Canadian Folklore & Ghost Stories

This page is a collection of FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, and GHOST STORIES from across Canada. Ongoing instalments. 👻🏚🐾

Together, my husband and I run a YouTube channel for the video versions of these very same tales, and I’ll include each video with each story, as we produce them.

Robbie & Bekah Ferguson

ENJOY!

THE POLTERGEIST OF BALDOON, ONTARIO

(3 min read)

In 1829, in the Scottish settlement of Baldoon, Ontario, the John MacDonald family purchased a two-storey farmhouse and soon found themselves terrorized by a violent poltergeist.
THE TUNNEL MONSTER OF CABBAGETOWN, ONTARIO

(3 min read)

By the early 20th century, Torontonians had long forgotten the existence of these vast tunnels—that is, until one summer’s day in 1978 in an area of the city known as Cabbagetown.

THE RED RIVER OX CART GHOST OF MANITOBA

(3 min read)

One ominous summer evening, in the wee hours of the night, a lone soldier standing guard outside the Lower Fort Garry saw something dark and looming approaching in the mist.

THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN WENDIGO OF ALBERTA

(4 min read)

He awoke in the murk of dawn to a hissing sort of breathing–like a man whose lung has been punctured by an arrow. The sound came from a tall form standing in the gaps between trees, snow falling heavily all around. 

THE UFO OF FALCON LAKE, MANITOBA

(3 min read)

On the May long weekend of 1967, an amateur geologist named Stefan Michalak journeyed into the wilderness of Falcon Lake, Manitoba, in search of quartz and silver in an outcropping he’d scoped out the year before. 

THE GREY LADY OF THE CAVALIER, NOVA SCOTIA

(2 min read)

The driver stepped down and took his hat into his hands, meeting Bessie’s eyes with a pained look of sympathy. He explained in sombre tones that her groom had been found dead that morning in the Citadel.

THE LOST WORLD OF NAHANNI VALLEY, NW TERRITORIES

(4 min read)

In 1906, the McLeod brothers set off in search of gold, but their bodies were later found by a creek: both decapitated, heads never found.

LA CORRIVEAU OF NEW FRANCE, QUEBEC

(4 min read)

In 1761 Saint-Vallier, New France, fifteen months after the mysterious death of her first husband, Marie-Josephte Corriveau married a second farmer. Two years later he was found dead in the barn with his head smashed in.

THE CANADIAN LIZARD MAN OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

(3 min read)

In the summer of 1972, the Victoria Daily Times reported on a spine-chilling encounter two local teens had with a monstrous humanoid creature.

MARY GALLAGHER, THE HEADLESS GHOST OF GRIFFINTOWN

(3 min read)

The historic Irish community of Griffintown, Montreal, was once located near the Lachine Canal. It was a neighbourhood not unlike any other 19th century industrial slum. But on June 27, 1879, the town gained a notoriety that lives on to this very day, even as the buildings have long since dissipated.

THE LOUP-GAROU OF QUEBEC

(2 min read)

Along the banks of the Gatineau River in 19th century Quebec, lived a solitary miller named Joachim Crête. A pragmatic and skeptical man, Crête had forsaken the church, having no patience for the superstitious beliefs of his fellow villagers.

THE CHRISTIE MANSION GHOST OF TORONTO

(3 min read)

This Victorian mansion was so large, Christie’s family didn’t know he’d built a secret chamber into its center—accessed through a carved panel in the library and a hidden wall panel in a hallway. Within this windowless apartment lived a woman: his mistress.

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