2. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
This grand old castle-like hotel was built by Canadian Pacific Railway over 125 years as a luxury pit-stop for train travelers exploring the Rockies. Majestic mountains may not be the most memorable part of your stay, however, as a few resident ghosts apparently inhabit these historic halls. There have been several sightings of a bride who fell to her death down a staircase after her dress caught on fire. She has been spotted dancing in the Cascade Ballroom, blazing bridal gown and all. There are also reported apparitions of a family that was murdered in room 873. The room has been boarded up and the incident hushed up, but some say they’ve seen a ghostly family wandering outside the missing room. The most frequent eerie visitor is that of Sam Macauley, a longtime bellman who died in 1976, promising to come back and haunt his beloved hotel. Guests have reportedly been assisted by a old Scottish employee in a retro uniform. Oddly opening elevator doors and flickering lights are often attributed to Sam. What’s truly scary, however, is the thought of spending one’s afterlife continuing to slog away at a job like this!