Ghosts of Niagara-on-the-Lake


A new, expanded edition detailing Niagara-on-the-Lake’s ghostly inhabitants.

Long-dead British soldiers, grieving lovers, an undead priest — Niagara-on-the-Lake’s long and colourful history is kept alive by ghosts of its past. Some have called it Canada’s most haunted town, and with so much of its built heritage preserved, the community provides the perfect haunts for age-old spirits.

Through historical investigation and engrossing storytelling, the authors have detailed nearly two dozen ghosts. A timeless tavern is home to the spirit of a British officer slain in its basement, a gentlemanly ghost except when he encounters Americans; a woman comes face-to-face with a hero from the past while working at one of the nation’s most cherished historic landmarks; in Queenston Heights, visitors are stalked by phantom soldiers.

Historical research embedded in every tale paints a vivid portrait of the past, and numerous eyewitness accounts draw the reader into these atmospheric, uncanny, and eerie stories.


Rich not only in the history of the Niagara region itself, but also in the tales of the paranormal and folklore that permeates the very air, Ghosts of Niagara-on-the-Lake makes ghost-hunting fun.

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About the Authors

Maria Da Silva

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014
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Maria Da Silva

Maria Da Silva is the co-author of Strange Events of Ontario with Andrew Hind. Maria is a contributor to the Muskoka Sun and North Bay Sideroads. She lives in Bradford, Ontario.

Andrew Hind

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014
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Andrew Hind

Andrew Hind is the co-author of Strange Events of Ontario with Maria Da Silva. Andrew is a local history columnist and has written on history and travel for a number of regional and international publications. He lives in Bradford, Ontario.