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posted by: Quality Inn Waddling Dog on: October 01, 2018

Source: Pixabay. Author: Simon Wijers.
If you love Halloween and are visiting Victoria this October, you’re in luck! British Columbia’s capital city is full of spooky history and creepy events to celebrate the season. Check out these three ways to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve in Victoria and, of course, don’t forget to book your stay with us here at Quality Inn Waddling Dog. Our cozy English Tudor-style guestrooms are charming and clean, and on-site hotel amenities like Sherlock’s Restaurant and Waddling Bar & Grill ensure that you don’t have to venture far to have a fantastic meal. Make your reservations today and be sure to give our resident basset hound John V a pat on the head upon your arrival — he’ll be wandering around the lobby!

Ghostly Walk 

Led by Victoria’s infamous historian, John Adams, these Ghostly Walks have been taking place for over 40 years and will lead you through Victoria’s haunted alleyways and gruesome past. You’ll first meet in front of the Empress Hotel, which was built in the 1900s — legend has it, it’s still haunted by the hotel’s architect Francis Rattenbury, who was murdered by his wife’s lover. You’ll also explore the Parliament Buildings, Chinatown, and Fan Tan Alley — one of the narrowest streets in Canada.

Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle was built between 1887 and 1890 for Robert Dunsmuir,  a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from local coal and, at the time, was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. Every October, the castle plays host to a number of Halloween events. Head there throughout the month to catch a variety of classic horror films, including Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), and Creature From The Blue Lagoon (1954).

Garrick’s Head Pub

Rumour has it, Garrick’s Head Pub is haunted. Not surprising, as it is indeed one of the oldest English pubs in Canada, operating since 1867 and being the site of Mike Powers’ grisly murder — the new owner who purchased the former saloon in 1914. Patrons today have noticed the back room giving off a freaky vibe, with one lamp that continues to flicker mysteriously.