’t let the peacefulness of this site fool you. It is also home to the Woman in White, thought to be a lady named Mathilde who, after losing her future husband in 1759, threw herself from the top of the falls wearing her wedding gown.
For those who want to play ghost detective, we recommend a visit to Isle-aux-Grues. It’s said that the island is the hideout of the Petit bonhomme sans tête – or little man without a head – who had often been spotted between 1810 and 1840. We couldn’t find any information about whether he’s still active today, but maybe a visit on a foggy evening under a full moon is just the thing to bring him out of hiding again.
If you come away from these visits in a cold sweat, rest assured that visiting our website for home insurance is a much more relaxing experience.